Free Patterns from Sophie Junction Tutorial--Modern square garden quilt-- Ok, I gave a fancy name to my simple square quilt. This is very easy to do, but I wanted a different look, so I chose ginghum check fabric for the sashing and the borders. * You will need 1 charm pack (I used some for another project, so I only had 35 pieces left. That's what we will use for this quilt). 2 yards ginghum check fabric (for sashing, borders, and bias tape) * Note--Always cut big pieces first and work your way down to small pieces. I cut all the long pieces from length of fabric. * Cutting: 25P-- 2 1/2"x 5" (sashing for between the squares) 6P--- 2 1/2"x 31" (sashing for between the rows) 2P--- 4"x 38 1/2" (top borders) 2P--- 4"x 44 1/2" (sides borders) * How to assemble the quilt: 1. 3. 4. Now you have the quilt top! I like the batting and backing to have an extra 3" around the egde. For the bias tape, check out my tutorial. I basted my quilt and haven't decide what to do.
What I Did Last Summer | A Crafty Fox | After months of swapping and purchasing via etsy and ebay, last June I cut into some precious bits of Flea Market Fancy. And then I got distracted. So here is a UFO that sat neglected for nearly a year. The pattern is Saltwater Taffy by Fig Tree. My little block from my previous post measures in at exactly 5″. Nine of my awesome readers guessed the size right! Congrats, Karen!
Finished Paintbox Quilt The Paintbox Quilt is finished! This quilt is made with 64 - 6.5" blocks in 32 color combinations (8 by 8 blocks with 1.5" sashing). Each combination is a Kona cotton solid and a monochromatic quilting print. One of the blocks in each combination is made with a printed center and outer ring and the other is made with a solid center and outer ring. I had a hard time deciding how to lay out the blocks for the quilt. I alternated the orientation of the squares so the "pulled" corners were going in opposite directions. On the back, I made a pieced panel with a little rectangle of each of the Kona cottons. The letters on the back are just simple Kona cotton appliques, made using this technique. The washed and quilted linen is so incredibly soft, which makes this a very comfy quilt too! I originally had a black and white binding on this quilt, but it was a little "too much" so I ended up going with this gold and white stripe from Kaufman's Pimatex Basics, which I really like.
sarah stitched Christmas Once a Month: Winter Seeds Table Topper - The Crafty Quilter Welcome to the June edition of Christmas Once a Month! I have a quick and easy table topper to share with you that would make a great hostess gift or an added holiday touch to any table! I have always wanted to do something with the melon (or pumpkin seed) block and this little table topper fit the bill. I used fabric from the Winter’s Lane Collection by Kate and Birdie Paper Co for Moda. Finished Size: 27 1/2″ wide Here is how you can make this table topper for yourself (or a friend): Supplies: 1 pkg. charm squares OR the following:1 fat 1/8 (9″ x 21″) each of 5 light fabrics for background1 fat 1/8 (9″ x 21″) each of 2 aqua fabrics for seed appliqueFabric scraps of red fabric for seed applique1/4 yard binding7/8 yard backing Cutting Instructions: Side Triangles: From one of the light background fabrics, cut (2) 7 1/4″ squares, then cut in half once diagonally.Center Squares: From each of the four remaining background fabrics, cut (4) 5″ squares each. Assembly Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Cinnamon-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Have you tried chia seeds? I first had them sprinkled on a salad a couple years ago…they are delicious with a subtle nutty flavor, and they pair well with so many things. (They’re a great addition to smoothies, oatmeal, and muffins!) For the past year or so, I’ve been seeing chia seed pudding all over the place and I decided it was finally time to try it for myself. I’m glad I finally gave it a try! Chia Seeds Once you have the basic chia seed/liquid formula, you can add anything you like, such as sweetener, flavoring, and other mix-ins. I like to take treats like this and come up with flavors based on classic desserts. And healthy it is. Cinnamon-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Serves 2 1 cup non-dairy milk, any kind you like (I like plain, unsweetened almond milk) 3 tablespoons chia seeds 1-2 packets stevia (more or less to taste)* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 small pinch sea salt
