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.

Until next time .....


  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.

  6. #1 - medium
    #2 - small
    #3 - large
    these are my guesses. I love them all.