Thursday May 23, 2013
Sew this little chicken quilt whenever you need a quick and easy applique project.
The little chick is constructed from only three pieces -- use any technique you like to put her together. For a quicker project, omit the border sewn from square in a square blocks, replacing it with strips of fabric.
Little Chicken Quilt Pattern
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Linked Stars is an easy quilt pattern that finishes at about 65" x 85" if assembled as shown. Customize its size as needed by adding or subtracting quilt blocks, or by altering or eliminating the quilt's borders. Two patchwork quilt blocks were used to design the quilt, Fool's Square and Puss in the Corner.
The design suits any theme and any fabrics, from retro prints to batiks to florals. It's easy to create your own unique quilt by choosing a totally different set of colors and fabric styles.
Linked Stars Quilt Pattern
Sunday May 19, 2013
Clustered Stars is a quilt block that's assembled by sewing contrasting star blocks into groups of four. My fabrics are quite orderly, but the design is effective as a scrap quilt, too, when you select a group of fabrics that contrast with each other.
You'll find two block sizes in the pattern. The 6-inch version is the last small quilt block for the Backwards Medallion Sampler quilt, but don't hesitate to use it for any other quilting project -- the block's small scale (each star finishes at 3" square) would be perfect for baby quilts. Ditto for the 12-inch block -- incorporate it into a quilt of your own design.
Clustered Stars Quilt Block Pattern
Thursday May 16, 2013
If Lady in Red looks familiar, you probably recognize the underlying design. I took some liberties with the traditional Lady of the Lake quilt block pattern, replacing two of the block's half-square triangles with squares and using three colors instead of the normal two. This variation probably has a name -- there's nothing truly new under the sun, but Lady in Red works just fine. The block finishes at 9" square and the instructions are for sixteen blocks. I've included an example of one layout, but flip the blocks around and you'll find lots of other possibilities.
Lady in Red Quilt Block Pattern
More Variations of the Design
12" Lady of the Lake Quilt Blocks
10" Lady of the Lake Quilt Blocks
© Janet Wickell