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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 . 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 . 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. 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! Amber

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 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 . Happy Quilting!