Union Quilt block is a little more involved than some of the other blocks recently. I wouldn't choose this block for you first or second quilt, but don't be afraid to give it a try. As always, you need to square up each section you sew.
I love the design you get in the center of the four blocks. You could change this block by adding a third color in the four corners. Actually, you could add a fifth or sixth color as ell. I will have to give that a try the next time I use the Union quilt block.
West Wind is another wonderfully easy quilt block. This would be a great block to use when you are mastering the half square triangles. Make sure you square up each half square triangle as you go. You can refer to the video I have done on Squaring up your quilt block.
Even though this is an easy quilt block, you can have several options for how you would like to set up your blocks which changes the design.
I love option number two. It reminds me of the Pineapple Block. Sometimes the simplier the block, the more options you have. I went with the first option on my baby quilt.
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Shoo Fly, what a great beginner quilt block. You just have half square triangles and squares. It doesn't get much easier. When you put the four blocks together, it really looks impressive. You could also turn the block 45 degrees and have it on point.
I used this quilt block incorporated in a baby quilt with appliqued mice. I was looking for a quilt block that would be simple and not take away from the mice. The Shoo Fly block worked perfectly.
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Grecian Square is a wonderfully easy block. In the book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins", the block is made from just two fabrics. I wanted to make a colorful baby quilt so I added a different color to the center of each block. The squaring up of the half square triangles is what takes the most time. Some day I'm going to come up with something to make that easier.
I took Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting class on Craftsy and had alot of fun free motion quilting this quilt. Free motion quilting has become on of my favorite parts of quilting. If you are ever interested, I highly recommend Leah's class. She is young and precise, a very talented teacher.
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What an impressive block! Don't tell anyone this, but it is quite simple. Of course I complicated it just a little by adding two more fabrics. The original design has just two fabrics and I used four.
This gave me several options on how I wante to place the blocks in the quilt. Any of the options would have worked. I have used the Snail's Trail before and will definitely be using it again.
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I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.