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Spring Quilt Market 2017

Hi Quilters!

This was my first time ever going to Quilt Market, and wow, what a time I had!

I flew into St. Louis on Wednesday, and got all registered and received my official name badge ~ another first, so exciting! :)

Everyone needs a quilty buddy to experience the show with so I met up with Janel from Nite Owl Quilting (we are friends from Sew Pro in Chicago) and her friend Dorie from Forever Quilting. We had a ball! Thanks ladies, it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

Spring Quilt Market 2017

Nite Owl Quilting & Forever Quilting

Thursday we attended School House. The day kicked off with a Welcoming presentation and the Moda Fabrics William Morris Premiere Event, showcasing the new William Morris Fabric. All of the attendees received a free bag from Moda with two charm packs of the fabric!

Spring Quilt Market 2017

Spring Quilt Market 2017

Before Schoolhouse begins you receive a newspaper-like schedule full of presentation options. You have to do choose one presentation for each 1/2 hour ~ it’s not easy to choose by the way!

Schoolhouse Spring Quilt Market 2017

There were 13 time slots and 228 options total! I decided to kick off my day with Jen Kingwell. She is the sweetest and I love her designs and fabric from Moda.

Spring Quilt Market 2017

Elizabeth Hartman had a schoolhouse showing off her newest quilt design and fabric line, Pond.

Spring Quilt Market 2017

Alison Glass had some gorgeous quilts with her new fabric line… CHROMA!

Spring Quilt Market 2017I was a WINNER of a fabric bundle! It’s mine… all mine! But, you can buy it here if you love it too! Spring Quilt Market 2017

Brigitte Heitland showed off her new fabric line, she is such a sweet lady!

Spring Quilt Market 2017

I scored a signed copy of her new book, Zen Chic Inspired, from Martingale.

Spring Quilt Market 2017

The day was jam packed and it ended with Sample Spree, where I bought a few more goodies to add to my Alison Glass bundle!

Spring Quilt Market 2017

I think this Woolies Flannel bundle will make the perfect scarves for my Penguin Quilt!
Spring Quilt Market 2017

And I couldn’t resist this new roll up of Panache by Rebecca Bryan!
Spring Quilt Market 2017

And then.. Quilt market began Friday – Sunday! I’m going to start with my favorite part!
I was lucky enough to have one of my designs for Coats displayed in the Shell Rummel booth! So fun!

spring quilt market 2017I designed this Moonlight pattern last fall and it’s now available as a

free download here!

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spring quilt market 2017

Look at the fun cards they had in the booth!

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It’s really nice to be recognized! :)

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Shell’s fabric looks amazing on this basket! (Pattern is by Aunties Two) And it turns out that one of my quilt guild members, Donna, made the bag! Small world!

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Ok… enough gushing, I took tons of other pictures…

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photo dump coming! and this is just a sampling, my phone is full!

I hope you enjoy these…

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Jul i Scandinavia Block of the Month ~ April

I’m so happy April is here.  Spring has finally arrived in New England and we can get out doors!  I’m also pretty excited about the progress of this project.  I think it’s going to look amazing when it’s complete!

For the April portion of the QAL we have moved up another branch on the tree.  
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I’ve repeated some of the same stitches we’ve covered on previous branches. The whipped woven circle on the Dove and the pekinese stitch around the hearts are both stitches we used previously.

Jul i scandinavia christmas quilt a long wool applique

I also used more bullion knots on the dove, on the top of my flower…

Jul i scandinavia christmas quilt a long wool applique

and on the ornaments!

Jul i scandinavia christmas quilt a long wool applique

Plus a few French knots on the ends of the branches.

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And DONE!

Jul i scandinavia christmas quilt a long wool applique

You can find the pattern in my shop!

JUL i SCANDINAVIA PATTERN

Thanks for checking out my project!

sherri

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Cabin Fever Block of the Month Quilt #2

Hello Quilters!

I wanted to share the February Cabin Fever block of the month. The pattern went out yesterday to subscribers.

Cabin Fever Block of the Month Quilt Pattern

This is the center star on the top row of my quilt. There will be twelve stars total in the quilt top and each star finishes at 24″. The purple and green star are in the top row and I’ll be adding next months star to the line-up on the right….

Cabin Fever Block of the Month Quilt Pattern

I’m using a mix of solids from my stash and some Anna Maria Horner (true colors) fabric for my quilt and so far I’m really happy with this mix!

If you’re just catching up with this Block of the Month Pattern, you can read all about it in the first and second post (more links at the end of this post).

You can join in any time and

find the CABIN FEVER Pattern in my SHOP.

Cabin Fever Block of the Month Quilt Pattern

Thanks for following along!!

sherri

Cabin Fever Block of the Month Quilt Pattern by Sherri Noel ~ Rebecca Mae Designs

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Jul i Scandinavia Block of the Month ~ February!

Yesterday I sent out the February update to subscribers of the Jul I Scandinavia quilt-a-long!  Today I have some pictures and stitching tips to share!

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

 

If you want to subscribe, you can find the pattern here:

Jul I Scandinavia Pattern

 

We are beginning with the lowest branches and working our way up.

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

Last month I gave you some tips on the pekinese stitch and I used it again this month in a few places!

Scandinavian Christmas Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

I also added a couple other stitches that you might already know… or like to try.

I used the Bullion Knot to outline the white circles and the red heart. This is probably my favorite stitch and I use it a lot!!! If you aren’t already hooked, maybe you will be soon!

To Start ~ I’m using a milliners size 1 needle.

Bring your thread up from the back of your work, anywhere along the edge of your applique is fine.

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Take a back-stitch about the length you want your knot to be.  Mine is roughly 1/4″. Bring your needle out where the thread is coming out.

How to make a bullion knot

Take the thread (next to the tip of your needle) and wrap your needle enough times to fill the back-stitch space (estimate).  I wrapped mine clockwise about 12 times.  Wrap it snug, but not so tight you can’t pull your needle through it.

How to make a bullion knot

Now here is the trickiest part… and it’s not really that tricky once you’ve done it.

