Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Fabric 1 (white background):  Cut four squares 3-1/2”
                                Cut eight rectangles 2” x 3-1/2”
                                Cut one square 4-1/4”.  Subcut twice diagonally to make 4 triangles
Fabric 2 (red):  Cut two squares 4-1/4”.  Subcut twice diagonally to make 8 triangles
                                Cut eight squares 2”
                                Cut one square 6-1/2”
Fabric 3 (yellow):  Cut one square 4-1/4”.  Subcut twice diagonally to make 4 triangles
                                Cut four squares 2”
Let’s do the snowball block in the center first.  Using the connector square method, sew a Fabric #3 2” square in each corner.   This is your center:
Next, let's make the quarter squares.  We are experts by now!!  Make four of them like this:
Take the 2" x 3-1/2" rectangles and using the connector method, sew a fabric 3 square diagonally on each rectangle.  YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL HERE BECAUSE THEY SHOULD MAKE A BOWTIE WHEN LAID TOGETHER SO YOU MAKE 4 ONE DIRECTION AND REVERSE ON THE OTHER 4.  They should look like this:

Sew four units to make this:

Now just sew it together as shown in the block:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Applique Quilt Finished!

Another quilt finished!!!  This is a quilt from Quiltmaker's Guide to Fine Machine Applique  by Karla Menaugh and Cherie Ralston.
It was hand appliqued. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

A few quilts

I have finished David's deer quilt -- washed and blocked -- ready to be put on the bed.  Here are a few pictures (sorry for the quality, but it is a rainy day and I couldn't get the light right):

I used Hobbs wool as the batting so there is a little trapunto effect.
And I have been working on this Bonnie Hunter quilt:

I'm trying to decide if I need to make another 20 blocks. 
And here are some quilts that I have finished for friends/relatives:

Darlene's Basket of Flowers Quilt

Back of Darlene's quilt

Paula's quilt

So I have been busy.  Have a great day!