Quiltmaker Blocks #194 #273 #160


The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” Bertrand Russell

Payton’s Star

Sharyn Craig


I used the Quilt in a Day 2″ finished size mini geese ruler to make the 8 flying geese units.  I was pleased with the results.  Doing the “Stitch-and-Flip” technique to add to a half-square triangle unit was a first for me.


Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson


 Since I am using solid fabrics I felt the block would be more pleasing with fewer colors.  It was nice to have an easy to piece block.

Tumbler Star

Benita Skinner


When choosing fabrics for this block I think it is important to have a clear contrast in value.  I selected a very dark green, a medium blue and a very light green.

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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.

One thought on “Quiltmaker Blocks #194 #273 #160”

  1. I love your quote on the fridge. I need to remember that and share it with my 8 yr old son… when we are rushing too fast through our day! Found the sew along by accidents. I love accidents! LOL!

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