Friday, May 8, 2015

Four Friends Quilts 2


I meant to include these two pictures in my last post but somehow I missed them.

This is Fiona with her version of the Four Friends quilt.

Another version, this time by Betty.

Linda and I had a great time teaching this class to all the Fabric Stashers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Four Friends Quilt

Look What They Did

A little while ago Linda and I taught a Disappearing Block class at Fabric Stashers here in Calgary. We showed them how to make my Four Friends quilt which features four Friendship Stars cut into four and then reassembled.

Here are some of the results:

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ontario series #8


Paper piecing - either you hate it or you love it. I used to hate it now I don't mind it, ever since I became acquainted with the freezer paper method. It's easier, faster and less wasteful than the traditional method.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Outline Block #1

Ohio Star is a simple block. I got to wondering how I could dress it up.

Then I remembered my Shaganappi alphabet. It's an outline alphabet.

What if I made Ohio Star an outline block?

Even better, what if I outline all the pieces that make up the Ohio Star block?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mix & Match #3

Start With Two Blocks 
Everybody Knows

 Ohio Star                    Shoo Fly

And Make Two Blocks 
Nobody Has Heard Of

 Ohio Fly                       Shoo Star

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Mix & Match #2

What If I Mix Up Two Blocks?

Shoo Fly                         Friendship Star

What if I make a Shoo Fly block and a Friendship Star block, cut them both into four pieces and then mix the pieces up?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mix & Match #1

What If Two Blocks Became
Two Different Blocks?

Jacob's Ladder           Ohio Star

What if you take two blocks. Cut them into 4 quarters each. Take 2 quarters from each block and sew them together to make a new block. What do you get?

We're about to find out as I'm going to do that very thing with a Jacob's Ladder block and an Ohio Star block.