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12 Kids Quilts – For the Children in Your Life

If you’re like many quilters, chances are a few of the quilts you make are for family members.  Whether it’s birthday presents, or Christmas gifts, or baby shower presents, quilts are a great way of showing your family how much you love them.  If your family member is important to you, you will spend many hours making a quilt you know they will treasure for a long time.

And gifts for children are the best of all.  Children love bright cheerful quilts.  I found several quilt patterns that would make great quilts for the children in your life.

 

Let’s Go! Kids Quiltletsgo

On The Farm Kids Quilt

Barrel of Monkeys Quilt

Pointed Quilt

Circus Time Quilt Blocks

Escaping Bugs Bottle Quilt

HippieStarlight Wishes Quilt

Hippie Flower Quilt

I Love You Quilt

3D Maze Quilt

Quilts and Totes For Little Folks

Fun Quilts For Kids

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 Traditional Quilt Blocks – Ohio Star, Snail Trail, Churn Dash, Irish Chain and more!!

snailtrailIf you’re looking at old quilts online, or in museums, there are some traditional patterns that you will see over and over.   I’ve been spending some time looking at them myself because I have fallen in love with those quilts from the ’20s, 30’s and 40’s.  Even if you are a new quilter, it is a good idea to be able to identify some of the most common and best traditional blocks.  Here are some patterns that I’ve come across in my searches. Everything old is new again!

Scrappy Snail Trail

Churn Dash Quilt

irishPreppy Pinwheel Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Block of the Month Sampler Quilt

 

Double Irish Chain Quilt

Ohio Star Table Runner

Baby Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Card Trick Mug Rug

Modern Drunkard’s Path Quilt

Bear Paw Tradition

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from this post, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my quilt stash!

12 Easy Quilted Table Runners – Make One Today!

sawtoothMaking 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:

Saw-Toothed Stars Table Runner

Charmed Again Table Runner

Contemporary Table Runner

contempMidnight Forest Table Runner

Charming Chevron Table Runner

Patchwork Heart Table Runner

Reversible Table Runner

Windmill Table Runner

Simple Nine-Patch Table Runner

Spring Brunch Quilted Table Runner

Love Knot Table Runner

Twirling Quilted Table Runner

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.

Amish Ohio Star Quilt – Great for Beginners!

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!

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. Craftsy is one of my favorite websites for video quilt classes.  And I’m starting to get hooked on their fabrics too!

 

 

 

10 Easy Spring Quilt Patterns – Make One Today!

kalWhen the winter is long, it’s nice to work on a spring project to lift my spirits. Pretty patterns and brighter colors make me feel happy  I have found some great spring patterns and wanted to share them with you.  And some of them are FREE!

 

Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern

Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

Well Springs Quilt 

Spring Blooms Quilt Pattern

Spring Lambssheep Mug Rug

Early Spring Throw Quilt

Spring Fling Quilt

Spring is Here Quilt

Spring Cleaning Quilt

Hop Scotch Quilt

Deborah

 

 

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

10 Quilted Gifts for Christmas – Get in the Spirit of the Holiday!

treesAbout this time of year I find myself looking for good gifts for family members and friends. Some people are easy to buy for. Others take much more time for me to decide what to get them. It puts me in a festive mood to work on holiday gifts.  Most of us decorate our homes for Christmas. And holiday quilts and wall hangings are a welcome gift, one our friends can use for years.

I found some darling projects you’ll want to check out!

 Christmas Trees Wallhanging

Happy Quilting

Deborah

 

 

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

10 Beginners Quilts – Charm Pack Friendly

180 charmsA few years ago, before pre-cut fabrics began to appear in quilt shops, a charm quilt meant a quilt in which every piece was a different fabric. These were super scrappy and very unique. Often, in order to gather enough unique fabrics, you had to trade squares with other quilters.

Since precuts began appearing, a charm pack is known as 40 squares of fabric, 5 inches by 5 inches, that are all different but come from the same line of fabric, usually from one designer.  A charm pack gives you the ability to get many unique fabrics that will all coordinate together.  I love buying charm packs because they make the planning process so much faster when deciding on fabrics for a quilt. Often, they allow me to include fabrics that are a little outside my color box and help me stretch my palette and use different styles of fabric successfully.

And as always, I love EASY quilts. All of the quilts I found below are easy enough for beginners. And all are charm-pack friendly.

Splash180 Charm Lap Quilt

A Charmed Life

Splash Charm Square Quilt

Simple Charm Quilt

Lucky Charm Quilt

Charm Dash Quilt

Charming Chevrons

Modern Charm Quilt

Pop Block Charm Quilt

Gift Box Quilt

GrannyI am also including links to two YouTube videos showing two quilts I created from easy charm pack patterns.  Check them out:

Large Granny Squares Quilt

Daisy Baby 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Thanksgiving Quilt Projects – Show Your Gratitude with a Quilt!

TurkeyWhen I think of all the things that I am grateful for, the ability to be a quilter is high on my list. Quilting has played many roles in my life.

  • Entertainment
  • Creative outlet
  • Therapy

Utility

I found several great Thanksgiving quilt projects we can make to show our thanks for this wonderful gift – quilting!

Thanksgiving Turkey Mug Rug

Talkin’ Turkey Placemats

ThanksgivingTableThanksgiving Tablerunner

Turkey Lurkey Thanksgiving Quilt

“Eat Ham” Thanksgiving Mug Rug

Cornucopia Mug Rug

Thankful Mini Quilt

Pumpkin Patch Table Runner and Placemats

Give Thanks Wall Hanging

Acorns and Oak Leaves Table Runner

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.

 

 

10 Halloween Quilt Patterns – Get in the Spooky Holiday Spirit

halloweenWho doesn’t love a holiday that involves lots of candy?  And costumes?  Remember the days when our mom’s made our costumes with us?  One of my favorite costumes was one my Mom made for me when I was about 11 years old. I was a snow princess that year. I had a white flowing dress, with sequence all over it that were shaped like snowflakes. And, of course, I had a magic snow wand!  I felt so special in that costume, and got lots of compliments along with lots of candy from neighbors.

You may not be dressing up this Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in the spirit with a Halloween decorations, and quilting projects. Here are a few Halloween inspired patterns I found and wanted to share with you.

Halloween Night Quilt Pattern

BooHalloween Owl

Halloween Skeleton Wall Hanging

Boo! Halloween Quilt

Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Bag

Halloween Bats Mug Rug

A Simply Plaid Halloween Quilt

Spooky Shoes Halloween Place Mats

Halloween Pumpkin Wall Hanging

Happy Halloween Quilt Pattern

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

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