Showing posts with label quilt patterns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quilt patterns. Show all posts

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fancy Four-Patch Tutorial

This is my 6th year coming up with the Block of the Month designs for my guild Empire Quilters in New York City. 
The current block for November is the Fancy Four-Patch, shown above. This is a quick and easy block. You start with four 6" squares: 2 reds and 2 whites. See the instructions here.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fun With Striped Pine Burrs

Making pine burrs with striped fabric is fun. You can make a ring of horizontal stripe burrs, then flip the next row upside-down and use them as vertical stripes! They are all made exactly the same way.

The pine burr quilt is almost done. I'm quilting it now.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Treasury of Quilt Patterns

This looks like a quilt of quilts! I used Treasury Box to make this. It's free and very user friendly. A good tool if you make lots of Etsy treasuries. To see all the patterns, go here

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Do You Pin? (I Don't Mean When You Sew!)

Do you pin on Pinterest? If so, would you please pin the collage above? Thanks. Here's the text to go with it:

Quilt Patterns: Fun to make, no stress.

If you haven't visited Pinterest, I suggest you give it a try. There are so many wonderful things to see there, and you can easily keep "bulletin boards" of all your favorite stuff. You can gather stuff from other sites too. You can see my boards here.  If you want some or all of your boards to be private, you can do that too.

Make a cup of coffee or tea before getting started! You can browse quilts, gardening, recipes, fashion, travel, diy ideas, interior decorating, anything you can think of! Have fun.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Very Orange Quilt

This quilt was made by Debbie Grifka of EschHouseQuilts. She calls it "Sedimentary" and you can read her post about making it here. Doesn't it remind you of The Stacks quilt? I love her bold color! And using strips of different widths is a cool idea too.
Nice job, Debbie! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Which is Better?

#1 (above)


I've been playing around with the title page for one of my quilt patterns this morning. 
Vote for your favorite in the sidebar at right, or leave a comment. Thanks!
To see the pattern, click here

Sunday, February 3, 2013

How to Tie a Quilt, Ten Ways to Tie a Quilt, Quilt Pattern

You might be closer to having a pile of finished quilts than you think! I hope that's true for me because I have 50 UFO's! But not for long.Tied quilts finish fast, and they can be absolutely stunning. Take a look at my new pattern: "Quilt Knots, Ten Ways to Tie a Quilt." One is called "Monster Noodles." Haha!

"Double Woolies" Pattern #2 in "Quilt Knots"

Included are lots of handy tips that I discovered while doing these 10+ projects. I used lots of different materials and tools. I show some of the quilts before and after machine washing and drying. There is a detailed supply list. Even a handy pattern for those occasions when you need it done yesterday

Could someone please put this on Pinterest and FB for me? Thanks.  :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

See My New Book! Fat Quarters Giveaway Starts Today! (4 Winners)

My new book is out today! It features eleven fabulous versions of the Stairstep quilt.
 It's easy enough for new quilters, but it has design options that will tempt experienced quilters too.
I'm really excited about it!

The book is a pdf, so you get it immediately via email. Print it if you like. Take a look. Then come back and leave a comment. You'll be automatically entered in a random drawing for a package of 4 fat quarters by Kaffe Fasset. Four winners will be announced on Sunday Feb. 5.

If you "Favorite" it, tell your friends, or blog about it, etc., please enter 2 comments.