Monday, May 14, 2012

Jean's Choice

A couple of weeks ago I posted my new Tumbling Blocks quilt. When I made that, I ended up with over 1000 bonus HSTs. I was able to incorporate ALL of the BLUE ones in this quilt. I was calling this block "Sister's Choice", but I guess I was doing a variation... so we'll just call it "Jean's Choice" instead. LOL!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Churn Dash Chains Free Tutorial

Several people have asked for details about the Churn Dash Chains quilt, and since it's fairly simple, I thought I'd share it here.
First, gather all your 1-3/4" bonus HSTs you've been saving! One side should be WOW or a consistant background color you like. The rest of the colors should be as varied as possible if you're going scrappy.
Next, cut 1-3/4" square of the background.

Now you need to make your divider strips. Cut from background and a scrappy print, rectangles measuring 1-3/4" x 1-1/8", and sew together as shown: (make 4)
Now put  your little parts together to make a churn dash block:
Your unfinished churn dash size should measure about 4-1/4" (finished size 3-3/4")

Your nine patch blocks will consist of 5 churn dash, and 4 background squares. You will make 7 of those. They should measure 11-3/4" unfinished size.

Your border blocks will consist of 3 churn dash, 1 background square, and one background rectangle that is cut at 4-1/4" x 11-3/4" You will make 10 of those.

Cut 18 background squares measuring 11-3/4" x 11-3/4", and assemble as shown below:

Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

Woven Fat Quarter Strips

Woven Fat Quarter Strips

I recently saw a GORGEOUS quilt on one of the groups, done with woven strips of 30s type fabrics. I don't really carry those fabrics in my stash, so I decided to see if it could be done using a wide variety of Fat Quarters from my stash. And MOST of the colors COULD! So I worked out a pattern to do it that way, and got started.

(My pattern gives instructions for 3 different size quilts.)
This is the one Wanda made using my pattern! Very nice!!

Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan