Friday, May 24, 2013
This Memorial Day weekend, join Craftsy in honoring the brave men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces.
For every class sold this weekend, Craftsy will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit a veterans' organization.
Select classes will be on sale up to 60% off! Sale ends May 27th at midnight.
Have all the classes you want? Consider gifting a class to your favorite service member!
Posted by Candace at 11:32 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013
This is the last block in the BlockBase Sew Along by Electric Quilt. We got to choose our own block! Be sure you check out all the different quilt blocks this week. I can't wait to see what other people came up with!
|BlockBase #1249 New Star|
I chose block #1249 because I hadn't seen it before and I think it works very well with the rest of the blocks. It was a simple one to paper piece. It has just four identical sections. I've been working on a layout for a quilt using the blocks from the Sew Along but that's for another day.
Note-After seeing Jenny's idea for the layout, I think she must have been reading my mind!
Posted by Candace at 9:47 AM
Friday, March 15, 2013
|Rolling Nine Patch|
Wow! The Rolling Nine Patch block is block #11 in the BlockBase Sew Along. Just 1 more block to go!
I made a 9" quilt block this week. I didn't color it the way it was in Block Base this time. I made "the background" all one fabric instead and combined 2 squares into a rectangle which made more sense to me since the 2 squares would have been the same fabric. See what I'm talking about here.
If you want to see more interpretations of this quilt block, go here.
Posted by Candace at 6:46 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Chevrons and zig zags seem to be everywhere these days so I made my Chevrony quilt pattern again! It's so easy and uses up a bunch of fat quarters which I seem to collect too many of! Each row uses one fat quarter. It can also be made using 5" charm squares. Either way, it's a great way to use some of that stash you have. The quilt finishes at 48" x 64". My new quilt is on the left and the original is on the right. I think it looks great in any color scheme!
If you are interested in making this quilt, a pattern is available as a download. You can get it here.
Posted by Candace at 11:29 AM
Friday, March 1, 2013
|Lucky Star quilt block|
If you'd like to see more Nancy Cabot blocks, visit my blog called Moore About Nancy and check out the Nancy Cabot Sew Along. A new FREE block pattern is published each day.
I made this block 8" finished and used paper piecing to construct it.
Check out all of the other blocks here. You need to scroll down the page to see the blocks.
Posted by Candace at 8:11 PM
Thursday, February 14, 2013
|Broken Star quilt block|
Here's my block #9 in Electric Quilt's BlockBase Sew Along. It's called Broken Star and was published by Nancy Cabot as are the Prairie Flower, Pyramids and Independence Square blocks that were made previously in this Sew Along.
If you'd like to see more Nancy Cabot blocks, check out my blog called Moore About Nancy and check out the Nancy Cabot Sew Along. A new block pattern is published each day.
I made this block 9" finished. I paper pieced it because I thought that was the fastest way for me to make it. It could certainly be cut and pieced easily also.
Check out all of the other blocks here.
Posted by Candace at 11:16 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013
Electric Quilt's BlockBase Sew Along!
This block is called Borrow and Lend and is block #1401 in BlockBase. Looks like four spools to me!
Anyway, it's super simple and can be made from 5" squares.
I chose to keep the background fabric the same and make each "spool" a different color. I just thought that worked better with the other blocks I have made so far.
To make a 9" finished block like mine, you just need a few basic parts-
2-2" squares of background fabric
4-half square triangles of both fabrics-2" unfinished
I made my half square triangle units with Triangles on a Roll 1-1/2in Half Square triangles (finished size). I really love those things!
Make 4 of these units and sew together like the block above. Each section should be 5" unfinished.
You could vary the background fabric in each section for a different look!
To see all the other blocks made this week go here.
Posted by Candace at 12:12 AM