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The scrap quilts in Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts by Lynn Roddy Brown were all made using patchwork blocks acquired in trades. Making and trading identical sets of blocks is an efficient way to acquire many different blocks and is also a wonderful way to get a greater variety of fabrics. Tips to get started and instructions are included for creating 15 scrap quilts.


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Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts

Author: Lynn Roddy Brown
Pages: 96
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: Martingale and Patchwork Place
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4K10924
Weight: 1.0 lb

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It's hard to resist a block swap! If you've ever wondered what to do with all those blocks you've collected in guild swaps, online trades, or at antique shops, this book has the answers. You will find plenty of options—including cutting lists for making individual quilts if you don't have a collection of blocks.

  • Find step-by-step instructions for creating 15 scrap quilts.
  • Get tips for starting a successful block sway, including suggested block sizes, fabric choices and more.
  • Increase your creative choices with the alternate layout suggestion in each project.

About the Author

Lynn Roddy Brown is a sixth generation Texan who has always loved to sew. She took her first sewing lessons at the age of eight at the local Singer sewing-machine shop. When she was 10, she won the Singer regional dressmaking contest and received a sewing machine as her prize.

As she was growing up, there was one beautiful quilt in her home, made by Lynn's great grandmother as a wedding gift to her parents. This quilt, which now belongs to Lynn, kindled a lifelong interest in quilting. In the early 1970s, she began tearing pictures of quilts from magazines and did some patchwork with templates, but it was not until 1989 when she lived in Rochester, New York, that she began to quilt seriously.

For the past 10 years, she has been a member of a bee that trades blocks for scrap quilts. She loves scrap quilts because they give her the opportunity to use many different fabrics.

Lynn currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, an economics professor at Rice University. She and her husband have also lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. They have three grown children, one wonderful son-in-law and two cherished grandchildren. Lynn has been a seventh-grade science teacher and computer programmer. She received a kidney transplant in January of 2002, for which she is truly grateful.

Table of Contents

 
Introduction 6
Understanding Scrap Quilts 7
Trading Blocks9
Designing with Blocks13
Quiltmaking Techniques18
Projects  
Pinwheels Both Ways -Half-Square-Triangle Units 27
Lattice Make a Quilt - Four Patch Blocks33
Montana Scrappy - Half-Square-Triangle and Four Patch Units39
Order Out of Chaos - Hourglass Blocks45
Country Cousins - Hourglass and Nine Patch Blocks49
Barn Raising - Split Nine Patch Blocks55
Every Which Way - Split Nine Patch Blocks59
Zigzag - Churn Dash Blocks 67
Crisscross - Triple Four Patch Blocks71
UFO Complete - Triple Four Patch Blocks77
Goose the Fox - Fox and Geese Blocks81
Orange Can Be Wonderful - Fox and Gees Blocks85
Tipsy Nine Patch - Crossroads to Jericho Blocks89
Which Way Did He Go? - Crossroads to Jericho Blocks93
About the Author 

Instruction Page

Instruction Page

Pinwheels Both Ways
Pinwheels Both Ways

Lattice Make a Quilt
Lattice Make a Quilt


Turn of Events Sunshine On my Shoulders
Country Cousins Barn Raising
Country Cousins and Barn Raising

Square Dance Double Dizzy Wedding

UFO CompleteOrange Can Be Wonderful
UFO Complete and Goose the Fox

Orange Can Be WonderfulTipsy Nine Patch
Orange Can Be Wonderful and Tipsy Nine Patch

Double Dizzy Wedding


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