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There are thousands of sites online with free project directions, some of which can be found in the links section of our site. The projects below were written by members of our Guild.

Bird House Block
This simple and cute block is a 6" x 8" rectangle, but you can add a little background fabric to the sides to make it fit with your other 8" blocks.
Half Square Mania
Half-square triangles blocks are an easy way to get started making a variety of complicated-looking quilts.
Four Square
This simple quilt alternated Four-Patch blocks with solid blocks is very suitable for beginning quilters.
Trip Around The World
Another easy-to-make quilt is all in how you choose to place your fabrics.
Cobblestones
This quilt can be made with a fluffy batt and tied or machine quilted. It's an excellent design for practice quilting and great for using up scraps.
Cute Facing Mice
Originally a block-exchange block, this pattern was adapted from Quilter's Newsletter and makes a great border design. (Note: These instructions are in a PDF file. Clicking on the link should enable you do download the file and view directly though your web browser.)
Folk Art Cats
I made a quilt of these blocks long ago (must have been in the 1980s) and I have since lost the instructions, so I wrote these. (Note: These instructions are in a PDF file. Clicking on the link should enable you do download the file and view directly though your web browser.)
Grandmother's Choice
This is a quicker way to make the Grandmother's Choice block - no need to cut out triangles! Included are possible quilt layouts and how to make different size blocks.
Tips on the Disappearing Hourglass block
This is a quick block to make that makes a stunning quilt.
Hexagon Stars
This is a quick review of how to make a Hexagon Stars quilt. Use of a 60 degree triangle is recommended, and, while the sewing and cutting are very easy, the instructions are written for someone who has had at least a little experience as a quilter. (Note: These instructions are in a PDF file. Clicking on the link should enable you do download the file and view directly though your web browser.)
Swirling Star
Traditional directions for a Swirling Star block which can be machine or hand pieced. Non-traditional directions which allow you to piece two opposite stars at one time are available through this link. (Note: These instructions are in a PDF file. Clicking on the link should enable you do download the file and view directly though your web browser.)
Jacob's Ladder
A traditional block that is simple enough for a beginning quilter to piece. (Note: These instructions are in a PDF file. Clicking on the link should enable you do download the file and view directly though your web browser.)
Grandmother's Wedding Ring
Easier than the better-known "Double Wedding Ring", this block requires no y-seam piecing and leaves a large octagon in the center for quilting motifs or applique. (Note: These instructions are in a PDF file. Clicking on the link should enable you do download the file and view directly though your web browser.)
Log Cabin with Star Sashing
Use this nifty block to create a starry quilt, or incorporate the outside strips and triangles into a sashing for your own blocks. (BotM from November 2012)
Roman Stripe
This easy block is perfect for a quick, elegant gift or a scrappy Comfort Quilt (BotM from December 2012)
Jewel Box
(BotM from January/February 2013)
Pinwheel
Give this classic block a whirl in bright saturated colors or pretty pastels for a perfect baby quilt, or use the school colors for high-schools or new college students. (BotM from April 2013)
Slashed Square
Anything goes with this Modern block. Use a big block to show off your fabric, or smaller ones to experiment. (BotM from May 2013)
2009 Mystery 1: The Search for the Star
Can you mend this Fractured Star? Follow the clues and see!
Show this mystery as a pdf file.
2009 Mystery 2: Where Does This Road Go?
Follow the clues and end up with one Heavenly quilt.
Show this mystery as a pdf file.