Saturday, November 23, 2013

Moving to 2014 Blog

The new Quilt Block of the Month Blog is set up on WordPress. I'll be adding pages and projects over the next few months, so be sure to send me what you find. This is the last post that will be posted on this blog.

Don't forget to follow the new blog!

Deli Geese

This is a great project I'm following. Pat didn't have a button, so I made this one from Block 1 - Scarlett. The print is that color because that's what showed up best against the scrappy background! She's making the blocks in pairs, named from famous pairs. Can you guess the name of Block 2? Blocks come out about twice a week, not always on the same days of the week.

Included in the first block is the pattern information to make the geese from which these blocks are made. Block 2 has an actual tutorial. Deli Geese, she says, because they're sliced! I've linked to a page connected to the deli-geese tag she uses, so all the blocks are there. Block 9 is the latest one, at the top. Scroll down to the bottom for the first block. I save mine on Print Friendly with .pdf so I can go back and do them all, probably starting in January.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Paper Piecing QAL

Starburst Quilt Along

If you love paper-piecing, this QAL is for you! Wonderful Stars, all paper pieced, and gorgeous! Just starting now with star #1, my favorite!

You can see some very pretty red ones shown here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

QAL: Judy Laquidara - Sunny Side Up

I should have put this one up on the first day, but I'm so used to doing Judy's QALs, that I didn't even think about it! I've been doing them for years - five, at least. This latest one is a beauty in any colors, but I really love those yellows and golds! I think she just posted step 3.

QAL: Christa Quilts - String of Pearls

Christa's Quilt Along
In June, Christa begins a new quilt along. If you enjoyed Hugs and Kisses (still available on her Quilt Along tag), you'll love this one, too. Christa's directions are easy to follow!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

QAL: Sampler Quilt Along

Here's another quilt along, this time a sampler of quilt designs. Some are easy, some are more challenging. Perfect for beginners or for those who want to improve skills such as curved piecing.

QAL: Dr. Who Along!


If you are a fan of Dr. Who, or know someone who is, check out this QAL. It involves two blogs, and swapping back and forth between them on first and third Tuesdays, but it may be just the project you've been waiting for!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Another discovery this weekend is the blog hop to promote Marie Bostwick's new book. 12 of your favorite designers, such as Marie Bostwick herself, Melissa at Happy Quilting and Jo and Kelli at Jo's Country Junction, have designed stars and give a tutorial and downloadable .pdf for each one. The very first one, Marie Bostwick's is a star I've long wanted to make! They are also giving away copies of the book. I missed the first couple, but there are still 5 blocks unposted and several giveaways still open. Go enter to win, and everyone wins with some wonderful stars. So if this is a hop along, does that make this a HAL?

New Embroidery BOM

One of my favorite embroidery designers is back with a new embroidery BOM, after a year's absence. Her previous years of embroidery designs are also still available by clicking on the year in the right sidebar. This year already has 4 months up, but I just now discovered them. The pattern this year is trees, and I think you'll like them!

Trees by Nancy Barrett

The avatar is a peacock I stitched from block 4 of her 2006 birds. This BOM has been added to the Embroidery page.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Weekly Giveaway!

There's a new game in town! Christa's Quilts is beginning a Thursday Year of Giveaways. This week's giveaway is a lovely turquoise rotary cutter from Olfa. She also sells them in her shop, for $16.95, if you don't win this free one. I've put the link to her giveaways in the sidebar, so you can always find it if you forget where it is!

Christa's Year of Giveaways

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Painted Quilt - New BOM

The Painted Quilt
Happy Scrappy Spring is the title of this Row x Row block of the month. There are pieced blocks and embroidered blocks and even a bit of applique. The quilt is adorable. Check it out and download row 1 now. The blocks in the row are different! This is not a row where you repeat a design across the quilt.