Category Archives: Quilting

Grandpa’s Ties Quilt

Ties from Grandpa. Beautiful silk neckties. Wonderful tactile silks with intricate designs. Much time was spent deciding just what quilt pattern would highlight the fabrics from these beautiful ties and pay homage to the man they belonged to. Pinwheel was … Continue reading

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Update on the Postage Stamp Quilt

I first posted about the Postage Stamp Quilt in March 2011- knowing it would be a VERY long term project.  It is a hand stitched quilt top of 1″ squares. After spending some time (OK, too much time) reviewing Postage … Continue reading

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Squares and Stripes Quilt Pattern

I received a few requests for the pattern I developed for the Quilt Top for my daughter. Although Squares and Stripes is the obvious name for this quilt, it might be considered a Goldilocks Quilt. The first attempt was the … Continue reading

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As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip

Persons who sew know that feeling of “something is just not right.” It might be the colors, it might be the design, it might be a combination – but we know we are not happy with some aspect. Oh, we … Continue reading

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MMQ: Final Block and Sashing

The 16th and final block for the MMQ is a simple 1″ square in the middle of the 4″ center design block. This block is “A Square in a Square in a Square!” Once all 16 squares are complete – … Continue reading

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MMQ – A few more blocks

Sixteen blocks are needed for the MMQ top.  These 4 blocks include a simple 4″ square, a modified sailboat block, a shaded 4-patch block and a “W” alphabet block. The 4″ square is perhaps the simplest block.  The fabric is … Continue reading

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MMQ: Log Cabin Block Variations

The Log Cabin Quilt Block is a very common block in traditional quilting. Traditional Log Cabin Quilts are typically sewn with a red center square and alternating sides of light and dark as in this example from the TLC Home … Continue reading

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MMQ Blocks 5, 6 and 7: Pinwheel and Variations

Pinwheel is another traditional quilting pattern. When multiple blocks are joined – especially if completed in brightly colored and patterned fabric – the quilt top appears to be in motion! (see more at TLC Home Website) Block 2 was a … Continue reading

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MMQ Blocks 2, 3 and 4

The MMQ Blocks for today are very simple – instant gratification! Block 2 is a Half Square Triangle – a single seam creates the center 4″ design block! Half Square Triangles are used in a multitude of traditional quilt blocks, … Continue reading

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The MMQ – Modern Monochromatic Quilt: Block 1 and Border

Urban. Contemporary. Modern. One might consider those odd words to use to describe quilting – and age old art form. Blacks and Greys – monochromatic colors were used to create simple blocks for a Modern Monochromatic Quilt. When piecing these … Continue reading

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