Linguine bunnybuns... From outer space! *With pattern* I just love weird elongated limbs! And bunnies. So, I decided to combine the two, resulting in this threesome of rather unusual rabbity things. I was going to just call them linguine bunnybuns, but my boyfriend insisted that they're space bunnies. So now they're linguine bunnybuns... from outer space! W00t! They're so ickle and tiny! I express color through my amigurumi... no really! And if you'd like to make some silly bunnies as well, here's the pattern. Linguine bunnybuns... Materials: - One skein of yarn in the body color of your choice.- An oddment of white yarn for the tail.- Embroidery floss for the nose.- Beads for the eyes.- A hook appropriate to the weight of the yarn. The ears, head, torso and legs are all crocheted as one continuous piece, starting at the tip of the first ear. First ear Second ear and body Start like the first bunny ear, but don't fasten off after R18. R19: ch 3, sc around the 6 st of the first ear, sc into each of the 3 ch made at the beginning of the round. Arms
Quilts + Color Honeysweet Pinwheel Quilt take 4 of the pinwheel blocks and sew them together. This will be part of the top outer border. Repeat for the bottom outer bordertake 6 of the pinwheel blocks and sew them together for the side outer border. Repeat for the other side outer border. You are now ready to add the borders...measure the sides of the center piece...they should be the same lengthmeasure the top and bottom of the large center piece...they should be the same widthyou will use these measurements to cut your inner border pieces take 3 of the 1-1/2" x wof strips, join them using a 45 degree angle (like you would piece your binding strips). Lay out your quilt pieces into 5 rows as shown below TIP: when attaching the 1-1/2" inner border to the pinwheel blocks place the border piece next to your sewing machine and have the pinwheel blocks on top. sew the 3 rows together to complete your quilt toppress your seams towards the narrow border piecesquilt and bindI hope you enjoy this Honeysweet Pinwheel quilt.
Bento Box Quilt, Part 1 Whew, now that my trip has been blogged, I can focus on more creative endeavors. This is sick…while sitting on the beach, I kept thinking about all the projects I wanted to work on when I got home. What can I say, my hands like to stay busy. So, as promised, I’ll take you along as I make my yellow and green bento box quilt. In my opinion, the first step in making a quilt is to get some inspiration. Search through sites that offer free block patterns (my favorite site but warning: music) or take a look through sites like flickr or etsy for ideas. I don’t ever buy quilt patterns. Once you’ve decided on a block or pattern, you’ll need to decide how large you want your quilt to be. The next step is to decide how many different fabrics you want to use. My recommendation is to buy more fabric than you think you’ll need because having extra fabric is nice. Just in case you wanted to know, I never pay more than $7.50 a yard (before shipping). Start with the center piece.
Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added! EDIT! Just wrote out a long photo-tutorial on my blog so you've no excuse now not to learn amigurumi if you've been wanting to! I made these for a class I'm going to be teaching for people who have never crocheted before, so I had to make them super easy, but still cute and customizable. Hopefully they'll be able to finish the project while I'm with them They're made out of 10 different kinds of yarn, but my favorite to work with was the Cascade 220 wool. I'm getting spoiled now, because if I'm going to be at the yarn store teaching there's no telling how many colors of nice yarn I'm going to "need." ! I'm going to post a pattern on my blog I think, but is pretty simple. That's the tutorial in a nutshell! OH and if you're anywhere near Austin, these are at Knitting Nest, along with MJ, Pee-Wee, and DJ Lance!
Tuesday Tutorial: Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances | McCall's Quilting Blog Ah, the elusive 1/4″ quilting seam! For this Tuesday Tutorial, I am pleased to present another one of our free McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) video lessons, An Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowance. Your host for this video lesson is Kathy Patterson, senior editor of McCall’s Quilting. Note: please click any image to go directly to the video lesson. Take a few minutes to learn some great tips from Kathy for this essential quilting skill! After Kathy walks you through the steps for setting up your accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, she’ll show you how to test its accuracy, as well as how to correct it if it turns out a bit too small or too large. If your feed dogs would be partially covered with tape or post-its, try moving your machine needle as far to the right as it will go first , if your machine has that capability, then proceed with the accuracy test. Don’t miss any of our Tuesday Tutorials—click here to see them all, or click any link below. Enjoy!