August Sewing and a new September Goal
August was a great month for sewing. With all our kids having flown the nest long ago (and now sending THEIR kids off to school), our focus was just enjoying the summer, family, the garden, hobbies, and - in Bruce’s case - work. Yes, he really loves his post-retirement job at The Leonardo museum where he is the Resident Engineer. It keeps him out of trouble (and my hair) for 4 days a week. :-) I completed three quilts, all of which were near the final stages at the beginning of the month…
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A New Step-by-Step Tutorial for 2015
Well, we're not quite there yet, but only a couple of more days till 2015--so an early Happy New Year everyone! And I thought of starting the new year off with a small tutorial. First--the finished piece-- But let me back up, and show you how I started. I began by getting out my paints and art tools and warming up by painting papers on heavy card stock paper (110lb paper that I get at Staples office supply store)-- there's actually a lot more where these came from, but these are the ones…
Sweetheart Clover Quilt Pattern | PDF Download |
Sweetheart Clover quilt pattern Layer Cake friendly or use your stash! 50" x 62" finished quilt. Materials Needed: 1 Layer Cake + 2 Charm Packs 1.25 yards Background Fabric 4 yards Backing Fabric 1/2 yard Binding Fabric Immediate PDF download upon purchase
Farmhouse Star Quilt - Free Pattern - Nana's Favorites
Created in black and white fabric this Farmhouse Star quilt featuring an oversized star is classic and modern with a touch of retro feel.
Holly Clarke on Instagram: “The second block for my horror story quilt as part of the Summer Book Club Sew Along with @katebasti. I mean...c’mon, seriously with this…”
238 Likes, 18 Comments - Holly Clarke (@holdmyseamripper) on Instagram: “The second block for my horror story quilt as part of the Summer Book Club Sew Along with…”
Weathervane Quilt Block tutorial
A couple of weeks ago in our quilt group we each brought 12.5” quilt blocks to donate to a charity quilt. We were also asked to bring the instructions to make the block as well. I've always loved the very traditional “Weathervane” quilt block, so that's what I chose to make. And since I wrote up the instructions for my quilt group, I thought I would also share them here! Here’s what you’ll need: Print 1: 4 @ 4.5” square Print 2: 1 @ 4.5” sq, 4 @ 2.5” sq, and 4 @ 3.25” sq Background: Cut 12…
Quilty Stars Quilt pattern - The Scrappy blue one - Quilty Love
Quilty Stars quilt pattern is a scrappy friendly modern quilt pattern by Emily of Quiltylove.com. Scrap buster and Stash buster quilt pattern.
Martingale - Eye-Catching Quilts eBook
Treat yourself to a rich collection of 16 dazzling quilts! The talented staff at Quiltmaker presents an array of styles ranging from traditional to modern, including everything from Dresden plates to pinwheels, triangles, and scrappy designs.Indulge your love of fabric with batiks, brights, reproduction prints, tone-on-tones, and moreFind tips and techniques throughout from the experts at Quiltmaker; full-sized templates and patterns are includedBe inspired by the quilting-design pattern…
Wandering Star Free Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at the Wandering Star quilt block. This traditional quilt block is a variation of the Friendship Star block. It's quick and easy - if you can sew together a Half-Square Triangle, you're good to go! Let's get started.