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April 3, 2018
Master the Flying Geese Block! from Quilted Joy

Once you’ve caught the quilting bug, there are certain blocks and shapes you’ll start to see over and over again. Some of those blocks will be super simple to piece, others will make your brain work a little harder!

Flying Geese block in a sampler quilt

The Flying Geese block is one you’ll see all the time. It pops up in sampler quilts (like the image above), in borders and sashing spaces, and it’ll even be hidden within blocks (like the chevrons in the balloon pictured below). But this block is one of the blocks that can be a little challenging. If you ...

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December 11, 2017
Classics Reimagined from Quilted Joy

The word classic means “judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.” What this means, is classic quilt designs are classic because they have stood the test of time and are considered appealing no matter the age. But beauty can be added to, and innovation can bring new life to old but beautiful designs. These quilts are classics, even if some have a twist.

Jacob's Ladder Quilt

These look like Jacob’s Ladder blocks, but the sashing and cornerstones are unusual. If it didn’t have the sashing, it would be called a ...

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