I use my left (non dominant) hand and place my thumb over the wraps on the needle in the front of my work, and my index finger on the back of my work and hold the wraps in place (pinching it) while I pull the needle through. Once the needle is pulled through it should look like this…

How to make a bullion knot

Pull the tail down close to the work so the knot rests along the edge of the applique. You might have to fuss with it slightly till you get the hang of it.

How to make a bullion knot

Now you insert your needle again at the base of the knot (where the tail is coming out) and take a stitch so your needle comes out 1/4″ above the top of that knot…

How to make a bullion knotPull the thread to the front of your work.

How to make a bullion knot

Take another back-stitch to repeat the process…

How to make a bullion knot

You can use any length stitch and any number of wraps. If you use a lot of wraps and a short stitch the result will be more of a loop.  You’ll be hooked in no time!!!

 

I also used a few fly stitches and French knots.  You are probably more familiar with these stitches…

I worked from the left to the right and then back again. To start bring the needle up from the back of your work.

fly stitch and french knot

Insert the needle about 1/4″ to the right and angle the stitch to come out in-between the stitches about 1/4″ lower with the thread under the needle.fly stitch and french knot

Pull the thread snug creating the V shape.fly stitch and french knot

Add a french knot here by wrapping the tip of your needle 3 times.fly stitch and french knot

Insert it just below the V… notice (with my left hand) I have tension on the tail so the knot stays snug until I’ve pulled the needle and thread all the way through to the back of my work.
fly stitch and french knot

Continue to the right side.

fly stitch and french knot

When you get to the edge return to the left with the fly stitch but instead of adding a french knot, just make a stitch at the base of the V.fly stitch and french knot

Continue back to the left edge.

fly stitch and french knot

Done! I hope these tips helped some of you!

See you Next Month!

sherri

Jul i Scandinavia block of the month quilt pattern on rebeccamaedesigns.com

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The Big Chill ~ Penguin Quilt Pattern

I just finished a new Penguin quilt pattern!  The Big Chill is full of chilly penguins and includes two sizes.  The Large 58″ x 68″ version pictured here has 9 penguins…

Penguin Quilt Pattern by Sherri Noel, Rebecca Mae Designs

We’ve had a mild winter here in New England, but just in time for The Big Chill release… we had a Snow Storm!  I ran out yesterday while it was snowing to get these pictures. There’s nothing like the quiet that snow brings. This next pic is one of my favorites, I think it captures the quiet stillness… and the chill!

Penguin Quilt Pattern by Sherri Noel, Rebecca Mae DesignsEach penguin is 15″ and has a Kona scarf! I listed the colors in the pattern if you like the look of this one.

Penguin Quilt Pattern by Sherri Noel, Rebecca Mae Designs

I broke into my Architextures fabric for my four penguin quilt… so cute! It has a softer look, perfect for a baby quilt.

Penguin Quilt Pattern by Sherri Noel, Rebecca Mae DesignsThe white I’ve been using is a Robert Kaufman fabric that has some shimmery dots… it’s called Spot On.  Perfect!

Penguin Quilt Pattern by Sherri Noel, Rebecca Mae Designs

Thanks for checkin’ out The Big Chill! You can find the pattern here:

 

The Big Chill ~ Penguin Quilt Pattern

Penguin Quilt Pattern by Sherri Noel, Rebecca Mae Designs

 

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Chapter 12 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

Hello quilters!

Here we are at the FINAL Chapter of the Dear Daughter Block of the Month Quilt!  If you subscribe to this QAL you should have already received the final pattern a few days ago.

BLOCK OF THE MONTH QUILT - DEAR DAUGHTER PATTERN

You can find the pattern

on CRAFTSY ~or~ in MY SHOP!

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The Fat Quarter Shop and The Warm Company

are generously sponsoring this quilt-a-long and the winners for December are:

Fat Quarter Shop $25 ~ Tiziana G from Italy!

The Warm Company products ~ Judy C from Canada and Melissa K from Alabama!

 

It took me some time to decide on what I wanted this final block to say. I had something else in mind originally but ultimately decided on Believe… It can represent so many things! I even googled it and found this..

Believe comes from old German words meaning to have trust. Belief doesn’t require proof, just acceptance. To believe can also mean having confidence. If you believe in me, it doesn’t mean that you think I’m real. It means you think I can do what I set out to do.

Perfect!

Block of the Month Quilt ~ Dear Daughter Chapter 12

I’ll be back again with some pics of the finished border! But here’s a peek!

Block of the Month Quilt ~ Dear Daughter Chapter 12

Thanks for following along!

sherri

Block of the Month Quilt Pattern ~ Dear Daughter

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2017 Block of the Month Quilt Pattern ~ Jul i Scandinavia

Hello Stitchers!

I will be hosting two Quilt-a-Long Programs this year! One will be a traditional Block of the Month (announcement coming soon) and one will be a Christmas Quilt!

Jul i Scandinavia

Jul i Scandinavia block of the month quilt pattern

Jul i Scandinavia is an applique quilt measuring 32″ x 40″. I will be making my quilt on a red flannel base using primarily white wool for the applique.

Jul i Scandinavia block of the month quilt pattern

Instead of receiving a block each month, you will receive the applique templates for a branch or section of the project. Please be aware that the image shown is a rough draft of the pattern and may change slightly.

I’d love it if you joined in!

This year I will have the BOM patterns listed in two places.  You can sign up any time

in My Shop -or- on Craftsy.

IF YOU SIGN UP IN MY SHOP

You will be emailed monthly with the pattern information and templates to date.

IF YOU SIGN UP ON CRAFTSY

I will update the pattern monthly on Craftsy and you will be able to view and download the updated pattern information and templates directly.

Here’s a Q & A to help answer questions ~ If I miss something and you ask a question in the comments I’ll add the answer to this post, so check back.

Will you be posting progress on rebeccamaedesigns.com?
Yes, I will post pictures monthly with my progress.

What will I need for fabric?
I will be providing a supply list in January. The background base I will be using for my sample is red flannel. I will also be using some red wool and decorative ribbon to embellish the base. The applique shapes on my project will be almost entirely white and made of primarily wool with some velvet and cotton accents.

What other supplies will I need?
Your supply list will include some optional embellishment supplies. For example, you might want to have a variety of threads for decorative stitches including perle cotton and embroidery floss. Please note that I will not be including stitch instruction with the pattern, but I will make note of some of the stitches I’m using as part of my monthly posts.

