Monthly Archives: March 2014

Weekend Roundup- Free Quilting & Sewing Patterns 3/16/14

Happy belated National Quilting Day!  Did you get any quilting done?  I sewed some bibs then decided to enjoy the beautiful weather- maybe I’ll get some quilting done tomorrow during the expected snow!  Onto the weekly roundup!

Here’s this week’s collection of free quilting & sewing patterns that I found during the week.  Some will be new, some will be older, but hopefully you’ll enjoy them!

 

Happy Garden by Kona Bay Fabrics

copyright Kona Bay Fabrics

Happy Garden Sunshine Quilt by Kona Bay Fabrics (Part Trip Around the World, part Irish Chain, it doesnt matter- I love this layout!  I think it would also be a great way to showcase a beautiful border print!)

 

Layer Cake QAL

copyright Material Girl Quilts

Layer Cake Sampler QAL by Material Girl Quilts (This is currently going on now- she’s up to block 8.  While she’s using 2 layer cakes, I could see this being a great scrap quilting project!)

 

Patchwork Bunny

copyright Lilac Lane Patterns

Lilac Lane Patchwork Bunny by Melissa Stramel (Another cute Easter pattern & I love the idea of making it scrappy!)

 

Seashell Bag

copyright Come Together Kids

Seashell Collecting Bag from Come Together Kids (I know it’s hard to believe, but summer will be here quickly & if you’re planning a trip to the beach, this might come in handy!)

I hope you enjoy!  And if you make any of these projects, I’d love to see them!

Weekend Roundup- Free Quilting & Sewing Patterns 3/9/14

Here’s this week’s collection of free quilting & sewing patterns that I found during the week.  Some will be new, some will be older, but hopefully you’ll enjoy them all!

Hexagon Tutorial by Art Quilt Maker (this is an excellent tutorial on how to easily cut large hexagons & how to piece them.)

DIY Dino Toy by Imagine Gnats (this is an adorable soft toy for children!  She uses fleece, but cotton would work fine as well.)

Easter Rabbit Basket by Oliver + S (Lent just started this week, but it’s not too early to start planning as Easter will be here before we realize!  You do have to buy the book, Zakka Sewing, for the fabric basket pattern, but Liesl provides the free template for the ears )

Poltam Skirt with lining from Widi Creations (If you’re interested in learning garment sewing, but don’t want to make the dowdy gathered skirt, check out this tutorial.  You have to click through a lot of links for the complete tutorial, but it’s worth the effort!)

Also, are you participating in Scientific Quilter’s March A Long?  I’m trying but there’s lots of baby stuff still to do & I’m finding my energy decreasing……

However it’s a great way to make progress on some UFOs & maybe you’ll be able to enter them in Very Lazy Daisy’s 2014 UFO Challenge!

I hope you enjoy!  And if you make any of these projects, I’d love to see them!

Dancing Nine Patch for Paul

When J & I moved back here to Northern Virginia, I was fortunate in that I was able to rejoin my wonderful knitting group.  A dear friend in that group introduced me to another woman who also was having her first baby.

Turns out we were actually due withing 3 months of each other & much more in common than we ever expected!  We started hanging out, doing our daily walking together, as well as scouring all the local baby consignment stores for good deals.

Well she was due the end of January to give birth to a baby boy they had already named Paul, & I knew I wanted him to have a special quilt.  Since she & her husband both enjoy the outdoors, I wanted to make Paul a green quilt & I was in love with the Dancing Nine Patch pattern Bonnie Hunter had recently released.

Dancing Nines Quilt by Ormond Beach Quilts

I dug into my bin of green men’s shirts I had started collecting for Nick’s quilt & sure enough there was plenty for a quilt for Paul!  (And probably enough even another Dancing Nines quilt!)

Dancing Nines Quilt by Ormond Beach Quilts

It was very enjoyable to piece & since the pattern was very “square-ish,” I used the pantograph “Waterworld” by Jodi Beamish to add movement & soften the quilt.  I used a forest green flannel for the backing, & Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting.  This is definitely a snuggle quilt!

Dancing Nines Quilt by Ormond Beach Quilts

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was with how this turned out!  It’s the perfect size for a baby to grow into & use for several years.

I gave the quilt to Amanda during one of our group’s knitting days & she was loved it too.  (I wish I had gotten a picture of her face- it was the happy smile all quilters love to see!)

Dancing Nines Quilt by Ormond Beach Quilts

Paul decided to come into this world in the beginning of February & is the cutest little boy!  I hope he grows to play, nap & love the Dancing Nines quilt.

Weekend Roundup- Free Quilting & Sewing Patterns 3/2/14

Here’s this week’s collection of free quilting & sewing patterns that I found during the week.  Some will be new, some will be older, but hopefully you’ll enjoy them all!

Star Quilt Block of the Month by Piece N Quilt (this BOM is from 2011, but somehow I missed it then, or forgot about it, or something.  Either way the tutorials are excellent & still available.)

Spectrum Candy by Robert Kaufman (this is a great use for 1 1/2″ precut fabrics or scraps from your stash or even a large piece of striped fabric can give the same effect.)

Fabric Storage Boxes by Make it & Love It (I’ve seen lots of patterns & tutorials for fabric boxes & they were all far more involved than what I was willing to put forth- but their method is ingenious!  I can’t wait to make one or two of these!)

Frozen Fox Ice Packs from It’s Taylor Made (Cute, adorable & practical.  Even if you don’t have a child to make one of these for, you might be tempted to make one for yourself…)

I hope you enjoy!  And if you make any of these projects, I’d love to see them!