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Disappearing Hourglass - Double Vision

Disappearing Hourglass - Double Vision
The Photo by © Brita Nelson

Brita Nelson: This is my sixth Disappearing Quilt pattern. It is called Double Vision, with a shout-out to Donna DeAngelis for coming up with this great name.

I have a YouTube video for you demonstrating this pattern. At the end of the video, you will see how to earn a chance to win a free charm pack.

Each block uses four colors: one black square, one white square, one light color square, and one dark color square.

The quilt shown is 42" x 42" and is made of thirty-six 7" finished blocks, arranged 6 across by 6 down. This design is what I call "Charm Pack Friendly," meaning that the blocks don't need to be cut into exact thirds. In fact, this quilt is made using 5" x 5" charms. You can use any size squares you have, as long as you make the cuts on the hourglass somewhere near one third. The design will look fine.

To make this quilt, you will need:

  • 36 white squares
  • 36 black squares
  • 36 light color squares
  • 36 dark color squares

You can use purchased charms or cut your scraps into 5" charms, which is what I did. If you are using yardage for the white and black squares, you will need 3/4 yard of each. These measurements don't include binding or backing.

For the optional finishing shown at the end, you will need to make 14 more blocks.

Steps to Make the Quilt

1.Prepare HST Blocks:

  • Pair one black square with one light-colored square.
  • Pair one white square with one dark-colored square.
  • With right sides together, mark a line down the center (from corner to corner) and sew 1/4" on either side of the line. Cut apart at the line you drew. Open the HST blocks and press the seam to the dark side.
  • You will have two HSTs with black and light fabric and two HSTs with white and dark fabric. If your blocks are consistent, use them as is; if they are a little wonky, trim them to 4 1/2".

2.Create Hourglass Blocks:

  • Mix up the HST blocks so that each hourglass has four different colored fabrics: two different blocks with black triangles and two different blocks with white triangles.
  • Arrange the HSTs into an hourglass block, with the two dark triangles opposite each other and the two light triangles opposite each other. The black and white triangles should be on the outside of the block.

3.Cut and Rearrange Sub-Blocks:

  • Make 4 cuts, 1 1/4" from the center seam, to create 9 sub-blocks.
  • Rearrange the sub-blocks: exchange the upper left sub-block with the upper right sub-block and rotate them so that the small triangles are in the outer corners. Do the same for the lower left and lower right sub-blocks.
  • Sew the 9 sub-blocks together to get the finished block. Notice that the black pieces go with the dark fabric and the white pieces go with the light fabric.

4.Create Motifs:

  • When you have 4 of these blocks made, create a motif by arranging them so that the dark corners all go to the center. Notice that when they are sewn together, a black square with a light-colored diamond is created in the center. All four corners have black pieces in them, ensuring no worry about how the motifs are put together into the final quilt. The top center, right center, bottom center, and left center all have half of a white square. When these motifs are put together, they will form complete white squares with dark diamonds in the center.

Optional Finishing

A member of Block Party Quilters in Seattle suggested a way to make the quilt look a little more "finished."

  • Take an extra finished block and use a seam ripper to divide the block in half. Alternatively, you could cut the block in half, losing the seam allowance but saving work.
  • Arrange the half block so that the black and white corners complete the black and white squares. You will need to cut half of the blocks horizontally and half vertically to match up all the edges.
  • Take them apart one at a time and place them on the quilt top. It will become obvious what is meant. This makes all the white and black squares look complete.
  • To go all around the quilt, you will need 14 additional blocks. It looks nice but requires extra work.

Exploding Star Quilt Block Tutorial & Pattern

Exploding Star Quilt Block Tutorial & Pattern
The Photo by © DIY Tutorial Ideas

Today, I’m excited to guide you through the creation of the Exploding Star Quilt Block. The provided diagram will assist you in color placement within the block, with blank areas indicating sections made from background fabric.

For a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial that’s absolutely free, simply follow the link provided. Dive into this project and watch as the Exploding Star comes to life in your hands.

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Cactus Wreath Quilt

Cactus Wreath Quilt
Cactus Wreath Quilt by © Dee Pilch
Jordan Fabrics has a delightful Cactus Wreath Quilt on offer, expertly crafted by Cozy Quilt Designs! This lovely pattern is ideal for adding a touch of the southwest to your home decor. Best of all, the tutorial is available as a free, so you can dive right into this exciting project. Ready to start your quilting journey? Simply click the link below to access the "Cactus Wreath Quilt Tutorial by Cozy Quilt Designs for Jordan Fabrics" and get your hands on the instructions to begin creating your very own stunning cactus wreath quilt! Happy quilting!

