Quiltmaker Block #477


Well behaved women seldom make history.



I found this block much easier to make than the first three.  I have been seriously quilting for 25 years but I have never used small pieces unless they were strip pieced into a block.  Since I am one of the “designers” I am working ahead.  My piecing has definitely improved.  Being a few threads off in large blocks is not a problem.  With these 6″ blocks a few threads can make a huge difference.

I must confess the photo of the block above was edited.  Those very straight edges are not due to my advanced piecing skills.

I love the very scrappy original block but with the solids I am using I decided to go with only three colors.

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Lynn Roddy Brown

I am a sixth generation Texan that has always loved to sew. I took my first sewing lessons at the age of eight at the local Singer sewing-machine shop. I live in Houston, Texas with my husband an economics professor at Rice University. We have three grown children and two cherished grandchildren. I have been making scrap quilts for 25 years. Martingale published my three books: Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts, Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts and Patchwork-Play Quilts.

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