Saturday, June 23, 2012


This is our block for December but many of you wanted it early, so I am giving it now and you have lots of time to complete it.

Fabric 1 (gray):  Cut eight 2" squares
           Cut four rectangles 3-1/2" x 6-1/2"
           Cut four rectangles 2" 3-1/2"
Fabric 2 (salmon star points):  Cut eight squares 3-1/2"
Fabric 3 (purple):  Cut eight 2" squares
Fabric 4 (black):  Cut eight 2" squares

Make four flying geese using the connector square method using the 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles and Fabric 2 3-1/2" squares.  You will have four of these:

Make one four patch for the center using the Fabric 3 and Fabric 4 2" squares:

Make two four patches using Fabric 1 and Fabric 4:

Make two four patches using Fabric 3 and Fabric 1:

Make the center block:

Now add the remaining flying geese blocks and four patches and you will have this:

Barb's baby quilt

I love the simple quilting in this baby quilt.  Just seems to go with the 30s fabrics.  The dresden plate was from a distant relative's estate.  Barb added the 30s squares.   She made it to take to a family reunion. 
I know it looks like I haven't accomplished much lately and I haven't!!!  I am working on a raffle quilt for St. Jude's Catholic Church in Martin, TN. but I need more of my bobbin thread and it should arrive next week.  I will post pictures when it is finished. 

Friday, June 22, 2012


Fabric 1 (red):  Cut four 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles
                         Cut two 3" squares
                         Cut four 2-1/2" squares
Fabric 2 (light gray):  Cut two 3" squares
                          Cut one 4-1/2" square
                           Cut one 5-1/4" square (cut this twice diagonally to get 4 triangles)
Fabric 3 (light green):  cut two 5-1/4" squares (cut these twice diagonally to get 8 triangles)
 Fabric 4 (dark green):  Cut one 5-1/4" square (cut this twice diagonally to get 4 triangles)
Fabric 5 (gold):  Cut four 2-1/2" squares

Make bias squares using the red 3" squares and light gray 3" squares.  (Lay a red and gray square, right sides together and mark diagonally.  Sew 1/4" on each side of drawn line and cut apart on drawn line.  You will have four bias squares.  Square each one up to 2-1/2")

Using the connector square method, sew a 2-1/2" gray square to the 2-1/2 x 4-1/2" red rectangle, being sure the triangle faces correctly.  Make four of these.  Sew the bias square to the gold 2-1/2" square, and sew to the rectangle.  You will have four of these:
Make quarter squares using two light green, one dark green and one gray triangle.  Make four of these:

Make a square in square using the light gray 4-1/2" square and the four 2-1/2" red triangles. 
Lay your block out as a nine patch and sew together.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Two of Barb's Quilts

I finished Barbara's little basket quilt.

Two zigzag quilts in a row -- WOW! -- I was really glad to get a sampler.  I love the little baskets but like my lemoyne star -- every block was the same - and lots of them!!  This doll sampler quilt was fun!

There was a lot of space between the dolls so I tried to make it look like a curtain -- just pretend they are little chorus girls.  I sewed the binding on with the LA and it is ready for the hand stitching. 
I now have my Stars for a New Day which was the 2009 BOM at The Quilt Show on the LA.  It was designed by Sue Garmon.  It is a large quilt but, at least, there are lots of different blocks.