I usually only post finished tutorials or patterns anymore but I have found that I really miss sharing some of the quilt projects I am working on that….may never get finished.
By the way, yesterday my fabric came! I have four jelly rolls of beautiful Rhapsody batiks that I’ll use for a quilt in our bedroom. (the fabrics are still on sale!) A pattern for a split rail fence quilt came with them but I think I’ll do something a little different.
On the design wall
Sometimes it is fun to just design a few blocks and if I don’t like them – they go in my UFO block box and eventually I’ll either use them in something or give them away.
I asked Builder Bob to build me a temporary design wall. A couple of months ago…when we could still go anywhere we wanted; my daughter and I stopped at Menards and I picked up a bundle of styrofoam that is normally used as insulation in garage doors.
I covered one-piece with batik fabric and made a bulletin board for my granddaughter’s room. That left me with five for a design wall.
He cut a narrow board that worked as a shelf for the pieces to sit on and I also added two 16-pound Command Strips to each section. I added batting to my sliding design wall but right now I am just using pins on this one.
All three quilt projects are actually from blocks or quilts I have done in the past and wanted to update.
I love making half-square triangle blocks, especially if I use my AccuQuilt cutter and dies. I have been on a roll making 4 inch finished HST blocks using the HST die that is in the 8-inch Qube Mix & Match set. My blocks are always perfect when I make them this way and I don’t have to trim them. Normally I will cut my HSTs bigger as I did in my HST Pinwheel runner tutorial.
Someone emailed me asking if I had ever written the pattern for my Sienna Arrows quilt. I had to do a search on my site to see what it looked like as I couldn’t remember.
Well, would you believe that this week I pieced this with a couple charm packs and….it looks the same as the center of the Sienna Arrows quilt that I made back in 2013! How wild is that!
Creations by you!
I always love it when people send me photos of something made with my tutorials or patterns! I kept thinking I wanted a way to share them with others.
I don’t really want to set up a Facebook group as I would have to spend too much time there and I prefer to spend my time in my studio. I have also shared a few in my newsletters.
I have decided to do a post once a week where I share what is on my design wall and also some photos that have been sent to me. I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to show all of them though.
Kerstin shared the quilt she made using my Box Block tutorial. I really like the way she quilted the corners to make it looks like a mitered border.
Joan shared her Star Dust quilt which went to the Huskey auction. Hmm I am sure I wrote a blog post about this quilt but I can’t find it. If you happen to see it, send me a link!
Applique Flowers baby quilt tutorial
Sharron shared this precious baby quilt made with my Applique Flowers tutorial. She also added applique butterflies!
Marilyn made this beautiful quilt with my Scattered pattern using Laurel Burch feline fabrics.
I have more but I’d better stop for now. Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful quilt projects with me!
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