Sunday, August 20, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
|Here is my finished Kaleidoscope Quilt from my leftover Rainbow Quilt Challenge blocks. It isn't washed yet, so no nice fresh crinkles. I have recipients in mind. |
P.S. My couch is leather and quilts slide right off it. On someone's YouTube video they gave the hint to use the A Clamps from the hardware store to attach to the top and give weight. A Great Tip!
|I've been working on the slab blocks to make 3 quilts. Two big girl quilts, and on the right side, a big boy quilt. I've got 36 blocks finished now, only 9 more to go.|
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
|My first Slab Blocks. I'm hoping to do enough blocks (72) to do 3 lap quilt size quilts 48 x 72, plus possible borders. Four down, only 68 more to go. They seem fairly easy and a good way to use up scraps. Light blue, pink and black are for girl quilts, and the dark blue for a boys quilt. It's a start. I was going to try the Butterfly strip quilt from Missouri Star quilt company and tried 3 blocks, but decided I didn't enjoy the process. This block is more to my liking at this time. Here is a link to the free pattern: http://www.cherylarkison.com/ and http://www.ctpub.com/cheryl-arkison/|
And, there is an excellent tutorial on YouTube by SewVeryEasy, on her channel.
And, another excellent tutorial by Weekend Project, evidently it was a Canada 150th Anniversary Celebration block.
A bargain method to do 3 great-grandbaby big girl and big boy quilts.
Here is one by Crazy Mom Quilts with sashing. That would cut my blocks needed down to about 36. http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2013/07/
And, one without sashing by Naptime Quilter, (Cheryl Larkison, the blocks creator)
I'm a ways away from having to make a decision. Oops, I guess this is the pattern link: