Have a great weekend, and happy stitching!
Jeni, who is loving this cooler weather!
I hooked this little 8 1/2" square mat up last night. I know it's just the beginning of September, but I just can't help it! I love making things with pumpkins!
If I can dig out my little fall quilts, I'll snap a new photo and post them soon, they look so much nicer close up, than on the website! Plus, it is time to get them out, right?
Have a great evening, and watch for the next installment of the sew along!!
For the Basket block.....
*cut B and D from light fabric, with the template.
*Cut C from a dark fabric. Sew B/C/D together.
*Cut a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle from the same light print, sew to the top of the above unit.
*Cut out the handle from the dark fabric, adding a seam allowance if you are turning under to appliqué, and appliqué in place.
*use scraps of wool to make the flower, leaves, and star. I whip stitched them down with matching wool threads. For the stem, I used a pretty green perle cotton from my Woolen Willow Valdani collection! The block should measure 6 1/2."
* For the house block cut...
One 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" dark for roof
One 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" dark for door
One 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" med. for house
Two 2"x 2 1/2" of same med. for either side of door
Four 2 1/2" squares of light for sky
One 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" medium for side of house
*Make a flying geese unit as in block one, using two 2 1/2" light squares and the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" dark for the roof.
*Make a half flying geese unit with a light 2 1/2" square and the side of house medium print
*Sew the 2"x 2 1/2" med prints to either side of the dark 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece.
Feel free to sew these units together as we go, and I'll try to make sure I give them to you in order!
Have fun, and show me your progress! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org!
Howdy friends! I got help from Leah, Gretchen and Kristen at the PQP office! Seems I saved the image wrong! I told you I was not tech savvy right? It is there now! Have fun making the first section, and look forward to the next! Is it okay if I do them more often than once a week? I get impatient and excited ya know!
This is Chester, he got tired waiting for me to get help with the pattern!
Feel free to email me with photo's of your blocks!
I've been thinking about this for a while, but wasn't sure what I wanted to do until a couple of nights ago. Then I had to clean off my table! Haha! Today, I hauled it all back out, and asked my husband to PLEASE not plan a big cook out for dinner, so I could just leave it out the rest of the weekend! I have a sewing room, but it is being a guest room for now, so I just run up and get fabric and things as I need them. I have a room on the first floor that I have brought my big machine and most frequently used items to, and it is also the laundry room! So...... The quilt....I am planning it as I go, which is how I have done most all of my Block of the Month quilts or hooked rugs, for the past 14 years! It's just the way I roll! So you will be trusting me, I know, with a lot! I believe I have half of it ready on paper, and right now, it is about 36" x 32" and growing! I haven't added borders yet, but there will be appliquéd borders. In the quilt you will find some fun pieced blocks, and many appliqué blocks with cotton, wool and some hand dyed velvet! Of course, you can use your fabrics of choice! I'm pulling everything from my large stash of treasured fabrics! Yay! The smallest blocks are 4" finished and the largest are 6"x12" or so. It's a mish mash of folk art fun! Oh, and there will be a tiny bit of simple embroidery also! I will list the sizes of fabrics to be cut for each block as we go, and will provide a downloadable template page for all appliqué pieces! This is free!! Once we are done, I will sell the complete pattern on my website.....down the road! I haven't divided it up yet, so I'll give you two or three things per week, and we should have it done in about 2 or 3 months possibly! Are you up for it?!!!! I am!! Come along!!! I'll post the first blocks in a few days, when I get some instructions on how to provide that template! You might see a few things there at the near end of my table!
Have a great evening, and get ready!!!