The Houston block is an original design combining the classic and all-time favourite Lone Star with the equally popular Log Cabin patterns. As with all the other previous BOM blocks, we used reproduction fabrics in rather demure colours, but the block would certainly look stunning in more riotous colour combinations... (5 September 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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