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Traditional Pattern - Pinwheel Star Quilt Block

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Traditional Pattern - Pinwheel Star Quilt Block
Today we're going to put together a traditional Pinwheel Star Quilt Block! It starts out with an on-point pinwheel quilt block, add some triangles and finish with Flying Geese units. It's lovely block - let's get started!

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Traditional Turkey in the Straw Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Traditional Turkey in the Straw Quilt Block
Today let's look at the traditional quilt block called Turkey in the Straw. Of course this block has several other names - Joy Bells, Eight Hands Around, Swing in the Center. The names Turkey in the Straw and Swing in the Center were both coined by Nancy Cabot. This block goes together pretty quick so let's get started!

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How to Sew a Basic Square in a Square Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Basic Square in a Square Block
The Square in a Square block is put together like the Snowball block and the Flying Geese block.

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Traditional Quilt Block with No Name!

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Traditional Quilt Block with No Name!
Today let's work on this traditional quilt block that has no name! That doesn't happen very often - maybe we should decide on a name for it. The block finishes at 12" square. I usually make blocks that have white or ivory for a background color but decided I should try something different. Let me know what you think! 

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Free Pattern - Paddle Wheel Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Pattern - Paddle Wheel Quilt Block
The Paddle Wheel quilt block that I'm going to show you goes together quickly because of the strip sets. It is put together using partial seam construction but not hard at all. I should mention that this isn't the same "Paddle Wheel" block that Judy Niemeyer developed with paper piecing - just has the same name! 

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