April 13, 2021

Salt Water Taffy Throw Quilt - Custom Quilting

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Another recent custom quilting project is this beautiful Salt Water Taffy Throw quilt.


This fabric collection is From the Heart by Riley Blake.  You will find this fabric right here.  The quilt pattern is Salt Water Taffy by Villa Rose Designs, available right here.  The quilting design is a swirly heart design in white thread which perfectly complements the quilt heart-themed quilt.  This quilt was made by Andrea.



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April 12, 2021

Hampton Court Quilt Along Week Four - Finishing Our Quilts!

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Welcome to Week Four of the Hampton Court Quilt Along!  All QAL information is posted in the newsletter, and participants link up their progress here on the blog.



My quilt top just came off the longarm and is still hanging on the rails, waiting to be bound.  This black and white Hampton Court was quilted with a digital design called Crystal Ball in black thread.  I chose black thread rather than white thread since the majority of the quilt top is black.  The binding will likely be a scrappy mix of black/white prints.


Hampton Court includes 4 sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is scrap and yardage friendly. This is a strip pieced quilt pattern, so you won't be sewing together individual bricks unless you really want to. Instructions include both strip piecing and traditional piecing.

Hampton Court is based in King Henry VIII's castle, Hampton Court, from the 1500s. The design with varying brick sizes can be found on the exterior of the castle.


Schedule


Each step is two weeks:

  • February 15 Fabric Selection / Cutting
  • March 1 Make Strip Sets
  • March 15 (extra two weeks added here)
  • March 29 Assemble Quilt Top
  • April 12 Finished Quilts (link-up ends April 25th at midnight Pacific time)  ←← You are here!


Finish Your Quilt 


Over the next two weeks we're quilting our quilt tops and then binding them for an awesome finish!  


Prizes!


One random participant will receive their choice of two PDF Download quilt patterns from my shop, Busy Hands Quilts!  The winner from the previous link-up is Portia!


Link Up Here


Link up your Week Three progress below.  This is for Week Four - Quilting/Binding.  Only entries linked here are eligible for a prize.  A blog is not required to link up a picture.  


This link-up ends Sunday, April 25th at midnight.


HOW TO LINK UP A PICTURE WITHOUT A BLOG:

  • You will need to create an account at InLinkz the first time you use it.  
  • Click on the Add Your Link button
  • Click Enter Without a Link
  • Enter a Caption which includes your name
  • Enter your email address (in order to receive prize notifications)
  • Click Upload and upload your picture
  • Agree to Inlinkz's terms of service
  • Click Save

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter



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April 7, 2021

Granny's Square Patch Quilt Pattern - Use Scraps or Just Three Fabrics!

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Granny's Square Patch is back in the shop, and I'm happy to have her home!!



After being licensed to Connecting Threads for a few years, Granny's Square Patch is happy to be home!  I have updated and fine-tuned the pattern, and it's available in the shop right here.

This is the version that Connecting Threads sold in Maison Rouge.



Granny's Square Patch includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and uses strip pieced to speed up the process.  

Granny's Square Patch looks amazing as a scrappy quilt or with as few as three colors.  Borders can be left off for a different look also.  This is the scrappy version below with a single border. 


This is a three-color version - orange, brown, white with a single border.  This quilt is aptly named Rootbeer Float.  I know you don't see the mistake I made when I left the sashing off the corners.  :)


Modern met old-fashioned when Tula Pink fabrics met Granny's Square Patch!  This quilt has two borders - white and a print from the collection.  The 9-patch blocks are made with a single fabric and the square blocks are made with a variety of stripes and polka dots.  There are so many options with this pattern!


Shannon of The Flemings Nine has made this quilt multiple times as custom orders and to use a special feature print from her stash.  These are all three-color quilts.





And last but not least is a turquoise version I made that featured white/black animal prints as the background.


As you can see, Granny's Square Patch is a great pattern to have on hand to use scraps or even as few as three fabrics!  If you have a fabric you just don't know what to do with, this might be the perfect pattern for it.




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