Friday, December 18, 2009
The Bow Tie block has been available in MyWebQuilter.com for some time. Because I am in the Christmas spirit, I just recolored it in Christmas colors.
The Bow Tie quilt block pattern can be found here.
This is an example Bow Tie quilt in the Christmas colors.
I have to go put icing on those sugar cookies...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I just added the Lawyer's Puzzle - also known as the Barrister's Block.
A 24 block quilt using this block looks like this:
You can find the free quilt block pattern here.
I love this example of the Lawyer's Puzzle painted on a barn.
BTW - Here in the USA there is significance to showing this pattern in green. It is the only green you will have left after paying your lawyer!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
My mother-in-law loved this little pillow using nativity buttons when we were shopping earlier this year.....so I made one for her. (I hope she doesn't read this post and spoil the surprise!)
My friend, Glenna, created the pattern. She sells the pattern and kits in her shop in Escanaba, MI and on her website.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Kits include fabric similar to the picture but not exactly the same. Decorative thread for the garland is included.
Kits are $25 and can be purchased on my website (www.MyWebQuilter.com) or at Quilts n' Stuff by Glenna.
Friday, November 27, 2009
I designed the quilt using www.MyWebQuilter.com. MyWebQuilter.com resizes quilt block patterns. This is an example where the larger Christmas Tree quilt blocks are 10 in blocks and the smaller ones in the border are 5 inch blocks. You can find the free quilt pattern at www.MyWebQuilter.com.
I am trying to become better at free motion quilting and have been following Leah Day's blog 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs. Here is a detailed picture of the quilting.
I used Leah's pine needles in the green border and a modified pine needles on the Christmas trees. I tried McTavishing in the white areas and Leah's Tree Roots pattern in the stars.
Monday, November 16, 2009
This is a picture of my sample block. (I was just testing the pattern using scraps. I plan to buy new fabric for the donation quilt.) The Ribbon quilt block pattern is available here.
I think I will make a quilt combining the Ribbon quilt block with an Irish Chain Quilt Block. Here is a picture from www.MyWebQuilter.com of the quilt pattern I am considering.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Her latest scrap quilt uses a Sailboat quilt block. It is a simple block and looks fantastic with batik scraps.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I used MyWebQuilter.com to design a quilt. I used a block in the sashing that created a very interesting secondary pattern that looks like 9 Patch quilt block . It is hard when you view the quilt to find the original blocks.
Here is a picture of my quilt hanging at our quilt show.
The quilt pattern is available for free at MyWebQuilter.com.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Our quilt show was a big success! We had more than 160 quilts from at least 60 local quilters. We also displayed the Keepsake Quilting Challenge Traveling Quilt Show. The proceeds were more than we expected and will be donated to local charities.
Here is a picture of Dorothy Banchak ... our Featured Quilter. Dorothy is 90 years old and still going strong. We had many of Dorothy's beautiful quilts on display, her granddaughter provided violin music as part of the entertainment and everyone enjoyed visiting with Dorothy.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
"I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me" is in the small category.
"Fish School" is in the large category.
The winners are chosen via on line voting.....
Pick your favorite!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ocean Waves is great for scrap quilts. Sally is a member of Stashbusters and is dedicated to using up her massive fabric stash.
I added the block as well as two quilt designs to the gallery at MyWebQuilter.com. The first quilt design is similar to the quilt in Janet's web page. My second design combines the Ocean Waves quilt block with the Buckeye Beauty quilt block for a very interesting design.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
She wants to make three quilts so only has 13 blocks per quilt to use. What should she do with these blocks?
Here are two ideas that I created using MyWebQuilter.com.
The first idea is to use a rail fence quilt block for sashing with a snowball quilt block as a cornerstone. With several boarders this makes a nice lap size quilt.
My second idea was to make each of the old hand pieced blocks the center of an attic window quilt block. This also makes a nice size lap quilt.
I have put both of these quilt designs in the Quilt Gallery at MyWebQuilter.com. Try your hand at creating a design idea for Aida.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 10 am—3 pm
Bay de Noc Community College
Joseph Heirman Bldg.
For more information or to enter your quilt in the show, visit our website.
This is our raffle quilt.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Here is how our block of the month program worked. One of our members selected the block patterns and organized one or two different blocks for us each to make every month. Usually she supplied a background fabric and recommendations of fabrics to use. She collected all the blocks.
When we had made the same number of blocks as there are members in the program, we each selected the set of blocks that we wanted. We drew numbers to determine our turn for selecting.
I selected the Broken Dishes blocks made from batiks. The block pattern looks like this.
Here is a photo of the actual quilt blocks.
So, what do I do with my blocks? I used MyWebQuilter.com to come up with possible design.
By setting the broken dishes quilt blocks with a small sash with a colored square at the sash intersections and at the center of each block, the quilt would have an added circle pattern. I have a yard or two of the background fabric used for all the blocks that could be used for the sashing.
Does anyone else have other suggestions on how to use my Broken Dishes quilt blocks?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Following is an example of the new quilt block pattern and resizing page for the Buckeye Beauty quilt block.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I'm in a quandary--I've recently bought a set of fat quarters that are the same swirl pattern in about 12 colors. and haven't the vaguest idea what to do with them. I just liked all the colors....Can anyone suggest a specific block or pattern that I can use without it looking like a mess when it's finished? the colors are your basic six--red,orange,yellow, green, blue, purple-- plus brown and a couple of extra shades of green & blue & pink. But it's all the same basic allover swirl pattern.
Thanks for any suggestions.
I used MyWebQuilter.com to create one possible pattern using black as a background fabric. I used a simple Double 9 Patch quilt block. Each block uses two contrasting bright swirls with the black for an overall striking effect.
