QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER
FLYING GEESE/DUTCHMANS PUZZLE
Quilt Block of the Month #10: Martha Washington Star This the October quilt block of the month. We are getting closer to completing our Sampler quilt and I couldn’t be more excited! The Martha Washington Star is one of the prettiest quilt blocks that I have seen. I love it because it is so versatile and you can change the look just by changing up some of the squares like I did with the green corners. The fabric used on those squares is the Moda Grunge in Green. The other fabrics used in that block are Tula Pink Monkey Wrench fabrics. The purple Martha Washington Star is made from Riley Blake fabrics.
1- 4.5″ Light Fabric
1- 4.5″ Dark Print Fabric
6- 4″ Light Squares
4- 3.5″ Light Squares (Corner Squares)
4- 4″ Dark Print Squares
The block should finish at 12.5″
QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH: HOURGLASS (MODIFIED BLOCK)
In this tutorial, I teach you how to modify a simple 4 patch into an hourglass block. We already made the 4 patch in January when we first started. I wanted to start simple for those who might be beginners doing the sampler quilt along with us. As our skills have improved, I thought it was appropriate to modify this block. The hourglass quilt block is simple and looks great! In the coming weeks we will be preparing more blocks so that our sampler quilt can be finished in time for you to give as holiday and Christmas gifts to your loved ones.
1- LIGHT FABRIC
1- MEDIUM FABRIC
1- DARK FABRIC
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN PRINTING, DO NOT CHOOSE SCALE TO FIT- YOU WANT THE ACTUAL SIZE TO PRINT
Drunkards Path. This month we are making a Drunkards Path Quilt Pattern. You can make many beautiful designs with the is block and I find that this pattern looks difficult, but in reality, it’s very doable. I have made a wall hanging using the Drunkards Path Block. It is a great project for scraps or Fat Quarters that you may have laying around that you’d like to use up. The Drunkards Path block is one of my favorites. It only takes 2 fat quarters to cut all of your pieces for the block. I also had a left over fabric that could be used to piece a border or binding if you wanted to add even more character to your Drunkards Path quilt.
Be sure to take a look at my wall hanging using the Drunkards Path Block.
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HOW I CLEAN MY ACCUQUILT RAG DIES AND MATS
How to clean an accuquilt rag die: how I clean my rag dies. Have you ever wondered how to get those pesky threads out of your AccuQuilt dies? In this tutorial, I show you how I clean my own rag quilt dies.
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