Finished Quilt and a New Year!

I finished my mother’s Modern Matisse inspired quilt to deliver on Christmas day! Thank you to all who followed my progress and encouraged me. I did not quilt it as much as I wanted to but did managed to stitch in the ditches. I told my mother I could work on more quilting to add … Continue reading Finished Quilt and a New Year!

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Fall Into a QAL Quilt Top Settings!

Now that all 12 blocks for the Fall Into a QAL have been revealed, the hosts have completed their quilt tops for you to give you ideas and tips for setting layouts. Here is my completed quilt top: I’m so pleased with how it turned out! Not all of my blocks were exactly 12 1/2" … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Quilt Top Settings!

Fall Into a QAL Block 12 Release!

Hoot! Hoot! Isn’t he cute? I do love him and he is very happy to find his place in the Fall Into a QAL quilt. Block 12 “Owl” is the second appliqué block by Vanda Chittenden and the final one of the Fall Into a QAL. Visit her blog Quilting with Vanda to download the … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 12 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 11 Release!

I love barns! Especially in the fall. Growing up in Centre County, Pennsylvania there were many in the surrounding farm lands. I thought they looked most pretty in the autumn; a red building against the backdrop of turning leaves and lots of hale bales in the fields. So it is my pleasure to bring you … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 11 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 10 Release!

Block 10 of the Fall Into a QAL “Patchwork Pickles” is designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs where you can read her tutorial and download the free pattern! This an appliquéd block with piecing. The background and jars are quick to piece, the pattern provides you with easy to follow directions. The jars are … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 10 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 9 Release!

Block 9 of the Fall Into a QAL  “Postage Stamp Turkey” is designed by Karen Thurn of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats where you can view her tutorial and download the free pattern! This is a pieced block with sixty-four 2” squares (your postage stamps!) sewn together. Thirty-seven of these are Half Square Triangles (HST.) This … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 9 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 8 Release!

  Block 8 of the Fall Into a QAL “Autumn Leaf” is designed Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter where you can read her tutorial and download the free pattern! This is a paper pieced block that Jennifer has written in two versions; New Beginner and Confident Beginner. Thank you Jennifer, as I am definitely a newbie … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 8 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 7 Release!

Block 7 of the Fall Into a QAL “Pumpkins Aplenty” is designed by Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting, where you can view her tutorial and download the free pattern! This is a pieced block made up five pumpkins to complete a pumpkin patch! I approached this block by making one pumpkin to get oriented with the steps; … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 7 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 6 Release!

Block 6  of the Fall Into a QAL “Pie” is designed by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting , where you can read her tutorial and download the free pattern! Sherry’s block is a pieced background with an appliquéd pie and steam embroidery. It is a fun block to put together! I raw edge appliquéd the pie crust and … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 6 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 5 Release!

Block 5 of the Fall Into a QAL is “Acorn” is designed by Kathleen Scargle McCormick of Kathleen McMusing where you can her download the free patterns! Kathleen has written two versions of her block for you to choose from; the “Pieced Acorn” or the “Split Appliqué Acorn.” Here is my pieced Acorn block, which is … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 5 Release!