Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby Quilt & Changing Pads

Just a little sumpin' sumpin' to welcome a little boy into the world. Soft flannel backing and old timey looking plaids birth a cozy hug for this little guy.  Use some children's prints to whip up a couple of changing pads.
The baby quilt is made with half-square triangles and machine-quilted using blue painter's tape to mark lines.  I outline quilted 1" rows following the blue shapes (two half-squares wide).  Quick and easy.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Uptown Tote Bag Free Pattern

Uptown Tote
For a twist on the ol' sling it over-the-shoulder tote bag, put your creative skills to work on this hand-carry tote.  The Uptown Tote, sponsored by Pellon Corporation, is uniquely styled to frame a favorite fabric motif, or to feature a canvas of applique as shown in the example in the sidebar.  Use this framed area to show off your individual handiwork.
The straps in this design are adjustable to fit your needs--constructed as two short straps, overlap the ends after the bag is completed to make them fit you.
The Uptown Tote at right is constructed of pillow ticking with a center medallion of fancy cut shapes from print fabrics appliqued to a batik background. Click the image to link to Pellon website and the Uptown Tote pattern, and to find out what Pellon products were used to produce this look.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Encore Performance

Congratulations to Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 1 for reprinting these popular original block designs (one of mine is included). Creative Folk, grab one now before the 2nd printing is sold out, too.