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Girls Sewing Day

We had such a great day sewing. To be able to have a sewing day with my girls is a rare occasion. I decided to share a tutorial on a quick and easy baby quilt. This quilt works out to be about 47" x 47"  This is great for using up your scraps.I chose 7 different prints.
 The first thing you will want to do is cut 2 1/2" strips. Sew one section with the color print on both outside edges and plain on the inside and one section with the solid on both outside edges and the print on the inside.
 You can see here the colors I chose for the pink and the gray. You can do all your blocks different colors if you would like. This really is a great block for scraps. 1/2 a strip (40" in length) will make 8 sections of the
2 1/2" strips. It takes 3 sections to make a block.

Cut the sections into 2 1/2" strips.
 Lay your strips out into the desired colors you would like.

 Sew each row together to create the 9-Patch block.

 Cut sashing strips 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" to go be…

That Alpine Quilt Group

This is a quilt I designed using Grandma's House from The Paper Loft for Riley Blake Designs. Both the following quilts are free downloads from here. They are pieced by Chris Orton and machine quilted by Connie Atkinson. This quilt is designed using Country Harvest by Eric Dowdle Folk Art. They both turned out great and were a wonderful success at market. These quilts are the inspiration from my wonderful quilt group "That Alpine Quilt Group".




Sharon Wright, President-elect for the UtahValley Quilt Guild came to our quilt group and shared her many wonderful creations. Her work is very inspiring and it was a privilege to be able to see her work.
This quilt was a school project for one of her children taken from a picture. I think she got an A.






If you look very closely to this quilt and exchange the negative and positive space you can see a picture of Christ.


Winner of the Vol 4 Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine

Thank you so much to everyone who left wonderful thoughts and comments. It has been so fun to hear from all of you.The winner of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine Vol 4 is poppyinpink.                                                                                                                 
Below is what she wrote:


Yo-yo's..a memory of a doll whose lanky arms and legs were made from fabric gathered discs of ev'ry colour shade and hue and made me laugh and Grandpa too as they dangled and jangled with bells, ah yes..the feet and hands of that dear clown, would jingle, jangle as they dangled down. I wonder what became of that dearest doll, your yo-yo flowers brought it to life again in my mind! I would love to make some for myself...might even make a clown as well.. thank-you!
Poppyinpink please leave a comment with your address. I can't wait to get this package in the mail to you. There are a few surprises that I think you will love.
I am having a sewing day w…

100 Block Tour 2011

So happy you dropped by to enjoy this fun 100 Blocks Blog Tour, by Quiltmakers Magazine. Vol 4 is here, and you have a chance to win a free magazine issue!  I feel lucky to be one of the designers picked to have a block in this issue! As you turn the pages of the magazine you can see many wonderful creative blocks designed specifically for this issue.
I was on a little kick with yoyos when I designed this block. I chose the line Happier designed by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs. When I look at this line of fabric I think happy thoughts. How can you look at these cute bugs and flowers and not think garden cheer?
I was inspired by the design of the prints to think flower garden thoughts. Thus, the flower pot with all the cute yo-yo flowers. Below I show how I made my yo-yo flowers. There is also the option of the clover Yo-Yo Maker tool. I like making my yo-yos by first cutting a circle. This one is approximately a 4" circumference and will make a yo-yo about 2" in circu…