Hi all! Serendipity – Corner Block 2 is up and ready for download. I hope you all enjoy it. I have been having a blast learning back… Read more “Serendipity Block 2”
Recently, I discovered that a template was inadvertently left off the Serendipity Center Block pattern. If you recently purchased this pattern, please download the Corrected Template pdf.… Read more “Serendipity Center Block Pattern Correction”
Happy Spring! It’s been so beautiful lately that I almost can’t stand it. Such lovely warm days and cool nights. I want to stave off summer for… Read more “Serendipity”
Hi all, I’ve finally gotten around to writing up the finishing directions. You can download the Longmeadow – FINISHING DIRECTIONS here. The quilt as a whole will… Read more “Longmeadow Finishing Directions”
I’m so sorry for the delay. I was out of town yesterday and couldn’t get this last block downloaded. But now it’s here… Read more “Longmeadow – Block 7”
This month we have Blocks 5 and 6 the inner and outer border corners.
The inner border corner is the beautiful little blue sun block. A perfect little hand-piecing project. And the outer border corner is the little Rose of Sharon flourish. You’ll need to make 4 of each pattern – 1 for each corner, of course. I got turned on to hand-piecing by Linda Franz of Inklingo fame. I saw her hand piecing video online somewhere years and years ago and was enthralled. I bought the Quilted Diamonds 2 book and the hand-piecing DVD was included, so I studied it by watching it a half dozen times. Hers is still my go-to method. I use freezer paper templates, mark the lines on the back of the fabric and trim 1/4 inch away. Match the seam lines and stitch, loading the needle with a few stitches, then backstitching before I load a few more stitches. It’s good contemplative work and most enjoyable when something good is on the television, or I have a book to listen to. Or even just a good album. My family and I went antiquing the other day and I found a couple of old Doris Day albums that I immediately bought (for a whopping $6 for both). I love, love, love!!! her voice. I love her movies too, so maybe that’s what I’ll watch while I sit & stitch.
It’s cold blustery, rainy weather outside and cold inside as well. We’re trying to cut back on our propane use as it’s so darn expensive. Something we weren’t anticipating with our move out into the country. But there’s space heaters for the bedrooms that keep us warm and toasty at night. If we ever bought the house, we’d consider a wood-pellet stove to warm the house. But for now, we’ll just use plain old electricity. I remember ages ago that my parents had an electric blanket and I thought it was the most wonderful thing ever. That was long before I knew what a quilt was.
I hope your safe, healthy and warm wherever you may be.
Longmeadow – Block 4 is ready to download. I hope you all had lovely holidays with lots of family and friends and wonderful things. I’ve been watching… Read more “Happy New Year!!”
Here is Block 3 all ready to download. We had a lovely holiday weekend here with gorgeous weather and beautiful sunsets highlighting the days. My family is… Read more “Longmeadow – Block 3”
Hi everyone, Block 2 is up and ready to download. I learned the meaning of despair last week when I grabbed a permanent marker instead of… Read more “Longmeadow Block 2”
Longmeadow Block 1 is ready to download. It has fifty little leaves to challenge you just a little bit. The block finishes 10 inches x 22 inches.… Read more “Longmeadow – Block 1”