Posts Tagged ‘free quilt pattern’
I love small quilts!
Small quilts don’t take up a lot of time or space. They quickly satisfy my need to create. They’re fun to use in my home as the seasons come and go. And they make great gifts. What’s not to love?!
I have been making small quilts ever since I started quilting in 1984. That’s 35 years.
I’ve had Halloween on my mind the past few weeks. As I worked on my Halloween improv quilt, I decided it needed some trick or treat candy, and that’s how this little block was born. I’m presenting it as my latest freebie for you! These instructions are for a 6″ block.
Last year I had this idea: Design a Christmas quilt with giant candy canes. The candy canes would be so big they’d cover the entire quilt. I nestled them together and topped them off with a Starlite™ mint.
Quilty magazine published them as Prancer’s Peppermints in the Nov/Dec ’18 issue.
Then I thought it might be fun to make a giant pineapple quilt, and that’s how Welcome was born.
The Churn Dash Cross block appeared during the recent Churn Dash Remix here on Stash Bandit. It’s an ordinary Churn Dash but it has been recolored to emphasize different parts of the design.
Here are instructions to make the block which finishes at 9″.
I’m often asked about the giant pineapple quilt because it’s part of two trunk shows. It is really an enjoyable quilt to make and it goes together quickly.
I had seen many different pieced pineapple blocks and I created this one by combining the features I liked best from other people’s designs. So I wouldn’t really say it’s original, although I think it’s rather unique. It’s about 51″ x 68″ which makes a nice throw.
I started with 10″ squares of assorted yellows and golds, assorted greens and assorted lights for the background. The yellows and golds need to be strong enough to contrast with the background fabrics.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I begin my 60th year on earth. In other words, I turn 59. I hope you’ll celebrate with me by joining in the giveaway fun. I have a prize bundle for one lucky reader.
It includes a new product from the Fat Quarter Shop and It’s Sew Emma: The Sew Hot Iron Rest. This mint green silicone mat is big enough for most home irons at 7″ x almost 11″.