You could replace the black with white. You would also use MyWebQuilter.com to try out other quilt blocks and approaches.
This quilt design is in the Quilt Gallery at http://www.mywebquilter.com/. You may copy and play with it for free.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Her first book, Dirty Knees, is a month by month check list of what to do in your garden. Her second book, Needs of the Seeds, provides detailed instructions for starting vegetable seeds indoors.
My parents retired to a small farm in Rockbridge Baths, VA in the 1990's and had extensive organic vegetable gardens. They supplied many local restaurants and farmer's markets. My mother wrote these books during that time. Unfortunately, both my parents have since passed away. My mom's books are still available on Amazon.
Check them out at this link.
Friday, April 24, 2009
There are two options. Select a stand US quilt size using one of the buttons on the right. Or, enter your quilt size and click calculate.
Enjoy using this helpful tool.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
But, what to use as a frame? After testing several ideas, I created a quilt block design loosely based on the Picnic Time block. I named it Picnic Frame. This block is very easy to piece. Quick piecing techniques are used for both the half square triangles and the flying geese. Piecing instructions are available here.
Here is a picture of my herb wall hanging.
I added the block to MyWebQuilter.com with several color options. I think it would look beautiful with a large print Oriental fabric as the focal fabric. Here are two possible color options.
I also added a twin size quilt pattern to the MyWebQuilter.com gallery. The blocks make a pretty secondary design in this pattern.
Go to MyWebQuilter.com to check out this new free quilt block pattern.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My friend Linda was inspired to collect selvages and create a quilt. (I contributed a few selvages!). She started making Half - Half Square Triangle blocks using her selvages. The block looks like this.
The stripes are the fabric selvages pieced together. She used the selvage strips on the diagonal in the larger and smaller triangles.
She had a pattern using this block in a wall hanging but she wanted a bed size quilt.
- How many blocks are needed to make it bed size?
- What would the pattern look like if it was larger?
- Did you need an even number of rows to make it look nice?
- What would an odd number of rows look like?
MyWebQuilter.com comes to the rescue to answer these questions!
By adding a few rows, columns and a small border we came up with a twin size (62 x 80) quilt.
Linda commented.... " For a really scrappy quilt I think its going to turn out awesome..:) I was on your site for a long time....reading your blog and playing with the quilt. Thanks again....you have an awesome website!!!!!"
Linda's selvage pattern is in the Quilt Gallery at MyWebQuilter.com. Check it out for yourself.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I made the queen size quilt from the Fon's and Porter quilt pattern. MyWebQuilter.com came in handy because, after testing the "finished" quilt top on the bed in my guest bedroom, I decided is should be larger. I wanted it to cover the bed and hang to the floor. I used MyWebQuilter.com to calculate the fabric required for an extra border and as well as the new requirements for the backing and binding fabric.
Here is a picture of my quilt top. It is at Heirloom Quilting in Powers MI to be quilted on a long arm quilting machine. Find out more about this quilt pattern by coping it from the gallery at MyWebQuilter.com.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I created two different quilt patterns with her new King's Crown block pattern using MyWebQuilter.com.
Both are twin size quilts. The first in shades of bright orange uses just the King's Crown block in a traditional set.
The the second combines the Double Pinwheel block (another of Janet's quilt block patterns) with the King's Crown. I did this in shades of white/gray/black because it is still winter where I live. This color scheme looks like the snow at night! It would be pretty to use some silver metallic as part of the gray fabric to make it look like sparkles on the snow.
Both patterns are in the MyWebQuilter.com Quilt Gallery. Use the patterns for free or use them as a starting point for your own quilt design.
Monday, February 23, 2009
After seeing my Birds in the Air block, a friend suggested finishing it as a crib quilt and donating it to our local Women's shelter. Great suggestion!
I used MyWebQuilter.com to create a pattern for this little quilt.
This is a picture of the actual quilt.
MyWebQuilter.com has a new quilt pattern gallery. You may copy quilts from the gallery to access the pattern, learn how to use MyWebQuilter.com and/or use gallery quilts as a starting point for your own quilt design.
I put this little quilt in the gallery. Check it out!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
"I was hoping to make two simple, alternating quilt blocks in contrasting colors for baby's undeveloped eyes. But I can't find a decent pattern to contrast with this block that I do like. Here's my first block attempt (it doesn't work at all but I really wanted to find a way to use the cow print and polka dots)."
This is a PERFECT application for MyWebQuilter.com!
I tried her first block option in MyWebQuilter.com and agree with here that it just isn't right. The strips take over and the cute cow fabric gets lost.
I came up with two possible options using MyWebQuilter.com. Simple sashing with the cow fabric with black for the sash intersections, keeps the focus on the cow fabric. You could easily test different sash fabrics, such as the pink polka dot, using MyWebQuilter.com
I also like combining her blocks with a simple 4 patch quilt block in pink and black. I like the diagonal created by the black print.
I also tried nine patch, churn dash and snowball quilt blocks for this quilt design. MyWebQuilter.com lets you test your designs on-line before making the blocks.
Try creating your own ideas for this baby quilt using the cow novelty print using MyWebQuilter.com. It is easy, fun and free!
Friday, February 6, 2009
This is Glenna's. She used multiple red batiks and cute heart buttons to embellish the quilt.
On my Hearts & Diamonds wall hanging, I used a pink metallic batik in the background and quilted it with silver metallic thread. (Every girl should get some silver with her hearts and diamonds on Valentine's Day!)
Use MyWebQuilter.com today to design and make your own version Hearts & Diamonds quilt!
Post a comment on this blog with a picture of your Hearts & Diamonds quilt and you will be eligible to win a free MyWebQuilter.com subscription.