If Lady in Red looks familiar, you probably recognize the underlying design. I took some liberties with the traditional Lady of the Lake quilt block pattern, replacing two of the block's half-square triangles with squares and using three colors instead of the normal two. This variation probably has a name -- there's nothing truly new under the sun, but Lady in Red works just fine. The block finishes at 9" square and the instructions are for sixteen blocks. I've included an example of one layout, but flip the blocks around and you'll find lots of other possibilities.
Lady in Red Quilt Block Pattern
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12" Lady of the Lake Quilt Blocks
10" Lady of the Lake Quilt Blocks
© Janet Wickell
The Twinkling Star quilt block finishes at 12-inches square. There are lots and lots of little half square triangle units in the design -- just take it slowly and follow my advice on assembling them oversize and then cutting back to the exact dimensions. The little units provide the perfect opportunity to use your smaller leftover pieces of fabric (and for going super scrappy with this quilt block). The block was one of twelve used in the Scrap Happy Sampler quilt.
Make the Twinkling Star Quilt Block
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This little baby quilt finishes at about 34-1/2" x 43-1/4". It's made with 18 traditional Propeller quilt blocks. All of the blocks contain the same components, but in six of them a strip pieced unit is flipped around so that like-units don't meet when the quilt is assembled.
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