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Feb 9, 2013 - Kitchen, Patterns    No Comments

Beverage Mats, Coasters, Mug Rugs . . . .

Lots of names for these cute little quilty pieces of art, but they’ll all hold your beverage.  Some of them are big enough for a bit of a snack, too!

Coffee Club



Modern, trendy coffee cups make great hot pads and cup matts.  Be part of the Coffee Club!


Amazingly Simple Coasters & Hot Pads



Amazingly Simple Coasters & Hot Pads use the backing fabric as an accent – no binding!  From Tiger Lily Press, this pattern comes with instructions for a large hot pad, a small hot pad, and coasters.

Spring Blooms




Spring Blooms beverage mat is number five in a series of 12 mats from 2 Easy Designs – one for each month, all with applique appropriate for the month.  They measure 6″ x 10″ - perfect for a drink and a snack.



Remember Beverage Mat Pattern

Remember is another beverage mat from 2 Easy Designs.  One simple red flower is just the right touch!


Any of these “mug rugs” would make great hostess gifts, or would serve to make your breaks a little more special, while keeping your desk clean.  Have fun making them (and using up your scraps when you do) and then have fun using them or gifting them!


Welcome Quilt Patterns

A quilted Welcome wall hanging is a great way to greet guests as they enter your home.   Let everyone’s first impression of your home be a quilty one!

Flower Welcome Pattern



Flower Welcome by Bloom Creek is 12″ x 28″.  Choose your method: fusible applique or hand applique.  A charm pack would be great for this pattern.


A Fine Welcome



A Fine Welcome pattern offers three projects.  Make a wallhanging for the front entry and one for the back entry.  Plus a bonus pillow.  Each item has a folksy, slightly wonky, cheerful look to it.


Welcome Home


What says Home more than a white picket fence?!  Hang the Welcome sign and change the picket fence gate for each season.  Both pieces together measure 23″ x 32″.






If you are partial to landscape quilts, Welcome with a backdrop of a Rocky Mountain sunrise might be your favorite.  Finished size is 29″ x 16.5″.


Welcome Bunny



And now for something completely different:  Welcome Bunny.  A bold 3-D bunny with carrots and flowers and adorable floppy ears. Your guests will be smiling!

A Quilt for Every Month

Don’t you just love to hang a quilt?!  That good feeling you get from finishing a quilt for yourself can only be topped by hanging it up for display.  Go ahead and spoil yourself – make a quilt a month!  There are several series of mini quilts that have a design for each month . . . .


Calendar Pocket JanuaryThe Calendar Pocket series are little patterns for just $5.00.  Each month has a table runner pattern that feature soft edge applique.  Perfect for decorating.  Make an extra block from each table runner pattern and you will have all the blocks you need for a calendar quilt at the end of the year.  The December pattern includes the instructions for the 50″ x 64″ calendar quilt. Start now and you’ll have that calendar quilt ready just in time for Christmas gift giving!


One Day In The Country



If you like the folk art look, Indygo Junction has a series of monthly little quilts called One Day In The Country.  Make mini quilts or make each month for use in one large quilt…. or do both!



Sunbonnet Sue - April


Love Sunbonnet Sue?  She’s busy all year with scenes in redwork, making this the perfect project for handwork in the evenings.  The finished block for each month is 5.5″ square and can be used in so many different projects.  They are adorable little pieces of art.


Through the Year September




Through the year by Prairiegrove Peddler includes instructions for two projects, plus instructions for a year end sampler quilt.


Little Quilts Squared Again July



Little Quilts Squared Again! are cute appliqued 12″ square blocks.  Bright and cheerful, they have a touch of whimsey, and will be sure to bring a smile to any viewer’s face.



Browse the patterns for the other months and see if you can pick one series that you want to make.  It’ll be hard to pick just one – they are all pretty cute!

Jan 30, 2013 - Bags, Patterns, Purses, Table Runners    No Comments

Welcome, Dragonfly Fiberart!

Susan Michaels of Dragonfly Fiberart has been exploring fibers of some sort since she was a young child.  Although she won’t steer away from unusual materials, Susan considers herself to have more of a traditional aesthetic.  She focuses on “fast and fabulous designs for the creative spirits tight on time”.

