all that for nothing

One of the stores near me was having a fabric sale last weekend but the catch was the smallest cut was 1/2 yard. Most of the patchwork of the crosses block have 4 distinct parts in them – the 4 in the middle and the 4 that fit in the corners around it (blue in…

Block 23 – Hand In Hand

Well…everything was going according to plan yesterday.  It was no time at all when I had the 4 corners paper pieced.  The 4 brown “pointy things” took a little longer but at the time, they were okay.  As is usually the case when something goes awry, I got distracted.  I should’ve just set this aside,…

modification time

This is just a snapshot, but if anyone is interested in paper piecing today’s block for the Splendid Sampler, drop me a note and I’ll happily send the templates for portions of the block shown first here, as well as the finished block to sew together.  One nice thing about EQ7 is I can take…

Block 18 – Lina’s Gift

Designer: Pat Sloan Techniques : Piecing Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom): Pat Sloan, Pat Sloan, Melissa Corry, Katja Marek, Lynn Harris, Gail Pain, Joan Ford, Janet Clare, Frances Newcombe DOWNLOAD The Splendid Sampler™ – Block 18 – Lina’s Gift Click here for Previous blocks If you are new to piecing, see…

Block 16 – Pieces of Friendship

I had a plan! I was going to use that Add-A-Quarter ruler for the next patchwork block that came up. After all, most of the blocks so far have included a separate page with the template.  And then….no template for Thursday’s block this week. Undeterred, I went into EQ7 and just made one myself!  What…

quilt in EQ7

After many variations and discussions, this is the final layout for the purple quilt.  I am on vacation through the end of the year so we’ll see if I get this done in time for Christmas.  She has a queen sized bed so no small feat.