April 26

OLD MAID’S RAMBLE, 6″, Light Old Maid’s Ramble is one of the original Ladies Art Company blocks, published circa 1897. According to Jinny Beyere, it has also gone by the names Double Triangle (Rural New Yorker, c. 1931) and Vermont, when Nancy Page offered it in the Birmingham News in 1936. I have adjusted the…

April 25

ARMY STAR, 6″, Light Today’s block is Army Star, chosen to commemorate Australia’s ANZAC Day, and Italy’s Liberation Day. The block was submitted to the Kansas City Star in 1943, by two soldiers in army training camp for WWII (Topeka Capital Journal, 2004). Today’s Block Today is an incredibly significant day in the Australian calendar:…

April 24

CARD TRICK, 6″, Light The McCall Pattern Company released a series of mail order booklets with quilt block patterns included in them between 1972 through 1975. Card Trick was one of these blocks. The booklets were reprinted as McCall’s Book of Quilts in 1975 (Brackman, 2012). lIGHT Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download April…

April 23

INTERLOCKED STARS, 6″, Light Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download April 23 instructions (as .pdf). Thank you to ‘Jeltje at 100 Rozen Quiltshop in the Netherlands, who sponsored our February Prize! Quilters in Europe will be excited to know that they now offer a Longarm Quilting Service, including edge to edge and custom quilting.

April 4 – Medallion Border 4

STREAK OF LIGHTNING BORDER, 18″ x 6″, Light Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download Border 4 instructions (as .pdf). Thank you to ‘Jeltje at 100 Rozen Quiltshop in the Netherlands, who sponsored our February Prize! It is my delight to showcase her breath-taking Anton Pieck Good Old Times quilt over the next few weeks….

April 3 – Medallion Border 3

SLANTED DIAMONDS BORDER, 18″ X 6″, Light Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download Centre Medallion Border 3 instructions (as .pdf). Thank you to ‘Jeltje at 100 Rozen Quiltshop in the Netherlands, who sponsored our February Prize! It is my delight to showcase her breath-taking Anton Pieck Good Old Times quilt over the next few…

April 2 – Medallion Border 2

SAWTOOTH BORDER, 18″ x 6″, Light Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download Centre Medallion – Border 2 instructions (as .pdf). Thank you to ‘Jeltje at 100 Rozen Quiltshop in the Netherlands, who sponsored our February Prize! It is my delight to showcase her breath-taking Anton Pieck Good Old Times quilt over the next few…

April 1 – Medallion Border 1

FLYING GEESE BORDER, 18″ x 6″, Light Usually we finish the centre medallion at the beginning of April … this year with Easter on this day, you are getting lots of goodies today! Let’s start the border around the central Four Queens block! Four days of using enormous pieces. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting…

Happy Birthday!

BIRTHDAY CAKE If today is your birthday, firstly, Many Happy Returns! Secondly, feel free to substitute today’s block with this birthday block … except perhaps if it’s the central medallion, centre borders, or perhaps the corner flowers (in this case, keep this block up your sleeve for when I give you something horribly difficult which…