Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Free Quilt Pattern from The Quilt Ladies

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This pattern is "Tea Leaf" simple and traditional.

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52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 10



52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 10


Finished Quilt Block Size 6” x 6”

Cut 2 White     2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 2 Green     2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 2 White     2 ½” x 2 ½’
Cut 3 Green     2 ½” x 2 ½’
52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 10

 Beth


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Monday, December 27, 2010

Grand # 4's Baby Blanket

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 We have a new arrival on HIS way and Big Brother 
(Grand #3) is asking,
"Will he get a BB too?"
This may have more to do with sharing his  than worrying about brother......

Baby Boy Quilt in Blue, Yellow and Brown

Well, Grand #4 is getting his own, and Grandma is JUST about finished. I'm sorry but I didn't picture the process, I'm a bit on over drive.
Baby Boy Quilt in Blue, Yellow and Brown

It's a classic pattern and has great color. This quilt is really about the color of the paisley brown working with the other colors in the quilt. I love this paisley and wanted to use it.
Baby Boy Quilt in Blue, Yellow and Brown

The quilt backing is the color of the yellow - tan strips with strips pieced in from brothers new BB he received for Christmas.
Baby Boy Quilt in Blue, Yellow and Brown
Let's see if he notices.  I"m betting he does !

Sew Happy, Beth

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks- How I choose my Fabric's

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I'm starting my holiday slow down and trying very hard to take in and enjoy.  I had a question about the fabrics I'm using for my 52 week blocks.  
Here's my "How to" on picking fabric

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52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks- How I choose my Fabric's

I started with pinks, I pick pinks up all the time, it's the color that I'm always looking for, pinks and paisley's. These are the ones that I started with. This time I had another thought about "Why" pink, but with our family genes, there is no reason for pink and I'm very happy making a "BLUE" quilt, (again). Plus, we know how to do little boys, our Grands are all just about perfect. (Grandma says)

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks- How I choose my Fabric's

Back to my pink quilt, I then added more and more fabric, doing all 52 weeks, I need quite a bit of fabric.

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks- How I choose my Fabric's

These are the background fabrics, they are all from my fabric closet.
52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks- How I choose my Fabric's
This is the complete pile of fabrics that are going into my 52 weeks series.  Keep checking back and do the patterns with me.

Sew Happy, Beth

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Monday, December 20, 2010

52 Weeks Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 9

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns - Week 9

52 Weeks Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks -  Week 9

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52 Weeks Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks -  Week 9

Things at my house are a bit nuts (it's the season) and I don't want to miss a week, so for the next couple of weeks I'm going simple.

This week's pattern is "Autumn Tints" Notice how the color placement of this block can change the look of it.  Simple piecing, with color style.



Finished Quilt Block Size 6” x 6”

Cut 2 Rust 3 ½” x 3 ½”

Cut 4 Tan           2” x 2 “
Cut 2 Yellow       2” x 2 “
Cut 2 White        2” x 2 “

52 Weeks Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks -  Week 9

Sew Happy, 

Beth


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Santa Quilt for The Holidays

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This is one of the very first quilt blocks I ever drafted by myself.

Santa Quilt for The Holidays

I made it long, so that a number of people can curl up on the couch and use the same quilt. Nothing better with someone you love !


Santa Quilt for The Holidays

It's a very simple block, machine pieced and long-arm quilted.

Santa Quilt for The Holidays

This quilt is 20 plus years old, machine washed and put in the dryer every year.

Santa Quilt for The Holidays
Even back then I loved Paisley !

Sew Happy,  Beth
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 8

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns - Week 8
52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 8
52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 8
Add another layer of clothing (it's COLD) and let's do some sewing !  Here is a "Pieced Basket" I have to say, one of my favorites. You can piece this is so many different ways, make the center one piece, make all the points different, or use two colors and make a very bold and simple statement.



Finished Quilt Block Size 8” x 8”

Cut 3 Gray 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 3 White         2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 2 Lt. Gray     2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 2 Lt. Blue      2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 6 White         2 ½” x 2 ½”


52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 8

Sew Happy, Beth



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Monday, December 6, 2010

Free Quilt Pattern from The Quilt Ladies

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This pattern is wonderful,  it's name is "Tulip Lady Fingers"  I've shown the pattern in just three colors, but you can do it very basic or scrappy, have fun.

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52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks -  Week 7
52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks -  Week 7






Finished Quilt Block Size 11” x 11”

Cut 4 White     3 ½” x 4 ½”
Cut 1 Green     3 ½”x 3 ½”

Cut 4 White     2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 4 Yellow    2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make a Triangle

Cut 4 Green     2 ½” x 2 ½”


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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Purple Quilted Table Topper

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My Purple Table Topper

Machined pieced and Hand Quilted
9 patch purple quilted table topper

This is one of my little quilts that I just like having around.

quilted table topper quilt

This is not a planned out pattern, I had the back ground fabric and  just picked a couple of more fabrics and had fun making 9 patch squares.


purple quilted table topper quilt



I machine pieced the quilt top and hand quilted.


purple quilted table topper  

This is how the quilt is used at my house


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Thursday, December 2, 2010

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Block is 52 Weeks - Week 6

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52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Block is 52 Weeks - Week 6


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"Road to Oklahoma"  a good pattern to do with 2 colors.



Finished Quilt Block Size 8” x 8”

Cut 2 White   2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 2 Green 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangle

Cut 6 Green  2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 6 White   2 ½” x 2 ½”


52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Block is 52 Weeks - Week 6


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Free Quilt Pattern from The Quilt Ladies

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Windmill Quilt Pattern for you !

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 5
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52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 5
This is "Windmill" Quilt Block, it is a traditional pattern and one of the best for triangles.  
Finished Quilt Block size 8” x 8”

Cut 4 Red      2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 4 White   2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 4 White   2 ½” x 4 ½”


This block always looks like it rolls to me?

Maybe just me?






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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Removing a Stain from an Old Quilt

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Even when you do everything right,  this is what can happen. This is one of my old garage sale finds and one of the first quilts I get out when we have a chill in the air.
Removing a Stain from an Old Quilt
To my surprise, this is what I unfolded and found.   I think this quilt was $20 at a garage sale, the outside border was a mess and I cut that all off and put new binding on it and it's been used and washed for 10 years plus.  I store it in acid free tissue and then in a white 100% cotton pillowcase, like them all.   So, I figured I'd see if I could fix it.


Removing a Stain from an Old Quilt

I made a paste of liquid laundry detergent and non-chlorine all fabric bleach. I know some of you just gasped, but I know me and if it was there, it would drive me NUTS.  Laying it out on the kitchen counter, I wet the section, and working in my mixture, and let it set for some time. Rinsed it well and washed it on gentle and the pictures are the quilt drying on the clothes line.


Removing a Stain from an Old Quilt

The side with the stain was in the full sun for the day and as you can see, it looks wonderful.


Removing a Stain from an Old Quilt

I would say the quilt is from the 50's, machine pieced and hand quilted wonderfully, at the writing of this, I'm at the computer and it's over my lap, I have an old friend back with me.

Sew Happy, 

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