How to avoid being a Pointless Person

This technique for preserving points on the Friendship Star and other Pinwheel and Star blocks comes from reader Diane Williams (edited by Marje Rhine, American Quilter magazine pattern editor). It works ONLY when you are making blocks using half-square triangles that you have cut slightly oversized. For this project, I was working on a 9”…

What’s in a name?

A block name, that is. It struck me when Barbara Brackman mentioned in the December issue of TQL (in If You Could Ask One Question feature) that “Names we assume to be folk tradition often were invented by needlework editors.” Such power! I realize that happens these days, but never thought about it happening way…