Category: quilt block

I created a fabulous Envelope quilt with functioning envelopes

This was the third block, prototype, really that had a functioning envelope. Eureka!
My Modern Quilters guild recently hosted a challenge to create a pocket or envelope project. I suggested this because I have been wanting to make an envelope quilt with functioning envelopes for quite a while. Because it was my idea, I also got to lead the demonstration on it to kick off the challenge. You... Read more »

Tea Kettle block for our Charity quilt

  My Modern Quilters Guild is very open and flexible to the ideas of our members. When Joan suggested that we make a charity quilt we all said sure. We are not sure yet for whom or when, but we just like the concept. She also suggested the source for the blocks. Farm Girl Vintage... Read more »

How to deconstruct a quilt block

Here are all the fabrics I planned on using. I didn't end up using the greyish one.
My modern quilt guild decides on topics a year at a time. Last year in 2016 the list for 2017 was published and we talked about who would volunteer to do which topics. I like to do my fair share so I volunteered to present on how to deconstruct a quilt block. Of course I... Read more »

How to design and sew your own Wonky Star Block

I really like star blocks, traditional and otherwise which came in handy lately. My daughter asked me to make her a cover for her new computer. I was happy she asked me to put a star on the front. I sent her some pictures of traditional and wonky stars and asked which she preferred. She chose... Read more »

Birds in the Air is a great book and quilt block

I have a quilt on my bed made up of the Birds in the Air blocks. I created it 16 years ago when my husband and I got married. He is a Civil War Buff and it is a Civil War block. We have loved this quilt so much that it has been repaired 3... Read more »

I wish I had known that commitments are taken lightly by some

Tonight is blogapalooza night, the night where we get a topic and an hour to write a post about it. Here is tonight’s topic: “Write about something you know now that you wish you knew then.” This is an interesting topic because I was just pondering how seriously I take a commitment and how often... Read more »

Spectacular Marti Michell templates for Drunkards path challenge part two

I have written before about how much I love Marti Michell and how clever she is. I have also confessed to not being a template gal but I take it all back! The wonderful people at Marti Michell read my post, Drunkards Path part one and sent me their templates to try as I continued... Read more »

Quilt Block Names that make me Laugh

When I first began quilting I made a 12 block sampler. I didn’t pay very much attention to the names of the blocks, I just wanted to learn the techniques. Recently I was looking for just the right block for a challenge and it hit me, there are a lot of quilt block names that... Read more »

10 inch heart block tutorial

I am a recent fan of group quilts. What I love is when you make one block, yes ONE and that’s it. you are done. It’s so quick and fun and you  can find directions for nearly every block on line. I thought it was time for me to add another tutorial to the general... Read more »