What is the finished size of the quilt?
The size of the finished quilt is 32” x 40”.

When will the program wrap up?
I will deliver the final pattern download in November so that you may finish and enjoy for the 2017 holidays!sherri

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Chapter 11 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

WOO HOO! Here’s the second to last chapter in our Dear Daughter Quilt Sampler! Emails went out on the 16th to Dear Daughter subscribers, so if you didn’t receive yours, please email me! ([email protected])

Dear Daughter Quilt Pattern Chapter 11

If you want to subscribe…

You can find the pattern

on CRAFTSY ~or~ in MY SHOP!

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The Fat Quarter Shop and The Warm Company

are generously sponsoring this quilt-a-long and the winners for November are:

Fat Quarter Shop $25 ~ Sandra M from Florida!

The Warm Company products ~ Emma L from Australia and Sue Ellen W from Texas!

dear daughter block of the month quilt pattern

Here’s what the layout looks like… only one more chapter to go!

Dear Daughter Quilt

Dear Daughter Quilt

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Chapter 3 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

It’s so hard to believe March is here already, and we are up to Chapter 3!

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The Chapter 3 pattern has already gone out to subscribers, so if you’ve already subscribed in my shop and did not receive it in your email please contact me @ [email protected] verify your email address.

If you want the pattern you can find it here:

on CRAFTSY ~or~ in MY SHOP!

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EACH CHAPTER includes:

  • Pattern ~ for all Chapter blocks
  • Templates ~ including entire alphabet to make your own text
  • Technique Instruction
  • Sneak Peek into next month (for the over~achievers in the bunch!)

Here are Chapter blocks 1-3… coming together!

block of the month

And you can see how they fit into the quilt top:

TOP Chapter 1-3 filled inI completed my text for Chapter 3 using the needle-turn applique technique.  It’s one of my favorite ways to applique. I love the look of the turned edges and I also love that it’s portable and I can work on it anywhere!  Plus it has a sort of organic look that I like.

I’ve included some pictures of how I completed mine but if you’re making the dear daughter quilt you can use the templates with any applique method on the Techniques Page of the pattern… or any other method you prefer!

Before we get into it I want to talk a little about supplies…

applique needle and thread

To set yourself up for success, use a good needle and thread for applique.  Here are some of my favorites:

Thread: I have a couple favorites…

I like the following threads because they are light-weight and disappear into the applique fabric.
Aurifil ~ 50 wt (the orange spools)
Superior Thread ~ Bottom Line (donut) or 50 wt Masterpiece (donut)
(I have some applique thread donuts available in my shop)

Needles:

You will need an applique or straw/milliners needle.
I like the tulip #10 big eye applique needles for needle-turn applique. When I’m working on larger applique pieces I will sometimes use an 11 milliners/straw needle. The extra length helps when turning the seam allowance to the back.
note ~ I’ve taken several hand applique classes and something I’ve learned is that the recommended needle isn’t always the best choice for me.  I took one class from a woman who had tiny little hands and she recommended this needle that I could hardly hold it was so small… so use what works for you and feels like a good fit, but stay with a thin applique or straw needle.

This applique will be done much like the butterfly from last months chapter.  To start, trace your applique with a removable marking tool, loosely cut out shape with a generous 1/4″ allowance and baste in place right down the center.

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After your piece is basted,  finger press all along the traced lines.  By finger pressing on the traced line your applique will go much smoother as the fabric will more easily turn under for you.  In the next picture you can see that I have my W (Wander) loosely cut out, basted and finger pressed.

needle turn applique

Make sure to bring your needle up from behind the applique piece on the traced line of the outer edge.  If you bring your needle up from under your background piece and through the traced line you will not be able to turn your seam allowance under.

needle turn applique

Use your needle to turn the fabric under and take your first stitch.  You can see in the next picture that the fabric is turning under easily and I continue to finger press a second time as needed while I sew.

needle turn applique

I also like to trim my seam allowance as I go. If I trim it close before I begin I would have to contend with my seam allowance fraying from being handled, and that wouldn’t be any fun!

Here are a couple tips on curves and points:

Concave Curves:

When you come to an inner curve clip slits into the seam allowance without cutting into the traced seam line.  This will help your turned edge lay flat and ease the fabric under as well.

Convex Curves:

For convex curves, clip notches out of seam allowance to reduce bulk.

Inner Points:

I find these to be the trickiest.  Taper the seam allowance as you near the inner point and clip at the inner point to the seam line right before you sew it.  Take 2-4 small stitches right in the point to hold the threads in place.  If your thread matches your applique fabric these stitches will hardly be noticeable.

Outer Corners:

For outer corners sew right up to the corner, placing a stitch in the very corner, sweep fabric under with your needle and turn the corner.

 

Sew the entire perimeter of the applique and then go back to cut out any holes in the applique.

needle turn applique

I used small scissors or a sharp seam ripper to carefully start the hole, being careful not to puncture or cut my background fabric.

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Turn those seams under and applique in place.  It takes a little practice but that’s all there is to it!

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As you know we have Two Generous Sponsors for the 2016 Dear Daughter BOM Quilt-a-Long!  Including International Subscribers too!

Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

Every Month 1 Lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop!

(see my fabric links at the end of this post!)

the warm company

The Warm Company

Every Month 2 Lucky winners will receive Steam-a-Seam Lite 2 from The Warm Company!

I’m picking random winners from the subscriber list and

The Winners for March are…

Fat Quarter Shop $25 ~ Shaughna K.

The Warm Company products ~ Candy L. and Loralee M.

I will be in touch via email!  Yay!

block of the month quilt pattern

Lastly,  I’ve been getting some fabric questions, and since Fat Quarter Shop is so generous to sponsor this quilt I thought I’d link to a couple fabrics each month that are in my quilt blocks ~ so if you are interested in finding them you can just check out the links below!

The yellow text fabric is from Windham Fabrics and it’s called Paint by Carrie Bloomston for Such Designs.  I bought it at a local shop this past summer so I’m not sure if you can still find it…

I used a lot of different scraps but I’ve also used several fabrics from:

True Colors

Rhoda Ruth

Architextures

Kaffe Classics

Like my fabrics?

