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All block patterns, whether pieced, appliquéd or created with any other technique, are grouped here.

Martha Washington Block

Martha Washington Bonus Block

As with previous blocks, the May 2011 block in the American Impression BOM series – the Martha Washington Star – inspired a bonus block. Or rather the personality of the United States’ first First Lady inspired us to design this very charming variation of the Sawtooth Star which is a close relative to the Martha Washington Star.... (18 June 2011)

Firmament Border Block

Firmament Border Block

This block is the border block for the Firmament quilt. It was designed to continue the secondary patterns into the border area while at the same time introducing a new design element which delineates the centre of the quilt. On its own, the block doesn’t seem to have any other use than for this quilt. But who knows? Perhaps a strip quilt variation sometime in the future when all the scraps again threaten to inundate our workroom... (16 June 2011)

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Firmament Block

Firmament Block

The Firmament block is neither complicated nor difficult to sew. It just has a lot of pieces (a total of 68 and all triangles with exception of the four black squares) which makes it perfect for very scrappy quilts. You can place scraps entirely at random, but we suggest that you help "coincidence" along a little to prevent scraps of similar colours congregating. Such colour blobs tend to stick out in a scrap quilt which is otherwise uniform in its diversity... (14 June 2011)

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Martha Washington Star

Martha Washington Star

When you are travelling through the United States and especially through Virginia, one name is always prominent in street names, on monuments, on stamps and on one dollar bills: George Washington. The first president of the United States was indeed a great man who not only helped shape the first democracy in North America, but also had great impact on further political developments in the rest of the world... (30 May 2011)

Alabama (Block)

Alabama Block

This easy block is a variation of the Log Cabin block and is based on a 9 by 9 grid. It consists of strips and corner blocks which allow a multitude of different colour settings. A dramatic and very tempting colour alternative would result if you used white and black for the strips and either multicoloured scraps or a striking colour for the squares… As with many “traditional” blocks, this block offers a huge potential for playing around... (29 May 2011)

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Pieced Sawtooth

This interesting block is based on a 3 by 3 grid which makes it effectively a Nine Patch block. It is not really difficult to make, but the size necessary for the Labyrinth quilt makes it a very fiddly business and requires “aggravated accuracy” in cutting and sewing. The block is made up of 9 small half-square triangles and a larger half-square triangle the same size as the nine triangles when sewn together... (20 April 2011)

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Pieced Flying Geese Unit

Pieced Flying Geese Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (20 April 2011)

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Flying Geese Unit

Flying Geese Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (20 April 2011)

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Square Half-square Combination Unit

Square Half-square Combination Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (19 April 2011)

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Half-square quarter-square Combination Unit

Half-square quarter-square Combination Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (19 April 2011)

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