Nov 6, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along, week 5

Hello and welcome to Week 5 of the Perfect 10 Sampler QAL, sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.
This is the Dutch Chocolate block.


It's big, it measures 18"X18", all made with half square triangles.


 Next up is the French Vanilla block, the quilt calls for 4 of them.


I love the floral print from Lori Holt's Autumn Love line.


There are four blocks which call for four 10" squares.


The French Vanilla block measures 10 l/2" square.


 It's going to be fun to incorporate these blocks into the Perfect 10 Sampler quilt, figuring out which color goes where!


To make this quilt, you will need the Perfect 10 quilt book, and the Perfect 10 ruler, 
which makes cutting the blocks so easy and effortless.
You can find these supplies at Fat Quarter Shop here and here.


This is the schedule for the quilt along.
When you go to Fat Quarter Shop's blog, there will be a link each week that takes you to a pdf like this and it will tell you how many pieces of the week's block you need to make, etc.
You will still need the Perfect 10 book though.

 Please check out all the other quilters who are quilting along :)

Nov 2, 2018

Maple Leaf quilt block

Welcome to the Maple Leaf block quilt along!

You can get the block pattern free from the Fat Quarter shop here.
The block was really easy, just half square triangles sewn together.
It sewed together pretty quickly, which is always a good thing!


I wanted to sew four blocks, each in a vivid fall color.


I haven't enjoyed a beautiful fall season since I left Canada.


My favorite fall leaf color is red, Canada's national symbol.


My blocks are all sewn, I just need to sew them together.


Now I have a cute little table topper, it's all machine quilted.


Here's the fabric I chose for the back.
This was one of the first fabrics I bought when I began quilting, before I even had a fabric stash.


My little queen squirrel looks cute on my Maple Leaf table topper.


There's a fat quarter shop video tutorial on you tube for the block.
If you would like to purchase the quilt pattern, it's only $5.95 and you can buy it here at the Fat Quarter Shop.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my photos of the Maple Leaf block and thanks for visiting my blog :)

A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along

I absolutely love this book!!!
It's like all of my childhood memories came alive!
Yes, I'm vintage, and all the blocks in this quilt remind me of my childhood :)



Here's my little dolly, isn't she lovely?


She was so easy to put together.


I couldn't decide which photo to use!


I sewed little Dolly in a 12" size and turned her into a placemat for one of my grand daughters :)


I embroidered a little face on her and she came alive :)


I just love my new dolly placemat!