February 23

CAPITAL T, 3″ Dark Today’s Block Capital T is an old block. It first appeared in Louisville Farm and Fireside on February 15 in 1883, according to Jinny Beyer. It’s sported lots of similar names as it has been reproduced, year after year: Double T most frequently, but, also T Block, Imperial T and T…

February 21

DUTCHMAN’s PUZZLE, 3″ Dark Today’s Block Barbara Brackman traced this block back to the Ladies Art Company, where it was named Dutchman’s Puzzle as early as 1895. This seems to be the most consistent name for the block over the centuries; however, it has paraded occasionally as Dutchman’s Wheel, Wheel, Wild Goose Chase and Windmill….

February 20

ROAD TO THE WHITEHOUSE, 3″, Dark It’s President’s Day for Americans. The block for today is Road to the Whitehouse, first published in Farm Journal Quilt Patterns, in 1935. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download February 20 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, p. 146 Brackling Press:…

February 19 Bonus

Sailboat II, 3″, Dark Not really, a whole new block, but an amendment to the Sailboat block from February 5. Now that you are practised with Covered Corners, you might want to change the earlier block or indeed make a bonus block to have up your sleeve. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download 19…

February 19

TEA LEAF, 3″ Dark Today’s Block Is there anything better than a strong cup of tea? I still remember my dear old grandmother teaching me to drink black tea, rather than milky tea. It made me feel very grown up, as we boiled up the kettle on the old wood stove. This block is a…

February 18

ATTIC WINDOW, 3″ Dark Today’s Block This is a simplified version of another block called Attic Window that we will complete later in the year as a 6″ block. This one is an EQ7 version. Fabric Key for Cutting Download 18 February instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Electric Quilt Company, (2014), Electric Quilt, Version 7, Build…

February 17

SLANTED DIAMONDS, 3″ Dark Today’s Block I found the name for this block with the help of Jinny Beyer; however, there is not a skerrick of further information about its source! Fabric Key for Cutting Download 17 February instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, p. 57 Brackling Press:…

February 16 – Chinese New Year

CHINESE COIN, 3″ Dark Today’s Block Happy Chinese New Year! Today marks the beginning of the festivities for welcoming the Year of the Dog. So today our block is Chinese Coin, which appeared around 1931 in a publication called Prize Winning Designs, according to Jinny Beyer. Fabric Key for Cutting Download February 16 instructions (as…

February 15

FLYING GEESE, 3″ Dark Today’s Block I’ve always called this type of unit Flying Geese, and I’m not entirely incorrect, though apparently, this title is more relevant to a long strip of them, rather than just a pair as is our block today. The correct goosey name for a patch with just two of these…

February 14 – Bonus

HEART, 3″ Dark Today’s Block A simple Heart block for Valentine’s Day. I couldn’t find this in any references, but it’s such a simple little block, anyone could draft it. Fabric Key for Cutting Download 14 February – Bonus instructions (as .pdf).