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Two buzz saw quilting blocks – video tutorials

2 buzzsaw quilt blocks - free video tutorials

These two blocks are quick and easy to make.  Both are made in a similar way but the blocks are slightly different.

How to make variation 1 of the buzz saw block


You may find that if you cut your strips at 2 1/2 inch intervals, the last strip will be less than 2 1/2 inches. You can see that on the video. That’s because the half square triangle is 9 1/2 inches square not 10.

That doesn’t affect the end result. Just sew the narrower strip with a scant 1/8 inch seam allowance to compensate a bit.

Get the materials, block size, and the like for this block.

How to make variation 2 of the buzz saw block also called Delectable mountains

Get the materials, block size, and the like for this block.

Both blocks can be made scrappy.

Video tutorial: Learn Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) quilting

Quilt-as-you-go (QYAG) tutorial

How to Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) – narrow sashing

The finished sashing width for this project is 1/2 inch but it can be adjusted to a wider or narrower sashing. Learn the  technique in under 3 minutes:


For the block sandwich

  • A piece of backing fabric the same size as the block
  • A piece of batting 1 inch larger than the block
  • One finished block

For the sashing

  • One strip of sashing fabric 1 1/8 inch x the length of the block side
  • 1 strip of sashing fabric 1 3/4 inch x the length of the block side

Do you like this quilting technique? Check out my other Quilt-as-you-go video that uses 2 inch sashing strips:

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) - video tutorial

Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C05 – Eye of the Cyclone


The method to make block B02 is the  base to this block.

The block is a bit fiddly but it’s not hard to make though appliqué is still a bit of a challenge for me and the curves aren’t very smooth.

The original block and the instruction ns on the pattern indicate that the outside clover shape should be made out of a 4 patch block but that’s not what I did.


I cut 2 x 5 1/2 inch squares in white and 2 x 5 1/2 inch squares in green and made 2 pinwheels as shown on the video:

I printed the Susan Gatewood’s pattern and stuck the outside clover together with sticky tape to make a pattern. I appliquéd this on top of the double pinwheel at the end.

I cut off the paper inside the clover.

To work out the size of the circle, I used the pattern and a compass.

The circle’s diameter is 3 inches. I drew a circle on to freezer paper and cut out.

I cut the circle out and made sure it was wide enough to fit into the clover.

I pressed the circle to the back of one of the pinwheels and drew another circle around adding 1/4 inch seam allowance.

I cut out the shape and placed it on top of the other pinwheel as per picture. I used a headpin to help aligning the centre on both pinwheels.

I pinned the circle well before appliquéing.

I cut out the excess fabric at the back.


Then I removed the freezer paper and pressed well.

Then I traced the clover on to freezer paper.

And cut the freezer paper adding 1/4 inch all around the shape.

Then I cut along the blue line and made a few incisions around the curves.

I then appliquéd the white shape to the background.

I trimmed off excess fabric.

And this is the finished block.

Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.

How to put all the Dear Jane blocks together with QAYG

Dear Jane progress

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.