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Yeah! Block 15 - Flying Triangles!

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I hope you all enjoyed that catch-up week , while I got to spend a fabulous time with students and fellow instructors at AQS Paducah!  I had a fabulous time.  It really is a bucket list quilt show. 

This week's block is Flying Triangles, credited to Nancy Page, appeared in the Birmingham News, on November 23, 1943.  Nancy Page reverse the traditional shading of the Peaky and Spike Units (aka V Block) to create fabulous two-toned Star of Alamo (often referred to as a Friendship Star) but with some extra flair with the Quarter Square Triangle Center which provides the block with more movement than the Star of Alamo.  Plus, she added the Half Square Triangles to give it that twist.  I think this block is so quirky, I love it.


This week block is a using two tools you have been using for the last few weeks ( or months), the V Block and the Tucker Trimmer 1.  You will need that spare Quarter Square Triangle from Block 2.  I hope you took my advice and found it!  I will admit, it took me…

Paducah Week! Make-up Week! Block 2 -The Silent Star

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While I'm having a blast teaching at AQS Quiltweek, in Paducah, I'm going to give a few of the "late to the series" folks a chance to download block 2 and the rest of you a week to catch-up!

Also, a special note to those of you that completed Block 2 several weeks ago, you may want to locate that spare unit!  If you switched colorways after block 13, this may be a great block to make in your new colorway, as you may need that spare unit!  If you missed Block 2, this may not make sense, go ahead and make the unit and it all will.  😉

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 out of WWII. 
As you kn…

Block 14 - Doris' Delight!

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Block 14! Doris’ Delight, appeared in the Farm Journal and Farmer’s Wife, in 1941.  Doris’ Delight utilizes the same Peaky and Spike Units (aka V Block) as Grandma’s Delight (Block 13), to create fabulous star points which provides the block with a lot of movement. 


Doris’ Delight is very similar to The Eight Pointed Star, featured in Needlecraft, 1918, with the exception of the center.  Doris’ Delight features a Square-in-Square which give a little extra sparkle in the center.  In my research, I couldn’t find any one given credit for this block, however, I’m hoping a “Doris” was the creator.  Or, that Doris was someone special to the creator.  In any case, it is delightful.
I hope you all caught last Sunday's post, where I revealed my first Quilt Setting, Grandma's Blessing.  If you missed it, check it out here, Grandma's Blessing.  It utilizes any (12) Timeless with a Twist Blocks and (13) Block 13- Grandma's Star.  Make sure to download it by 11pm on Sunday.  April …

Timeless with a Twist ~ First Quilt Setting Revealed! Grandma's Blessing

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Today I'm revealing the Timeless with a Twist Series' first Quilt Setting, Grandma's Blessing.

I dedicate this quilt to my Grandmother, who was always there for me, and introduced me to so many wonderful needle crafts.  Through those needle crafts, especially quilting, I've been blessed to meet an abundance of wonderful people!


Grandma’s Blessing is made with (13) Grandma’s Star Block and (12) other Timeless with a Twist Blocks . This quilt setting will work with any of the Timeless with a Twist Blocks.  The 12 Blocks pictured are not required, they are just the first 12 in the series.

If you joined the series a few block in, do not worry, download this setting in case you want to use it, and keep making your blocks.  My Timeless with a Twist series will offer 5 different Quilt Settings, all with a different number of blocks, offering you the flexibility to decide what quilt setting(s) you want to use for your blocks. 

The other settings will be revealed along the jour…

Grandma's Star - Block 13!

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I've selected Grandma's Star for Block 13, as this block has special meaning for me, due to my grandmother.  My grandmother was an extremely special lady.  She was my creative mentor and my best friend, she showed me what it took to be a strong woman.  She was my hero, she was always there to listen, and she always provided me with excellent guidance.  For that reason, I wanted Grandma's Star to be Block 13 as this block will hold an essential position in this series and she was a essential influence to me.  Therefore Grandma's Star is special tribute to my Grandmother, Florence!
Grandma’s Star, by Clara Stone, appeared in the Practical Needlework, in 1906.  Grandma’s Star is one of those blocks that have been known as many names; 54-40 or Fight, Fifty-Four Forty and Fight, Garden Patch, Garden Walk, Nine-Patch Star, An Old Fashion Pinwheel and a few more. 

The original design is as I’ve presented it in this series, with the star being created with the background fabri…