Category Archives: quilting

Disappearing 9 patch for charm quilt

Materials

  • 3 Moda Hunky Dory charm packs
  • Homespun fabric to match cut into 5 in x 5 in squares. I used a cream colour.

With 3 charm packs you will be making 25 blocks.

Final size without border: 67.5 in x 67.5 in.

Hunky Dory collection fabrics

Disappearing 9 patch block construction

Make a 9 patch block combining 5 colour charm squares with 4 white ones. Use darker tones for the centre square for contrast.

Iron the 9 patch block and cut it in half and then in half again.

Change the resulting smaller blocks around to form a disappearing 9 patch block like below.

Stitch together and iron flat.

Hot water bottle slipcover – quilted and embroidered

I made this hot water bottle cover using my own tutorial for a stipple quilted hot water bottle slipcover.

The embroidered letter E is from an alphabet colouring page.

Front

Back

Detail

Sampler quilt tutorial

Materials
This was a quilt made without planning or direction. I used fabrics from my stash as needed.

The only criteria was for predominately blue tone fabric in combination with white on white fabric.

Blocks
The instructions to make the blocks are from crazy mom’s quilt-a-long.

Flying geese border
I used the No Waste Flying Geese method to make the border. As explained in Blocks & Swaps & Patterns & Tips.

Piano Keys sides border
The border is 8inches wide. The strips that make the border are 2.5 inches when finished.

Back
The back is made of 8inch blue tone squares and 8 inch wide strips of plain white fabric.

The finished quilt

Block closeups

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Block 9

Block 10

Block 11

Block 12

Detail of the first border corner

Opposite corner

Back of the finished quilt

“Doubly charming” charm pack quilt tutorial

Sizing

Finished quilt size is 56 x 56 inches.

Quilt top and back

Materials

  • 3 charm packs with 42 x 5 inch squares each in total for front and back. The front uses 100 charm squares. I used Moda Boutique charm packs
  • 1 fat quarter of dark fabric for the small squares
  • over 4 yards of off-white fabric

Quilt top block construction

Finished block size (before assembly) is 10 inches.

The top is made out of 25 blocks in total assembled with a traditional centre sashing technique.

For each block you will need to cut:

  • 4 charm squares
  • 4 x 1 ½ inch x 5 inch strips
  • 1 x 1 ½ inch small square

For the whole quilt top you will need:

  • 100  5 inch squares
  • 100 5 x ½ inches white strips
  • 25 1 ½ x 1 ½ small centre squares

Assemble squares to suit your taste. I paired 2 of each fabric design in one single colour where possible. This tutorial illustrates how the blocks are assembled. I did the assembly in the traditional centre sashing technique.

Finished block size is 11 ½ inches.

For the off-white corner blocks and triangles cut:

  • three 16-inch blocks cut on both diagonals
  • two 8 3/8″ blocks cut once on the diagonal

I used How to set on point tutorial to help me calculate the size of the off-white blocks.

Back of the quilt

  • 25 charm squares
  • 20 x 5 inch squares in white
  • 5 inch white/cream fabric strips
  • 10 inch wide strips for the border

Piece as per picture alternating 5 inch white/cream squares and the charm squares.

The quilt is stipple quilted and the binding is the same fabric as the background cream.

Thanks to Julie from Stoneview for helping me adjust the fabric requirements and measurements.

Thanks to Marcia for suggesting the quilt a name.

Floral quilted tea cozy

Another quilted tea cozy made following my tea cozy tutorial from last week.

I used ribbon, felt die cuts and a small border to embellish the cozy.


Handle detail

Ribbon detail