It’s time again for a Give-Away! I am happy to announce the Spring Give-Away!! You can be entered to win the Beam N Read LED 6 simply by leaving a comment below on this blog post. Tell me, what year did you finish your first quilt?
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Quilters who comment before midnight Eastern time on June 15th will be entered to win. We do not ship prizes internationally, so this contest is open to United States quilters only.
Baby Quilts are a great gift AND a great way to try out a new pattern. Because they are smaller quitls, it’s nice to try out a pattern to see if you like it. If you do, you can always take the same pattern, add to it and make a bigger quilt. I have come to really love baby quilts for this reason. Here are a few new baby quilt patterns you can whip up this weekend!
Quilting is forever changing. Our craft has continued to evolve, and thank goodness it has. I think the reason there are so many quilters is because of how versatile quilting has become. If you liked the old tradtional patterns, that’s great. Many people are still making traditional patterns. And over the last few years, modern quilts have begun to sneak in to the mainstream quilt world. If you’d like to try your hand at a modern quilt, here are some patterns to tempt you!
Making a table runner is a great way to try out a new pattern, or learn a new technique without committing to a full-sized quilt. Because a table runner is small, that means I am able to complete it quickly and get a sense of accomplishment when finished.
Table runners make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, house-warming parties, etc. Here are a few I found that I think you will like:
I’m back from quilt camp and cannot believe how much I got done! I was able to finish this Ohio Star Quilt. The fabrics are a 6-inch bundle from Craftsy.com. The line of fabric is called Boundless, and the color way is called Crayon Box.
When these arrived, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. Then I knew I was going to do Ohio Star blocks. Once I had a few of them, I could see, with the luscious colors, all this quilt needed was a little bit of black fabric for the border to make these colors really pop!
P.S. Craftsy is one of my favorite websites for video quilt classes. And I’m starting to get hooked on their fabrics too!
As far as quilting blocks go, you can’t get more simple than a basic nine patch. A nine-patch block is 9 squares sewed in rows of three to form the square block. Nine-patches are great for beginners. They are also handy when you need a quick quilt for a gift. And, of course, they are wonderful for using up scraps!
This week I am looking for my next quilt to make using scraps, so I’m looking at lots of nine-patches. A few of these I shared in a previous posts, but I included them in case you missed them the first time.
I wanted to show you two more quilts I have made using Triangles on a Roll. I have been determined to bring down the size of my scrap pile and these quilts are great for using up those scraps, big and small, especially using my Scrapmaster method!
I am obsessed with Half Square Triangles this year. I have tried every method on how to create them. Some are more accurate than others. For me, using the Triangles on a Roll is the best way because it helps control my quarter inch seam, and the paper acts as a foundation when cutting them apart. The cuts that are on the bias are less likely to stretch as I cut.
You might think a Bow Tie Quilt Block would only be used for very masculine quilts, the kinds you think of when planning to make a quilt for a man or boy. But somehow the Bow Tie block has transcended into other types of quilts. I can think of several baby quilts that have very successfullyl used the Bow Tie block to make a quilt that is sweet and adorable.
The Bow Tie block is a great block for beginners to learn. I have been viewing several patterns around the Internet. Here are some variations of the Bow Tie quilt block for you to try. And some of these patterns are free!
This year I’ve been working on a lot of quilts with triangles. I am fascinated with the versatility of the simple triangle. You can make an endless number of amazing quilts with variations of this one shape. I have completed several quilt tops this year that use triangles as the main unit. So it’s safe to say I’m getting pretty good at triangles.
I’ve seen some pretty great patterns and wanted to share them with you. And some of them are free!