Monday, December 6, 2021

12 Quilts of Christmas

I thought it might be fine to do a mash up of holiday quilts, not just ones that were specifically designed for the season, but other patterns done up in holiday colors as well.  Here are twelve quilts for Christmas :)

The first two quilts were made originally as Christmas quilts...







Here are ten other designs decked out for the holidays...





































































 Which is your favorite?  Have you ever made a holiday quilt?




Thursday, December 2, 2021

Macaron Mystery ++ Square in a Square Units

 

Happy December :)  

Welcome to the sixth month of instructions for the Macaron Mystery Quilt!  This month we will be making some Square in a Square units.  We are only making 13 units total so this month instructions should take less time (as I know December tends to be busy).

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along!  You can find all of the information about the Macaron Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Macaron Mystery Page.

The Macaron Mystery Quilt is a lap sized, free quilt-along that will run from July 2021 through April 2022 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. 

    Here is a link to a printer friendly, pdf version of this month's instructions...






    Square in a Square (SiaS) Units

    Combine 26 fabric D squares 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" (these may have been oversized to 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝" during cutting) and 13 Bg1 squares 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝" to make 13 square in a square (SiaS) units 3 ½" x 3 ½".

    1. Cut each fabric D square 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" in half once diagonally to form 52 fabric D triangles 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜".




    2. Center a fabric D triangle 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" along one side of a Bg1 square 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝" right sides together.

    Sew along the edge with a scant ¼" seam (shown as a dotted line), pressing seam open or towards the fabric D triangle.






    3. Sew another fabric D triangle 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" on the side of the Bg1 square opposite to the first seam, pressing the seam open or towards the fabric D triangle.
    Note: you can sew both of these triangles on then press instead of pressing after each addition.



    4. Continue by sewing two more fabric D triangles onto the remaining outside edges of the Bg1 square, pressing the seams open or towards the fabric D triangles.




    5. Trim off the tabs (dog ears) formed by the sewn on triangles and square the unit to 3 ½" x 3 ½" if necessary making sure there is ¼" between the corners of the inner square and the outer sides of the unit.

    6. Repeat steps 1-5 to make a total of 13 SiaS units 3 ½ " x 3 ½".









    Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Macaron Mystery Quilt!




    Any questions? Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of January, the 6th.


     


     




    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - November 2021

     Welcome to November's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!





    November has been a crazy busy month for me, finishing up quilts for this year, getting prepared for QuiltCon 2022, and planning for next year.  I actually finished 3 quilts this month but the weather and the time change have meant that I have not photographed them yet.  I promise they are coming :)



    Ready for the party?  

    Here is a reminder of the party details:
    • The linky party will open at 12:01am EST on the last day of the month and will be open for 5 days, through the 4th at 11:59 pm EST.
    • For instructions on how to link up blog, Instagram, or pictures from your computer (new - there is now a way to just upload a picture without a web link) to the party, click here.  
    • If linking a blog post, I ask that you please add a link back to the party.
    • Please visit at least 3 other links (and preferably leave comments) to share the love and celebration :)

    I hope you join in by checking out the posts or linking your favorite finish of the month!

     

    You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

    Click here to enter



    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    Thanksgiving / Black Friday Sale 2021

    I hope that you will be enjoying the holidays this week!





    To celebrate, I am offering a special discount in my pattern shop: 

    Buy 2 Patterns, Get 1 Free!  
    Digital patterns, print patterns, or a mixture of both.

    No Coupon Code needed, the discount of $12 off will be automatically applied when you add 3 patterns to your cart.


    The sale starts right now and will run through midnight (EST) on Monday, November 29th.
    Note:  Due to the holiday, all physical items will be shipped on November 30th.


    Thank you so much for your support throughout the year!




     

     




    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Macaron Mystery ++ More Flying Geese Units

     

    Let's make some (more) flying geese :)  

    Welcome to the fourth month of instructions for the Macaron Mystery Quilt!  This month we will be making more flying geese units.  I am sorry for back to back months of flying geese, but I promise it will be worth it.

    There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, we are just getting started!  You can find all of the information about the Macaron Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Macaron Mystery Page.

    The Macaron Mystery Quilt is a lap sized, free quilt-along that will run from July 2021 through April 2022 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. 

      Here is a link to a printer friendly, pdf version of this month's instructions...






      Flying Geese Units

      Combine 15 fabric C squares 5 ¼" x 5 ¼" and 60 Bg1 squares 2 ⅞" x 2 ⅞" to make 60 C/Bg1 flying geese units 2 ½" x 4 ½" using the No Waste Flying Geese method. 

      1.  Place 2 of the Bg1 squares 2 ⅞" x 2 ⅞" on opposite corners of a Fabric C square 5 ¼" x 5 ¼" right sides together.  The Bg1 squares will overlap in the middle of the Fabric C square.  Use a removable marking device to make a line diagonally across the Bg1 squares (solid line).




      2.  Sew a scant ¼" seam on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines) and then cut on the marked line (solid line).





      3.  Press the seams towards the Bg1 squares. You will have two of these intermediate units.  For each intermediate unit, place a Bg1 square 2 ⅞" x 2 ⅞" on the corner of the fabric C square right sides together.  Draw a diagonal line on the Bg1 square (solid line) and sew a scant ¼" on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines).




      4.  Cut on the marked line (solid line) and press the seams towards the Bg1 squares.  Each set of 1 fabric C square and 4 Bg1 squares will yield 4 C/Bg1 flying geese.




      5. Repeat steps 1-4 to make a total of 60 C/Bg1 flying geese units.  Cut off tabs (also known as dog ears) and trim blocks to 2 ½" x 4 ½" if necessary, making sure there is ¼" between the point of the goose triangle and the edge of the unit.









      Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Macaron Mystery Quilt!




      Any questions? Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of December, the 2nd.