From Block Central, is this simply gorgeous quilt, Patchwork Panache. It was the Block of the Month pattern for 2007. It’s a large one, finishing at 99″ square.
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America 1978-1996
Continuing with our Quilting History post last week, here’s another great site, with wonderful photos, and 181 interviews with quilters. Quilts and Quiltmaking in America showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection
I had a lovely email this weekend from Judy Anne Breneman sharing with me her Quilting History web sites. I had a great time exploring these sites. Patterns from History Womenfolk: The Art of Quilting Patches from the Past While
What is your favourite quilt?
Caron Mosey, of Michigan Quilts is asking What is your favourite quilt?. I picked two favourites, first my Purple Magic Tiles that I made for my folks for Christmas last year. Second would be my Flip and Stitch quilt that
Clubhouse Blocks of the Week
From The Golden Thimble, comes the Clubhouse Block of the Week. These gorgeous quilt blocks finish at 12″ square. The patterns are in full colour and very well written. Personal note: I must apologize for the lack of posts lately.
54-40 or Fight
Here’s a stunning 54-40 or Fight free pattern from McCall’s Quick Quilts. I love the setting on this quilt… very striking. I just might have to try it myself one day.
Not exactly quilting, but I thought this Scissor Keep from Pfaff was really cute.
Four fat quarters will yield approximately six blocks, three positve and three negative versions of the Lavender Orchids Block Pattern. Speed piecing is used for the quarter square triangles. The large, open area in the center of the block is
Pin Blossom Pin Cushion
One can never have too many pin cushions. Here’s a cute Pin Blossom Pin Cushion, from Quiltmaker. A great way to use up some left-over scraps.
Freezer Paper Piecing
If you hate paper piecing, or even if you don’t, here’s a great technique to try, Freezer Paper Piecing.
Zippered Coin Purse
Here’s a very cute Zippered Coin Purse. The tutorial is very well done. What a great way to use up left-over fabrics, and make gifts for family members and friends.
Joining the Ends of Double-fold Binding
Shelley Rodgers has just updated her tutorial, Joining the Ends of Double-fold Binding. It is super-easy to understand with all the wonderful photos, and the results are perfect.