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Tic-Tac

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE: 10″ × 10″ FINISHED WALL QUILT: 50½″ × 50½″

Brighten any room with this graphic wall quilt with a contemporary twist. Super simple cutting and piecing make this quilt go together quickly and easily. This is a great project for beginning quilters.

¼ yard black for pieced blocks

2½ yards total assorted brights for pieced blocks

3½ yards for backing and binding

54″ × 54″ batting

Cut 25 squares 2½″ × 2½″ from the black for the pieced blocks.

Cut from the assorted brights for the pieced blocks:

25 squares 2½″ × 2½″

25 rectangles 2½″ × 6½″

25 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″

25 rectangles 6½″ × 10½″

1. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 19 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

2. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 6 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

1. Arrange and sew together the blocks in 5 rows of 5 blocks each. Press.

2. Sew together the rows to form the quilt top.

1. Layer the quilt top with batting and backing. Baste or pin.

2. Quilt as desired and bind.

Putting It All Together

Quilted by Diane Minkley

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Medium 9781607058649

Square Play

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

square play

FINISHED QUILT: 50˝ × 50˝

Made by Becky Goldsmith.

If you want a quilt to be noticed, consider using lots of red. Red is bold. It makes you stop and look. In red, this quilt reminds me of a bandana on a warm summer day.

From the very beginning, I knew this quilt would be primarily red. Red, blue, and yellow form a triadic color scheme, which helped me to decide on the two accent colors.

My first thought was to make the narrow strips yellow. Refer to Auditioning Pieced Quilts to see how that turned out. Luckily, I made a few sample blocks to test the color combination before sewing all of the blocks.

The sample blocks also helped me realize that I needed to do more to highlight the small and medium-sized squares that form when the blocks are sewn together. My solution was to use solid red in the position that creates the diagonal grid. Medium-scale and small-scale prints come together to form distinctive smaller squares.

MATERIALS

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Felt Heart Paper-Clip Set

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Felt Heart Paper-Clip Set

What Do I Need?

Scraps of felt

Fun-colored perle cotton #8 or embroidery floss separated into 3 strands

Paper clip

Polyester stuffing

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a running stitch

Prepare the Pieces

1.Make templates using the patterns (Felt Paper Clip patterns).

2.Trace the template pieces onto the felt with an erasable pen. You will need 2 of each shape.

Let’s Make It

1.Mark dots with an erasable pen every ¼˝ around 1 piece of each shape. This will help your running stitch stay even.

2.Pin the pairs of pieces together.

These heart paper clips show the love and are practical too! Use them to control your clutter or mark your spot in your favorite book. In fact, why not make a few for your favorite teacher?

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Medium 9781571209603

Flying Geese

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE

81″ × 81″

Flying Geese quilts are traditionally very geometric, with orderly designs. This quilt takes the order to another level entirely by arranging square versions of a Flying Geese block in mathematical precision.

Note: If you are curious, this pattern follows the Sierpinski carpet fractal. Those aren’t typos in the cutting chart! This quilt is made of 3,803 pieces, almost all of which are easily foundation pieced.

Notes:

1. Quilter’s Freezer Paper Sheets or Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper (see Resources, page 63) make paper piecing easy.

2. These foundation pieces are cut with a ″ seam allowance all around, for ease of paper piecing.

3. Use your favorite method to foundation piece these blocks.

Photocopy or trace the foundation pattern on page 55 and make 512 of Block A, using Solid 1 (dark and light) and background fabrics placed as shown in the following illustration. Trim blocks, leaving a ¼″ seam allowance all around (3½″ × 3½″). Remove the foundation paper.

Tip

After trimming the blocks, remove the foundation paper to reduce bulk when continuing with the next step. Some quilters prefer to leave the paper on to keep the block square. It comes down to a personal preference.

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 19. Make a Vision Board

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

IN THE MIDDLE OF MY VISION BOARD FROM FOUR YEARS AGO IS A WOMAN I IMAGINED TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER IN INDIA. I HAD NO IDEA I WOULD EVEN START MY COMPANY, SUCH DESIGNS, WHEN I MADE THIS BOARD AND NO CLUE I WOULD BECOME A FABRIC DESIGNER! BUT MY UNCONSCIOUS MIND DID.

A vision board is simply a collage of images you pull from magazines and other places and paste to a board. This exercise puts you directly in touch with your desires. It leaves you with a visual inventory of all the stuff that bubbles up from your unconscious mind and heart to illuminate your path and remind you of what you want. I make vision boards at least twice a year and have for almost a decade. The boards can be as artistic or simple as you want. Mine tend to be bare bones.

The amazing thing about vision boards is that I have never made one that didn’t come true. What you put on your board will show up in your life. It will be created in your life through your intention.

YOU WILL MANIFEST WHAT IS ON YOUR BOARD.

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