HalfSquareTriangle

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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Firmament

Firmament

The design for the Firmament quilt was created during a particularly boring meeting at one of our former employers which, as usual, didn’t have any useful outcome. Except of course the Firmament blocks and quilt setting!

The quilt block and the quilt are wonderful for using up a huge quantity of scraps. This version of the quilt uses up a total of 1,288 multicoloured half square triangles, 912 background half square triangles and 240 half square triangles and 148 squares in black... (12 June 2011)

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Quick Piecing Half-Square Triangles: The Method the Quilt Police Doesn’t Like

Quick Piecing Half-Square Triangles

Half-square triangles are used very often in patchwork. For many block and quilt designs a huge number of triangles is required. Therefore, saving time on this particular shape is a significant advantage when you don’t have all the time in the world to spend on a project... (31 May 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)

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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Template Free Block Units

Firmament Block

This chapter of the Template Free Piecing Book is meant to be a reference tool for every quilter who likes to design her or his own grid-based blocks, but is not keen on all the theoretical stuff about grid analysis. We have collected and will continue to collect block units which you can use to build up your own block designs. The units are organized in alphabetical order. You will find the list at the end of this introductory article. If the units are well-known in their own right, such as Flying Geese or Sawtooth, we have used these names. For the rest, we have tried to find fitting names... (17 April 2011)

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