I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #11 Release!

Block #11 the "North Star" is brought to you by the talented Kathleen Scargle McCormick of Kathleen McMusing where you will find her complete block pattern and tutorial. This is a pieced block, that includes half rectangle triangles you can make using either the paper pieced or Tri Recs ruler instructions included in the pattern. … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #11 Release!

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Lebanon Quilters Guild 2017 Exhibition of Quilts

I went to a local quilt show last weekend featuring members of the Lebanon, PA (my new home town) Quilters Guild. There were 150 beautiful quilts on display. Here is a sampling including my vote for "Viewer's Choice," a quilt titled "Sophisticated Whimsy." (Oh I do have a thing for quilts with bright bold colors … Continue reading Lebanon Quilters Guild 2017 Exhibition of Quilts

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #10 Release!

Block #10 "Christmas Lantern" is brought to you by the talented Diane Lomax of cwilt Fabrics and Haberdashery where you will find her complete block pattern and tutorial. This is a pieced block with appliqué. My Tips: You will be cutting your lantern and background pieces from the paper templates; like using a sewing pattern. … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #10 Release!

House on the Hill

Last year I made Duane, who loves Halloween and has a birthday in October, Vlad the Vampire mug rug from a free pattern by Grey Barn Designs. So this year I decided to make it a tradition and made him another mug rug I named "The House on the Hill." (We live on Hill St. … Continue reading House on the Hill

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #9 Release!

Block #9 "Reindeer Games" is brought to you by the talented Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting where you will find the complete block pattern and tutorial. This is a pieced block. Bobbi's pattern is very explicit, with directions and accompanying photographs for each step, making it easy to follow. My Tips: This block has … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #9 Release!

Summer Nights Quilt Finished!

My "Summer Nights Quilt" is finished! I was inspired by "Falling Stars" quilt by Patrick Lose. I purchased the digital pattern from Fons and Porter and followed the pattern for the flying geese stars from it. I ended up making some smaller stars too and then omitting some of the pattern pieces and designing my own … Continue reading Summer Nights Quilt Finished!

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #8 Release!

Block #8 "With Love at Christmas" is brought to you by the talented Sola Ajisafe of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co where you will find the complete block pattern. My Tips: I always read through the entire pattern first, so I have a good understanding of how it is going to be assembled. Use the provided coloring … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #8 Release!

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #7 Release!

Block #7 "Poinsettia" is brought to you by the talented Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs where you will find the complete block pattern and tutorial. When I saw Sandy's block, I loved it so much as it was that I decided to follow her chosen color palette. The block is pieced with half square triangles, quarter … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #7 Release!

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #6 Release!

Block #6 "Hanging Stars Angel block" is brought to you by the talented Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs, where you will find the complete block pattern and tutorial. My Tips: I used a Sharpie pen to trace the templates on the fusible web so it won't bleed through to the fabric when ironing. Pencil … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #6 Release!