Monday, 11 June 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 15 - Cornerstones

Cornerstones Block (VERSION 1)
Once upon a time in a land far away there lived three women – a huge woman; a middling size woman and a tiny, very slim woman  (who could seriously do with eating more cake!). 

The three women spent their time following The Patchsmith on Instagram and Flickr.   But they spent most of their time arguing amongst themselves over the perfect size block to make.

The huge woman liked to make very large blocks, whilst the tiny woman liked to make very small blocks.  The middling size woman however, found the 6” blocks in The Patchsmith’s Sampler Blocks pattern book to be just the right size.

Cornerstones Block (VERSION 2)

Thankfully there was one block that suited all three women – the Cornerstones block.

It contained one large cornerstone to keep the huge woman happy........

Eight small cornerstones to keep the tiny woman happy ........

And four cornerstone squares that were just right for the middling size woman .....

And so a contentment descended upon the home of the three women as they set about stitching their own Cornerstones Blocks.
Cornerstones Block (VERSION 3)

Truth be told, all three women liked to play with fabric and this block didn’t disappoint.   It was such a quick and easy block to put together that they would’ve had time to clean the sewing room if only they could agree on the size of broom needed to sweep the floor!

If you want to make your own Cornerstones block you will find it in The Patchsmith's Sampler Blocks pattern book.  You will also find it in the Patchwork Corners Mug Rug pattern - a simple mug rug pattern that is tailor made for the beginner mug rug maker.
One of two versions included in the Patchwork Corners Mug Rug pattern.

The second version included in the Patchwork Corners Mug Rug pattern.

Can you tell which woman made which block?  If you can then you could win a copy of the paperback version of The Patchsmith's Sampler Blocks pattern book due to be released very shortly. Just leave a comment telling me which of the three woman (large, middle, small) made which of the three Cornerstone Blocks (version 1, 2 or 3).  You only need link one block with one woman - but should you link all three blocks to the correct women there will be a bonus prize!  
Closing date is Sunday 17th June 2018 and I will pick a winner from the correct entries the following Monday.
p.s. Don't forget to leave an email.

Until then ........


  1. I'll guess 1-S, 2-L, 3-M :)! Very cute blocks. Loved the story!

  2. I’m guessing the large woman made block 2, medium made block 1 and small made 3!!

  3. Since each of the women liked to work with a different size, I think all of them worked on these blocks together. Thank you for the chance. (Loved the story)

  4. The huge woman #1
    Middling #2
    Tiny #3

  5. This is delightful! Are the blocks 6 inch blocks?
    My guess is: block # 1 is huge
    block # 2 is medium
    block # 3 is tiny

    Thanks for the chance.

    1. Yes, all blocks are 6" (finished size).

  6. I'm sorry to have deleted my guess, but I neglected to follow the rules and did not leave an email/contact info.

    My guess is that Ver.1 was made by the huge woman, Ver. 2, by the Tiny woman, and Ver.3 was made by the middling woman.

    vburr at charter dot net

  7. How adorable is this block and contest! My guess is large made #2, middle made #3, and tiny made #1. My email is

  8. #1 - medium
    #2 - small
    #3 - large
    these are my guesses. I love them all.

    1. Hi Angela,
      Well done, you have won a copy of the paperback version as soon as it is released. Can you email me your address please. (My email is in my profile). Congrats.

  9. Kelly Ragsdale13 June 2018 at 13:39

    Version 1 is small, version 2 is large and version 3 is medium. I absolutely love these blocks and I really enjoyed the story! My email address is

  10. My guess would be Version #1 was the middle woman, Version #2 was the large woman, and Version #3 was the small woman. Such cute blocks too! My email is