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3 Steps to Bargello Quilts

3 Steps to Bargello Quilts
The Photo by © Amish Country Lanes

Bargello quilts captivate with their dynamic flow of colors and patterns. But creating these beauties might seem intimidating at first. Fear not! Here's a breakdown of the process into three fundamental steps:

Sewing Horizontal Stripes: Begin by constructing sets of fabric strips sewn together horizontally. This creates a foundation for the vibrant design.

Slicing into Vertical Segments:  Next, take those horizontal strip sets and carefully cut them into vertical sections. The width of each section can vary, adding to the visual intrigue.

Shifting and Sewing: Now comes the magic! Reassemble the vertical segments, but with a twist.  Shift them up or down slightly compared to their original order. This is what creates the mesmerizing Bargello effect.

By mastering these three steps, you'll be well on your way to crafting stunning Bargello quilts.  

Follow the link for the full tutorial: 3 Steps to Bargello Quilts

Carpenter Star Quilt

Carpenter Star Quilt
Carpenter Star Quilt by © Terri Faust

This beautiful Carpenter Star Quilt pattern is designed by MaryQuilts and it's completely free to download! The classic Carpenter Star block is a great choice for quilters of all skill levels.

Ready to get started?

Head over to MaryQuilts' website to download the free pattern and bring this stunning quilt to life!

Download Pattern: Carpenter Star Quilt

Autumn Leaf Block

Autumn Leaf Block
Autumn Leaf Block by ©  Amy Smart

This week's RBD Block Challenge from Riley Blake Designs features a beautiful Autumn Leaf Block! Designed by Amy Smart of Quiet Play Designs, this block is perfect for adding a touch of fall flair to your next quilt project. The best part? The pattern is completely free!

Download Pattern: Autumn Leaf Block

The Colorful Snail Trail Quilt

The Colorful Snail Trail Quilt
Photo uploaded by © Cheryl Stokes

This beautiful Snail Trail Quilt, pictured on Pinterest by Cheryl Stokes, can be created using a free tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Quilt Co.

Jenny's tutorial guides you through constructing this classic block using precut 10-inch squares of fabric (layer cakes). In the video, she demonstrates the technique with Dutchess Metallic 10" Squares by Timeless Treasures, but you can easily substitute your favorite fabrics! 

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Log Cabin Barn Raising

Log Cabin Barn Raising
The Photo by © Paohctny

Calling All Beginners: Make a Striking Log Cabin Block! The Log Cabin quilt block is a perfect project for those just starting their quilting journey.  This classic design uses strips of contrasting light and dark fabrics to create a bold, graphic look.  The piecing is simple and straightforward, yet the finished results are impressive!

No need to search for a pattern!  This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to create your own stunning Log Cabin block.

Download Pattern: Log Cabin Barn Raising

5 Inspiring Ideas for Log Cabin Quilt Blocks

5 Inspiring Ideas for Log Cabin Quilt Blocks
The Photo by © National Quilters Circle

The humble Log Cabin block – a timeless classic!  While known for its simplicity, this versatile design offers endless possibilities for quilters of all levels.  Ready to breathe new life into this traditional pattern?  Look no further!  We've gathered a collection of exciting ideas and techniques to transform your Log Cabin blocks into stunning creations.  Let your creativity soar and craft a quilt that's uniquely you!

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Amish Dahlia Quilt Block

Amish Dahlia Quilt Block
The Photo by © Amish Country Lanes

The Amish Dahlia Quilt Block, designed by Marcia Hohn for Quilters Cache, features a stunning floral pattern in pink and red fabrics. The meticulous quilting adds to the beauty of this piece, reminiscent of a real dahlia. The quilt also boasts an attractive scalloped border. Crafted by a local Amish woman from Lancaster County, this quilt is a true masterpiece.

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Snowflake Quilt Block

Free Snowflake Quilt Block Pattern
The Photo by © Afton Warrick (Quilting Mod)

Free Snowflake Quilt Block Tutorial by Afton Warrick. Quilting Mod's Afton Warrick is excited to share a free tutorial for a beautiful snowflake quilt block! This project is perfect for showcasing the new Add-A-Quarter Ruler with its tapered edge, eliminating the need for separate template material.  Dive into the tutorial and start creating your own winter wonderland quilt!

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Morning Star Quilt Tutorial

Morning Star Quilt
The Photo by © Lori’s Morning Star quilt.

Don't be fooled by appearances! The charming Morning Star Quilt, with its captivating design, is surprisingly simple to create. The secret lies in the clever use of sashing, which creates the illusion of complexity. The quilt blocks themselves are just squares of fabric, making this project perfect for quilters of all skill levels.

