It is StashBUSTER Tuesday! Once again, I've partnered up with some fabulous quilt designers for Quilt Block Mania ! I have a bunch to share today; new pattern that is launching, a new class, and a free Block download! NEW PATTERN RELEASE I adore this month's Stashbuster Quilt, Turning Up Pumpkins . Turning Up Pumpkins You can make this fabulous quilt with stash, scraps, or new fabric. The pumpkins are made with 10-11 Fat Quarters. I selected Moda's Fig Tree's All Hallow Eve and then supplemented with a few older Moda Fat Quarters. The setting blocks are made with yardage; 1 yards darker gray and 1/2 yard lighter gray. Add 2 yards Background and a fabulous border and you are all set! This is the perfect Fall pattern design, you can use similar-in- color Fat Quarters to make up your Pumpkins (or even Apples) . You could even go with Halloween theme fabric and make this more of a Halloween quilt. You don't have to use gray for your setting, as black f
It is time to kick off my annual Holiday Medallion Mystery Series! This year's mystery is Holiday Solstice. Are you ready to get started? Today I'm revealing Clue #1 - Block 1 - Ting-A-Ling-Ling. It is actually a Square Cubed (Square-in-a-Square-in-a-Square), however I given it a fun name for this series. You will be using the Square Squared for this Clue. Here are both my versions. Below I'm going to talk you through why I selected the fabric I did, to help you pick the ones for your quilt. Block #1 - Ting-A-Ling-Ling - Christmas Fig II Block #1 - Ting-A-Ling-Ling - Sun Prints 2020
It is StashBUSTER Tuesday! Once again, I've partnered up with some fabulous quilt designers for Quilt Block Mania ! It's all about Family this Month! In addition to Quilt Block Mania, I want to share my newest pattern, Family Traits , plus talk to you about my upcoming Mystery, Best of the 60's ! NEW PATTERN RELEASE This month's Stashbuster Quilt, Family Traits , is fabulous Stashbuster to use up large and medium size prints. Featuring Sisterhood and Brotherhood Blocks. You can make this fabulous quilt with stash, scraps, or brand new fabric. I selected a new line (surprise) Free Spirit's Anna Marie Homer's Hindsight. In my defense, I do have a "scrap" version in an 10+ year old line of fabric, just ran out of runway to get it finished to share. This month's pattern , includes two sizes: Lap and Double. It features one tool, the Studio 180 Design V Block . One tool, one technique, two fabulous blocks and two quilt sett
Sorry for the delay, it has been a crazy busy week. On top of that, this week have one of the more challenging blocks in the Holiday Solstice Mystery Series. The individually techniques aren't difficult, but you have to concentrate on having a perfect 1/4" seam allowance and keeping your orientation. I can not stress enough, how important it is to: Read the tips below Read Clue from start to finish Read the tips below Go step-by-step and don't assume anything. If you read today's blog post, I cover all the place people typically run into trouble. A lot to cover so I'm going to get started. This week's block is Drifted Snow. The Drifted Snow Block is made up of a Square Squared, Four-Patch, Shaded 4-Patch and a pair of mirror image Split Rects. You will need the Square Squared™ , Split Rects™ , and Tucker Trimmer™ . If you struggle with Four -Patch units, you may want to consider the Four-Patch Square Up™ .
It is StashBUSTER Tuesday! Once again, I've partnered up with some fabulous quilt designers for Quilt Block Mania ! It's all about Winter Celebrations this Month! With this month being crazy busy, I'm already sending 4 patterns to the printer this week. I decided to picked a favorite Block from a published pattern. In Flight is a fabulous pattern and would be perfect to make in those favorite holiday fabrics you've picked up over the years, If In Flight were written today, it could go into my StashBUSTER series, as it only uses one tool, the Studio 180 Design Wing Clipper. In Flight by Michelle Renee Hiatt