I’ve been suffering from “quilt block” so I decided to do something very simple to get past it.
We picked some cherry tomatoes today from our small ziggurat garden
. I made a small quilt block to commemorate our first harvest. It’s a very simple 4-inch paper foundation pieced block. Click the small diagram below and it will take you to a full size paper foundation to print out for yourself.
Yesterday, of course, was the 4th of July. I made a five pointed star block to commemorate this year’s 4th.
I found the pattern on Quilter’s Cache – Marcia Hohn’s free pattern site. Her five point star was an 8-inch block so I printed it out at 50-percent and added a line around the foundations for full ¼-inch seam allowances. Click the bold text for Marcia’s Five Pointed Star pattern
If I made one 4-inch block a day for 365 days, by the end of a year I’d have enough blocks to make a small quilt. I said IF. It might be fun to try.
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