I like adding texture to quilts and this is one of my favourite 3D blocks. This block is quick and easy to make.
How to make a Windmill cathedral window block
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- Four 6 inch squares in dark blue
- Four 6 inch squares in green
- Twelve 12 inch squares in light blue
10 1/2 inch square.
Other examples for this fabric manipulation.
See the tutorial for the block below.
This block starts as two 9 inch squares of contrasting fabrics.
How to make a quick and easy Kaleidoscope quilt block
Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in over 2 minutes:
Materials for one Kaleidoscope quilt block
- Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics
This technique produces lots of bias seams. Starching your fabric may help avoid stretching the fabric.
The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.
When you make the tutorial 4 times you get this kaleidoscope looking mini quil
This is a relatively easy block if you’ve done appliqué before.
How to make Dear Jane block C09
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 do foundation paper piecing
You can learn the principles of foundation piecing on this 2 minute video. These principles can be applied to any foundation piecing blocks no matter how complex they are.
Dear Jane progress
See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.