Now you can get my newly curated bundle

TURN UP THE VOLUME

at The Fat Quarter Shop!

fat quarter bundle

AND WE HAVE SOME SHARES!

Chapter 1 from Kathy!

Chapter 1 from Kathy!

Lisa

Chapter 1 from Lisa!

Chapter 1 & 2 from Lori

Chapter 1 & 2 from Lori!

Chapter 1 ~ Sandi

Chapter 1 ~ Sandi :)

Chapter 1 ~ Shaughna

Chapter 1 ~ Shaughna !

Sandra's Chapter 1

Sandra’s Chapter 1

Sandra's Chapter 2

Sandra’s Chapter 2

Candy's Chapter 1

Candy’s Chapter 1

Chapter 1 & 2 from Vickie!

Chapter 1 & 2 from Vickie!

 

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Chapter 2 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

Hello Everybody!

I’m excited to be getting into Chapter 2 of our quilt~a~long!  If you’re just joining in you can find the original post here with all the information.  I’m making my quilt for my daughters and with them in mind… here is Chapter 2!

dear daughter block of the month

dear daughter quilt

Chapter 2 has gone out to subscribers, so if you’ve already subscribed in my shop and did not receive it in your email please contact me @ [email protected] so we can verify your email address.

You can find the pattern

on CRAFTSY ~or~ in MY SHOP!

EACH CHAPTER includes:

  • Pattern ~ for all Chapter blocks
  • Templates ~ including entire alphabet to make your own text
  • Technique Instruction
  • Sneak Peek into next month (for the over~achievers in the bunch!)

Now, I have a couple of exciting tid-bits to share with my quilt-a-long subscribers!!!!

We have

Two Generous Sponsors for the 2016 Dear Daughter BOM Quilt-a-Long!

International Subscribers are eligible too!

Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

Every Month 1 Lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop!

(see my fabric links at the end of this post!)

the warm company

The Warm Company

Every Month 2 Lucky winners will receive Steam-a-Seam Lite 2 from The Warm Company!

I’m picking random winners from the subscriber list and

The winners for February Are…

Fat Quarter Shop $25 ~ Jackie B. 

The Warm Company products ~ Debra G. & Pam R.

I will be in touch via email!  Yay!

Here are Chapter 1 and 2 together:

dear daughter quilt

You can see how they will fit into the quilt top in the image below… Every chapter of the Dear Daughter Quilt will be a different size to fit into the unusual layout…

dear daughter quilt chapter 1 & 2

dear-daughter-quilt-36A little bit about this Chapter…

For the text applique in this block I prepared my applique text the same way as in Chapter 1 with Steam-a-Seam Lite 2, and for the applique stitch I used Aurifil 50 wt and matched my colors to the applique.  (Find thread & colors here)

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The butterfly in this chapter is done using the needle-turn applique method.  Turned applique is my favorite, whatever the method (needle-turn, freezer paper etc) it’s just so pretty!

Here’s how I prepared my needle-turn butterfly.

Trace the templates right onto the fabric using a removable marker (whichever one works for fabric color).  Trim fabric leaving 1/4″ seam allowance.  Center the trimmed fabric parts and baste bottom layer lightly in place with fabric glue or a couple basting stitches.  I used Roxanne basting glue and carefully placed a couple spots of glue to tac fabric in place at least  1/4″ inside the marked edges of all my wings so I still had room to turn my edges under.

needle-turn-applique

Starting with the wings (bottom layer)  I finger pressed along the marked line, then put my needle through applique piece only, coming up right on the line. Make sure you coordinate your thread to your applique piece ~ (50 wt thread is good)

needle-turn-applique

Stitch around edge of applique.  Insert needle in background fabric right next to exit thread (on applique piece) take a bite out of the background and then come up catching the edge of the applique right on the drawn line.  Trim seam allowance to scant 1/4″ as you go (if necessary) and cut notches out of seam allowance at the rounded corers.  Use your needle to turn the 1/4″ seam under as you go in a counter clockwise motion.

needle-turn-applique

After the bottom layer of wings are done repeat with the next layer of shapes.  Add the body and spots…

needle turn applique

So fun!

dear daughter quilt chapter

dear daughter quiltRemember, I’m providing the entire alphabet so you can create whatever text you like and with a little creativity you can gear your quilt for whomever you like!  Check out Sandi’s boy version of Chapter 1, look how she made the petals into a gear… genius! Thanks for sharing Sandi!

boy version dear daughter quiltThis made me wonder about a Man version, so I played with the idea for Chapter 1 & 2, I removed the flower and butterfly then doubled up the block on the right…  I also lopped off the rounded edge of the epp flower petal ~ changed the colors, added some song lyrics and… I think it looks pretty good!

mens quilt

Lastly,  I’ve been getting some fabric questions, and since Fat Quarter Shop is so generous to sponsor this quilt I thought I’d link to a couple fabrics each month that are in my quilt blocks ~ so if you are interested in finding them you can just check out the links below!

I used a lot of different scraps but I’ve also used several fabrics from:

True Colors

Rhoda Ruth

Architextures

Kaffe Classics

You can also…

Check out my newly curated bundle

TURN UP THE VOLUME

at The Fat Quarter Shop!

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Chapter 1 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

Chapter 1 of the Dear Daughter Quilt is available today!

2016 block of the month quilt

CHAPTER 1 BLOCKS

Thanks so much to everyone who has subscribed, I think it’s going to be such fun!  If you missed the original post, this is my new Block of the Month for 2016, but you receive a full Chapter of blocks rather than one block per month.  Here is where we begin with Chapter 1…

Dear Daughter quilt a long 2016

If you’ve already subscribed in my shop and did not receive it in your email please contact me @ [email protected] so we can verify your email address.

You can find the pattern

on CRAFTSY ~or~ in MY SHOP!

EACH CHAPTER includes:

  • Pattern ~ for all Chapter 1 blocks
  • Templates ~ including entire alphabet to make your own text
  • Technique Instruction
  • Sneak Peek into next month (for the over~achievers in the bunch!)

