Friday, August 15, 2014

Free Applique Patern from A. Anderson

I always loved this pattern with many circles for grapes. Something about a four patch quilt that really attracts me. My eyes tend to go first to the center of it, which is usually a negative space; but I still like it.
I did not know it was a free pattern from Alex Alexander. But here it is the free link to download it. Thank you.



http://www.quiltviews.com/free-pattern-from-alex-anderson

Monday, August 11, 2014

Moda Bake Shop Free pattern

This is such a cute quilt from the Moda Bake Shop that I am linking it here.
It is made with pre-cuts like the other quilts featured in this site.
I think it will look pretty in many different fabric styles and design. It is also very easy to make it in different sizes by just changing the number of blocks.
The simple block also has room for some awesome quilting.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/77397816/MBS%20Tutorials/MBS-bartholo-meows-reef-boxes-quilt

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cherrywood Quilt Challenge 2015

 I made this quilt for the Cherrywood Quilt Challenge 2015: Hope in Rich Colors
 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Online Quilt Auction."
All quilts made are 24" X 24" and will be displayed on MD Anderson campus on September 2014 for the Ovarian Cancer awareness month.
From October 30-November 2, 2014 Cherrywood Quilts will be on display at the Houston International Quilt Festival and they all will be auctioned in 2015. More on that later.
The hand dyed fabrics were donated by Cherrywood; and each participant volunteers his/her workmanship.
The rules require that only Cherrywood fabrics are to be used. I received a package with all the dark colors shown here. The light colors are the same fabrics discharged. I did pair the dark with the same discharged light. It was hand quilted with perle cotton 8.
My husband gets the credit for the idea of changing the direction of the quilted fans.
For more information click here: ovarianquilt.com


"Friendship" 24" X 24"


Hand quilt using "perle" cotton 8



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July and Row by Row


Happy July 2014!
Today there are some 1250 stores all over the USA starting a row by row quilt. Each participating store has a pattern; and if you collect and make a quilt with 8 rows, you can bring it to a participating store to register to win prizes. One of them is 25 fat quarters.
There are other fun things also. Like you can get fabric with your state license plate. It would be fun to have one for each of the 6 states I have lived. Hum...
The link below takes you to all the information you  might need to know. Like it goes from July 1st to September 2nd. But you have until October 31th to finish your quilt.
Enjoy!


http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/

Friday, June 13, 2014

Patchwork in Valencia-Spain

I was happy to find a couple of cute patchwork/quilt stores in Valencia, Spain.
Both stores have nice fabrics, nice people to help you, as well as some original patterns.

The ones pictured here are:
Nadal Verd Patchwork and Labores
c/ Adressadors, 11 Bajo Derecha
46001 Valencia









Below is a photo of the front only of:
Coser & Cantar taller de patchwork
C/ Conde Trenor 1 bajo-derecha
46003 Valencia



The two photos below are of the kiosks at Plaza Redonda. This plaza is featured in all city maps, so no address required if you plan to get there. Here they sell some fabrics, a lot of trims, yarn, and cotton for lace making.