A New Free Pattern!

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been working on a new quilt design with a “Dot Crazy” jelly roll.  These fabrics were designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio.

Sandy and I collaborated over the miles on this design.  Thank goodness for cell phone technology…what would we do without it?  I would send her photos of different layouts and she would give me feedback.

Below is the result of our collective design strategy and we are calling this quilt “Corner Kick”.
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We love these fabrics because they are bright, bold and modern.  The blue and white diamonds help anchor the blocks and bring all these fabrics together in a very easy, beginner friendly quilt.
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We think these bright fabrics make the perfect quilt for sunny day picnics or a casual throw on a cool summer evening.
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Grab a colorful jelly roll and get started on your own “Corner Kick”.
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You can download this FREE Pattern by clicking on this link: Corner Kick 06 06 19

We will also be posting this FREE Pattern to the Fave Quilts website.  This is a great quilting website where you will find free patterns, free eBooks, giveaways, and quilting videos.  Sandy and I both subscribe to their free email Newsletter, “Piecing it Together” and you can sign up by clicking HERE  Lots of quilting inspiration will be delivered directly to your inbox, it’s so easy!

Be sure to share photos of your completed “Corner Kick” quilts with us, we’d love to see them!

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Vote…A FREE Pattern!

Hi!  It’s Cindy hosting our blog today from the great State of Ohio!

Sandy and I are excited to offer another FREE pattern from our “Patriotic Quilt Series”.

It’s a cute mini wall hanging reminding everyone to be sure and vote during this (and future) election seasons.

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This mini is pieced using 1.5 inch squares and half square triangles.  We added a few rectangles to outline the letters and then a few additional white strips to surround our red, white, blue and gold masterpiece.  We used a black border to create a “picture frame” around the quilt.

If you have a small space in your hallway like I do, you’ll appreciate the size;  it’s just 24 inches tall and 9 1/4 inches wide.  What a great way to remind you and all your friends and family to vote on Election Day!

You can download the pattern by clicking on the link below:

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We’ll also be posting the pattern to FaveQuilts, one of our all time favorites quilting websites!

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend…maybe you’ll steal some time to sew a “Patriotic Vote” for yourself!

 

 

Mummy Mug Rug *Free Pattern*

Hello!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio.

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Sandy asked me to share her Mummy Mug Rug Pattern with you because she is still playing catch up from her vacation with me in Ohio AND it’s back to school time…yikes!

Isn’t this the cutest pattern?  It’s the third pattern in Sandy’s “Spooky Scary Mug Rug Series”.  You can also find the patterns for two other Spooky Scary mug rugs by clicking on our “Free Patterns” tab.  Scroll down and you will find the “Vlad Vampire” and “Frank N. Stein” patterns to keep your Mummy company.

My neighbors, a.k.a. the Teen Age Girls (or TAGs) as I affectionately call them, are begging for a new sewing project…this is it!  It uses random scraps, and it’s fast, easy and fun!  The TAGS will be learning two new quilting skills:  zig zag stitching and attaching a binding…all in one sweet little project!

You can access Sandy’s FREE pattern by clicking on the link below:

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We will also be posting this pattern to the FAVE Quilts website.  Have you seen all the free Halloween Quilt patterns posted to their website?  They have something for every quilter no matter what quilting skills and techniques you like to use.  Click on the link below for more information.

Fave Quilts Ultimate Halloween Quilt Guide

Even though it’s still summer, fall is getting closer!  Let’s savor these warm August days while looking forward to a colorful fall!

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Pinwheels Repurposed

This past weekend, I was cleaning up my sewing room after a recent flurry of creativity.  After finishing my Patriotic Pinwheels GBD 07 06 18 table runner, I had a few leftover pinwheel blocks.

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Since pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks, I just couldn’t bear to throw them in a scrap pile never to be seen again until 2028!  So…I made a few July 4th greeting cards.

I had some blank note cards on hand and used a decorative stitch to sew the pinwheels to the cards.  I did snip all those loose threads, just in case you’re wondering!

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Below is what the inside of the card front looks like.  Do you think my needle is dull from sewing on card stock?  Oh well, it was worth it!  I might use some fabric glue and small fabric scraps to add color and fun to the inside of the card, who knows where this will lead?

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Garden Notes:

My peonies finished blooming about two weeks ago.  The vases in my house now hold blossoms from my Earth Angel Rose Bush, a Mother’s Day gift from my son last year.

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Earth Angel Roses in bloom