10 HST Quilt Blocks

HST

HST (or Half Square Triangle) quilt blocks can be one of the most versatile block designs we have as quilters.  With a simple turn of the block, or change of color, your block can go from looking repetitive and “normal” … Read More ...

QAL block two – Sewing machine

Snapshots quilt block

Melissa of Happy Quilting shares her “make” for month two of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshots Quilt-Along (QAL). Though the patterns are offered up as a free download, the research done by St. Jude’s is not. They are asking participants of this year-long … Read More ...

8 Star Quilt Blocks

starquilts

The star block is a fairly classic pattern in quilting and although it looks simple, there are many different options for the pattern to be layed out.  With many of them containing half square triangles, the blocks can be changed … Read More ...

QAL Christmas Sampler

Christmas Sampler blocks on string of lights

‘Last minute’ is not usually seen in the same sentence as quilt making. But Julianna of Sewing under Rainbow is showing us otherwise by hosting a Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL (Quilt Along). The first downloadable pattern is already published, go to Christmas Read More ...

Tute: Wonky Log Cabin block

Wonky Log Cabin Block tutorial

Cut close enough, sew and trim. Repeat. That’s the measureless joy Chris, from made by ChrissieD, found creating this Log Cabin block in the wonky style. Responding to a guild challenge (NYC MQG) requiring it start with a single red square, she went on to … Read More ...

Churn Dash Stitch Along

Elefantz_ShabbyChicChurnDashQAL

Jenny, of Elefantz, offers us a sweet activity to mark the end of summer with her “12 Week Shabby Roses Churn Dash Stitch Along”. You’ll start by embroidering a design (each one unique) on a solid ground. This will become the center of a Churn … Read More ...