I’ve organized the Chapter 1 Pattern and Techniques page in a binder, if you’re following along you might want to do this too…

block of the month

I also included a spot to color in Chapter 1 with your own colors!

coloring block small

Here’s a couple pics I took of a some patchwork blocks in this Chapter…

block of the monthso fun :)

block of the month

For the text blocks I used Steam-A-Seam Lite 2 and printed from my computer onto printer ready sheets, but you can trace them as well.

dear daughter text quilt

Steam-A-Seam actually has paper on two sides, so after I printed it, I cut out the shape (leaving at least 1/8″ around template lines) and removed one side of the protective paper (non printed side.)  Then I ironed it onto the wrong side of my fabric…

text quilt block of the month

cut out each shape on the template lines…

block of the month

and removed the second layer of paper off the back of the trimmed letters.  NOTE ~ What I love is the back of your applique is tacky so you can position all your pieces and they won’t slide around but you can move them if you want to.   When you have them in position, just fuse.

dear daughter quilt Machine applique per the pattern.

Like my fabrics?

Check out my newly curated bundle

TURN UP THE VOLUME

at The Fat Quarter Shop!

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Thanks for following along!  You can join in anytime!

dear daughter

sherri
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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Finishing!

I’ve Finished my top for the

Sew Scrappy Sampler, Block of the Month Quilt Pattern!

This top finishes at 90″ x 99″ (full/queen)

Block of the Month Sampler Quilt

I wish I had more pictures for you but it was freezing and actually lightly snowing when I took these pics and they just don’t do the color justice.

Kaffe has so many gorgeous large scale prints, I wanted to use one for the border and I’m so happy with the one I chose!  It’s called Frilly ~ Oh my goodness, it’s delicious!  Could you resist this?  I thought not!

kaffe fasett frilly fabric

You can see the fabrics I used for the background and circles in this next picture ~ I fell in love with them right away!

block of the month quilt in kaffe fassett

Now, here is some color!  yum!

block of the month quiltI just can’t get enough of Kaffe…

bom 2If you’ve noticed the quilt isn’t finished, that’s because I’ve decided to hand quilt, using big stitches (tute here) and I’m thinking maybe I’ve lost my mind all together?  It’s a large quilt…  but it really lends itself to hand quilting and after the journey of piecing all these fun blocks I just gotta do it!   Plus I’m dying to quilt around all those frilly flowers ~ DREAMY!

I’m going to use either Perle Cotton or I might try Aurifil 12 wt thread this time.  I’ve used the 12 wt in my machine, but not for hand quilting yet.  If anyone has used 12 wt for hand quilting please let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear your feedback!  I’m excited to get going on it.  First I have to make the back and sandwich it but I’m making progress!

Block of the Month Sampler Quilt

Thanks so much to everyone who’s been following along and all your nice comments along the way!  If you’ve got the block patterns and are interested in my top design ~ you can find it for individual sale in my shop!

Finishing Pattern for the Top

I will also be bundling the patterns all together for sale soon.  In the meantime you can still find all the individual blocks and finishing instructions in my shop!

I have already started my new 2016 Block of the Month ~ Dear Daughter.

2016 block of the month quilt

I hope you’ll join me!

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2016 BLOCK OF THE MONTH ~ DEAR DAUGHTER

Hello everybody!  Happy New Year!   I’m hosting a new Block of the Month for 2016.  This is a quilt pattern that I’ve been wanting to make for some time, and why not open it up to anyone crazy enough to join me!

dear daughter block of the month quilt pattern

Dear Daughter is a sampler quilt that will include some text blocks.  It will be divided into 12 sections, so sort of like a block of the month but I’m calling them Chapters ~ (just for fun, since there is text and all…) Within the quilt there will be 80+ pieced (6″ blocks) plus several text blocks.  Here is an example a text block and 6″ block from Chapter 1.

2016 block of the month Dear DaughterThe text blocks will have little sayings or quotes…    I named my quilt Dear Daughter because my daughters are the inspiration for my quilt.  But your inspiration can be anyone or anything!

Each Chapter will be a combination of several blocks…

Here is a look at Chapter 1 ~ the graphic…

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Every month a new Chapter will be released.  Chapter 1 will be considered the first ‘month’.  To keep my sanity intact, and to stay on track, I’ll keep some of the blocks on the simpler side, like a five patch or log cabin block etc.

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Here is the top diagram I’ll be filling in as I go along… you can see how Chapter 1 fits in…

Dear Daughter quilt a long 2016

The completed quilt top including the side borders measures a generous 72″ x 90″.

I’ll be running this BOM quilt~a~long a little differently than in the past so read on…

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Here’s a Q & A to help answer questions ~ If I miss something and you ask a question in the comments I’ll add the answer to this post, so check back.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up by purchasing the pattern.

Find the pattern

on CRAFTSY ~or~ in MY SHOP!

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What Can I expect after signing up?

After sign up you will receive a welcome email.  You will then be added to the monthly email list.  Each month (around mid month, or on the 16th) you will receive an email with the new chapter’s pattern.  Be sure to carefully check your email for accuracy when you sign up.  The first Pattern will be emailed mid January.

Can I sign up anytime?

Yes, if you sign up after January 2016, You will receive your welcome email, and then you will receive an email with the patterns to date.  Any remaining patterns will come monthly via email.

Will I be charged Monthly?

No, the sign up fee is a one time charge that covers the entire series from start to finish and you can sign up any time, it will not expire.

How will patterns be delivered?

As a printable PDF via the email you provide when you sign up.  These patterns are for personal use, please don’t share or copy them.

Will every block be different?

There are a lot of different blocks, and there are some blocks that will repeat throughout the quilt… for example the heart block from the Chapter 1 pattern might show up again in another Chapter.  There might be four identical 6″ blocks that come together to make one larger 12″ block…. you follow?

How much fabric will I need?

Good Question!  This quilt is intended to be scrappy, so I will not be posting a fabric list.  I am working from my stash on a month by month basis.  I have some wonderful saturated colored fabrics and some low volume fabrics to work with.  The blocks are small so little bits from your stash will work on most blocks.  You will need larger pieces for the text blocks.  I will keep track of my fabric consumption (so far my stash looks untouched) and put a list together at a later date that will give you an idea of approximate amounts in each color based on my colors.

Like my fabrics?

