2017 Year of the UFO It is sad to say, that the second half of 2016 flew by so fast, I hardly had time to post patterns and tutorials. From September to this past Wednesday I was super busy running a quilt along which was hosted by Fandom in Stitches. I blogged and posted a LOT on FIS and the Facebook page for Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along, and did not have time for my own site. This will be corrected asap. And should not have happened, but I did learn a lot from this Quilt Along, even though I prepared for it for a year,Read More →

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block The latest pattern from the Play with me Quilt Along. Alida from Twelogdesign is the designer and quilt along leader for these patterns. This is my attempt. Now, I will be completely honest with you. This was the first time I tried reverse applique …. and I didn’t like it. But after having a chat with Alida, I will try this technique again on a different pattern, I might change my mind. I chose two bright colors for the triangles behind a plain blue foreground. As an afterthought, i probably should have chosen a more vibrant color. Each block in thisRead More →

Nine Mens Morris The second block for the Play with me Quilt Along is done, Alida revealed it last week Monday. Here is mine. I enjoyed making this one, paper piecing is my favorite form of making a quilt blocks. And this one was super easy. Somehow I managed to miss getting the seams lined up, and will be sorting that out for the perfectionist in me. I have to confess, I have never heard of Nine Mens Morris. Alida, has kindly added the how to play, and rules for each block, so I will be learning how to play it soon, and she willRead More →

Checkerboard – Play with me QAL Wow, we are into out second week of January already. And what a first week it was. Busy, busy, busy. In between many other things, I decided to tackle the Play with me QAL with alidatweloqdesigns. Alida has 9 wonderful boards to make into either place-mats, zip / roll-up bags and a pick-nick sized quilt. Each block will showcase a different technique and can be done as a quilt as you go method. I am happy about this, as I have not tried quilt as you go yet. So that will be a first for me. This one belowRead More →