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!

 

 

Flutterby Blue – A Free Quilt Pattern

I’ve mentioned my sewing room clean up in previous posts. Norma, my Bearded Collie was telling me in her subtle way that I needed to get a handle on all these scraps.

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Since a lot of my scraps were smaller pieces, I cut them into convenient 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 inch squares.  After taking inventory, I had a lot of 1.5 inch squares to create something fun.

What to do?  I made a butterfly!

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Wall Hanging or Table Topper…you get to choose!

I know sewing all these 1.5 inch squares together may seem overwhelming, but I have a tip in the pattern that will help keep you on track.  Before you know it, Flutterby Blue will be complete!

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This is a great quilt for beginning quilters.  You will get lots of practice cutting squares, chain piecing, sewing straight seams and color placement.  Give it a try and have some fun!

You can download the pattern by clicking on this link: Flutterby Blue GBD 06 07 18

I’ll be posting this to the FaveQuilts website as well.  Be sure to check out all the summer quilt patterns that are posted on this site, you won’t be disappointed.

 

2 for 1 – Free Valentine Quilt Patterns

One blog stop, two free patterns…what’s not to love?

If you are looking for Valentine’s Day quilt patterns to share some quilting love, look no further!

We have two free and unique heart quilt patterns that are beginner friendly and can be used as a baby quilt, a wall hanging or a table topper.

Free Pattern #1 = Pixelated eHeart is the perfect quilt for all those red and pink scraps you have on hand AND it’s a jelly-roll friendly quilt.  Download a free pattern by clicking on this link:  e-heart_pattern_final-01-18-2017

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Free Pattern #2 = Heartland Modern, is the perfect quilt for a cheerful mix of high contrast colors…like fuchsia and white.  Download a free pattern by clicking on this link:  Heartland Modern 01 10 18

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The fuchsia light and dark tone fabric is “Patio Splash” Color Strokes Fuchsia by The Kanvas Studio.  The white/fuchsia fabric is a Robert Kaufman print in the “Blueberry Park” Collection.  This design is called “Strawberry”.  The solid white fabric is “Kona White” by Robert Kaufman.

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Be sure to share your completed projects with us!  We love to see what you do with our patterns.

We will also be posting these patterns to the FaveQuilts Website.  You will find many more free quilt patterns on this site BUT you will also find quilt block patterns, how to videos, tutorials, fabric and quilt kits.  It is a great resource for quilters of all skill levels, be sure to stop by and take a look!

 

 

 

Birthday Trip to the Fancy Forest

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What do you give a very dear friend for a milestone birthday?  A trip to the Fancy Forest, of course!

In my October 23rd post, I mentioned my dear friend (DF) and I attended the Tompkins County Quilters Guild Traditions & Beyond 2017 Quilt Show.

While at the show, DF fell in love with a Fancy Forest quilt, designed by Elizabeth Hartman .  At a silent auction, I bid on a smaller Fancy Forest wall hanging (hoping to use it as a birthday gift for my DF) but GASP!!! I didn’t win.

What to do?  Sewing pedal to the metal of course!   I had just two short weeks to make a wall hanging, pop it in the mail and pray it arrived in time for her birthday.   After staying up until 1:30 am to finish, here is the resulting masterpiece:

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Who could resist a cute little fox face with a quilted snout?

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Hazel the Hedge Hog is my favorite!

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DF, I hope your birthday trip to the fancy forest brings many smiles to you!

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P.S.  I wrote about the backing in my October 31st post “Should Knot Be Seen”.  As you can see, I had to change out the thread colors more than once but who will see the back of this wall hanging?  Just the wall!Knots 1