Check out my newly curated bundle

TURN UP THE VOLUME

at The Fat Quarter Shop!

fat quarter bundle

UPDATE: That bundle is sold out ~ For a limited time you can find

Turn Up the Volume 2 

Do I have to use your text? Or any text at all?

No, I will provide you with my text to use if you like it ~ and the entire alphabet (in reverse for applique) so your quilt can say what’s on your mind!  You will only be limited to the space of the block.   As another alternative, You can repeat pieced blocks to fill in the space allotted for text.  This is Your Quilt, do what makes you happy!

Will I need to save previous patterns when I’m done with them?

Yes!  You will need to refer back to previous Chapters for repeating block information, so save them all.

Will you be posting progress?

Yes, I’ll post complete pictures monthly on my blog with my progress.

How else can we follow?

I will post progress on instagram @ rebeccamaedesigns using #deardaughterquilt.  And also on the rebeccamaedesigns facebook page.

What if I have questions?

You can ask questions through instagram (by commenting on my photos or tagging me on yours) or in the comment section of the blog.  If you ask in the blog comments section, I will answer there so everyone can benefit so please check back.

What type of applique will be used for the text?

I am using double sided fusible to applique most of the text, specifically steam a seam lite by the Warm Company. Some text will also be pieced.

What other piecing methods will be used?

I will be using a variety of methods, but mostly straight piecing, some english paper piecing and some applique.

Do I have to have a daughter to participate?

Haha… of course not!  This is your quilt!  You can mix and match some blocks if you need it to be more masculine (for example you might not want to add the flower applique) and you can also change the text to say something else as long as it fits in the same space.  Here are some alternate ideas…

Winter/Holiday (use Christmas fabric and sayings)

Wedding ~ (Use wedding dates, sayings and names)

Free Spirit ~ anything goes!

Sponsored By:

We will have some Monthly Prizes starting in February ~Generously Sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and The Warm Company!

Fat Quarter Shop

the warm company

I hope you’ll join me!

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Block 12~ Power of Nine BOM

Here we are at block 12 in the Power of Nine quilt!  Time certainly flies…  this year was like, poof!

block of the month pattern

If you’re just catching up, here is the original quilt pattern in solids…block of the month quilt patternand here are the two blocks together in solid and scrappy versions…

block 12 block of the month quilt

I hope you enjoyed the quilt as you go version… Thanks so much for following along with me!  I’m really loving my quilt.  All I have left to sew is the binding so I’d better get on with it!

I will do a final post soon with a couple tips on completing the quilt top if you are quilting as you go… and I’ll show you this scrappy version all put together! Yay!

Here is the block 12 color diagram.  You can find this complete quilt pattern or the single block pattern on craftsy, and some of the related posts below…

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Quiltmakers 100 Blocks ~ Volume 12 Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog tour!

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My block is number 1108!

~Modern Pods~
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This is my first block in Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks and I was pretty excited when I got the news my block was selected :) I hope you like it as much as I do!

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I used quilting cotton and wool for my applique design… and I couldn’t help but add some perle cotton embroidery stitching to make the little pods really pop!

quiltmakers 100 blocks vol 12 blog tourIf you haven’t tried these stitches before, no worries, the magazine includes all the embroidery stitching instructions too! quiltmakers 100 blocks blog tour

When I got the early release of the magazine a couple weeks ago and saw ALL the beautiful blocks I felt pretty special to be included!  I also felt inspired!

quiltmakers 100 blocks volume 12

I was immediately drawn to the Santa’s Reindeer block on the cover by Lorna @ SewFreshQuilts. I had to make it!

QM1550-MCMA Which made me wonder…

What would my block look like in Christmas Fabric?  Would it go with Santa’s Reindeer? Can you see where I’m headed here? Yup, down the holiday rabbit hole!  But I just love the holidays so I was happy to dive into my Christmas stash!

christmas quilting ~ Quiltmakers 100 blocksI think they look like sugar plums ~ Wait, what are sugar plums?

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Look at this guy!  Can you even stand how cute Santa’s Reindeer is?

quiltmakers 100 blocks christmas reindeer quilt block

I fussy cut the little stars in his eyes.

quiltmakers 100 blocks blog tour 30Look at them together…  Dreamy!

christmas quilt blocksI’ve already started another Modern Pods block for the other side of Santa’s Reindeer… I’m feeling festive :O)

 On to the give away!

I have four prizes and winners will be chosen randomly…

Two winners will receive a Quiltmakers 100 Block Magazine! One sent from Quiltmaker and one from me! (US Only)QM1550-COVER-200px

One winner will receive batting from the warm company for your next quilt project! (US only)

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One winner will receive all of my PDF quilt block patterns for Sew Scrappy Sampler 2015! (See them here in my shop) Anyone can win!

Block of the Month in Kaffe Fassett

Leave a comment below to win!

Tell me what project you are working on

OR

Help me decide what to make with my new Christmas Blocks

~ runner, pillows, tree skirt, wall hanging….. suggestions? ideas?

 The giveaway will run until 8 pm EST on Monday November 23rd.

Don’t forget to head over to the Quiltmaker site ~ they are giving away all 100 blocks!  Twenty winners will be chosen to win five blocks each!  Maybe you will win my block!  Plus other prizes!

Can’t find the magazine in your locally?  I have a few copies for sale in my shop!

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UPDATE: Congratulations WINNERS!!!!!

Magazine 1: naomidumotdesigns
Magazine 2: kaholly
Batting: Wendy
Block of the Month Designs: Joye

Find Holiday Tutorials:

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Color Play ~ Canyon Quilt

I’m excited to show you this Canyon Quilt design I made for Moda.  It’s a large scrappy orange peel quilt.  You can find the instructions to make this quilt on the Moda Bake Shop.

orange peel quilt kate spain fabric

The fabric is called Canyon and it’s the newest collection from Kate Spain… it’s gorgeous!

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 I wanted to share a little bit about how I hand quilted this quilt with perle cotton.

If you haven’t tried this before, please read my tutorial

How to Hand Quilt with Perle Cotton

so you know how to start and end your stitching and the basics of making a stitch.

