Half-Square Triangle Blocks

This wonderful block is basic to many quilting patternQuilt block looks like a star, but represents 4 people quilting. This one has a "solomon's puzzle' block in the center.s.

Download instructions Half-square triangle basic

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April Book Lovers Club

We are making progress on our city quilts. My quilt is based on my novella, Christmas in Thirty Minutes.  The Eight Hands Around block… representing the quit shop also found in Solomon’s Puzzle.

IMG_3631 The Eight Hands Around Quilt Shop in Solomon's Puzzle by Loris Nebbia





IMG_3637 Annapolis State House with osprey nest by Loris Nebbia original design

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Book Lovers Block Of The Month February Blocks

Cottonseed Glory’s Book Lovers Block of the Month Club is working on new quilts for this year.  We are going to design quilts that celebrate some of our favorite places. My quilt will show wonderful things about Annapolis from the viewpoint of my Christmas story, “Christmas in Thirty Minutes.” Some of the quilters are going to make the quilt I design, some plan to adapt the plan and skills to their own favorite or imagined place. Do you want to join us? Send an email and we’ll see how you can!


my interpretation of the George Taylor House on East Street, Annapolis… the sort of building I imagine the clinic in Christmas in Thirty Minutes to be housed.


the quilt shop called, Eight Hands Around


February’s assignment includes creating a block that says “comfort.” Here’s a cup of cappuccino with a chocolate covered pretzel cookie. More like comfort, cheer and yum!

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Another Finished Quilt

Ann Barbara SP Quilt


Barbara Bourne, friend and colleague, joined my Book Lovers Block of the Month Club at Cottonseed Glory a couple of years ago.  She finished her beautiful Solomon’s Puzzle Sampler Quilt and our friend and fellow club member, Ann Hazelwood, quilted it. I wish I had a picture of the back so you could see the gorgeous quilting from that side! Congratulations to both of you. It is beautiful!

See Ann Hazelwood’s quilting by following this link.

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News About Christmas In Thirty Minutes, BOGO

A dear former student has the only copy of Christmas in Thirty Minutes in Afghanistan. Josh and book

You can change that! If you’d like to send a copy to someone serving in the U.S. Military in Afghanistan, buy a copy for yourself or a stateside gift and I’ll send one to your overseas loved one for free. Be sure to send me a note via email with the APO/FPO address. December 9 is the last day to mail overseas.

Shipping is free for the holiday season.

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