Second Dark Border

Second Dark Border At last, you can sew together the blocks for the Second Dark Border! Download Second Dark Border Layout instructions (as .pdf).

November 18 BONUS

COXEY’S CAMP, 3″, Dark Coxey’s Camp is an early Ladies Art Company block (#95, in print c. 1895). It has also been called Coxey’s Army in the 1930’s by Nancy Cabot. The block is named for Jacob Coxey who lead a peaceful march on Washington in 1894 to draw attention to the plight of the…

November 18

CHAIN AND BAR, 3″, Dark Today’s block is first documented by Clare Stone in Practical Needlework, 1906. A lovely old-fashioned block. It is also your last dark block! Yippee! There is another BONUS Block for today. Can you believe how far you’ve come? Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download November 18 instructions (as .pdf)….

November 17 BONUS

RADIO WINDMILL, 3″, Dark The Radio Windmill looks quite contemporary, but it was actually first published in the Kansas City Star in 1941. Nancy Cabot also called it just Windmill. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download November 17 BONUS Radio Windmill instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Radio Windmill” The…

November 17

WHIRLPOOLS, 3″, Dark We have only two dark blocks left! So for the next couple of days, I’ll give you some easy bonus blocks, just in case there are some in your collection you wish to replace before we start joining the blocks together. Today’s Block Whirlpools is the name given to this block by…

November 16

FISH PLATTER, 3″, Dark This block is one of my crazy creations. Enjoy! Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download November 16 instructions (as .pdf).

November 15

CHAINED NINE PATCH, 3″, Dark Errata Maggie Malone is my source for today’s block, Chained Nine Patch. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything else about it. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download November 15 instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Malone, M. (2003) 5,500 Quilt Block Designs, p. 19 Sterling: USA

November 14

LITTLE LESS SUGAR, 6″, Light Today is World Diabetes Day. Today’s block is based on the Chocolate Cake block from EQ7. It is Chocolate Cake, modified, so I’ve called it Little Less Sugar. So just as we modify our cakes these days, I’ve modified today’s block! Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download November 14…

November 13

THE RED CROSS, 6″, Light We diverge from our dark blocks for a day or two! Today is World Kindness Day. The day was introduced in 1998, by the World Kindness Movement, which has 25 member nations. Their purpose: “to inspire individuals towards greater kindness and to connect nations to create a kinder world”. It…

November 12

STRAW FLOWERS, 3″, Dark Nancy Page bought us today’s block. It was first published in the Birmingham News in 1939. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download November 12 Straw Flowers instructions (as .pdf). Reference: Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, p. 146 Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois