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Block 3 - Timeless With a Twist! The Windmill Block

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Woohoo!  Block 3! I hope you are all loving this as much as I am!

Block 3 is a Windmill Block.  The Windmill block, in its simplest form, is thought to date back to mid-1700s. The Windmill block probably has over a hundred variations.  In just my grandmother’s clippings and my reference materials, I found over 25 variations.  I selected this variation due to its uniqueness.   This clipping is referenced as Grandmother’s Patchwork Quilt Design, Book 20, 1931.  Which I love, because I had a Windmill block quilt growing up, I always thought it was a Pinwheel block, but it wasn't.  Maybe in a few weeks we will discuss the differences.

We will be using our Studio 180 Design Tucker Trimmer again, to make these units.  Aren't you loving all the things you can do with this one tool!  Just wait!

For my Fabric Selection 1, I went with a Triadic color plan based of my Turquoise (9), placing it with a Magenta (17) and Yellow (1).  I love it!  Just a reminder these color tab numbers are f…

Block 2 - Timeless with a Twist is ready!

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Welcome to Block 2 of my Timeless with a Twist Mystery pattern series.  If you missed the Fabric Requirements, page down or use my blog’s search and enter “Timeless with a Twist”.  You will get all the blog posts related to this series.  Remember, each block’s instructions are only available for download for 7 days.  Most often, I will be posting the new block's instructions on Fridays and removing the prior week’s block on Thursday nights.


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Now onto Block 2- The Silent Star
The Silent Star, dates back to 1871, but was known as the Frank Leslie Design Block.  However, the block became popular, as the Silent Star, in church quilting groups, in the early 1940s in United States.  Many church quilting groups made comfort quilts, including the Silent Star block, to provide comfort to war torn areas, but at the same time to demonstrate America's conviction to stay …

Block 1 - Timeless with a Twist! Woohoo! It is here!

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Thank you all for your patience! I know many of you have been wishing for Friday to be here!  Well, it is Friday!  I have the directions for Block 1!
If you read my Blog post the past Sunday, Why I love Sampler Quilts, I don’t think you will be surprised that I selected the Bear’s Paw Block (aka Hands of Friendship and many more names)!  I felt I needed to deliver the “twist” so, I went with a lesser known version.  I was so excited when I came across this version, published in an 1897’s Ladies Art Company Catalog.
The Bear’s Paw is made up of half square triangles, of two different sizes; the larger for the main part of the paw and the smaller for the toes of the paw.Of course, we will be using are Tucker Trimmer 1 (the TT3 will work as well).The half square triangles are going to be cut to whole number sizes, so make sure you are use the Tucker Trimmer side with the whole circle.Basic instructions are provided in the download, if you need additional information, refer to the Studio 18…

Why I love Sampler Quilts

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Most of you know that I love Sampler Quilts!  Some of this love comes from my teaching, Sampler Quilts offer me a vehicle to teach my students techniques that they can then apply to their general quilt making.  Blocks used in Sampler Quilts are a good way to do that, due to the variety of blocks utilized.  However, my true love of Sampler quilts has it’s foundation with my Grandmother and her love of quilting.

My Grandmother was a drapery seamstress and frequently had scraps or remnants, as she called them. She applied the more elaborate remnants, along with a surplus of embellishments, in her Crazy Quilts.  Crazy Quilts are a topic and project for another day.  Back to Sampler Quilts, which she made with her high-count cotton remnants.   Some blocks were appliqued, but the majority were hand-pieced, and they were all different.  I’d often sit with her while she was sewing, and ask her questions regarding the block or the unit she was working on (I know you have a hard time imagining …

Get ready for my new Timeless With a Twist Pattern Series - Block of the Week!

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New Details!  The Timeless With a Twist Mystery Pattern Series Introduction and Fabric Requirements are ready!
Last week, I introduced my new block of the week series for 2018.  It is a fresh take on 48 Timeless Quilt Blocks.  
Throughout this pattern series, I will take a closer look at 48 blocks that I consider to be timeless. I will share a brief history on each block, and then provide a fresh clean perspective on the timeless block.
Each week for 48 weeks, starting the first week of January, I will provide cutting instructions and directions for one of the blocks.  You must be a subscriber to my email newsletter to receive the announcement of each block.  The directions will only be available for 7 days.  No exceptions.  The full set will be available for purchase at the end of the series (shhhh... maybe in a book... shhh.).  If I feel more detailed instructions, tips and tricks are needed, I will feature some tips and tricks here on my blog. 
Along the journey we will talk about colo…

New Block of the Week Series! Timeless with a Twist

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Fresh Take on 48 Timeless Quilt Blocks 
Throughout this pattern series, I will take a closer look at 48 blocks that I consider to be timeless. I will share a brief history on each block, and then provide a fresh clean perspective on the timeless block.

Each week, starting the first week of January, I will provide cutting instructions and directions for one of the blocks. You must be a subscriber to my email newsletter to receive the announcement of each block. Subscribe here!

The directions will only be available for 7 days. No exceptions. The full set will be available for purchase at the end of the series (shhhh... maybe in a book... shhh.). If I feel more detailed instructions are needed, I will feature some tips and tricks here on my blog!

 Along the journey we will talk about color, value and placement. You may want to get yourself a color wheel, if you don’t already have one. Shop Here at my Etsy Shop!

More details next week, including your fabric requirements. Let's ju…