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Showing posts from November, 2009

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

I am in the Christmas spirit this year! I made a fun, easy Christmas Tree wall hanging. The Christmas Tree garland is recycled fibers that I purchased at the Madison, WI quilt show.

I designed the quilt using 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 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 McTavishingin the white areas and Leah's Tree Roots pattern in the stars.

Happy quilting!

Ribbon Quilt Block

I want to make a donation quilt for breast cancer awareness and was looking for a ribbon quilt block. I wanted a traditional pieced quilt block pattern (not paper pieced) for the ribbon block and couldn't find one. So I designed one. 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 of the quilt pattern I am considering.

Sailboat Quilt Block

My friend Sally has the most beautiful scraps! She is on a mission to reduce her fabric stash so is making scrap quilts.

Her latest scrap quilt uses a Sailboat quilt block. It is a simple block and looks fantastic with batik scraps.

Happy quilting!


Finished Block of the Month Quilt

In one of my previous posts, I showed a set of blocks I received for participating in my guild's block of the month club. The block pattern was broken dishes where all the blocks were done in Batiks.

I used 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

Happy Quilting!