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BLOCK

Buster

to Keepsake Quilting Block Buster from Fons & Porters Love of Quilting. These blocks have been stitched in a variety of fabric selections from Keepsake Quilting and designed for easy cutting with the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler. This

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special ruler enables you to cut squares, rectangles, and two types of triangles from the same width stripgreat for scrap quilts or just making one block. For each block we show you a photograph, piecing diagrams, and a cutting chart for 6, 9, and 12 blocks. The alternate value

option is set together as a patch of four blocksmany times blocks set together with no sashing or as setting blocks make interesting hidden designs. Follow the Cutting Chart numbers for the finished-size block you are making. Then sew the pieces together following the piecing diagrams.

Sawtooth Star
A E B D C

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: D: Dark E: 4 4 2 2 8

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 2 4 234 2 4
3 3 3

12 312 312 312 312 312

2 2 2 2 2

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Half-Square Triangles Straighten left edge of fabric strip. Lay Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler on straightened edge with yellow triangle up and yellow cutting guideline along bottom edge of fabric at strip width. (Cutting guideline indicates finished size of triangle leg.) Cut along right edge of ruler. Turn ruler and align yellow cutting guideline along top edge of strip. Cut indicated number of triangles.

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Quarter-Square Triangles Lay Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler on strip with black triangle up and black cutting guideline along bottom edge of fabric at strip width. (Cutting guideline indicates finished size of hypotenuse of triangle.) Cut along both edges of ruler. Turn ruler and align black cutting guideline along top edge of strip and left edge along previous cut. Cut indicated number of triangles.

Cut a strip of fabric the width Choose fabrics with enough indicated in the chart. value variation to make the patchwork pieces show. These block buster patterns have 2 or 3 values in each block. Important Note: Instructions are written to cut triangles using special triangle rulers. You can cut both half-square and quarter-square triangles with the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler. If you dont have this ruler, you can use an Omnigrid 96 or 96L or an Easy Angle ruler to cut half-square triangles in the same manner. Cut quarter-square triangles with an Omnigrid 98 or 98L or a Companion Angle ruler. Do not cut triangles by cutting squares and then cutting the squares in half diagonally unless directed to do so for a few blocks that have triangles too large to cut with one of the special triangle rulers.

Underground railroad

Civil War Era Collection


C A A C B D

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: Dark D: 10 4 10 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 3 2 2 312
1

12 212 412 212 412

112 2 2 1 2 212
1 1

Clays Choice

E C B A D

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: C: Dark D: E 8 4 4 4 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 234 2 4 2 4
3 3 3

12 312 312 312 312 312

2 2 2 2 2

Crosses and losses

B D C

Cutting Chart
Light A:

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 5 8 5 8 234
3 3 3

12 312 312

4 4 = 2 = 2 4

2 2

B: C: 1
Medium D: 1 Dark E:

3 8 3 8
2
7

678 678 312

Yankee puzzle

C C D

A B

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: Dark D: 4 4 16 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 234 2 4
3 3

12 312 312 312 312

2 2 2 2

Churn dash

D C

B E

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: Medium D: Dark E: 4 4 1 4 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 312 312 x 2 3 2 3 2
1 1 1 1

12 412 412 x 212 412 412

212 212 x 112 2 2 2 2 2 2 x 1 2


1 1 1

3 2 x 2

Union Square

D
E A

B F C

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: Dark D: E: F: 16 4 1 4 8 8

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 312 3 2 2 2 2
1

12 212 412 412 212 212 212

112 212 2 2 1 2 1 2 112


1 1 1

Circa 1930 Collection


Summer winds
D A

B E C F

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: Dark D: E: F: 12 4 4 20 4 1

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 2 2 2
1

12 212 212 212 212 212 x 412 412

112 112 1 2 1 2 1 2 x 2 2 212


1 1 1

2 x 312

hour Glass
D E C A
FiniShed bloCk Size

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: D: Dark E:
2 1 2 2 4

6
Strip width

12

212 2 2 2 2 2 2 212
1 1 1

312 3 2 3 2 3 2 312
1 1 1

412 412 412 412 412

Shoo Fly
D C B A

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: C: Dark D: 4 1 4 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 312 312 3 2 3 2
1 1

