Puzzle Quilt Block of the Month

A puzzle quilt is a different sort of sampler or Block of the Month quilt. Each block (eight in total) is made twice. The colours stay the same (the fabrics may not) but are moved around so the two blocks look completely different. The ‘puzzle’ part comes from trying to find the pairs of blocks once they are placed in the quilt. Each month you will get a pattern for a block and ideas for different colourings – you choose your colours and the placement. You will get colouring sheets each month so you can try out your own different colour arrangements.  f you need to there will be further help in colour choices.   The best thing is to jump in and enjoy!

Puzzle Quilt Block 6

Block 6 of the Puzzle Quilt has arrived. This month’s block, called In A Spin, introduces another unit – Flying Geese. But first a few words of apology and explanation. Last month I said there might be a random extra post and it was intended to look at quilts to make with last month’s block.…

Puzzle Quilt Block 5

Block 5 is called Mystery Flower Garden. It includes the quarter-square triangle units we had in last month’s block (London Roads) and another unit consisting of two quarter-square triangles and one half-square triangle – we could call it a ‘three-triangle’ unit perhaps. If you struggle with the quarter-square triangles you could refer back to last…

Puzzle Quilt Block 4 London Roads

We’ve reached Block 4 of the Puzzle Quilt and you will be half-way through when you have made these ones. This time the block is based on a 9-patch grid (the earlier ones were 4-patch) and has two new units to tackle – the quarter-square triangle (QST) and a stripped unit. Just for a change,…

Triangle troubles and decisions

I thought I would show you my Mosaic no.13 blocks that I have made as part of the Puzzle Quilt as I took some photos as I went along – I often find this helps in designing and colour placement. So my first confession is that I didn’t make the gazillions of half-square triangles by…

Puzzle Quilt Block 3

The third block for our Puzzle Quilt is another one based on a 4-patch and has the exotic name ‘Mosaic Number 13’. It is very similar to the first block we made – Clay’s Choice – but has a few more half-square triangles. One thing that is certain is that by the time you have…

Puzzle Quilt Block 2 Schoolgirl’s Puzzle

Like last month’s block (Clay’s Choice) this month’s is based on a 4-patch grid and is made just from squares and half-square triangles. Take care when you are making these triangle units – accurate cutting and accurate quarter inch seam allowances are a start but there is a reason all patterns tell you to press…

Puzzle Quilt Progress

I have chosen my fabrics . . . This may not sound much but I have had my stash tipped out all over the floor, I’ve rummaged through it. I’ve held up various fabrics together and wondered ‘do they go?’ and ‘how much does it matter?’ and ‘oh I really like this one’ which is…

Puzzle quilt block 1 Clay’s Choice

Welcome to the first block of our month-by-month Puzzle Quilt. As explained in previous posts the idea of a puzzle quilt is to make two (or more) identical blocks but move the colours around so the blocks look completely different – the puzzle being to find the pairs. Each month the blocks will introduce you…

Puzzle Quilt Quilt-Along

I feel we all probably need something to sew, something to keep our minds and fingers occupied while locked down, in a high tier or whatever, wherever, we happen to be at the moment. To which end I have dug out the worksheets for the Puzzle Quilt class I should have been teaching at The…

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