Kindred Pinwheels

Kindred Pinwheels

Learn a new way to create a pinwheel block!

I grew up loving Anne of Green Gables. Even now, Anne’s wisdom follows me wherever I go.

 

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.”
“I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.”

Jenny teaches a fun spin on the Pinwheel block!

Today’s new quilt, Kindred Pinwheels, is a beautiful pattern brought to life by Anne of Green Gables fabric by Riley Blake Designs. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Let Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co teach you how to make this block!

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Sparkle Quilt

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Sparkle Quilt

Check out this fun way to use 5" squares!

 

This simple yet darling quilt block is a great way to use up some of those charm squares you’ve been collecting. We hope you enjoy!

Watch the full Sparkle Quilt Tutorial and get supplies HERE!

Christmas already? Here is a fun pattern that is easy and great for gifts!

Christmas already? Here is a fun pattern that is easy and great for gifts!

Earlier this week on facebook we were talking about whether or not we had started our Christmas gifts.  I for one, have not started mine….I know the drill though.  I’ll procrastinate {cause I’m so busy *whine*whine} and by November I’ll freak out and go into crazy-lady-Christmas mode!  This year I declare will be different!  Right here, right now {you are all my witness} I will be better!  I’m going to start early and enjoy my way through the season!   {can’t believe I’m even talking about this now! It’s still July!  Sheesh!!!}   🙂

Starting with this little number from Sandy Gervais!  Seriously, isn’t this darling!?!?  The pattern is called ‘The tallest tree’ and only uses one charm pack!

I couldn’t wait to show this to you! It’s not even bound yet. I love it that much!!

I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this Christmas line from Sweetwater!  It’s called ‘Countdown to Christmas‘ and it is by far my favorite this year!  So, if you have Christmas gifts on the brain and want to get an early start this is a fun pattern {project} that you will enjoy!  Heck, you might make one and decide to make one for everyone on your list!  {they are that cute, you know!!}

Hope you have a great weekend!  I’ll be back on Monday!

Sarah

Quilts made by:YOU!

Quilts made by:YOU!

I  got this email from Carol of TWO of the quilts she’s just finished!  {I love getting pics in my email}  It makes me happy to see your finished projects and see what your working on!

Carol made this quilt one using this tutorial for the idea {then she made five sections of braid and decided from there how she wanted it to look}, a Prayer Flag Jelly roll and a binding tool.  {for her shashing, she used Bella solid golden wheat)

Isn’t it lovely?  I just love how that Wheat color makes all the other colors in the quilt POP!

This next one she used one charm pack {Sweethearts from Benartex} and a Kona Classic Jelly roll to sash around each 5″ square!

I love it!

Thanks so much for sharing your finished quilts with us Carol!

We love them!

~Sarah

More to come on our ‘Progress’

Have a great Wednesday!

An adorable tutorial,from YOU!

An adorable tutorial,from YOU!

Our facebook friend Sandra, uploaded a picture of a quilt she made and several of us wanted directions!!  Well, it’s your lucky day!  Sandra emailed me her directions and I am thrilled to share them with you!  Oh my, don’t you just love it!!?

3 5×5 charm packs            iron and ironing surface

1/2 yard solid fabric          machine or hand sew
cutting matt                      rotary cutter
straight edge                    coordinating thread

To begin I lay out what i will need. ( sort of like cooking)
The first charm pack is cut into 4 triangles. I do this by laying my ruler from corner to corner and cutting with my rotary cutter. Then without disturbing the fabric i lay the ruler to the opposite corners and cut again. So you are cutting an X. That gives you 4 triangles the same size. These are mixed up and sewn into the hour glass block style using 4 triangles. Next the charms from pack number 2 are cut into 3 equal strips (approx. a scant 1 3/4″) You mix these up and sew into blocks of three strips each. Now cut each of these into 3 equal strips, mix up again and sew three strips each to make your nine patch style block. Now is a good time to iron each block if you haven’t after each step. Next you will sew together alternating 9 patch and hour glass for a total of 8 blocks in a strip. I do have one block at the end of the last row that is solid. I use this to either sign and date or embroider a message to the receiver. Then sew these strips together to form your quilt.

Cut your solid fabric into 3 1/2 x 44 (fabric width) this is your first boarder. Attach down the sides first then trim excess. Next sew top and bottom strips. Trim now as these pieces are too long as well. Charm pack number 3 is cut in half and the pieces are sewn end to end to make the outside boarder. These are also sewn down the sides trimed and then top and bottom.  Trim the extra fabric and you are ready to quilt.

FYI:  the fabric she used was Garden Song, by Nancy Halverson from Benartex.

Thanks so much for sharing your directions Sandra!  I can’t wait to make mine!  I am just in love with the quilt!

Have a great day to you all, and don’t forget to enter our giveaway, for your chance to win a free class with Jenny!  Go here!

Sarah