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Another month already it seems like I just posted the last block instructions yesterday. We are going to continue working on the center. Putting it together and adding the borders.
1.Sew the 4 center blocks together that you made last month if you haven't already. See diagram 1a.
2- 1 3/4'' X 16 1/2''
2- 1 3/4'' X 19''
Sew the border strips to the center 1a. See diagram 1b above.
Medium fabric: A 16- 3'' x 3''
Background Fabric: B 16- 3'' x 3 ... read more
I can't tell you how long it's been since I've had this kit. I know I bought it on clearance at least 2 years ago.
Cobblestone Lane (or whatever I wind up naming it) is going slow, mainly because those blocks have no 'one size fits all' quilting design. Each one is a puzzle and my experience is not extensive on this sort of quilt. However, it it happening... slooowly! I'm into the second row of blocks so have done about one third.
My side table has a pile of fabric to make a BOM, the one from The Quilt Show designed by Sue Garman. It is a medallion that could be any size, depending on when you stop adding rounds. I like her ... read more
Unseren Sew-Along 6Köpfe-12Blöcke haben wir im Dezember geplant, so wusste ich der Churn Dash, ausgesucht von Nadra, ist im Februar an der Reihe und ich hatte ihn schon vor einiger Zeit genäht. Nun lag der Block auf meinem Arbeitstisch und irgendwie habe ich ihn immerzu betrachtet und gedacht: „Irgendetwas stimmt hier nicht“ Grundsätzlich mache ich […]read more
The months just fly by.
In January I completed two projects and creative play. I haven’t posted pictures of the creative play, but will soon.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project and Art Quilt Creative Play. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I adjust the categories as needed to add new interests and drop things that no longer appeal.
- Something old – The Applewood Farms BOM from 2009 is UFO #9 that was chosen for January’s Get It Done Challenge at Patchwork Times. I have a lot ...
Today, the Month #2 Block Pattern for Chocolatier is now available. Check your emails and mailboxes!
Quiltpolizei? Denkt immer daran, es gibt keine Patchwork- oder Quiltpolizei! Wie oft ich schon gehört habe: „man macht aber“ oder „man muss“, nein man muss nicht! Es gibt kein RICHTIG oder FALSCH! Erlaubt ist was gefällt. Und noch etwas: Seid nicht so streng zu euch selbst! Erst Übung macht den Meister. Betrachtet den Nahttrenner als […]read more
The last time I posted was the day of my first BOM. This Saturday, is a quilt class using the ruler from the BOM class 10 days ago. It's about time that I share some pics! Tina, my partner in crime who is taking the BOM and classes with me, had her block made by 8 PM the day of the class. Over achiever! lol This is the fabric kit that the shop was offering and Tina and I got the same colorread more
Stargazing in winter might seem ideal as you have more uninterrupted viewing hours. However, shivering in a Kansas field doesn’t sound like best way to take in the stars. I prefer to quilt! At least that hobby keeps us warm in the 60 degree winters…
Was anyone else part of the warm spell last week? My kids were running around outside in sweatshirts complaining that they were hot. Sigh. It didn’t stay warm, so they are back inside, bouncing off the walls and each other. We had to declare a moment of silence this evening for our sanity ...read more
Hattie’s Trick blocks from the Two Sister Sampler are complete, “Just In Time” (JIT). That has been a fad in manufacturing for years! Since I don’t actually need a new top to quilt yet, I delayed the completion so that this top is completed when I DO need something to quilt! (Do you buy that?)
Hattie’s trick is another layout using half square triangles. I feel like I have made a lot of these this year. Mine are four colors, with three values.
Annemarie Chany , Author of Sister Sampler Quilts, used two-tone blocks . I like them better ...read more
This is what you need to make one.
From scrap fabric:
*(2) 5.5" squares
(4) 2.5" by 4.5" rectangles (same fabric or at least same color)
(4) 2.5" by 6.5" rectangles
From light background fabric:
*(8) 3" squares
(4) 2.5" squares
From dark background fabric:
(4) 2.5" squares
*If you have some extra flying geese units that you made previously you can omit the starred fabrics and just use those. You'll need eight of them that you can trim to 2.5 ...
Newsy. Esther of Esther’s Blog launched her 2017 BOM this week where participants will make a Diamond Hill quilt. Best news is it’s FREE. And if you’re familiar with some of her past projects, like Oma’s Blues, then you know her patterns are top-notch. Of Diamond Hill she explains,
In this quilt you’ll find a satisfying balance of both applique and piecing which will keep you busy for seven months. I’ve opted for the hopelessly romantic theme of cream, pink and green because, why not?
Seven months will go by in a flash, so ...read more
My quilt guild, The Temecula Valley MQG is starting a Block of the Month program this year. The goal is two-fold; first to make quilt blocks to be donated to our Charity Quilt Committee and the second goal is to have the BOM be a skill builder. We're encouraging members to make another block or more each month for their own Sampler Quilt.
Each month a member will introduce a 12 inch BOM, it'll be posted on the TVMQG blog with a tutorial. This is all new for us, but it should be fun.
Here is the fabric ... read more
I am very excited to share with you a project I'm participating in with 19 other Canadian designers -- The Canadian Sampler. Sew Sisters Quilt Shop asked us each to design a block to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial as part of a Block of the Month (BOM) Club for 2017. It didn't even take me two seconds so say, "Hell ya!"
You don't have to lay yours out this way, of course -- you can lay it out any way you ...