Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Easy Peasy Double Wedding Ring quilt

This double wedding ring quilt below and the dresden plate block were not done in the traditional way. I couldn't get the curved part of the double wedding ring block to lay flat and gave up. Sooo I drew the pattern on a block of white fabric, placed that on top of a block of blue print, did a satin stitch around the pattern and cut it out. sew those blocks together and you have a double wedding ring quilt. A lot easier and maybe even faster than the traditional way. I"m excited to see it after it's quilted! the small patch shows how it looks in two toned pink. the possibilities are nearly endless! I've included a pattern of the wedding ring block in case anyone wants to use it. I've also included a photo of a dresden plate block done in the same way. If you use the pattern make sure to add a full 1/2 inch seam allowance, trim the bottom fabric to the edges of the top fabric after sewing the satin stitch and make sure the top fabric is fully inside the seams when assembling the quilt. I printed the block out to be 7 inch square and cut the fabric blocks at 8 inches. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be glad to help.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dakota's Pony Ranch Quilt

This quilt was made for a 4 year old girl. I found the pony silhouettes on the internet, but you can use any horse or pony shapes you like. The pony blocks, nine patch blocks and the picket fence where all done with a layered stencil technique.

Rooster 'Painting' quilt

This pattern is intricate for a quilt but is well worth the effort once it's done.

I started with the smallest sections and worked up to the large sections.
The Rooster can be done in other color schemes for different effects.

Celtic Knots quilt

My daughter bought the pattern for the claddagh in the center of the quilt from the following website: http://www.celticlady.com/flash/tc-2.html
The rest of the patterns were found here and there on the internet.

The strip in the middle is done in one long piece with the block borders sized to fit

The blocks were all done with a layered stencil technique.
If you are ambitious you could do the border in knots too, but it's pretty labor intensive.

The Cat is in the House - Quilt

This quilt got its start after I drew a simple line style cat. I liked it so much I did several other cat drawings and decided to turn them into a quilt.

I used a tight satin stitch on the sewing machine to embroider the blocks.