12 412 412 412 412

212 212 2 2 2 2
1 1

ohio Star
B A C

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: Dark C: 8 5 8

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 312 2

12 212 412 212

112 212 1 2
1

Spring basket

E B F C G D
FiniShed bloCk Size

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: D: 1 Medium E: Dark F: G: 1 5 1 2 = 1 7 2 = 1

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 234 x 5 5 8 2 4 2 4 538


3 3
3

12 312 312 312 x 612 678 312 312 678

2 2 2 x 3 2 3 8 2 2
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old Maids puzzle


A B D E C

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: 1 Dark D: E: 1 4 4 = 2 4 = 2

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 538 2 4 5 8
3 3 3

12 312 312 678 312 678

2 2 378 2 3 8
7

Garden Brights Collection


indian
A D B E

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: D: Dark E: 2 8 2 8 1

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 2 4 234 5
3 3

12 312 312 312 312 612

2 2 2 2 3 2
1

birds in the Air

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: Dark C: 1 6 3 =1

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 312 312 9 8
7

12 412 412 1278

212 212 6 8
7

Cactus pot

A B E C F D G
FiniShed bloCk Size

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: 1 D: Medium E: F: 1 1 4 = 2 2 4 = 1 2

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 538
1 3

12 312 312 678 312 x 612 312 678

2 2 378 2 x 3 2 2 3 8 2
7

2 4 x 5 2 4 538
3

Dark G:

worlds Fair
B C D A

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: 1 Medium C: 1 Dark D: 4 = 2 = 2 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 5 8 5 8 2 4
3 3 3

12 312 678 678 312

2 3 8 3 8 2
7 7

best of All

D
E A

B F

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: C: Dark D: E: F: 16 4 1 8 16 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
1

12 212 212 412 212 212 212

112 112 2 2 1 2 112 1 2


1 1 1

Friendship Star
D B A C

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: C: Dark D: 4 4 1 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 312 3 2 3 2 3 2
1 1 1

12 412 412 412 412

212 2 2 2 2 2 2
1 1 1

zig zag

Far East Collection


A C D B

Cutting Chart
Light A:
B:

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

12

8 4 8 4

2 2 2 2

234 2 4 2 4 2 4
3 3 3

312 312 312 312

Dark C:
D:

Chinese Coin

B A C D E

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: C: Dark D: E: 8 4 8 4 1

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 312 2 3 2 3 2
1 1

12 212 412 212 412 412

112 212 1 2 2 2 2 2
1 1 1

Flying X
B D C A

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: Dark C: D: 8 4 8 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 2 4 234
3 3

12 312 312 312 312

2 2 2 2

Mosaics

D C A

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: Dark D: 1 12 4 8

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 358 2 4 2 4 2 4
3 3 3

12 434 312 312 312

258 2 2 2

Fox and Geese


A B D C

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Dark C: 1 D: 4 10 =2 6

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 538 2 4
3 3

12 312 312 678 312

2 2 378 2

Free trade
B A C D E

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: C: Dark D: E: 10 4 4 2 2

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 234 2 4 2 4
3 3 3

12 312 312 312 312 312

2 2 2 2 2

10

eddystone light

Batik Collection
A
F

C B

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: D: E: Dark F: 8 4 8 8 1 16

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 2 2 2 312 2

12 212 212 212 212 412 212

112 112 1 2 1 2 212 1 2


1 1 1

Flower basket

E C D B
FiniShed bloCk Size

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: 1 C: Dark D: E: 1 8 = 1 2 8 = 1

6
Strip width

9 234 5 8
1 3

12 312 678 312 x 612 312 678

2 3 8 2 x 3 2 2 3 8
7 7

2 4 x 5 2 4
3

Four patch Star

A E B D C

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: Medium D: Dark E: 4 4 2 2 8

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 2 4 234 2 4
3 3 3

12 312 312 312 312 312

2 2 2 2 2

11

darting birds
E F D B A C
FiniShed bloCk Size

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Medium C: D: Dark E: F: 1 2 1 4 1 6

