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 →

Celebrate International Craft Month You can not imagine the excitement I felt, when I was included in the blog hop for International Quilting Month. Here is the whole list of bloggers taking part in the event. Please go and visit everyone, you never know what you might find. Marian  – Seams to be Sew: http://www.seamstobesew.com Patty – Elm Street Quilts: www.elmstreetquilts.com Cheryl – Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting: http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/ Barb –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb: www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com Vanda – Quilt in Piece:  http://chittenden.co.za  (this is me) Julie – Pink Doxies: www.pinkdoxies.com       Carol – Fun Threads Designs: www.funthreads.blogspot.com Carole – >From My Carolina Home: www.frommycarolinahome.com Darlene – QuiltShopGal: www.quiltshopgal.com AndRead More →

Paper pieced

Buttons Paper Pieced Blocks Progress has been made with the My Favourite Things Block of the month hosted by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked This month’s block is buttons. I am making 3 of each block. This one is for me. This one is for my mom. This one is for my aunt. You can find the BOM below. Last month’s block was the sewing machine block, here is what I did with those. *** For the Star Trek fans, I have not been neglecting those patterns, I a, busy testing Deep Space 9 patterns. After I recovered from being sick, I had to catch upRead 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 →

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