This delightful but tricky block was originally available from the Clinton Herald in the 1930s. Nancy Mahoney simplified the construction by adding narrow sashing so the blocks float just a little. You only have to make 16 blocks, and your friends will be so impressed!
Finished quilt: 53" x 53"
Finished block: 9½" x 9½"
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As an author and teacher, Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for more than 40 years. An impressive range of her beautiful quilts has been featured in over 250 national and international quilt magazines. Nancy's best-selling books include Learn to Paper Piece (2016), Simple Circles and Quick Curves (2013), Treasures from the '30s (2010), and Applique Quilt Revival (2008). When she's not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine-applique techniques, and visiting gardens.
Nancy makes her home in central Georgia with her life partner of over 45 years, Tom, and their umbrella cockatoo, Prince. Visit Nancy on her website at NancyMahoney.com and on Facebook at Nancy Mahoney Designs. Follow her on Instagram: @nancymahoneydesigns.
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