6
Strip width

9 312 3 2 3 2 3 2 312 3 2
1 1 1 1

12 412 412 412 412 412 412

212 2 2 2 2 2 2 212 2 2
1 1 1 1

Star X
C A
D B

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: Dark C: D: 4 10 4 10

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 312 2 312 2

12 412 212 412 212

212 1 2 212 1 2
1 1

Flock of Geese
A C
B D

Cutting Chart
Light A: 1 B: Dark C: 1 D: = 2 8 = 2 8

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 538 2 4 5 8 2 4
3 3 3

12 678 312 678 312

378 2 3 8 2
7

12

Sugar bowl

Batik Collection

D
A E

B
F

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: 1 C: Dark D: E: F: 1

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 5 8
1 3

12

4 = 2 2 1 6 = 1

312 678 312 x 612 312 312 678

3 8 2 x 3 2
2 2

2 4 x 5 234 2 4 5 8
3 3

3 8

kings Crown

A
B E

F D

Cutting Chart
Light A: B: C: Medium D: Dark E: F: 4 8 4 1 16 4

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 2 2 2 4 4 2 3 2
1 3

12 212 212 212 614 212 412

112 1 2 112 3 8 1 2 2 2
1 1 3 1

Sarahs Choice

B
D A

Cutting Chart
Light A: Medium B: C: Dark D: 4 4 4 12

FiniShed bloCk Size

6
Strip width

9 234 2 4 2 4 234
3 3

12 312 312 312 312

2 2 2 2

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block buster Sampler Quilt

For 20 block buster blocks 6 blocks (42 x 51) 9 blocks (63 x 76) 12 blocks (84 x 101) Fabric amounts and other directions for setting your choice of 6 blocks are listed below9 and 12 fabric amounts are listed in brackets. Materials 20 Block Buster blocks (6, 9 or 12) 134 [312, 5] yards turquoise batik for setting squares, setting triangles, outer border, and binding 1 1 3 4 [ 2, 4] yard magenta batik for inner border 212 [4, 712] yards backing fabric Crib- [Twin-, Queen-] size quilt batting

Cutting Measurements include 14 seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed. You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. From turquoise batik, cut: n 12 612 [912, 1212] setting squares. n 4 934 [14, 1814] squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 14 quartersquare side setting triangles (2 are extra). n 2 518 [714, 938] squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 4 half-square corner setting triangles. n 2 312 x 45 [5 x 6714, 612 x 8912] side outer borders. n 2 312 x 4212[5 x 6312, 612 x 8412] top and bottom outer borders. n 5 [8, 10] (214-wide) strips for binding. From magenta batik, cut: n 2 112 x 43 [2 x 6414, 212 x 8512] side inner borders. n 2 112 x 3612 [2 x 5412, 212 x 7212] top and bottom inner borders.

Quilt Assembly Referring to the photograph below, lay out blocks, setting squares, and setting triangles. Join into diagonal rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add side inner borders to quilt center. Add top and bottom inner borders to quilt. Repeat for outer borders.
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Note: A Quilt Top Assembly Diagram for Block Buster Sampler Quilt is available at www.fonsandporter.com/ blockbuster

Finishing 1. Divide backing fabric into 2 [2, 3] pieces. Join pieces lengthwise. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. The quilt shown has a circle motif in the setting squares and feathers in the borders. 3. Join 214-wide turquoise strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

A Supplement to

Credits Editor: Janet Pittman Book Designer: Lyne Neymeyer Editorial Assistants: Kristine Peterson, Mary V. Cecil Photographer: Craig Anderson Cover: Quilting by Dawn Cavanaugh Keepsake Quilting Block Buster 2006 Quilting Acquisition, LLC P O Box 171 Winterset, IA 50273 Published by Love of Quilting Printed in the United States of America First Printing 2006

TIP If you prefer, use the Fons & Porter Easy Diagonal Sets Ruler to cut the setting triangles. Both triangles can be cut from the same size strip.