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Dancing Blocks Quilt-along

Happy Easter! And welcome to Block six of our Block of the Month quilt-along. This month it is the turn of Card Trick.

block-6-card-trickThis block relies on a clear difference between the colours used to create the illusion of interlocked squares. You can download the instructions for the block here.

Our alternative colourways could look  like these –

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And here’s some of the students’ blocks to give you an idea of how fabric choice can affect the look of a block, from the background to the contrast between colours –

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Dancing Blocks Quilt-along

March and block 5 of our Block of the Month quilt-along. This time it is the return of that perennial favourite – Ohio Star.

block-5-ohio-starThis block adds the Quarter-square Triangle to our repertoire of units. You can download the instructions for the block here. Our alternative colourways could look a little like these –

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Students also played around with colour –

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But be careful that your colours are not too similar

block5-ohiostaras you may lose the pattern altogether.

 

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Dancing Blocks Quilt-along

February already, and the fourth block in our quilt-along Block of the Month quilt. This time it’s the turn of Churn Dash, but with an added twist – ‘Churn Dash Variation’, if you like – I have added Flying Geese units to the traditional block.

block-4-churn-dash-variationYou can download the instructions for the block here. Other colourways could look like these –

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You could make the Flying Geese units and the rectangles the same colour as two students did –

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They also made the units by just adding triangles to two corners of a square – because they didn’t like making Flying Geese.

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Dancing Blocks Quilt-along

Time for the first block in our new Block of the Month Quilt-along. We’re starting nice and simple with the Friendship Star block. Download the instructions here.

block1-friendship-star-aJust a few squares and Half-Square Triangle units is all it takes to make this lovely easy block. block1-friendship-star-b

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Trip around the World

Here’s a cheaper trip around the world than that one you’ve promised yourself when you win the lottery. The pattern is available from both our Payhip and Craftsy pages.

A quick and easy (honest!) design with 2 and 1/2 inch wide strips to make a 44 inch square wall hanging or lapquilt. It looks great placed diagonally over a plain bedcover too.

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Make it with different width strips (these were cut at 1 inch) to make a tiny quilt

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Make it in just one colour family (and these strips were cut at 1 1/2 inches)

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All sorts of colours will work. Here’s a few ‘works in progress’ from a recent class

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Why not set out on your Trip around the World today?

New pattern added

Another star sampler pattern has been added to our Payhip page. This time its a small one – the blocks are only 6 inches square. The quilt appeared in The Little Book of Stars published by David and Charles back in 2001 but the pattern was not given. After repeated requests Chris has finally got around to writing it up.

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Ideal as a table topper or a wall hanging the quilt measures 26 inches square. Templates are given for all blocks and rotary cutting instructions and/or foundation piecing patterns are included where appropriate. You could hand or machine piece it as you prefer.

Here are a few ideas for different colourings –

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You can go straight to the pattern to download it here. It costs £8 as there are so many blocks and patterns included.

 

 

 

Lickety Split

This is the name Ann Jermey gave this quilt design as it goes together so quickly. It is a big quilt – 50 inches square – and is entirely squares and half-square triangles. The fabulous design comes from the colour placement.

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Why not download the pattern (it is only £3.50) from the Meadowside-Designs website and run up your own quilt, lickety-split.