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September 28, 2020
Piece a Duck and Ducklings Quilt Block – Mini Block #30 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Duck and Ducklings is another fun quilt block I mentioned in the book Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. I imagined one of these blocks would create a big mama duck and four ducklings. Because this is such an easy block to piece, Quilst has to be populated with ducks! LOL! Enjoy piecing this super simple block with me by following along with this video:

This is the last block for Mini Block Monday! I hope you have enjoyed piecing these 30 mini 3-inch quilt blocks with me. Click Here to check out all of the Mini ...

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September 14, 2020
Let’s Make a Sugar Bowl Quilt Block – Mini Block Monday #29 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This Sugar Bowl Quilt Block is really fun! It’s a new riff on a Square-in-a-Square block, but with sliced Half Square Triangles to make the triangle corners. The best part is you will get 2 Sugar Bowl quilt blocks for every set of fabrics you piece!

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August 31, 2020
Piece a Tiny Bears Claw Block – Mini Block Monday #28 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Last year I got an interesting comment on my Bears Claw Block tutorial for the Friendship Quilt Along. Laurie said, “I’ve never seen a bear with 8 claws per paw, LOL!” This week’s tiny Bears Claw Quilt Block is a bit more realistic:

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August 17, 2020
Let’s Make a Shoo Fly Quilt Block – Mini Block Monday #27 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I have another cute, traditional quilt block for you to piece this week – a Shoo Fly Block!

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Looking for a pattern for this Shoo Fly quilt block? It’s all in the video! I’m trying something new with these Mini Block Monday videos and including all the information in the video itself. Just hit “pause” when you need to and write down the pieces to cut ...

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August 3, 2020
Piece a Monkey Wrench Quilt Block – Mini Block Monday #26 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s time to piece a Monkey Wrench Quilt Block! This block makes me smile when I think of the character Pin from Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. My original goal when I drafted this pattern was to have a monkey doll ready to share, but alas, life got in the way… and honestly piecing this block is more than enough of a challenge!

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July 13, 2020
Piece Me Some Sunshine! Mini Quilt Block Monday #25 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s finally summer and the perfect time for a Sunshine Mini Block! This block combines a Square in a Square, Half Square Triangles, and Eight at a Time Flying Geese. Whew! You’ll be ready for a dip in the pool after piecing this one!

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July 6, 2020
Piecing on the Janome 1600 Home Machine from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I’m piecing on the Janome 1600 home machine and playing with a new patchwork foot. Learn how to piece with this foot and how I modify it to make it work best for me:

Click Here to find this patchwork foot. This foot is definitely compatible with the Janome 1600 and HD9. This foot might also work with the Juki TL, Brother 1500, Babylock Jane / Accomplish because these are all high speed, lockstitch machines as well. However, we are only dealers for Janome machines and only guarantee compatibility of this foot with the Janome 1600 and Janome ...

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June 29, 2020
Let’s Make The Flag Block – Mini Block Monday #24 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I’m back with another patriotic mini quilt block – The Flag! This is probably the easiest of all our 4th of July themed blocks with only four little Half Square Triangles and lots of skinny strips. Very fast to put together just in time to celebrate American Independence Day!

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June 8, 2020
How to Piece a Freedom Stars Block – Mini Block Monday #23 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I’m piecing a new Freedom Stars quilt block, which looks really complex when it’s all pieced together. But this block is actually made from four super mini Friendship Star blocks and so long as you piece those first, this block will go together easy peasy!

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June 1, 2020
Let’s Make a Star and Stripes Block – Mini Block Monday #22 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I have another patriotic quilt block for you to make this week. It’s a bit easier than last week’s Patriot Star, and gives you another chance to try those Four at a Time Flying Geese!

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May 25, 2020
How to Piece a Patriot Star Block – Mini Block Monday #21 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly June and the 4th of July, one of my favorite holidays, is right around the corner! This year I’m celebrating with several patriotic quilt blocks in red, white, and blue and this is our first – a Patriot Star!

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May 18, 2020
Let’s Make an Open Door Quilt Block – Mini Block Monday #20 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

A few weeks ago we learned how to piece a Magical Door Block, which was the closed door into the magical world of Quilst. Of course, we also have to have an Open Door block so we can get out of Quilst! Learn how to piece this block from the book Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt in this new piecing tutorial:

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May 11, 2020
How to Piece a Rail Fence Block – Mini Block Monday #19 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Rail Fence blocks come in all shapes and sizes and there’s probably a million ways to arrange this block to create all sorts of effects. I decided to keep it simple with a Rail Fence four patch that creates a cute spinning effect in the middle.

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May 4, 2020
Let’s Make a Flying Birds Block – Mini Block Monday #18 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

There are lots and lots and LOTS of traditional quilt blocks with the name “birds” in the title. This Flying Birds block is one of my favorites! When writing Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt, I imagined this block would turn into one giant bird and six smaller birds. Definitely gave Mally a lot of bang for her buck!

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April 27, 2020
How to Piece a Mini Spool Block – Mini Block Monday #17 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

One of my favorite blocks from this Mini Block Monday series has got to be this Spool Block! It’s super cute, easy to piece, and you can show off your favorite fabrics in the center square. Learn how to piece this block and 4-at-a-Time Half Square Triangles too!

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April 13, 2020
Let’s Piece a Friendship Star – Mini Block Monday #15 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Last year we made supersized Friendship quilt block each month. I figured we should try one more Friendship Star, but this time make it a mini! In this video, you’ll how to piece this block AND how to piece 4-at-a-time Half Square Triangles too:

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April 6, 2020
How to Make a Magic Door Block – Mini Block Monday #14 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

What is a Magic Door Block? Where will it lead? If you enjoyed listening to the first chapter in Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt during last week’s podcast, you’ll know this is a very special quilt block indeed!

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March 30, 2020
Piece a Card Trick Quilt Block – Mini Block Monday #13 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I picked the perfect block for our 13th mini – Card Trick! This tricky block features nine different units and really takes some brain power to piece. Make sure to label your fabrics so you know what order they should go in – you’ll see why in this quilting tutorial:

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March 23, 2020
Piecing Leah’s Carolina Lily – Mini Block Monday #12 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I’ve always loved Carolina Lily quilt blocks, but making it mini was a bit tricky! I decided to simplify the pattern to work with Half Square Triangles and named it Leah’s Carolina Lily because this is my twist on this traditional block. Learn how to piece it in this quilting tutorial:

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March 16, 2020
Four Leaf Clover Mini Block Monday #11! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow so a Four Leaf Clover quilt block is the perfect thing to make today! Learn how to piece the petals and trim them down accurately to create this cute block:

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Looking for a pattern for the Two By Two Heart quilt blocks? It’s all in the video! I’m trying something new with these Mini Block Monday videos and including ...

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