Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fat Quarter Stash Buster!

Belle Meade by Bonnie Blue Quilts is a great pattern if you are looking to put a serious dent in your fat quarter stash. It calls for 21 lights and 21 medium/dark fat quarters. You can purchase the 2 yards fabric for setting triangles and binding that we used in our shop model to finish yours. We've also kitted the complete quilt.

Click on the quilt to see Kym Ward's quilting up close.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Farmer's Wife Blocks

We continue to march through the blocks that are paper-pieced. Finish this month's blocks and you'll be half done! 

The blocks for July are #18 Century of Progress, #33 Farmer's Puzzle, #46 Hill & Valley, #63 Ozark Maple Leaf and #83 Spider Web.

 Those of you who are building your stash with Inspirations fat quarters, note that the Farmer's Puzzle background fabric was used earlier in #56 Maple Leaf.

Click on the picture to enlarge.

Maddie's Favorite Things

Taggie Blankets

Taggie blankets are lots of fun for me and my little friends. They're easy to make, too.  Ask your grandma (or any grownup who has permission to use scissors) to make one for you!

Supplies Needed:
18" square of flannel
18" square of minkee
28 pieces of ribbon about 6" long

Fold the ribbons in half and pin 7 to each side of the right side of the flannel square. The ribbons should be about 2" apart. Space in 1" at the corners.

Right sides together, pin the flannel square to the minkee square. Sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance and leave a 3" opening. Turn right side out. Make sure all the pins are removed.

Topstitch close to the edge, sewing the opening closed. Topstitch again, 1/4" in from the edge.

Of course you can make your Taggie blanket any size you want. You can use different length ribbons, too.