Skilful Skyful is a series of tutorials which gradually teach traditional block patchwork stitched on the sewing machine.
Each instalment introduces a new technique, and includes full instructions for two 12″ blocks; one easy, and one more difficult, so that you can practice and develop your skills. You could combine the finished blocks into a Sampler Quilt.
The instructions are full of Carolyn’s extra tips for achieving perfect results, and link to pages on this website with photographs and videos.
They are free to download.
This block, Silent Star is the more challenging block in the second instalment: quarter-square triangles.
If you would prefer to start with a more basic block, Ohio Star also uses quarter-square triangle units.
The samples were made with Makower fabrics kindly provided by the company.