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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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Big Boy Quilt In Blue all Finished

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I've finished a BB, (Baby Blanket)
Big Boy Quilt In Blue
Grand #3's quilt is ready to ship for the Holiday. I've been working nuts on it.

Big Boy Quilt In Blue  

Big Boy Quilt In Blue
The reason for all the work? We have a new delivery coming.....
and I  need to do another "BB"

Sew Happy, Beth

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Monday, November 15, 2010

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 4

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52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks - Week Four

52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 4


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52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 4

This is a quilt block that I just recently found. It's so different and very simple to piece, it has a very contemporary feel.

It's name is "Century of Progress"

Finished Quilt Block size 8” x  8”

Cut 1 Lt Blue   1 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 1 White     7 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 1 Purple    1 ½” x 3 ½”
Cut 1 Blue       2 ½” x 3 ½’
Cut 1 White     2 ½” x 3 ½’


Cut 1 Gray      2 ½” x 5 ½”
Cut 1 Purple    2 ½” x 5 ½”

Cut 1 White     2 ½” x 2 ½’
Cut 1 Blue       2 ½” x 5 ½”

Cut 1 Lt Blue   1 ½” x 7 ½”


52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks - Week 4

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Sew Happy, Beth

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two Color Quilt - Yellows and White

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Two Color Quilt - Yellows and White

Simple and perfect, I love color and this one has turned out even better than I envisioned.


Two Color Quilt - Yellows and White

Three colors, the bold yellow, the calico flowers with yellow background and a crisp white, white.

Two Color Quilt - Yellows and White

The corners are something I've never done before, adding interest to the outside border.

Two Color Quilt - Yellows and White
 The Quilt back, This quilt is hand drafted, machine pieced and I'm adding it to the hand quilt pile, which is huge. I heard once, from a national teacher, "That's what I'll do in retirement."  My plan, I have to get a new machine and learn to machine quilt ! Or win the lottery and get my own, long arm??? WOW, I need another project........?????

Sew Happy, Beth

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Friday, November 12, 2010

52 Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks, Week 3

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns - Week 3

The name of this block is "The Rosebud" 
I had fun with color on my block. 


52 Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks, Week 3
Finished Quilt Block size 10” x 10”

Cut 1 White Center         6 ½’ x 6 ½”

Cut 4 White        4 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 4 White        6 ½’ x 1 ½”


Cut 8 Green         1 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 4 Green        3 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 4 Red             1 ½” x 1 ½”
52 Quilt Pattern Blocks in 52 Weeks, Week 3

Sew Happy, Beth

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Grand #3's Big Boy Quilt in Blues

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 I'm working on Grand #3 BB, that's his code for Baby Blanket.

Grand #3's Big Boy Quilt in Blues

There are 12 blocks, I machine pieced and I'm quilting with pearl cotton.

Grand #3's Big Boy Quilt in Blues 

The stitches are not small,

Grand #3's Big Boy Quilt in Blues

but not that large either.

Grand #3's Big Boy Quilt in Blues
The finished block size is 10 x 10.  See the Little Quilt Ladies Ebook "Get to the Center of It" for all patterns for this quilt and 5 more

Sew Happy, Beth

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Different Sizes of Square made into a Quilt

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Just Squares
Different Sizes of Square made into a Quilt

This is a perfect holiday quilt.  Nothing but squares.

Different Sizes of Square made into a Quilt

It's a mix of square sizes, the smaller are a cut size of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" and 2 1/2' x 2 1/2". Pieced into a 4 patch squares and then into rows. 

Different Sizes of Square made into a Quilt 

I don't strip piece and I cut all the squares (this is my thing) but it would be easy to do them that way.  I machine pieced and I'm sure it will not be ready for this holiday. Maybe, a Deck the Hall's pattern will be needed?
Sew Happy, Beth

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Monday, November 1, 2010

52 Weeks, Week 2

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns - Week 2

This is a classic quilt pattern, it's name is, "Crockett Cabin Quilt Block"

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Finished Block Size 8” x 8”

Cut 2 White        2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 2 Purple       2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make into triangles


Cut 8 White        2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 4 Purple       2 ½” x 2 ½”


Sew Happy, Beth

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