Today we're going to sew together a Next Door Neighbor quilt block. This is a fairly easy block but it isn't the one you see if you do a Google search for it. Just goes to show that lots of different blocks have the same name! Let's get started!
Today we’re going to sew together an Ohio Star block – maybe you’ve heard of it by a different name like Sawtooth Star, Lone Star – it goes by quite a few names! Usually the star points and center block are the darker colored fabrics but in my example I’ve made the background fabric the dark color and the star points the light.
Today let's look at this variation of the Hourglass quilt block. This is an easy block to make with only two basic units to sew together. At first I couldn't see how this could be considered an Hourglass block until I had finished it. Consequently, I made the block how I saw it (a Square in a Square block surrounded by Half Square Triangles). Just goes to show that there are different ways to construct the same block!
The Duck Tracks quilt block is an easy pattern and goes together quickly. I've made my sample with a light background but the pattern looks good with a dark background and lighter fabrics for the star design.
This 8″WindmillQuilt Block is similar to thePinwheelblock but with an extra zip to it. Let’s sew one together today. First I’m going to show the traditional way of constructing this block. Then at the end I’ll have another way for you to sew it together.