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 →

Scrapbusting Quilts A recent return from a heart-wrenching trip early in December, inspired me to make a “Remembrance” Quilt, not sure what to call it. After color sorting through the scraps brought back from my trip, I decided on a lovely purple scrap quilt block. Deciding against making a full-sized quilt, I made a runner, the accent piece you put at the end of your bed? Here is the pattern. The entire block is 20 inches x 20 inches. Each little purple scrap is 2 inches x 2 inches. With all the measurements, you need to add a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Just measure theRead More →