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

November 8

BEAR’S PAW BOWTIE, 3″, Dark I have no idea where I found this block. It gives good diagonal movement if you need a block a little different to the usual stars and symmetry. Enjoy! Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting Download November 8 – Bears Paw Bow Tie instructions (as .pdf).

November 11 – Remembrance Day

POPPY, 3″, Dark Today’s Block At 11 am on 11 November, 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war, and today we will mark it with one minute silence. The Flanders…

November 10 – Marten Gas

WILD GEESE, 3″, Dark Today’s Block Today Sweden celebrates St Martin’s Day − or Mårten Gås. So what better block for today than Wild Geese. “St Martin’s Day is a celebration of the goose − all other connotations have largely been forgotten. In early November geese are ready for slaughter, and on St Martin’s Eve,…

November 9

AIR CASTLE, 3″, Dark Air Castle is one of the early Ladies Art Company blocks (#101, c. 1895), but it was also later published as Towers of Camelot by Nancy Cabot in 1937. I love the whimsical names. I’ve included this one to use up some left-overs from October. Today’s Block Fabric Key for Cutting…

November 7 – Melbourne Cup

GOOD FORTUNE, 3″, Dark At 2pm this afternoon, Australia will stop! It stops on the first Tuesday in November every year! Schools, businesses, parliament! And they’re racing! Everyone is watching the Melbourne Cup. Even those who never gamble have a flutter on the horses, or the office sweepstake. It is literally the ‘race that stops…