Tips & techniquesand expert advice on everything from half-square triangles to four-at-a-time flying geese
In this impressive collection, you'll discover a rich compendium of 201 classic blocks you can use to hone your sewing skills and create wonderful block sampler quilts! Author Sue Voegtlin organizes the blocks in groups of 2 × 2, 3 × 3, 4 × 4, and 6 × 6 grids with instructions and math provided for 6-, 9- and 12-inch blocks. The step-by-step instructions, expert advice, and detailed diagrams make construction a snap—without special rulers!
Block Geniusis a block library that is sure to become your go-to source for reference, inspiration, and instruction. With the exception of a few that were designed by the author, the block designs are all nearly 100 years old. Some designs are still sewn to this day, but many deserve new recognition and use by today's quilters. A browser's delight, the four-color photography provides color and fabric-choice inspiration, and each block's evocative name recalls quilting's rich history.
Clear instructions and expert advice are provided along with exploded diagrams of each block.Block Geniuswill show you how to construct half-square and quarter-square triangles, flying geese, square-in-a-square, and parallel blocks, plus provide tips on fabric selection, color choice, cutting, pressing, and sewing.
The best part is all the math is already done for you! Sue provides accurate dimensions for each cut so you can easily size your blocks for six, nine, and twelve-inches.
Discover new blocks and mix and match them to create your next keepsake quilt, withBlock Genius!