Friday, April 13, 2018

6" Block Quilt

  What to do with those 5" sq. whether they were cut from scraps or are left over from a charm pack, sew them.  As I continue to clean my sewing area, I found a box of 5" sq.  Yesterday, I sewed them into disappearing nine patch.  It is very scrappy but looks like I put more work into it then I truely did.  Now, the quilt becomes one of those quilts that I will not have a stroke when my husband misuses it.  If you are not familiar with the disappearing 9-patch, check out my video on how to make them.  
  Here is a couple of pictures of the 6 1/2" block quilt.
 They are not the best pictures but it does give you the idea of what I did.  It is a queen size quilt with a piano key border.
  I hope you have figured out what you are going to do with the blocks.  It doesn't have to be a queen quilt.  They are a good size for most anything that you can think of.
Keep quilting,

Monday, April 9, 2018

Shooting Star

  To much time has past.  I must apologize for getting sidetracked and forgetful.  Since the last posting, I have been busy with several quilts and helping in the shop.  The 6" block quilt has been quilted and bound.  Next step is to take a picture.  Then, it will be posted to the blog to show it off.  I must admit it is much better then I expected.  Until then, here is another block for you.
  The block is called Shooting Star.  Sew the 2" light sq. to the end of the rectangles at an angle similar to making flying geese.
Shooting Star

  Light fabric
    twelve  2" sq.

  Medium fabric
    four  2" sq.
    four  2" x 3 1/2" rect.

Keep quilting,