Sunday, December 23, 2012
I love Log Cabin quilts, and this is a 24 page e-book that you can download that includes instructions to make three different types of Log Cabin blocks including Traditional, Chevron, and Courthouse Steps. It includes a little background history on the Log Cabin quilt, full color pictures and complete instructions to make four specific Log Cabin Quilt projects. Plus, it includes setting option diagrams for multiple ways to lay out traditional Log Cabin blocks for completely different looks.
There are even tips along the way, ideas for quilting the projects, and binding instructions! I particularly like that they include block charts with cutting sizes for making different size blocks :)
It's a very versatile little booklet, and a great bargain at the price of...Free!
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Merry Christmas, and Enjoy the Day!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
...And because I'm confident that the world is not ending tomorrow morning, I wanted to pop on to say Happy Winter Solstice and share my Batik Zig Zag quilt that is my latest magazine publication :)
Here and see a list of the projects in this issue.
Batik Infinity Scarf that appeared in the premier issue of Sew-it Today still available on the news stands.
Mary Nielsen did the beautiful machine quilting on this one for me :) I think it's going to be our new picnic quilt. I can't wait to use it...we just have to get through Winter first!
Enjoy the day!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
(#55064 Gingham Dog & #55065 Calico Cat) to cut out the shapes for our pets.
Timtex stiff interfacing, and two pieces of fusible web approx. 6" square (I used Heat n Bond Lite).
In preparation, I machine embroidered our pet's name to the center of the piece of fabric that will be the front.
After deciding on an appropriate size and embroidering the name on the front fabric, iron a piece of Heat n Bond to the back side, and add the other piece of fusible web to the reverse side of the fabric piece for the back of the ornament. Then sandwich the piece of Timtex interfacing in between the two fabrics and fuse all together.
Then, using the cardstock cutout to help in positioning the shape over the Go! Die blades, run the fused sandwich through the cutter to cut out the animal shape.
Enjoy the day!