Category Archives: Skilful Skyful – A sampler quilt created by Carolyn Gibbs

Skilful Skyful Part 3: Flying Geese

I’m going to share all the tips and tricks for making and using Flying Geese units in this, the third instalment of my Skilful Skyful series. Finished Flying Geese unit These little units crop up in lots of blocks, and also in borders. They have a large triangle flanked by two smaller triangles, and always…

Skilful Skyful Part 2: Quarter Square triangles

After learning how to make and use half-square triangles in the first instalment of this series, in this blogpost, we will move onwards, discovering how to make quarter square triangles. As usual, this will be illustrated by two traditional blocks: Ohio Star (an easy one well known to many of you already) and Silent Star,…

Skilful Skyful Part 1: Half Square Triangles

This is the first of a series of eight blogs which will teach you different techniques used in traditional American block patchwork. Each section will include full, free instructions for two Star blocks using the technique; one easy and one more difficult, so that you can practice and develop the skills. You could use these…