Block 9 Peace and Plenty

The center of this week’s block looks a lot like a Broken Dishes block set on point. It’s official name with the outer triangles is called “Peace and Plenty”. It is a simple block but is perfect for this row of blocks. Head on over to the QAL page and download the instructions.

There are two different ways to make this block. You can make quarter blocks or put the whole block together as diagonal sections. However, the instructions are for quarter blocks because that gives you fewer bias edges. Have fun with this one.

Block 9 Peace and Plenty

Block 9 Peace and Plenty

Block 8 Yankee Puzzle No. 1

This entire block is made of Shape 5 half square triangles. The coloring is the challenge here. The most fun way to make this block  is to cut the half square triangles and then play with them like a puzzle until you like the layout. Then you can sew them together. And ignore the instructions that say light or medium or dark  – you choose the colors. I can’t wait to see what everyone does with this block.


Yankee Puzzle No. 1


Block 7 Signature Block Border

This is such a fun border (yes I know I say that for every border), but it really is. And this block is so easy to make. It’s wonderful if you have the Corners Qube but there is a traditional way to make it using the Mix & Match Qube if you don’t have the Corners Qube yet. And the Corners Qube is an essential to me for every shape. I love the Chisel – remember the border we made with it? And the Bowties are pretty cool too. They give such a fun effect with that little corner even when they’re not used as a Bowtie block.

Here’s the Signature Block – very simple – but you need to make 12 of them for your border.

Signature Block

And Here is a picture of two of the many, many possibilities for a border with this block.  

Block 6 Windmill Variation Has Arrived

This block is so pretty. I love those half square triangles in the corner. They dress up the pinwheel perfectly. This is a fun block to stitch. The pinwheels are made with Quarter Square Triangles in a different way than we have done in this quilt thus far. Go to the QAL Page for the instructions.

Block 6 Windmill Variation