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 ...

Whole Cloth Mystery QAL

Mystery QAL Lori Kennedy

Lori of The Inbox Jaunt is hosting a Mystery QAL (Quilt Along) this month focused on free motion quilting. You’ll start with a quilt sandwich made from two fat quarters (18″x22″), so she’s keeping it small. There’s no piecing so you can concentrate … Read More ...

Trapunto mini quilt

Sew Trapunto

Not sure why Vicki of Sew Inspired was ever afraid of trapunto, as she did a great job with it on this mini quilt. The gray letters s-e-w pop (stuffed with batting) against a colorful patchwork ground. This would make up quickly for a gift or … 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 ...