quilting

Two classics: Cake stand and Bear’s paw quilt blocks video tutorial

Bear’s paw is known by different names though the most common I’ve come across is Bear’s Paw.

Other names are: Ducks-Foot-in-the-Mud, Hand of Friendship, Turkey Track, Tea Leaf Design.

Regardless of the name it’s traditional and it’s beautiful and, most importantly, easy to make.

Cake stand is a beginner block that looks great on point.

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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.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

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

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