Wednesday, December 13, 2017

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 11

I've had so much support in this challenge.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for either commenting, liking, pinning, or participating in this crazy idea I had!!!

You rock!

Today we celebrate with block #11.



Here is block #11

Painted Window

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"


Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 51/2" - two purple / two white
Cut 2 rectangles 3" x 10 1/2" - white


Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the middle rectangles together first then stitch the outside rectangles to the middle unit.


I don't know why, but this block is one of my favorites of the 30.

For one, I really like the circular pattern in this quilt when every other block is rotated.


Or maybe it's because I'm in an ultra violet mood since Pantone announced the 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Keepsake Handprint Christmas Ornament

Making little ornaments with sweet little hands can be a joy for you
 and 
a keepsake for years to come.


I had a little helper for the design with this project.


Thank you, Bella!

Wouldn't it be fun to make one of these every year?

We designed this ornament for Ornament Week at Thermoweb.

The full, free tutorial for the Christmas Ornament is on the Thermoweb blog today.



Happy Creative Christmas!

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 10

Block number 10 means we are 1/3 of the way through the blocks.

It seems like they are flying by.



Here is block #10

Chunky Pinwheel

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"


Cut  8 rectangles 3" x 5 1/2" - four red / four white



Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the rectangles right sides together,
pairing one white with one red. 
 Next stitch the units together to form the Chunky Pinwheel block.



Wouldn't a quilt of Chunky Pinwheels be fun?


I can see them all different colors with a white background too.




Monday, December 11, 2017

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 9

Number 9  the highest one-digit number
and the quilt block for today.

Accomplishment?
I say, "oh, yeah!"


Let's get it done.

Topsy Turvy

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"


Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 5 1/2" - two pink / two white
Cut 2 squares - 5 1/2" - white


Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the small rectangles together right sides together
then stitch a square to each rectangle unit.  
Next stitch the two columns together.


I've always wanted to make a pink and black quilt


and call it "Good and Plenty."


This one is 6 blocks across and down with 1" and 2" borders.

Have fun!



Sunday, December 10, 2017

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 8

My fabric scrap pile is taking a hit with these blocks and I'm so happy about that.
Sometimes, I enjoy the blocks enough to make 2 or 3 of them.
Who knows how many quilts I'll have finished by the first of the year.
At least 2 ...

I am working on donation quilts and scrap organization.
This challenge is perfect for both.

Let's make block 8.


You can make block #8 several ways but I'll show you 2
because I love shortcuts.

Staggered

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"


Construction technique #1:

Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 5 1/2" - white
Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 5 1/2" - orange


Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the columns then stitch the columns together, matching seams.


OR

Construction Technique #2:

Cut 2 rectangles 3" x 11" - white
Cut 2 rectangles 3" x 11" - orange


Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Next, cut this unit in half as shown at 5 1/2" so you have 2 columns
5 1/2" x 10 1/2".


Flip the second column so the white rectangle is on top
Stitch the columns together with 1/4" seams.


See, now I have 2 of #8.

Maybe I should keep making these and then I could have this quilt.


Staggered Love!