Category Archives: Quilting

Freeform Quilt Tutorial – Easy with No Points to Match!

Freeform quilting is one of my favorite types of quilting. When I am tired, or just want a break from precision cutting and piecing, I turn to freeform quilting. I don’t have to measure hardly at all. There are no points to match.  I find this type of quilting very relaxing.

If you haven’t tried freeform quilting, this tutorial is a great place to start.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might also like the Starburst Scrap Quilt Tutorial.

12 Layer Cake Quilt Patterns – Fast and Easy!

brightestThis year I moved into a new house. And with a move comes moving my quilting studio.  It was eye-opening to realize about 50 percent of all moving boxes contained stuff for my quilting room!  But that’s where I spend most of my time so it actually makes sense.

Now I am working on getting organized again. I am putting all of my precuts in one area. Charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes.  I didn’t think I had any layer cakes left. I thought i had used them up. But much to my surprise I found two that are just waiting for a new project.

Here are some fast and easy layer cake quilt patterns I found that I might use for my layer cakes. I thought I would share them with you in case you, too, are looking for a good pattern to use those layer cakes.

The Brightest Star Layer Cake Quilt

cakeTo The Moon Layer Cake Quilt

Cake Blossoms Layer Cake Quilt

Easy Layer Cake Quilt 

Lemonade Lollipop Layer Cake Quilt

Golden Cake Quilt

Peanut Butter Pinwheel Layer Cake Quilt

Diamond Jubilee Layer Cake Quilt

Around the Block Layer Cake Quilt

Starry Night Layer Cake Quilt

Journey Layer Cake Quilt

Color in Motion Layer Cake Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S.  If you purchase a pattern form the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

12 Summer Quilts – Bright and Breezy Quilts You Don’t Want To Miss

SummerSun – Fun – Cool Breezes – Popsicles – Family

What do you think of when you think of summer?  For me, time spent up north at the lake is what summer is all about.  The breeze coming off the lake, cooling you down.  Warm sun on your skin after a swim. And there is nothing like a nice light-weight summer quilt for those cool nights with the windows open.  I have found a few summer quilts you may want to make this summer!

Summer Critters Placemat

Sunny Days of Summer Wall Hanging

Summer Sampler Quiltsunset

Summer Table Runner

Summer Days Quilt

Summer Breeze Quilt

Summer Squares Quilt

Summer Party Boat Mug Rug

Summer’s Here Baby Quilt

Sizzling Summer Quilt

Ladybug Summer Runner and Placemat

Lighthouse Table Runner

Happy Summer Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

12 Chevron Quilts -Make A Happy Quilt This Week!

chevmodAnother traditional quilt block pattern is the Chevron.  What’s really nice about this pattern is that it really stands the test of time. We now have many variations of this block. Every quilt is unique depending on the size of the chevron pattern and the colors you use. Take a look at a few of the patterns I found, and you will see big variations on this one block.

Chevron Quilt Tutorial

Happy Chevron Quilt

Chevron Falls Quilt

Kiara Chevron Quilt

Simple Chevron Quiltchevcandy

Chevron Accent Quilt

Emily Taylor Designs Cheekly Chevron Quilt Pattern

Diamond Chevron

Chevron Candy Quilt

Sharp Chevrons Pattern

iHeart Chevron Quilt

Modern Chevron Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

11 Great Nine-Patch Quilts – Make One This Week!

ninepatchThe nine-patch block has been around for a long time.  And yet, even a traditional format such as the nine-patch can be put together to look old-fashioned or modern.  The versatility of the nine-patch means you can find nine-patch patterns in all sorts of styles.  Here are a few I found this week.

Playing With Nine-Patch Quilt

Scallop Nine-Patch Quilt

Winding Nine-Patch Quilt

Baby Nine-Patch Quilt

Mod Nine-Patch

Nine-Patch Quilt By Donna Westerkamp

Nine-Patch Crossplaying

Apartment Nine-Patch Quilt

Daisy Patch Quilt

Patches Plus Quilt

Nine-Patch Fun  Baby Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the above links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

 

11 Four-Patch Quilts – Fast and Easy!

fourOne of the simplest types of quilt blocks is a four patch.  I love these  blocks because you can get a complex-looking quilt out of a simple block.  This type of block is also a good way to use a larger variety of fabrics.  And some are great for scrap quilts. I love to watch movies while I piece. The four-patch blocks are often very easy to construct, which means I don’t have to think as much as I would with a complex block design; perfect for piecing while watching a movie.

Here are some four-patch quilt blocks I think you will like.

Four-Patch Heart Quilt

Four-Patch Star Quilt

Four Squared Quilt

Sunshine Serenade Four-Patch Table Topperfour heart

Four-Patch Fun Quilt

Double Four-Patch Quilt

Lucky Four-Patch Quilt

Scrappy Four-Patch Quilt

Four and Four Quilt

Four Better or Worse Table Runner

Fat Quarter Four Step Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

 

P.S.  If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

 

12 Baby Quilts – Whip One Up This Weekend!

TipsyBaby 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!

Tipsy Triangles Baby Quilt

Sugar and Spice Baby Quilt

Sweet Baby Logs Quilt

Baby Chains Baby Quilthello

Baby Blocks Baby Quilt

Hello Baby Quilt

Giraffe Baby Quilt

Let’s Play Baby Quilt

Circles and Rings Baby Quilt

Boxy Rings Baby Quilt

Welcome Baby: 9 Adorable Quilt Patterns

The Big Book of Baby Quilts

14 Nine-Patch Quilts – Quick and Easy!

plusAs 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.

 

Playing With Nine Patches

Nostalgic Nine-Patch

Rainbow Nine-Patch Quilt

Is That a Nine Patch? Quilt Pattern

Winding Nine-Patch Quilt

Baby Nine-Patch

Mod Nine-Patch

babynineNine-Patch Quilt by Donna Westerkamp

Nine-Patch Cross

Apartment Nine-Patch Quilt

Daisy Patch Quilt

Patches Plus Quilt

Nine-Patch Fun Baby Quilt

Nine-Patch Extravaganza

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from these links, I might receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

Starburst Quilt Pattern – Use Those Scraps with Triangles on a Roll

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!

These quilts are made with 2-inch Half Square Triangles from Triangles on a Roll.

Happy Quilting,

Deborah