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Ok ~ Here is a list of supplies I used on this quilt:

Quilters Hoop ~ I’m using a 14″  Dritz 14-Inch Quilting No-Slip Hoop

Thimble ~ I use this one  Clover Metal Open-Sided Thimble

Perle Cotton #8

Scissors ~ small pair

Needle ~ I’m using a Clover Gold Eye Chenille Needle #24

Erasable Fabric Marker ~ I’m using a Mark B Gone marker

Batting ~ I’m using Soft Soft High Loft 1/2″ loft batting

Quilters Ruler

and of course your Basted Quilt Sandwich

Let’s get to the quilt details…

I used DMC Perle Cotton #8 for my quilting.

big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton

The needle I used for this quilt is from Clover.  This is my first go with this needle and I really like it.  The eye accommodated the perle cotton, and with a little finessing, I could thread the needle without my threader.  It’s very sharp, and it just felt like a good fit for my hand… not too small or too big.  I think its a keeper!

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Before I made my quilt sandwich, I used the perle cotton to add a decorative stem stitch along the very edge of my applique peels and circles, just to add some fun definition.

quilting with perle cotton

big stitch hand quilting

Then I made my quilt sandwich using this Soft Soft High Loft Batting from The Warm Company which is quite nice to work with… look how my quilting stands out and makes the triangles in my border look like little pillows! So yummy…

hand quilting with perle cottonIt was also my first time using this batting.  I’m used to a low to no loft batting and I really love the comforter like feel to this quilt!  It’s very cozy, and requires less quilting than other batting.  Stitching can be up to 10″ apart!

I started hand quilting in the center of my quilt and quilted around all the peels… working my way out to the border and edges of the quilt.

big stitch hand quilting

When I made my quilt sandwich I gave myself a bit of extra batting and backing, extending beyond the quilt top for my hoop to grab onto when I’m working on the edges of the quilt…

big stitch hand quilting

And every time I move my hoop I turn to the back of my work to be sure that my backing fabric is secure and flat for stitching.  Looks good!

big stitch hand quilting with perle cottonAfter I finished quilting out to the edge I went back to quilt more in the space between the peels…

I used my quilters ruler to find the horizontal and vertical center lines and marked the lines with my water erasable marker (or other removable / disappearing marking tool).  Then I centered and traced the 3″ circle template from the pattern (here on the Moda Bake Shop).

hand quilting perle cottonI quilted directly on the drawn lines… which is so relaxing since I don’t have to think about anything but staying on the lines :)

big stitch hand quiltingWhen the quilting in that section is done, blot the blue lines away with a wet paper towel or mist with water… I love this part!big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton

Enjoy your finished Quilt!!!

orange peel quilt kate spain canyon fabric

Don’t forget to check out my tutorial:

how to hand quilt with perle cotton

See this post for another quilt that’s hand-quilted with perle cotton…

big stitch quilting ~ modern love xo quilt pattern by rebeccamaedesigns

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# LOVE WINS QUILT

I’ve been working on this quilt all summer and I’m so excited to share it!

#Love Wins

love wins quilt pattern
You can find the pattern here.

I went out to get some pics last weekend ~  a beautiful day for it!

#Love Wins is a scrappy quilt made in eight sections with row-by-row construction. Perfect for using up scraps in your stash.

At 70″ x 60″ its a generous lap size quilt or beautiful wall hanging.

love wins quilt pattern by rebeccamaedesigns

Isn’t the heart outline fabric fun?  The collection is called Paint and the print is called Clippings in spackle by Carrie Bloomston.  It looks like news print and it’s wonderful to work with.

love wins quilt pattern

It’s got lots of fun text…

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love wins quilt and paint text fabricI used it on the back too with another fabric from her collection in the center.

love wins back

Here is a close up since the last picture doesn’t show how fun it really is…

love wins quilt pattern by Sherri Noel ~ rebeccamaedesigns.com

My scrap pile still looks untouched… but I love scraps and it will go to good use!  I even did a little fussy cutting and if you have read my blog before, some of this fabric probably looks a little familiar :)

love wins quilt pattern by Sherri Noel

 You probably have some of these in your stash too!

love wins quilt pattern by sherri noelOk I need to point out this binding fabric… it’s called architectures from Carolyn Friedlander.  I heart it!

love wins quilt patten

And lastly ~ I wanted to show a close up of the fabric I used for the equals sign, it’s so fun and pretty… I don’t remember what it is but maybe you know already…

love wins quilt patternI love everything about this quilt, the meaning, the colors, the scrappy look, the straight line quilting the heart outline fabric, the binding… yup everything!

love wins quilt

Hope you like the design!

You can find the PDF pattern

in My Shop or

on Craftsy

Love wins quilt

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# love wins quilt patternLinking up with Fabric Frenzy, WIP’s be goneLAFFCreative Goodness, Finish it up Friday and I’m so thankful for this FINISH!

And let’s not forget the label!  (spoonflower label tutorial here)

love wins quilt pattern

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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 9

I warned you that I love applique… so I have another applique block for you this month!

~ Plume ~

Plume feather quilt block of the monthPlume is made using my favorite fusible technique but you can use any applique technique.

feather plume quilt block of the month sampler

I think an entire quilt of these plumes would be so pretty…  If only there were more time!

feather plume quilt block of the month sampler

You can find this pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy.

Enjoy!

Here are some of the previous blocks…

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Block 9 ~ Power of Nine BOM

This summer has been so crazy!  But I did manage to get block 9 done… just barely!

block of the month quilt pattern

So that takes care of the blue row!  Phew!  I’m looking forward to getting this quilt all together.  I’ve got the first two rows and spacer rows joined now and I’ll be showing you that soon…  But here is a look at block 9 on the original quilt, it looks really different from my new block 9…

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block of the month quilt pattern

block of the month in tula pink fabric

If you want to try out a coloring sheet of this block to figure out your colors or fabric placement it’s right here:

block 9 color diagram

Here is the pattern for the quilt in my shop:

Power of Nine Quilt Pattern

You can find the single block pattern on Craftsy here:

Block 9 Pattern

power of nine block of the month

 

If you are interested in joining in the quilt a long or following the quilt as you go method you can find the previous posts here:

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Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 4

I can’t believe we are already at Part 4 of the quilt-as-you-go tutorial in our quilt-a-long!

