Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2013

I finished my latest scrappy quilt just in time for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.  If not for the deadline, it would probably still not have binding!

I wanted to decrease my fat quarter stash so decided to make another quilt using the Spring Fever quilt pattern by Buggy Barn. It takes 30 fat quarters. One might assume that using 30 fat quarters would make a dent in my stash. Right?  Well, the dent is hard to see!  I used fabrics that I thought would give my quilt a vintage look and I must have succeeded because my grandson told me that it looked a "little old fashioned".

This is the second quilt I've made using this pattern.  The first one was black and white only.  Very different quilts but I like them both.  Be sure to visit Amy's Creative Side to see all the quilts in the Festival!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

To and Fro quilt pattern

Looking for a new idea for a baby or toddler quilt?  My To and Fro quilt is finally available as a downloadable pattern!

To and Fro quilt

Have a couple of charm packs that you've been wondering what to do with? This may be just the right project for them. You need 77 charm squares (5") and some 1 1/2" wide strips to make this 37"x49" quilt.

This is also a fun quilt to make when wanting to use up a bunch of scraps.  It's like getting a quilt for free when you use fabric left over from other projects, right?  Read the first post about this quilt here.

You can download To and Fro right now at Double Nickel Quilts or Craftsy or PatternSpot.  Be sure to check out some of the other downloadable patterns also available if you're not familiar with these sites or haven't visited them in awhile.  There's more than just quilt patterns available and lots of  FREE patterns too.

Friday, March 29, 2013

BlockBase Sew Along quilt block #1249 New Star

Blockbase Sew Along
This is the last block in the BlockBase Sew Along by Electric Quilt. We got to choose our own block!  Be sure you check out all the different quilt blocks this week.  I can't wait to see what other people came up with!

BlockBase #1249 New Star

I chose block #1249 because I hadn't seen it before and I think it works very well with the rest of the blocks.  It was a simple one to paper piece.  It has just four identical sections.  I've been working on a layout for a quilt using the blocks from the Sew Along but that's for another day.

Note-After seeing Jenny's idea for the layout, I think she must have been reading my mind!

Friday, March 15, 2013

BlockBase Sew Along quilt block #2088 Rolling Nine Patch

Rolling Nine Patch

Wow! The Rolling Nine Patch block is block #11 in the BlockBase Sew Along.  Just 1 more block to go!

I made a 9" quilt block this week.  I didn't color it the way it was in Block Base this time.  I made "the background" all one fabric instead and combined 2 squares into a rectangle which made more sense to me since the 2 squares would have been the same fabric. See what I'm talking about here.

If you want to see more interpretations of this quilt block, go here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chevrony again!

Chevrons and zig zags seem to be everywhere these days so I made my Chevrony quilt pattern again!  It's so easy and uses up a bunch of fat quarters which I seem to collect too many of!  Each row uses one fat quarter.  It can also be made using 5" charm squares.  Either way, it's a great way to use some of that stash you have. The quilt finishes at 48" x 64".   My new quilt is on the left and the original is on the right.  I think it looks great in any color scheme!

If you are interested in making this quilt, a pattern is available as a download.  You can get it here.