Monday, January 30, 2012

Quilt Pattern Block of the Month, Log Cabin Quilt Block Two

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Log Cabin Free Quilt Block

free log cabin quilt pattern



pattern to make a log cabin quilt block
Cut 2 Blue – 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 2 Green - 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Make the center 4-patch

Cut 1 Pink – 2 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the top
Cut 1 Pink- 3 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the right side
Cut 1 Blue – 3 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the bottom
Cut 1 Blue – 4 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the left side

Cut 1 Pink – 4 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the top
Cut 1 Pink – 5 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the right side
Cut 1 Blue – 5 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the bottom
Cut 1 Blue – 6 ½ “x 1 ½” Sew to the left side

Cut 1 Purple – 6 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the top
Cut 1 Pink - 7 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the right side
Cut 1 Blue – 7 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the bottom
Cut 1 Blue – 8 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the left side


Cut 1 Purple – 8½” x 1 ½” Sew to the top
Cut 1 Pink - 9½” x 1 ½” Sew to the right side
Cut 1 Blue – 9 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the bottom
Cut 1 Blue – 10 ½” x 1 ½” Sew to the left side


free log cabin pattern

My Finished Block

Friday, January 27, 2012

My First Quilt is Made of all Squares

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This is my first quilt
In the early 80's we moved to Burlington, Iowa, it's in the southeastern corner of the state on the Mississippi River and yes, I learned how to spell Mississippi.

My First Quilt is all Squares


My First Quilt

I had done some blocks, some pillows and then I saw in the paper a class being hosted by the local quilt group. I remember it being expensive and how I agonized over it for days. but, finally signed up.
The teacher was "Liz Porter" at the time she worked for one of the magazines, Better Homes maybe, but is was a wonderful day and I learned so much.

My First Quilt

It was a color class which meant nothing to me at the time, looking at the quilt today I didn't get the whole idea. Liz brought letters to add to each quilt to identify, I used my initials.

First Quilt is all Squares
Hand quilting was so relaxing to me, I had no frame, just a dining room table, pinned it very well and quilted. I checked out library books on how to do everything. The quality of books we have now is crazy different from then.
My First Quil

I was approached to join the quilt group after the class. I think I was a rarity in the group a "new" member. I remember being laughed at when they saw my round corners on the quilt. I love these corners.This is my quilt, I curl up under it daily, it's washed all the time and it's just over 25 years old. It's never looked better to me.

And, if you are in the group in Burlington, IA. I'd love to hear from you ! ! 
My e-mail

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Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection and Little Quilt Ladies Pattern Series 

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fish Taco's Quilt Ladies Kitchen

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When Husband brings home a recipe from work.....
Well, after he talked it up, way too much. I tried it.

Fish Taco's

1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup light Mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped Fresh cilantro
1 oz package of taco seasoning mix
1 pound Tilapia, or other firm fish cut in chucks
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. of lemon juice, bottle or fresh
1 package whole grain taco shells.

Mix together, sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the seasoning in a small bowl.

Combine tilapia, olive oil, lemon juice and rest of seasoning mix,
Coat fish with seasoning
 Cook, stir over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side. or until fish flakes with fork.

Quick and Easy Fish Taco Recipe

Fill taco shells with fish mixture,

Top with, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream mixture
Quick and Easy Fish Taco Recipe

Or as I like it. Salad, chips and fish.

Beth Strub of The Quilt Ladies Store
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and Little Quilt Ladies Pattern Series 








Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine's Red Table Topper Quilt Pattern for YOU !

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A Quilter's Valentine
Let's make a little Quilt ! 20" x 22"


quilt pattern for a table topper

You will need 9, 4-Patch blocks

Cut 36 squares - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Sew together to form 4-patch blocks

Lay them out and like color placement.

Cut 6 Dark - 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"  
quilt block pattern for a table topper

Sew into 3 Rows


Cut 4 - 2 1/2"x 1 1/2" 
Cut 6 - 2 1/2"x 4 1/2
Sew into 2 Rows

table topper quilt pattern free

Sew all Rows together to form center of quilt

Red Table Topper Quilt Pattern for YOU !

Cut 2 Dark - 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" 
Cut 2 Red - 2 1/2 x 16 1/2" 
Sew to the sides

4 patch quilt block pattern for a table topper

Cut 2 Red - 2 1/2" x 22 1/2 
Sew to the top and bottom

Cut binding 88" x 2 1/4"
   
I'm going to TRY and do machine quilting on this, it's gong to be my TRY !
I'll share ! 


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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quilt Ladies Book Collection

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Had a VERY sweet email:  
"I'm all confused? Quilt Ladies books,  Little Quilt Ladies? Help ME "


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Here I go ! 
"The Quilt Ladies Book Collection" is the stories of Mary Alice, Emily, Helen, Teresa and Jenny
Each book has a story and the quilt pattern they are making in that book.  The story continues book to book, but each title tells what the books about.

"Little Quilt Ladies" are patterns, no stories. Just Quilt or Applique Patterns.

NOW, I think this may help
Print books for "The Quilt Ladies Book Collection" HERE
Links to KINDLE and NOOK too !

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Today is My Birthday

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I'm going to indulge myself today !
It's my Birthday and it's all About ME today, my favorite pictures


Husband and I


My favorite walk on the beach

my favorite pictures

Love and Hugs with Grand's 


and their baby blankets  


My Rose Garden


My Quilts

It's my Birthday and it's all About ME today, my favorite pictures

And, my wonderful Quilt Ladies Book Collection !
I'm hoping for a year of happiness, health and more quilts. 



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Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection and Little Quilt Ladies Pattern Series 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Free Log Cabin Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial

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 I've been collecting fabric's over the past bit, picking up things that I just like. 

Log Cabin Quilt Pattern Block

I've been on a bit on over drive about things lately, so I decided to cut strips and just start.


Cut a random number of strips 1 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" wide

Free Log Cabin Quilt Pattern Block

Sewed like width together and then cut them into strips, both 1 1/2" wide and 2 1/2 " wide.


Log Cabin Quilt Pattern Block

Of course, I had to turn them into patterns after doing 3 or 4. So, here I go.
 I'll be sharing them ! Every couple of weeks.
Log Cabin Fun each block measures 10" x 10" 
for the entire set of 16

Free Log Cabin Quilt Pattern Block



Cut 2 Pink – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 2 White – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Make center 4 -patch
Cut 2 Blue – 4 ½” x 1 ½”
Sew to the top and bottom
Cut 2 Yellow – 6 ½” x 1 ½”
Sew to the sides


 Cut 7Pink – 2 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 7 Gray – 2 ½” x 1 ½”
Sew as shown, top and bottom
Add sides



Cut 2 Blue – 8 ½” x 1 ½”
Sew to the top and bottom

Cut 2 Blue 10 ½” x 1 ½”
Sew to the sides.


free log cabin pattern

My Finished Block


Friday, January 13, 2012

This Quilt is NOT Finished....BUT

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I hate to say, but, I use this quilt and it's not finished...

Blue and White Flowered Quilt

I even put the binding on it, 

Blue and White Flowered Quilt Top

because it fits a table I have and having it on it makes me happy.
It measures about 40" x 40" 

Blue and White Flowered Quilt

It's machine pieced 

Blue and White Flowered Quilt Top

and Not hand quilted YET ! 
Some day??? Maybe??

I'm showing the back, it's been washed a number of times, use a 1/4" seam allowance always, you never know what your quilts will be doing for you.

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