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12 - double star

This block is also known as “Hope of Hartford”, and thank goodness for that because can you imagine how many results come up when you try to search for a quilt block called “Double Star”? 156 more words

Amy Butler

9 - clover

My mom bought a copy of the Step-by-Step Needlecraft Encyclopedia by Judy Brittain when I was a kid and this book fascinated me. As the title suggests, it’s a detailed guide to almost any needlecraft/fabric art (everything from tatting to cord quilting to basic garment construction), complete with historical examples. 324 more words

Amy Butler

7 - rocky mountain chain

I love this little block- the star within star and the circle of blocks tumbling around the center. It’s good people. I do wish I’d made this about twice the size. 217 more words

Amy Butler

6 - lady of the lake

For whatever reason, I struggled to line up my seams on today’s lady of the lake block. As a result, the final product is charmingly (I insist on thinking my own errors are charming) irregular. 135 more words

Amy Butler

Fix It or Let It Be?

I have a lot more sympathy for medieval scribes than I once did. I always envisioned them sitting in a sunny room, enjoying the copying of a beautiful manuscript—pretty colors and interesting words. 514 more words

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5 - churn dasher

I’ve seen this block a LOT lately around the interwebz, and I can see why. It’s one of the prettiest things I’ve ever made personally. … 141 more words

Amy Butler

4 - handy andy

Yesterday I was preparing for an interview for a federal job when a federal hiring freeze was announced. What are the odds, right? Anyways, I went ahead with the interview (who knows what the real effect will be) and then smothered my anxieties with sewing. 178 more words

Amy Butler