A Compendium of Quilts Blocks

Block Genius by Sue Voeglin provides everyone with the skills to dissect blocks into units that are easy to piece in multiple sizes.   Most of the 200 blocks are classics but there are a few added bonuses designed by the author herself!


The blocks are divided into sections that play well together- those based on two, three, four and six grids.  Then measurements are provided to cut and sew them into six; nine; and twelve-inch blocks.

Over a year in the making, this book is a true labor of love!  Sue is an amazing photographer – and therefore has a phenomenal sense of color.  Seeing the blocks in different colorways makes this a resource guide that is a pleasure to browse as well.  Here is just a sampling of the treats that are hidden inside.

Seesaw  balkan-puzzle  louisana-pinwheel

ozark-maple-leaf  bowl-of-fruit  card-trick

Clear instructions and exploded diagrams make cutting and sewing these designs a breeze.  But, there are detailed instructions on how to make half-square triangles; quarter-square triangles; flying geese units; square in a square and parallel blocks.

Many of the blocks are old favorites but many of them are antique blocks that deserve a spot in the sun once more.  This is a reference guide that is destined to be a must have in every quilter’s library!

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