Now that we have completed (at least) the first six blocks for the Power of Nine quilt-a-long and joined them into rows with the spacer blocks, it’s time for the next step in the Quilt As You Go tutorial!  I’m going to be working on the spacer rows for my scrappy Power of Nine Quilt. (Pattern Here)

quilt as you go tutorial

There are 5 spacer rows in the quilt…quilt as you go tutorialIf you’re following the qaug method please read the previous posts:

QAUG Part 1 ~ Quilting the Blocks

QAUG Part 2 ~ Quilting the Spacers

QAUG Part 3 ~ Joining the Blocks and Spacers into Rows.

In this 4th post, I am going to be working on the spacer rows.  There are a couple options I will cover for completing the spacer rows, but you may have your own ideas!

I am assuming you have read the previous posts so you don’t get lost… Ok, here we go!

There is a little planning to do when completing this row.  Remember, we have to think about the front AND the back of the row…

Here is the front of my first two completed block rows…

quilt as you go tutorial

And here is a look at the back…

quilt as you go tutorialYou can see that all the planning we did earlier in Part 1 is starting to take shape on the back of the quilt.  (Visit Part 1 to get the back diagram PDF)

Side Note ~ I want to take a moment to point out that this QAUG Row will be longer than the row in the pattern… WHY? Because the block sizes in the QAUG quilt actually measure out to the Unfinished Size ~ since the extra 1/2″ of the block in this method is hidden under the joining sashing, it’s not lost in the seam allowance. That means this quilt will be slightly larger than the pattern version that HAS lost the 1/2″ within the seam.  Make sense?  I hope so!  Let’s continue…

I decided that my spacer row would be solid on the front (like the original quilt) and scrappy on the back.  The scrappy back is going to be similar to the 2 1/2″ strips on the back of the spacer blocks but they will be vertical rather than horizontal.

Materials for ALL spacer rows using this method:

  • 2 yards of fabric for the front of rows and joining strips (cutting diagram below)
  • 150 ~ 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ strips for back side of row
  • 10 ~ 3″ x 7 1/4″ strips for back side of row
  • 5 strips of batting cut 7″ x 70″

STEP 1 ~ I began with the two yards of fabric for the front and

cut five 7″ x 72″ strips

and eight 1″ x 72″ strips.

There is just enough fabric for this with no room for error.

spacer row yardage Here’s what I got cut…

quilt as you go

STEP 2 ~ Take your 7″ fabric and batting strips and layer them with the fabric on top, right side up. (fabric will be slightly longer, that’s ok.)  I placed a paper towel under a section and spayed the batting with spray baste ~ then smoothed out the fabric on top, moving down the length… Don’t go crazy with your spray, just a few quick sprays gets the job done (and don’t do it on a nice table without protecting it)

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 Now that side of fabric is all basted and secured to the batting…

quilt as you go tutorial

NOTE: if you want both sides of the row solid, repeat on the other side of batting with your backing fabric and quilt as desired.  Skip to step on trimming row.

For the back of my row I’m going to use the Stitch-and-Flip method of quilting as you go…

For each individual row you will need:

  • thirty  2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ strips
two 3″ x 7 1/4″ strips (one at each end)
bobbin thread to match the top fabric (your bobbin thread will show on top fabric since we are working from the back side in this quilt)

STEP 3 ~ Begin by placing a 3″ x 7 1/4″ scrap piece right side up at the end of your batting/fabric strip on the batting side.  Place a 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ scrap piece on top, right side down.  Stitch 1/4″ from right edge.

quilt as you go stitch and flip tutorial

Press open

quilt as you go stitch and flip method

Step 4 ~ Continue to add all thirty 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ strips… stitch along right edge, flip open and pressquilt as you go stitch and flip method

As you go along, use a ruler to keep your lines straight so you don’t get wonky (unless, of course you WANT it Wonky!).  Your strip should measure 2 1/4″ from the seam line

quilt as you go stitch and flip tutorial

If your off, mark a line with your ruler at the 2 1/4″ mark

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and just line up the next strip with the line

quilt as you go stitch and flip method tutorial

Step 5 ~ End the row with your second 3″ strip (32 strips total).  Look at the front side… you can see that your bobbin thread shows up as the stitching on the solid fabric…

quilt as you go tutorial stitch and flip method

I decided to keep mine simple and only add stitching on either side of the seams~

quilt as you go tutorial sitch and flip method

When you’re done with quilting your row, trim up both long edges by about 1/4″ so your strip measures 6 1/2″ x 65 1/2″ and your ready for the next step (and next post) of joining the rows!

quilt as you go tutorial

 Here is a look at the front and back laid out and ready to be joined ~

quilt as you go tutorial stitch and flip method

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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 6

I can’t believe we are half done!  Block #6 of the Sampler is…

‘Loop de Loop’

sampler quilt pattern Block #6

This block involves strip piecing and single fold bias tape.  You can purchase bias tape but it’s much more fun and economical to make it yourself.  I used this bias tape maker to make mine…

bias tape maker

If you’ve never used a bias tape maker before here is what you do… Cut strips at a 45 degree angle.  I made single fold bias tape (to keep the bulk to a minimum) and I wanted it to be narrow @ 1/4″,  so I cut 1/2″ strips on the bias (45 degree angle)

single fold bias tapeJoin strips with right sides together ~ sew along angle.

making single fold bias tape

 Feed it through the bias tape maker ~ The green one I’m using is specific for 1/4″ size. 

single fold bias tapePin the little tail end sticking out of the tape maker to your ironing board and as you pull the little loop handle with your left hand, follow it with the tip of your iron with your right hand.  Hold the tip of the iron right up against where the fabric is coming out, moving together so you get it pressed neatly. 

single fold bias tape

That’s all there is to it.  Your single fold bias tape is ready!

I basted mine in place before I stitched it down with same Roxanne basting glue I’ve been using for some of my other projects.  You can also pin, or use a basting glue stick ~ whatever works for you!block of the month sampler When you get back around to the beginning and everything is secure, just tuck the end under the intersection and stitch in place.

block of the month using bias tape

 DONE!

quilt block of the month sampler in kaffe fassett

Here are the links for the

Pattern

in My Shop

or

on Craftsy!

block of the month quilt in kaffe fassett fabric

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