|Souvenir Stars - 65" x 65"|
Saturday, June 23, 2012
I live in Virginia and I am excited to be teaching at the Mid-Appalachian Quilters retreat July 13-15 in Emmitsburg, MD. Every year they raffle a quilt with the proceeds going toward a worthwhile charity. I donated this year's quilt, one I designed and made for Blank Quilting a few years ago. The quilt kept crying in the closet, asking for someone to love it, and I figured this is a way to make both the quilt and winner happy - along with providing funds for Ovarian Cancer Research. Here is the quilt (you can buy tickets from MAQ) and also the free two page pattern. It is an easy block and quilt and I hope you enjoy it! I named the pattern Color Blox Stars; the traditional block is called "Souvenir" and it is 15" square.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
|Red Hot Flash by Debby Kratovil for Blank Quilting|
Friday, June 15, 2012
|Sassy Mariner's Compass|
This began with the center compass which is the basis for my Beginner's Mariner's Compass class. An easy 16" block with curves gentle enough for a novice quilter. Then the halo of points were supposed to connect to the center, but I didn't measure correctly and after I pieced all of them I discovered a 1" gap! Yikes!!! So, I had to add the red donut ring and voila! they all fit together. There is a lot of piecing, but because it's done on paper foundations, the points stay as points and my students were happy as clams to discover they had a compass they could actually finish.
I didn't have a full class of 20 students, so I have extra kits available with ALL the foundations, freezer paper, templates, etc for those who would like to try their hand with this. Just send an email and I'll give you more info.
|Stained Glass Pickup Sticks|
|This quilt is part of my Magic Stax© series. Working only with 10-1/2" squares and a piece of freezer paper, we draw our pattern and then use it to cut out a stack of fabric squares. Insert the thin dark strips and when all the blocks are placed together, they can resemble stained glass. This is one my most popular workshops and patterns. The class was a full house and I had such fun with motivated - and highly skilled - students!|
|Coffee Filter Fans|
|Yes, we really paper piece on coffee filters. They are just convenient circles!|
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I love this pattern, which I designed for Blank Quilting about 2 years ago. My husband Phil dreams of being a cowboy because he spent many years in Texas - he owns the boots and the hat, but not the spurs! This would be fun quilt to make for that cowboy - or wanna-be cowboy in your life.
Just click the link and it will take you to a pdf of the pattern, including the full-size templates for the cactus and cowboy boot. Share this page with your friends and guild members. Send me a picture of your quilt and - Enjoy!
|Best of the West pattern|