Have gotten on a kick designing with charm squares – something I haven’t gotten into before.
I dove into my scraps and designed this 66×75 lap quilt with 189 charm squares and some fun spring applique. I like!
WELCOME TO ALL! ESPECIALLY QUILTMAKER’S 100 BLOCKS VOL 10 BLOG TOURISTS!
BLOCK #957 / PAGE 47
Being a sampler geek, I love looking through stacks of block books, and dissecting the blocks. I was doing just that when part of a block reached right off the page and this fun ditty is the result.
I particularly like that bunnies can be made without the use of applique. (Note: if block used for baby quilt, please stitch the eyes instead of using buttons)
I heard a quilter say they wanted a wall hanging for t-shirts. And voila’ ! This is a BONUS pattern. The 12″ finished block is just right for one t-shirt (for your office or a college dorm room) AND for any block from QUILTMAKERS 100 BLOCKS issues! What a party!
Here is my MAYWOOD BLOSSOM (Block #137 Vol 2) dropped into the ONE BLOCK HOORAH setting. I love it!
QUILTMAKER / SEPT-OCT 2014 issue
And once again, I was dissecting a sampler block that I designed, and the corner of the block “reached out”. After several doodles on the graph paper, this quilt was born. Promptly went out and bought new fabrics and made a quilt top, photographed it, and submitted to Quiltmaker.
They accepted the design, sent me lovely new batiks and here’s the prize! Quiltmaker also teamed up with the ACCUQUILT die numbers for Accuquilt users. Fabrics are beautiful batiks Bali Handpaints and Striped Blender both from Hoffman California Fabrics.
I’m sure you can still run right out and get your very own copy of this issue.
NEW PATTERNS – Scroll down to previous posts and check out new patterns fresh from market !
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Thank you Quiltmaker – I’m so very blessed to have blocks in Vol’s 2-3-5-8-9-10 !!!
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Blessed Thanksgiving to all, and Joyful Stitching!
SPRING 2 (spring squared)
You might recognize this block as #744 in QUILTMAKERS VOL 8.
This quick project is 22″x22″, and is a “mini-pattern”.
At some point when the muse strikes, there will be a larger quilt project made with this block.
Very easy applique for beginners, or anyone.
This 44″x60″ is an optimum use of a novelty print, and large enough to go from “baby” to “toddler” quilt. It’s also a “mini-pattern”.
Pattern includes instructions for scrappy 4-patches, or 2-color layout.
I found this yummy soft green/tan batik and had to design a way to show it off. Large squares are cut at 10″, so a “layer cake” could be used also.
Great for any style fabrics, and novelty prints. So very adaptable for any print, for your favorite guy or college student.
CENTER STAGE was actually “center stage” at local shop hop (pictured below) I was honored when Lisa displayed the quilt on the bed at Picket Fence Quilt Co.
NEW LOCATION: Be sure to visit PICKET FENCE at their new location in Wichita, at Central and Ridge Road. Loads of parking makes it a breeze to come in and find more fabric goodies!
ZIP LINE is just right for a Jelly Roll or a Bali Pop. It actually uses 38 (2-1/2″) strips. The set I used for this model is “Tidepool”.
I’ve seen this week some new strip sets in lovely colors called by the names of birds: Lorikeet, Hummingbird, and Cockatiel. My, they’re so pretty and just waiting to “fly” into this quilt!
And don’t forget it would make a great scrappy quilt from your stash.
CENTER STAGE TOPPER is the same concept as above CENTER STAGE quilt, but is 31″x31″, making a jiffy quick holiday topper or wall hanging with a great print.
For shop hop, Lisa at PICKET FENCE chose some lovely fall prints for their model.
SPLIT LOG CABIN is my take on the log cabin block, use 1/3 yard cuts. Strip piecing the print and the background make a very quick job of the “logs” for these approx 18″ blocks.
Again, adaptable for shades of your favorite color, or seasonal colors. A stash-buster too.
Here’s a peek at my booth at market. My, my! That 10’x10′ space gets small really quickly.
Celebrating a 40th market, there was a special red and white display for the “40th Jubilee” Was quite a stunning display of large and small red/white projects.
And all the other quilts displayed from quilters world-wide are mind-boggling works of art.
If you’ve never been, you need to put the Houston Festival on your bucket list!
Hello All! So much to catch up on and such a busy spring I hardly know where to start!
But will start with a greatful heart for bountiful rains in June/July. It’s end of July and flowerbed bursting like spring. This is view of field to the north, out my kitchen window. Between the rain and rain barrels, have not had to use “paid for” water!
Surprise! Have several “volunteer” sunflowers from the winter bird seed. HA! The sunflowers have had visits from butterflies, sphinx moths, and a seed-eating goldfinch who resembled Cookie Monster the way he went after that flower.
This beautiful photo comes from Miss Sherry right here in Kansas. She enlarged my “PROMISE ETERNAL” pattern to banner size for her church, and her quilt group hand quilted it. What a precious gift to the church.
Thanks again to Miss Sherry for the pic – I LOVE to see your creations.
Am working like crazy on new patterns for Houston Quilt Market, the end for October. This is: ZIP LINE
ZIP LINE is made from a Bali Pop package (TidePool) of 2-1/2″ strips from Hoffman. I liked the design on graph paper, but am thrilled at how photogenic it is!
So much more to share about historic family reunion, a wedding in Florida, and more pattern news!
More to come…………..