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This is the penultimate block in the Puzzle Quilt series and is another nine-patch block. This one is called Rolling Stone and features strip-pieced units (we made similar units for Block 4, London Roads) and a new unit: – the Square-in-a-Square, sometimes called Diamond-in-a-Square. I will show you two methods for making these units. As…

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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.…

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Square-in-a-Square are nice little units, which can add some variety to the blocks that you can make. This is the fourth instalment of my Skilful Skyful series, and will share with you all the tips and tricks to make and use Square in a Square units. Its easy to see how these little units got…

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Designed by Lynn Goldsworthy for Makower UK, Joy was originally released for Christmas 2020 using their Joy fabric collection.  It’s a pattern that could be adapted to either a range of fabric, or even make use of your own scrap box.   However you choose to make it, make sure you share pictures of your quilt…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Those of you who have persevered with my ramblings here over the last few years (yes, it really is more than two!) will have realised that I enjoy footling about (as my mother used to call it) with pencil and paper or, these days, the computer. I like to take a traditional design and tweak…

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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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Makower have always been a great source of fabulous patterns, like this lovely Stripes and Plaids designed by Alison Glass using her own Kaleidoscope fabric.  Everyone loves a rainbow quilt and this one is a real star. Download the instructions and create your own version.

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Sometimes we just like to have a go at something different don’t we.   Like this fabulous little Tomte Gnome from Makower.     It’s one of their patterns that has been around a while, but somehow it never seems to age. This little Gnome could be holding open our doors to welcome Santa in for many…