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Double Pinwheel & Peeping Cats Blocks

Double Pinwheel & Peeping Cats Blocks
The Photo by © Elizabeth R

If you love quilting, you will enjoy this project. It's a Double Pinwheel & Peeping Cats Quilt Blocks pattern and tutorial by Elizabeth R. They are adorable and simple to make. You can get the pattern for free by clicking the link below. Happy quilting!

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40 Fish Quilt And Block Patterns

40 Fish Quilt And Block Patterns
The Photo by © Aline Simionato

If you love quilting and fish, you're in luck. This collection of 40 fish quilt and block patterns has something for everyone. Whether you prefer traditional or modern quilting, you'll find a fish design that suits your style and skill level. You can make a simple fish quilt with solid colors or a stunning fish quilt with vibrant prints. You can choose from realistic fish block patterns or abstract fish designs that let your creativity shine. No matter what you choose, you'll end up with a quilt that is unique and beautiful. The patterns in this collection are easy to follow, with clear instructions and diagrams. You don't need to be an expert quilter to make these fish quilts, but if you are, you can use the fish block patterns to create your own custom quilt layout. Fish quilts are great for any occasion, from cozy bed quilts to decorative wall hangings and table runners. They're also a fun way to use up your fabric scraps and add some personality to your quilt. To get access to the 40 fish quilt and block patterns, just click on the link below. Happy quilting!

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Jack’s Chain - Free Quilt Block Pattern

Jack’s Chain - Free Quilt Block Pattern
The photo above found on Pinterest

Challenge yourself and create a mesmerizing twelve-sided masterpiece with the Jack's Chain quilt block. This captivating pattern, designed for intermediate quilters, offers a perfect balance of intricate details and timeless elegance.

Unwind with the familiar comfort of the nine-patch base, enhanced by the captivating twelve-sided star design. We provide templates to ensure precise cutting of one hexagon and six triangles, allowing you to showcase your fabric selection with confidence.

Imagine gifting this unique piece, a symbol of love and dedication, cherished by the recipient for years to come.

Embrace the challenge and let your creativity shine with the Jack's Chain quilt block! 

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Hexie butterfly is so sweet

Hexie butterfly is so sweet
The photo above found on Pinterest

Look at this adorable hexie butterfly! It's brimming with creative potential.

Imagine stitching together three contrasting colors of hexies to create a charming butterfly block. You can incorporate this block into a variety of projects, letting your imagination soar. Once you've assembled the hexie butterfly, hand-stitch it onto your chosen backing fabric and add some embroidered antennae for a delightful finishing touch.

With your delightful butterfly complete, you can add it to a quilt or another project, infusing your creation with a touch of whimsy.

For more detailed instructions, step-by-step tutorials, and a treasure trove of inspiration, be sure to follow the link below. 

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Seven Sisters Quilt Blocks

Seven Sisters Quilt Blocks
The Photo by © Q is for quilter

The Seven Sisters Quilt Block pattern, as employed in this project, features a captivating arrangement of colorful stars, each block presenting a harmonious variation within a specific color range. Unlike some renditions where each star boasts a distinct color, this interpretation embraces the unique charm of the vintage fabric collection. To get the instructional tutorial and how to make this masterpiece step by step, and to obtain the free quilt pattern, and for more details, follow the link below.

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Kindred Block Quilt Pattern

Kindred Block Quilt Pattern
Designed by © Bonnie Olaveson

Bonnie Olaveson is a renowned quilter, writer, and part of the mother-daughter team Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. She created the Kindred block as a medium-difficulty block that introduces some new skills to beginners. You can find the Kindred Block Quilt pattern at the link below. The floral fabric she selected for the Kindred block adds a lovely touch. It's so beautiful!

Download Pattern: Kindred Block

Butterfly Garden Block Quilt Pattern

Butterfly Garden Block Quilt Pattern
The Photo by © Coriander Quilts 

If you love butterflies, you'll love this quilt block! It's called Butterfly Garden and it's super easy to make. All you need are some 4 patch units and some stitch and flip corners. You can find the free pattern at the link below. Have fun quilting!

Download Pattern: Butterfly Garden 

Pointed Possibilities Free Quilt Pattern

Pointed Possibilities Free Quilt Pattern
The Photo by © Thread Graffiti

If you want to add some sparkle to your home, this star quilt is perfect for you. You can use TOAR and a precut of your choice to make this quilt in six sizes. This pattern was created by Gina Tell of for Fat Quarter shop using the Roselyn fabric line by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics. Watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is to make this quilt.

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