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Love in a Mist Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Love in a Mist Quilt Block
The Love in a Mist quilt block is an easy block for beginners with only half square triangles, square in a square and square patches. This traditional style block was originally done with only a light and a dark or medium colored fabric. I had to do my own thing so I added in another color. Additionally, the center star could be a fourth color.

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Easy Railroad Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Easy Railroad Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's sew together this easy Railroad quilt block. With only half square triangles and four-patches, this block goes together quickly and easily. I decided to do this block as a scrappy block and I think it turned out great but you could certainly do it with only a light and a dark or medium fabric. 

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Monkey Wrench Easy Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Monkey Wrench Easy Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at the Monkey Wrench quilt block. It is an easy and quick block to sew together. The Monkey Wrench block has been around a long time - it was published in the Ohio Farmer in 1898 and was probably around before that! Of course, being it's been around a long time, the Monkey Wrench goes by a bunch of other names - Double Wrench, Alaska Homestead, Dragon's Head, Hole in the Barn Door - to name a few.

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Easy Continental Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Easy Continental Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's give this quick and easy Continental quilt block a try! With only half square triangles, squares, and rectangles, the Continental goes together in a flash. It's a great traditional star-type block. Typically it's made with just two colors but I had to put my own spin on it. Let's get started!

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Crossroads America Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Crossroads America Quilt Block - Free Tutorial
Today let's look at the Crossroads America quilt block. It has several other names - City Park, Flower Fields, Galaxy, Night Watch, Under Blue Mountain Skies, etc. That's a bunch! The components of the block aren't difficult so let's get started.

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