Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
I'm posting today as part of the blog tour for Tacha Bruecher 's new book, Hexa Go-Go , which is a fabulous collection of quilt projects featuring English paper pieced hexagons. You can find a schedule of the other blog tour posts here . I think it's always exciting to learn a new technique, and I can happily say that Hexa Go-Go taught me how to do English paper piecing with hexagons.
Or how to turn dresden fan blocks into octagons. I wanted octagons because it is easy to turn them into squares. My dresden fan blocks have 24 wedges. I use a 15 degre fan ruler to make them.
By using your own measurements for your device you can make this pretty cover to fit anything! I made this one to fit a notebook I use to keep track of our monthly budget. I hate to pay the bills, but when I pull out my pretty cover I feel a little bit better. Supplies: 3 fat quarters , or a little little more depending on the size of your case.
I hope you’ll feel at home here and enjoy what you see and hear. If you’re not familiar with podcasts, this is a good place to hang out. Just in case you don’t know, a podcast is an internet radio show — think audio only, not video.
Probably many of us like using strip piecing in our quilts. But how about using striped fabrics ? Instead of piecing strips use some striped fabrics... Lately I have played a little more with such fabrics and I love them. And I love even more what I can make with them. The fabric I used for this tutorial is a heavy cotton canvas from Ikea.
Elizabeth is back with our Week Two Sew-Along project. Every Monday throughout Quilting Month II Elizabeth Hartman from Oh, Fransson! will show you how to create a new block. You can choose to make one block or many, and you can play along every week or just once or twice!
Here's how to make a zig zag quilt without piecing those pesky triangles! First, select your fabrics. You will need:
I'm thrilled to bring you a pattern for a child-sized quilt -- not quite a lap size, but bigger than a baby quilt and long enough to cover the toes of your grade-schooler. For fabric requirements for a larger sized quilt, please visit my blog. 1 Layer Cake of Amelia by Me and My Sister Designs 1.5 yards of sashing (white with black dots, # 22167 17) 0.5 yards of binding (purple stripe, #22165 14) 1.5 yards of backing (flannel purple flowers, #22161 14F) Cutting: from sashing: cut 18 strips Width of Fabric (WOF) that are 1.5" wide cut 5 strips WOF that are 2.5" wide from binding: cut 5 strips WOF that are 2.5" wide Choose 20 of your layer cake squares to go in the quilt.
Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on the circle quilt! It seems like there is an interest for a tutorial, so here it is. I'm going to split it into a few posts because there are a lot of steps. Step 1: Pick out your fabrics! For a 38" x 50" quilt, you will need: 2 yds fabric for main blocks - I used white Kona cotton 1/4 yd each of 6 coordinating fabrics for circles 2 yds medium weight fusible interfacing 2 yd fabric for backing - I used a confetti print flannel 38" x 50" low loft quilt batting - I bought a package that was crib sized (45" x 60") 5 yd double fold bias tape - I used 2 packs of 7/8" light gray double fold bias tape (total of 6 yds) Coordinating thread - I used light gray to match the binding
Quilting Blogs & Websites
May is my hosting month for the Modern Stash Quilting Bee ! I have been thinking about my block all year. I initially wanted to do a Cathedral Window block, but wavered on it. Now that it's my turn, I decided to stick to my first choice. The quilt that results from the accumulative blocks will be a gift for someone expecting twin boys later this summer. :-) I used the tutorials for the block from Melissa at Lilac Lane.
Here it is, Septembers block of the month. Finally. The title of this post should really be “adventures in sewing". I have to say, I love how this block looks, but until I find yet another way to do this, I think this will be my only cathedral window for awhile, although I did find some short cuts that I haven’t seen discussed elsewhere.
How to Quilt a Cathedral Window Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial. A cathedral window quilt is a traditional quilt block pattern that frames squares of colorful fabrics in the... How to Make a Cathedral Window Quilt Square An old-fashioned patchwork design, the cathedral window quilt pattern is an complex folding of fabrics that resembles windows. Traditionally, the background squares... Directions for cathedral window quilt The cathedral window quilt design gets its name from the colorful, windowlike openings in the fabric.
The Cathedral Window Quilt pattern is gorgeous. The Origami-like folding of fabric, the jewel like tones of the "windows", the layers of fabric and stitching - all combine to create an amazing, complex looking quilt. The reality is that the process is not that hard, and with a little learning and patience, you can do it quite easily.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Thank you to all that participated in my November fabric giveaway - the winner has been drawn and I've emailed them directly. On a different note, here's a block tutorial that will be featured on Sew We Quilt on the 30th - just wanted to share it with you all first! This block is a different take on the cathedral window design and uses only charm squares (pre-cut 5" squares). There are so many crafting possibilities with this quick and easy block!
I couldn't find a tutorial on cathedral window pillows anywhere so I decided to make one of my own. If anything needs clarification please let me know and I'll try to fix things. It is very picture heavy but I'm hoping that will make things as clear as possible. You will need...