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with Kate Colleran
Online Class

3 Blocks, 30 Quilts

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Unlock the creative power of three approachable blocks to create remarkable projects with quilt designer Kate Colleran. Get tips for choosing fabrics, strip piecing, pressing and more. Then showcase favorite fabrics in a modified log cabin block made with strips of all different sizes. Sew a second block featuring a four-patch that creates settings with vibrant interplay between blocks. For the most dramatic block yet, combine half- and quarter-square triangles, trapezoids and star points. Discover 10 unique settings for each of these blocks — and make them your own! Blend beautiful colors with hand-picked patterns for one-block quilts with all the visual interest and movement you strive for.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h44m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Join quilting instructor Kate Colleran for a fun, engaging introduction to the class. You'll start by contemplating color pairings as Kate lends her tips on where to look for inspiration and how to audition colors before you start the quilting process.

2. Modified Log Cabin: Huey Louie

2. Modified Log Cabin: Huey Louie

Start the first of three blocks: a modified log cabin block called Huey Louie. Kate introduces you to the composition of the block before walking you through everything you need to know in order to measure, cut, sew and press it to achieve the best results.

3. Setting Basics

3. Setting Basics

Learn Kate's quilting tips for success, which can be applied to projects that use any of the blocks demonstrated in class. Then explore various setting options for the Huey Louie blocks you made in Lesson 2, using Kate's design inspirations as a springboard.