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 Free On-Line Block Patterns
"Rolling Star" "Down on the Farm" series
Weathervane
Flocks of Geese   
Northwind
Wind Mill
Corn & Beans    
Fox & Goose
Flying Geese
Obtain our FREE printer-friendly patterns by clicking on the sample blocks shown. This will take you to the specific pattern page.  Then use your browser's PRINT command.  Or click your right mouse button on the pattern and save it to your disk.  (Mac users hold the mouse button down until a pop-up window appears where you save the image.)

DOWN ON THE FARM is a growing collection of old favorites as well as some new designs - each with a country theme, such as "Churn Dash", "Corn and Beans" and "Turkey in the Straw".  Designs lend themselves well to 3 or 4 coordinated fabrics with one background fabric.  Instructions are included for both 6" and 12" blocks.

CLICK IMAGE for Free Pattern Our first block in the DOWN ON THE FARM series is called "Weathervane".  It features two techniques which will be used in several of the blocks in this series - easy half-square triangles and diagonal corner triangles.

CLICK IMAGE for Free Pattern "Flocks of Geese" is an appropriate name for this next block in our DOWN ON THE FARM series.  It is made entirely of those easy triangle-squares and uses only one of the print fabrics plus the background.

CLICK IMAGE for Free Pattern "Northwind" is present in all seasons on the farm.  This block is another that uses easy triangle-squares of only one print fabric plus the background.

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CLICK IMAGE for Free Pattern Once a common site on rural horizons, the "Wind Mill" reminds us of days when we were not so dependent on oil prices for our utilities.  This block is much easier than it first appears, however be careful to cut the squares on the straight grain of fabric to avoid stretching.
CLICK IMAGE for Free Pattern The orderly rows of "Corn and Beans" reflect the year-round challenges of our area farmers.  Although it looks complicated, this block is pieced in fourths, with triangles joined in easy units before assembling. It makes a terrific scrap quilt if you get inspired!
CLICK IMAGE for Free Pattern As formations of Flying Geese pass overhead, farm and city folk alike see a sure sign of changing seasons. This is only one variation of a popular pattern - shown using the background fabric plus a selection of four coordinating prints.
CLICK IMAGE for Free Pattern Watch out for that hungry fox! He'd especially love to get one of our geese! The "Fox and Goose" pattern again uses the triangle square technique of assembling the block. The sample shown uses five different fabrics.

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ROLLING STAR
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There has been considerable interest in this quilt block which is part of the animation on our PATTERNS & BOOKS page.  The design was found in an old quilting notebook, original source unknown.  If you know the history of this block or have seen it by another name, please let us know.