If you’re like me, you want the bad news first.
So the winners of the Accuquilt barn quilt contest were announced:
Yeah, my pretty rainbow carpenter star block isn’t sitting pretty at the top of the barn.
BUT now for the good news…for you, at least!
A couple of weekends ago, I [...]
Remember this block I made for Aimee for AQB2?
Well, I decided the Interlaced Star was going to be my block for the 3×6 Bee. After a tiny bit of trial & error, I figured out it was more helpful to make via paper piecing – it really helps eliminate a lot of [...]
I’m sure all you quilters have seen some of the Turning Twenty quilts made from the books by Tricia Cribbs. Basically, they seem to be simple patterns using fat quarters (20 of them, in fact). Well, I’m too lazy to order the original book from anywhere other than Amazon, and it’s all out of stock there.
…but I couldn’t stop myself from coming up with some measurements…
So with a jelly roll (40 fabrics) and some charms/yardage, you could come up with a 56″ x 68″ quilt made of 30 of the big blocks set 5 across by 6 rows, like so:
So 30 big blocks would use 26″ of [...]
The unfinished (cutting) measurements on Flutterby, along with arrows showing which direction I pressed my seams (since I don’t do open).
click JPG 2x to make really big
So each big block finishes @ 8″, the settings @ 4″ x 8″ – build your quilt from [...]
Based on the difficulty I had making the reversible purse, and because I had already cut the pieces from my expensive Echino Nico fabric, I had to do something different, using the pieces I had. So I cut off the handles of the reversible purse template and decided to make lemonade… And in the [...]