Tag: quilt block

BLOCK Friday: Square-in-a-Square

Do you think the Square-in-a-Square quilt block is boring? I’m here to champion it’s potential to make some striking designs and unique quilts. Think of the common misconception that Einstein failed math, when really, he didn’t. He actually “mastered differential and integral calculus” before he was fifteen. The same misdirected information can apply to quilts, as well. So, what…

Twisted Triangles Quilt

BLOCK Friday: Twisted Triangle Quilt Block

You may not have heard of the Twisted Triangle block just yet – it’s a newer block that packs a ton of interest. You’ll find, those who love this block really love it! This week’s BLOCK Friday blog was inspired by a quilt that goes by the same name, Twisted Triangles. I think it’s time for the big…

BLOCK Friday: Courthouse Steps Quilt Block

The Courthouse Steps quilt block is a fun block that is a great starting point for beginner quilters and a timeless block that seasoned quilters use time and again in their projects. And, of course, it’s eye-catching! Just look at this beautiful free quilt pattern called Tree Farm, featuring a Courthouse Steps block. What a show-stopper!  …

BLOCK Friday: LeMoyne Star Quilt Block

It’s Block Friday and that means that we get to take a closer look at how quilts become… well… quilts! It’s a challenge to pick one block to discuss since there are so many interesting blocks out there. I’ve been talking a lot about LeMoyne Star quilt blocks recently and thought I’d pass the information along.…

Super Star digital pattern

BLOCK Friday: Ribbon Star quilt block

Today’s quilt block is versatile and delicate—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, it was a little tough to find the name of this block. Why? Because it’s a star block, and there are many star blocks! But it’s much more than just a…

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 problem? The block doesn’t have a name! Tony self-titled the block “Buzz Saw,” but I…

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 27th. Last, tell your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to vote daily for your design…