Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two New Quilt Patterns Ready For Download

Hello All!  I'm excited to share with you two more quilt patterns that are ready for download on Craftsy & Etsy.

The Spinning Pinwheel Quilt is made from a Moda Layer Cake and was first featured in FatQuarterly Issue #17.

The quilting on this project was challenging with all the fabrics' different thread colors.  Fortunately, the fabric all had a white base to it so I was able to use white thread.  I used a small scale stipple in all the blocks, regardless of piecing lines.  This was my first try with that and I really liked how it turned out.  the sashing was done using a meandering leaf vine & alternating swirls.

The "Eye Spy With My Little Eye" Quilt is made using scrap novelty fabric and was first featured in FatQuarterly Issue #16. 

This quilt was quilted using an edge-to-edge lasso pattern with free-hand 5 pointed stars to add interest.
I hope you like them and would enjoy making a quilt from one of these new patterns.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Jelly Turnover Quilt Pattern Correction

How embarrassing!   My apologies, there was one typo in the Jelly Turnover Quilt feature I wrote for Moda Bake Shop.   I typed 16 when I mean 8!  Oui!  That's what happens when you cut two strips at a time then forgot you cut 2 instead of one!  At any rate, here is the pattern correction.  You have my apologies:

The sashing section should read to take 23 jelly roll strips and sub cut them into widths of 4 1/2" inches to yield 8 rectangles per strip measuring 2 1/2" by 4 1/2". You will need 178 total (you will have 6 extra). (The pattern has 16 per strip written there which not only is impossible from a 40 inch length of fabric, but if you were to cut that many it would yield twice as many as needed.)

I hope this clarifies things for everyone making this project.  Also, I would love to see your completed projects.  Please share it with my flickr pool--a button is on my right hand side bar.

Happy Quilting Everyone!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Punky-Wunkin Quilt Part 5 & KISMIF Linky Party 26

Okay, this is our last installment of the Punky-Wunkin Quilt.  I would LOVE to see your completed quilt projects.  Some have been shown on the ConnectingThreads blog "QuiltWithUs" and I love how cute they're turning out.  Please share your fabulous projects on my "Flickr Pool Modern Tradition Quilts".

As promised, today I am sharing how I quilted my wall hanging.  I used a small scale stipple in the back-ground of the blocks then customized the pumpkins.

My initial idea was to keep stippling in the sashing so that you could only view the pumpkins and leaves....but....several years ago I came up with this cute free-motion-quilt (FMQ) pumpkin and decided to customize the sashes.

To view a tutorial of the FMQ threadpath used to create the oak leaves, click HERE or visit the KISMIF Archive of Free-Motion Quilting Page on the navbar above.

So...how to FMQ those little pumpkins.  Give it a whirl, you'll be glad you did.  They are deceptively easy but look complicated--Keep It Simple And Make It Fun (KISMIF)!

Oh boy, here we go again, it's easier for me to FMQ these than to draw them out on the computer!  Oh well, you get the idea.
Thanks for participating in this year's quilt-a-long.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I am grateful for all of your positive compliments.  They have kept me going in a very discouraging part of my personal life.  I appreciate your support.  Sometimes I think I might give-up writing all of this, but readers and comments make it worth-while.

Here is another way I made the FMQ pumpkin.  Instead of adding leaves, a fun vine-swirl looks great and it is a cute thread-path to use to work into another area of the quilt.

Now it's your turn, what have you worked on?  Keep It Simple & Make It Fun (KISMIF 26).

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quilt Blogger's Festival at Amy's Creative Side

Every six months, Amy hosts a quilt blogger's festival.   No, I've never won anything in it but it sure has been fun to enter quilts I've made during the last 6 months and see other people's work. 

In the "original design category", I am entering my 5-block charm square sampler quilt.

This time around I'm entering my Punky-Wunkin wall hanging quilt in the "small quilts" category.

In the "modern quilts" category I am entering my Jelly Turnover quilt.

You can visit the festival and vote for your favorite.  Of course, I would love it if you voted for mine!  :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Punky-Wunkin Quilt A Long & Part 4Setting & KISMIF 25 Linky Party

All right everyone, are you ready to continue the Punky-Wunkin Quilt-A-Long? I would like to thank Connecting Threads for sponsoring this year's Quilt-A-Long on my blog.  Three weeks ago, on their blog Notions they featured my wall-hanging version of this project as lucky #13 of the Gifty Galore features.  I am thrilled to be a part of this program.  You can down-load your copy of this pattern exclusively from Connecting Threads HERE.  Also, all of the awesome fabrics shown you can purchase from my blog sponsor at Connecting Threads.

Here is a photo of the completed wall hanging.

In today's post, we will finish piecing our quilt top by adding the sashing to our completed squares and the outer quilt border.



·         White For Sashing
5 strips 3 ½” wide
Cut 2 strips only into rectangles 3 ½” by 12 ½”
Border Print
4 strips 5” wide
Reserve for outer border


·         White  For Sashing
17 strips 3 ½” wide
Cut 7 strips into 20 rectangles measuring 3 ½” by 12 ½” for vertical sashing.
Sew the 10 other strips end to end for horizontal sashing.
Border Print
8 strips 5” wide
Sew these strips end to end to get 72 inch length.
Reserve for outer border

Assembly Diagrams:

Throw Size

Wall Hanging

·         Refer to the Quilt Top Assembly Diagrams.

·         Sew a 3 ½” by 12 ½” rectangle to the vertical sides of all of the blocks.  For the last block in a row, add two—one on each end.  Sew these into rows.
Sew the long horizontal sashing strip between each row and to the top and bottom of the quilt center.

While the cutting directions show to sew two strips end-to-end, this yields a 90" strip.  You can get away with using 1 strip sewn end-to-end to half of a strip or a 66" strip.

Here is a fun picture.  All of the vertical sashing have been created to make rows of this quilt.   The horizontal strips are being laid out.

I think this quilt is cute without the borders added, don't you?  Simply use a fun binding and this quilt is done!

·         Sew these to the quilt top right and left side first, trimming the excess overhang square with the quilt top.  Then add the top and bottom borders.
Quilt and bind as desired!

NEXT TIME...SOME GREAT FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) ideas for that top.  Now it's time for you to share your projects.  I'd love to see them!  :)