Starr Design Fabrics sent me this beautiful quilt kit to try and review for you. I am pleased to tell you that these hand-dyed fabrics are absolutely beautiful! They make the design just pop. The placement of the colors is the secret to creating the pattern that seems to flow diagonally in the quilt.
But don’t be fooled. This is not a complex quilt to make. In fact, it is made entirely of half square triangles which means this quilt is perfect for a beginner. It was super easy to put together. I highly recommend you check out the Rave Wave Quilt Kit by Star Design Fabrics.
P.S. I only recommend products that I absolutely love, and I can tell you I LOVE this quilt kit!
Over the years I have made a lot of quilt blocks. I usually think of nine-patches when I’m looking for a good quilt pattern. I saw a quilt the other day that was a four-patch. And it reminded me that nine-patch is not the only kind of quilt block out there. Four-patch quilts are good for beginners, and they can make a really stunning quilt.
So I started looking up four-patch quilts and here’s what I found. And some of these are free!
When I finish a quilt top and it’s time to decide on a pattern for quilting, I get really excited! There are so many possibilities. My quilt top is pretty, but I know once I quilt it, the pattern and colors really pop. A good quilt top can turn into a great quilt once the quilting is added.
But before I mark my quilt, I want to try out the pattern to see if it fits the quilt. I’ve just discovered Quilters Preview Paper, which allows me to draw the pattern and try it out on the quilt before I ever sew a single stitch. I am loving this paper and know I will be using it again!
I have red tulips in my flower gardens that come up every spring. They are the first sign of color in my yard, and I look forward to them more than any other bloom all summer long. My tulips are only about two inches above ground right now, not yet ready to bloom. I can hardly stand the anticipation!
Looking forward to those red tulips has me searching for spring quilt patterns this week. Here are 10 I found that you may enjoy using for your next quilt project. And some are free!
It was the things quilters nightmares are made of. I finished this beautiful quilt, washed it, and some of the red and green pieces ran, leaving pink and green blotches of color in the white areas of my quilt!!!
Thank goodness for Shout Color Catchers. Pick up a box for your laundry room today! I will be using them every time I wash any quilt from now on. They take up the extra dye in the water like magic! I am still amazed at this wonderful little invention!
P.S. If you purchase a box of Shout Color Catchers from the link above I do receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.
There’s nothing better than wrapping a new baby up in a new baby quilt. I’ve made a few baby quilts in my years as a quilter. And every time I give one, I find the parents-to-be are delighted to receive the handmade gift. You can see them envisioning themselves holding their newborn in the pretty quilt, snuggling the warm bundle close.
I don’t have any baby showers coming up this spring, but I do like to keep a couple baby quilts on hand just in case. If you’re looking for baby quilt ideas, here are some patterns that might catch your fancy. And some of them are free!
I recently attended QuiltCon in Austin, Texas. Wow, what a show! I’ve been making modern quilts for some time, and it was wonderful to be at a show where every quilt was a modern quilt! That inspired me to look this week for modern quilt patterns. If you’re starting to catch the modern quilt bug, here are a few patterns try:
I wanted to make this quilt because it is made for Jelly Rolls, and because it uses the TQM Binding Tool that I already own. I am always looking for more ways to use the rulers I buy. Why not get the best value, right? Well, I am pleased with how this “Weave” quilt pattern turned out. I used the Autumn Leaves Jelly Roll by Moda, and the TQM Binding Tool to cut the pieces of the star.
So, not only do I have a great tool for finishing perfect bindings, I also have a ruler perfect for this and other patterns!
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Sometimes I just want an easy quilt to work on. Maybe I’m going to a retreat and want something relaxing to work on. Maybe I’m looking for a pattern for a quilt to give as a gift. It’s nice to have a couple projects on hand for those times when you just want to sew without stress. Here are some super easy patchwork quilt patterns that fit the bill.