The Variable Star is a classic quilt block that has been around for over 100 years. It has also been called the Sawtooth Star and the Evening Star. The possibilities with this one really are endless. Since the center is a square, you can fill that square with patchwork, fussy cut fabric, or more stars
The Dutchman's Puzzle pattern is a simple block constructed of pairs of flying geese blocks. It is a very old design, originating in the late 1800's. It is also commonly known as a Windmill Block or Spinning Windmill Block because the triangles are reminiscent of the famous Dutch windmills.
You cannot have too many tote bags. Especially after you discover how easy they are to sew! Combining different fabrics and experimenting with various sizes will give you endless possibilities. A book bag, a knitting tote, a gym carryall, a catch-all for the car, it makes a marvellous customized gift for anyone.