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BLOCK Friday: Dresden Plate quilt block

This week’s quilt block is reminiscent of a wheel, or a flower or perhaps a pretty oriental fan. The Dresden Plate quilt block has a unique quality about it. I’ve always thought they look like the gears in a machine. … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Log Cabin quilt block – Barn Raising setting

The Log Cabin quilt block is perhaps the most iconic block, and its endless piecing options and contrast play makes for a creative challenge any quilter is happy to take on. There are a variety of Log Cabin variations, some … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Bear’s Paw quilt block

The sawtooth variation quilt block I have for you today has a mysterious history. Was it used to guide slaves? Possibly. Is there much dispute about the name of the block? Indeed. Regardless of the varied history behind this quilt block, one … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Shoo Fly quilt block

“Shoo Fly, don’t bother me. Shoo Fly, don’t bother me”    Does anyone else hear that melody in their heads when they hear the name of this week’s block? The Shoo Fly quilt block. This block is reminiscent of a … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Ribbon Star quilt block

Today’s quilt block is versatile and delicate– an unlikely combination and the description I’d like to use to describe myself. It’s the Ribbon Star quilt block. The name of this simple block comes from the four V-shapes (the ribbons) at each corner. Truthfully, … Continue reading

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Block Friday: Rock The Old Sawmill Block

In the quilt world, it’s not about Black Friday. It’s about Block Friday. We’re putting the spotlight on our favorite blocks. My favorite is found in Old Sawmill, a quilt by Tony Jacobson from Quilting Quickly.     The only … Continue reading

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AccuQuilt Block Design Contest

Hi Quilters! Enter AccuQuilt‘s block design contest to win extraordinary prizes! This contest is as easy as 1,2,3. First, design a quilt block. Not an entire quilt, just one block! Second, upload an image of your block to AccuQuilt by May … Continue reading

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