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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

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The patchwork V-block is amazingly adaptable. Even though it's made with straight lines, it gives the illusion of circles! Sara Gallegos and guest Angela Huffman show you how the quilt block creates all kinds of secondary designs, and how it adds some dressed-up sophistication to this country-charmer of a quilt.

This quilt features a two-block design that creates a rippling movement similar to the moonlight reflected on the surface of water.

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There's more than one way to construct a quilt block. On this episode, Angela Huffman joins Sara Gallegos to explore the different methods for constructing a classic quilt block called Mother's Choice. Build the block using fussy-cutting, cornerstones, triangle-squares, stitch-and-flip piecing, or mitered corners. Learn why you might pick one technique over another for this skillbuilder quilt block.

Quilters collect fabrics that "speak" to them. Marianne loves to collect reproduction prints and tiny shirting prints. When combined they create a soothing, classic quilt. Inspired by a house quest from New Hampshire the quilt was sashed with stars from the night sky.

The quilt in this episode features quick-pieced flying geese blocks and custom-made fusible bias tape for flower stems. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will guide you through the steps and techniques. This episode includes a treat - quilts Liz and friends each created from a block exchange.

This zigzag set quilt features Ohio Star blocks created as part of a block exchange. This is a great way to make a scrappy style quilt and have fun sharing your stash with quilt friends. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will show you how to over-size the hourglass unit in this block design to increase the accuracy of your piecing.

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