Wednesday, 30 August 2017

KOI POND QUILT

Finished Quilt:  36" x 68"



Do you have a big bold fabric that you would like to feature in a quilt?  Here is a pattern for you!

This is a lovely quilt that is suitable for a toddler or lap.   It was designed for this beautiful piece of Koi fabric from my stash.  The print stands out, but is also toned down.  It's a simple modern design with wonderful movement of pattern and colour.   Staying in a range of blue cool tones accentuates the main fabric and gives it a watery feel. 




CUTTING: 

Feature Print:   

Cut 1 - Width of Fabric (WOF) x 24"

Accent Fabrics:  

Cut 2 - 24" x 6 1/2"
Cut 2 - 24" x 4"  

Setting Strips:   

Cut 16 - 2 1/2"  WOF strips.  



 


Sew the accent fabrics to the short edges of the feature fabric as shown in these photos.   


  Press to one side. 



 Cross cut your pieced fabric into 6 - 4" strips.  

Number the pieces as above.  
They need to be kept in order to feature your main fabric design. 


http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=790590&U=1345375&M=60894&urllink=

 Using 14 of your setting strips,  sew together end-to-end into pairs to make 7 long strips. 

(Optional:  Use Connecting Threads Wide Backing Fabric as I did. 
 You will need 8 WOF 2 1/2" setting strips in total and no piecing is required at this point.)



 Sew your pieced 4" strips and your setting 2 1/2" strips long edge to long edge.  
Do this with all 6 of your pieced 4" strips. 



 Trim the excess.




 Add the 7th setting strip to the remaining edge.  



 Sew the remainder of your quilt together keeping the numbered order. 


 Add a 2 1/2" setting strip to the top and bottom. 



The finished quilt.  
36" x 68"

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/freepatterns/index.html
A nice set of pillowcases to match. 




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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Lifestyle and Landscape

I have learned from and now love doing art with my mom.   
It is a wonderful occasion that we are able to share 
a mother & daughter show in Eatonia, Saskatchewan 
from July 30 - August 19, 2017.  

Please join us!  







Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Awesome Reminders from the Archives!

Hello gorgeous quilters!

I was looking back at my blog post "A Few Tips on Free Motion Quilting - Round Robin Sampler" to jog my memory on how to stitch leaves on my new Canadiana Improv Quilt that I am working on.

As I was looking at this particular post it reminded me that I have many wonderful posts that some of my newer followers would be interested in.   Here is a list of some of my faves for your info and enjoyment!

Always, thank you for reading!   💝Melanie