Bracket Brigade table runner pattern


The Bracket Brigade table runner would look great on a dining room table.  The lines of the quilt design would frame a centerpiece nicely.  This fat quarter friendly pattern features row construction for a quick finish.


Day Stripper Table Runner Pattern


Day Stripper, a quilt-as-you-go project, will make good use of your favorite strippy scraps.  The pattern finishes at 20″ x 37″ but the size is easily adjusted to fit your needs.




Garden Path table runner pattern



Garden Path will showcase your favorite large scale print.  Another option might be to use a few charms for the center blocks.  Finishing at 19.5″ x 57″, this is another easily adjusted pattern for just the size you want or need.



How Charming to Sew You table runner pattern



And speaking of charms, How Charming To Sew You is a great pattern for charms.  Finished size is 17″ x 40″.


Newporter Tote bag pattern




Dragonfly Fiberart also offers a couple bag patterns.  With five interior pockets and two exterior pockets, Newporter Tote will keep all of your day’s needs organized . . . .no fumbling!




Browse all of Dragonfly Fiberart patterns to find just the right one (or more!) for you.



I Heart You Patterns

Warm your heart and your home with a Valentine quilt.


Ribbons and Hearts is beautiful sampler style quilt.  The borders of alternating narrow and wide nicely frame all the wonderful busyness of the center of the quilt.  Choose your method of applique – hand or fusible.  This wall hanging finishes at 34″ x 38″.


Bee Mine Quilt



96 happy, scrappy hearts make up the Bee Mine Quilt.  Instructions are given for strip pieced hearts but you can choose to skip the strips and make solid hearts.  Either way, look out scraps -you’re going down!

Blended Hearts




No applique, just piecing, for this large lap sized quilt (60″ x 68″).  Blended Hearts , to symbolize love and marriage, this would make a great wedding gift.


Heart Strings



Simple straight piecing and easy fusible applique make Heart Strings a quick, cute finish.  If that curved top scares you, never fear, there’s an option for a straight top.  I love the dangling heart, don’t you?  16″ x 39″


For My Tweetheart

A pair of lovebirds and their love filled home.  For My Tweetheart is number 2 in a series of Tiny Treasures Wall Hangings. Finishing at 7 3/4″ x 18 1/2″ there will always be room for any of the monthly themed Treasures.  If you make this one, be careful, you just might get hooked – they are that cute!


Hearts In Bloom


Carry your heart with you wherever you go.  Hearts in Bloom is a beginner friendly pattern for a 18″ square fully lined tote.  Go ahead, brighten your load!



Browse the rest of the Valentine themed patterns to your heart’s content.  You’ll be sure to find one that expresses your love.

Jan 15, 2013 - Patterns, Quilt Patterns    No Comments

Pam’s Piece by Piece Traditional Quilt Patterns

If you love traditional quilts then Pam’s Piece by Piece Patterns are right for you.  Pam McMahon has been a quilter and teacher for many years. Her passion for the art led her to create her own quilt designs, to teach them, and write the patterns for them.  Her patterns contain clear, detailed instructions, and many of them are suitable for a confident beginner.


Prairie Moon is a combination of 8 pointed star blocks and Shoofly blocks.  Alternating the blocks in the quilt layout gives the allusion of curves and circles (moons), similiar to those seen in a Storm At Sea quilt, but a bit more subtly.


March to Manassas


Strip pieced four patch blocks come together quickly to create March to Manassas.  This design would work with many different fabric styles - and each would change the whole feel of the quilt.  The small connecting squares that run over the entire quilt can be kept low key or use a strong contrasting color to really make that part of the design pop!



On A Whim quilt pattern

At first glance, you might think that each block in the On A Whim quilt is different, making it a sampler quilt.  Look closer – they are ALL the same block.  Swing in the Center is an ideal block for playing with different fabrics and fabric values.  Each change has the potential to change the entire look of the block.  FUN!


Feathered Star Medallion quilt pattern


You might want to be sure you have a few quilts under your belt before attempting the Feathered Star Medallion pattern.  Accurate piecing skills are a must for this one.  Extra work, but the results will be so worth it – a beautiful piece of art!


Browse the rest of Pam’s Piece by Piece quilt patterns.  If you are a fan of traditional quilts you’ll probably see several patterns you like.  If you are not already a fan, checking out her patterns just might make you one!