quilting

Magic circle quilt block – video tutorial

Let’s make another large block today.

Also known as Prairie flower the block was designed by Nancy Cabot.

Nancy Cabot wrote a daily newspaper column for the Chicago Tribune in the 1930’s where she worked as Needlework Editor and Columnist.

Finished block size

12″ x 12″.

Fabric requirements

  • 1 square, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ in light grey
  • 4 squares, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ in black
  • 4 squares, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ in red
  • 16 squares, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ in cream

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Magic circle quilt block

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