Back Cover Information
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 optionsincluding 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.
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
|Understanding Scrap Quilts ||7
|Designing with Blocks||13|
|Pinwheels Both Ways -Half-Square-Triangle
Units ||27 |
Make a Quilt - Four Patch Blocks||33
|Montana Scrappy - Half-Square-Triangle
and Four Patch Units||39 |
|Order Out of Chaos - Hourglass Blocks||45
|Country Cousins - Hourglass
and Nine Patch Blocks||49 |
|Barn Raising - Split Nine Patch Blocks||55
|Every Which Way - Split
Nine Patch Blocks||59 |
- Churn Dash Blocks ||67 |
|Crisscross - Triple Four Patch Blocks||71
- Triple Four Patch Blocks||77
|Goose the Fox - Fox and
Geese Blocks||81 |
Can Be Wonderful - Fox and Gees Blocks||85
|Tipsy Nine Patch - Crossroads
to Jericho Blocks||89 |
Way Did He Go? - Crossroads to Jericho Blocks||93
|About the Author||
Pinwheels Both Ways
Lattice Make a Quilt