A Little Quilt Finish I sometimes wonder what my neighbors think when they look out their windows and see me standing around our trees and bushes with a piece of cloth and a camera.......... I am still quilting my way through the stack of basted quilts that I showed you on my blog post the other day. I just finished this little flying geese quilt. If you are wondering what the name of the border pattern design is, it's called "Oh my gosh....I can't believe I've finished 3 things in a week!!!!!!" This quilt was something that I made up using some leftover charm squares. Cut the charm square into 4 squares that measure 2 1/2". Place two of these squares onto the background fabrics as shown and sew diagonally. Press the pink fabric toward the corner. Now put the other pink square on the opposite corner and sew. And you've made two flying geese units. Here is my little quilt after it was washed, crinkled and poofed. I hope you are finding some time to stitch and enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
TUTORIAL: Film At Five Quilt | Wedding Dress Blue Another example of the fun to be had with scraps! 2-1/2″ squares are one of my standard scrap cuts. By regularly cutting scrap a little at a time, I always have materials ready when inspiration strikes. Of course, you can cut a lot all at once, or start with any precut 2-1/2″ strips you might have lying around. Either way, remember that all those little colored pieces add up to over 3-1/2 yards of fabric. 86-1/2″ x 86-1/2″ A big pile of 2-1/2″ squares! 4 yards background fabric. 6-8 yards backing fabric, depending on how you like to piece backs. 2/3 yard binding material NOTE: Standard 1/4″ quilting seam allowance used throughout. 1. 2. 3. PRESSING NOTE: I pressed all seam allowances towards the colored squares here. 4. PRESSING NOTE: If you press the seams to the outside, meaning towards the rectangles, it will make final assembly easier. 5. PRESSING NOTE: Ignore the picture of the block below. 6. 7. I hope you enjoy Film at Five. Film at Five Gallery Here’s Julie’s version And Lucie
Four Patch Snowball This is really an easy block. It doesn't make that glorious a quilt alone, but interesting when combined with some of the other 2011 BOMs. (see below) If you have trouble sewing a straight line, mark a line diagonally from corner to corner on the wrong side of each one of your 3 inch red squares. Now place a marked red square right sides together with a 5 1/2 inch background square. Press to the darker fabric. Sew a 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strip of the black between two of the 5 1/2 inch squares as shown. Sew together the middle row This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. Four Patch Chain © Delaware Quilts July 2009
Madrona Road Challenge I finished my Madrona Road challenge quilt for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild two days before the deadline of March 18th. When I first arrived home from the guild meeting with my bundle of fabric, I pain-stakingly worked on deciphering the story in the text fabric hoping to gain some inspiration. I knew right away that I would design the quilt around the gypsy girl in the story. I headed on over to the fabric designer Violet Craft's blog to check out the entire fabric line and there in a post was the entire story written clearly right in front of me... ! I immediately fell in love with the Farmstead print which was missing from my bundle. I added a bunch of fabric to my pile plus a yard of the white text fabric and six other fabrics in the Citrus colourway... drool! From the start, I knew that my quilt would need large rickrack and bright yellow pom-pom trim to give it a gypsy flair! Here is the front of the quilt. Here is the back of the quilt. I really like how my quilt turned out.
Hollyhock Quilts Summer runner I finally dusted off my sewing machine and made this summery table runner for a gift using a charm pack and a half yard of white fabric. The fabric is Treasures and Tidbits. To make this quick runner cut 160 squares 1.75" x 1.75", and pick out 40 – 5" squares or use a charm pack. Make a snowball block by sewing a white square in each corner of the 5" square. I find it easiest to chain piece when I make these blocks, and as you can see down below I used my masking tape trick instead of marking all of those tiny squares with pencil lines. Then sew them together 4 blocks in a row & 10 rows. I got A LOT of questions about keeping my lines straight when I do straight line quilting.
Pat Sloan: Sometimes you just need to make a quilt - Pat Sloan's Blog I think a lot of things when I see a quilt design. I think I love it, I think it's pretty, and sometime.. I think I REALLY need to apply MY fabric to that pattern and see how it looks. The latter is what happened when I spotted this pattern called "Movement in Squares". It is a free pattern found HERE. I was really curious about this quilt.. it has a super interesting layout... so I thought ... I pulled fabric! Here is the result of that fabric collection.. with a few tweeks I LOVE this blue fabric... it's a texture from Moda, I had a whole bolt that I've been using up. I REALLY like it... So this is a quilt to giveaway. What are you working on this month? PS .. post continues below ad
!Sew WE Quilt! The Sewing Chick a stitch in dye Quilting Information Article Everyone knows that: Crazy Quilts are America's earliest quilt style. Crazies are only made from fancy fabrics, like silks and satins. If you agreed with either of these statements, you're not alone. Many people have all sorts of misconceptions about the Crazy Quilt style, its age, and its origins. How old are Crazy Quilts? Quilting-book authors earlier in this century, including Marie Webster and Averil Colby, asserted that Crazy Quilts were the American Colonies' first quilts, by necessity. Unfortunately, there are no existing Crazies from the colonial period to back these authors up. How did the Crazy Quilt style begin? Although thoughts of "poor Martha" are appealing, the Crazy Quilt really seems to have sprung from a combination of factors begun by the Industrial Revolution. The Civil War changed all that. Perhaps Mrs. What fabrics does a Crazy Quilt use? For one thing, these elaborate fabrics began to be more reasonably priced. And women responded in a rush.