Category Archives: easy quilt block

Wonky log cabin quilt block

This is an improv or wonky log cabin block. I really love this technique. No sizes, just total freedom to cut where you see fit.

How to make a wonky log cabin quilt block

This block is perfect for layer cakes.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Three star quilt block – video tutorial

Everyone loves star quilt blocks.

This tutorial shows you 3 blocks you can use in one single quilt or to add to your sampler.

Quick and easy, give them a go even if you’ve just started quilting.

Learn to make 3 star quilt blocks

Cutting instructions

Eccentric star

  • 1 square, 2 ½” x 2 ½“ for the centre
  • 1 square each in 4 prints, 3″ x 3” for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 3″ x 3″ for the half square triangles

Sawtooth star

  • 4 squares, 4″ x 4″ for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 4″ x 4″ for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 3 ½” x 3 ½” for the corners
  • 4 squares, 3 ½” x 3 ½” for the centre

Friednship star

  • 2 squares, 3″ x 3″ for the half square triangles
  • 2 squares, 3″ x 3″ in for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 2 ½” x 2 ½” for the corner squares
  • 1 square, 2 ½” x 2 ½” for the centre square

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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3 star quilt blocks - video tutorial

Blueberry pie quilt block – video tutorial

This is a classic block and it’s so pretty.

The video tutorial uses a simple technique using squares and half square triangles only to make this block.

Learn to make a Blueberry pie quilt block in 3 minutes

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Blueberry pie quilt block - video tutorial

Add texture to your quilts – video tutorial

I love fabric folding and other techniques that add texture to any garment or quilts.

These two blocks are great for fidgety quilts or just to add some textured touches.

Learn how to 2 fabric folding techniques

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Add texture to your quilts video tutorial

Jacob’s ladder quilt block – video tutorial

Jacob’s ladder is a favourite block for lots of quilters. The block construction makes it perfect to come up with a variety of placement and therefore many quilt designs.

You can make it in two colours but it works just as well with more colours. Get down to it and experiment!

Learn to make a Jacob’s ladder quilt block in 2 minutes

Do you see more variations to make with this block?

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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JACOB'S LADDER QUILT BLOCK