Tuesday, 9 May 2017

SELVAGE QUILT TAGS

The selvages on fabrics are so cute that I thought they would make great tags for quilts! 





As part of a quilt label it is recommended to mention the fabrics.  
Here is a great way to do just that.  
You can even add numerous tags side-by-side if you desire.  



Here is the process. 


Cut the selvages off of both sides of your feature fabric, 
cutting the patterned selvage 1/4" wider than the label selvage. 


Sew the raw edges of one pattern selvage and one label selvage rights sides together.  


Press open. 

Press in half, keeping the selvage edges even.  


Top stitch the selvage edge together.  


Trim to size.  


Fold in half and pin together. 



Sew into the binding of your quilt.  


I just love this 💚 and hope you do too! 

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Monday, 8 May 2017

BABY BUTTERFLIES - QCQ 2









Here is the second variation for the QCQ (Quarter Circle Quilt)


This finished quilt for baby measures 33" x 33".

For this variation start with the Basic QCQ Blocks in the  PATTERN LINK HERE. 

Fabric Requirements:

This square baby quilt requires 36 QCQ Basic Blocks (Link Here)
and 4 WOF (width of fabric) strips 3" wide for the borders.  

 

For the butterfly shape make your blocks as in the following 3 photos, watching the direction of the Quarter Circle:







     "Baby Butterflies" QCQ 2

 This is a lovely setting featuring the butterfly shape.  



If you would like row-by-row sewing directions and photos please see Baby Love QCQ 1

 Pin-basted for Free Motion and Wavy Line Quilting



Butterfly Machine Quilting Tutorial

 Thank you so very much to Lori Kennedy 
for permission to use her fantastic 
Her tutorials are excellent!  She has so many you will want to see them all HERE.

 






 The Wavy Lines and Butterflies compliment each other well.   
Wavy Lines are simple to do using gentle curves and a walking foot.  
Use at least 2 rows of stitching side by side for a professional look. 





My mom's little pottery angel hanging on the fence photo-bombed this picture!  
 How cute is that? 

Mom is an awesome artist...check out her Instagram page at
We are doing an art show of our paintings together this summer 
in Eatonia, Saskatchewan from July 30 - August 19, 2017.    
Please see my art at  www.melanierudy.com




Baby Love QCQ 1 & Baby Butterflies QCQ 2 
ready for the Two Daughter's Baby Shower. 

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

BABY LOVE - QCQ 1






Here is the first variation for the QCQ (Quarter Circle Quilt).  



This finished quilt for baby measures 30 1/2" x 30 1/2". 

My wonderful friend has 2 daughters expecting babies in June a day apart from each other.  This is a perfect opportunity to do some 💚 loving quilt designs.

When I picked this fabric for the inspiration that I had for the QCQ, I had no idea of the name of it.  It just looked like the perfect fabric.  What a surprise when I saw the selvage edge with the title "Two Daughters"!   How cute is that?


For this variation start with the Basic QCQ Blocks in the  PATTERN LINK HERE.




 💚 "Baby Love" QCQ 1


This is a lovely setting featuring the 💚 hearts. 

 This square baby quilt requires 36 QCQ Basic Blocks (Link Here)
and 2 WOF (width of fabric) strips 3" wide for the borders.  


These beautiful little hearts are so lovely for a tiny baby. 



After deciding on your layout, sew your blocks together in pairs. 

Next, sew your pairs into strips of 6 blocks.  


Cut 2 - 3" WOF strips.  
These will be attached to the 2 sides of the quilt top 
where the Quarter Circles are exposed. 


Sew your 6 strips of blocks together 
and attach the 2 WOF neutral strips to the 2 sides.  
 
 I can hardly wait to free-motion-quilt some hearts 💚 onto this modern baby quilt. 


I am making a baby quilt for each of the two daughters.  
One quilt will have aqua binding and the other will have yellow.  





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