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Traditional Block Thursday: Ohio Star

The Ohio Star got it’s name in the early 1930’s, after it was published in Capper’s Farmer. It wasn’t a new block, that’s just when the name stuck. It has many aliases depending on how many fabrics are used and the fabric placement, including: Variable Star, Lone Star, Texas Spangled, Flying Crow, etc. The star…

TBT Modern: Ohio Star

I am pretty crazy about today’s TBT Modern quilt block! Today, Bonnie is showing us how to make the Ohio Star (just one of it’s many names). As I started looking at the block, along with the alternate ideas at the end of the post, I realized how versatile this block could be. Bonnie shows…

TBT Modern: Hourglass

Today is Traditional Block Thursday at Penny Rose and Bonnie is showing us how to make this fun Hourglass quilt block! She teaches us a quarter square triangle technique here, so we get to take the half square triangle to the next level – yes, we’re walking on the wild side! My points weren’t all…

Traditional Block Thursday: Crosses & Losses

This installment of Traditional Block Thursday #tbt features a very simple half square triangle block, Crosses & Losses. Also known as Goose & Goslings, Fox & Geese, and Bouncing Betty, this block is easy to put together and allows for many drastically different looks, depending on your color choices. *I used three colors for my…

TBT Modern: Crosses and Losses

In this week’s Traditional Block Thursday post, Bonnie showed us how to make this lovely Crosses and Losses quilt block. All kinds of thoughts ran through my mind when I saw this….butterflies, wings, Star Wars X-Wing space ships, and bow ties. With such a fun and versatile block, you could change the entire look and…

Little Joys Mini Quilt

Oh hello there! It’s Tina from Christmas headquarters at the Emily Ann’s Kloset workshop. As a “maker”, I have found over the years that if you work on your seasonal projects throughout the year instead of waiting for the last minute, you free up a little more time for yourself and your family. So today,…

Traditional Block Thursday: Pinwheels

Are you ready for some more traditional block fun? I am finding that so many of the traditional blocks have half square triangles in them somewhere – really such a versatile block. Our block this week is the pinwheel block. I opted to make 4 pinwheel blocks to put together, but you could definitely just…

Grand Old Flag Quilt Tutorial

With local celebrations, family gatherings, barbeques and fireworks filling the month of July, this beautiful quilt is the perfect reminder of what it’s all about! This is the perfect quilt for wrapping around yourself on cool summer evenings, and it’s twin size is just right for any kid; from a small child to a big-shot…

Traditional Block Thursday: Milky Way

This week’s tutorial features the Milky Way block. We are going to make the version that looks good by itself. It is one of those quilt blocks that really only looks good as an entire quilt unless modified. The true block’s pattern is only revealed when multiple blocks are put together in a straight set….