Here is tester block No. 2 for 'Back to Square One'. I'm much more pleased with this version but I still had difficulty getting to be EXACTLY sqaure. I think I was taking too much of a 'Bite' when sewing the paper piecing... I made a conscience effort to remember to make all the center… Continue reading Testing my ‘Back to Square One’ Block again…
I took lots of photos of the International Quilt Festival - Chicago yesterday both before my volunteer work began and after, when I had time to just gaze and admire all the quilts... I've included the maker's names where possible in a corresponding photo. These red and white quilts (names were not listed for the… Continue reading International Quilt Festival – Chicago
I've been working all week busting my scraps into these Arrowhead Blocks.... I'm up to 15 so far! I'm gonna keep going until I get to the bottom of my 2" strip pile! This is really making a dent! Stay tuned! ~Cathy
Today I was writing over on my shop’s blog! Check out my new pattern for the ON-GRAIN Arrowhead block! Those experienced won’t need instructions but look for a tutorial on using the new pattern in a few days!
Sometimes when I’m working on sewing down my scrap pile I come across an idea. Today I wanted to see if I could make Anita Grossman’s Arrowhead block using some of my scrap strips. If you have never tried her version of the Arrowhead block I highly recommend it. It is fun to do and will open your eyes to a whole new way of piecing.
The block is featured in her book Rotary Cutting REVOLUTION, seen below…
I made this block a couple of years ago at quilt retreat and the one thing I remember was the outside edges of the block are all on the bias. For some people this isn’t an issue but for me, as I’m known for OVER pressing, I know I’d run into trouble.
So off I am at the drawing table…
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Hi Friends! I've completed my grocery bag pattern drafting and would you believe I actually figured out how to print it on multiple pages? I'm going to do something different with this pattern. I am going to give it away for all of you to enjoy but if you do decide to sew this I'd… Continue reading Re-Useable Grocery Bag Pattern Release!
Hi Friends! I made a few adjustments in the paper pattern. First, I cut it down to just half the size since it was a mirror image. Then I lowered both the sides and the front curves... ...and added a side seam. I thought this would work better for Fat Quarters and Half Yard Cuts. … Continue reading Re-Usable Grocery Bag Pattern Testing Part 2! – Small adjustments
Here is a new post I wrote for Stashtraders. I think you'll enjoy it! Refresh an Old Ironing Board with a New Cover!.
Yay! I'm finally finished with this project! My entry for the 2nd round of the Surprise Sewing Bee over at Patternreview.com is all finished and up on the site! https://www.flickr.com/photos/17438256@N05/15184814844/in/set-72157648752883658 Sorry that I haven't really posted anything this week on this but I've been slaaaaving away at the machine... To read the review of this… Continue reading PatternReview Surprise Sewing Bee Round #2! Finished!
I'm biting my fingers! I've never entered a contest on Patternreview.com before UNTIL NOW!!! The first challenge is an A-Line skirt. Here is my entry: This pattern is from Burda Magazine. I pulled out my archives and found this one in the October 1997 edition! Yikes! It is classic though! Entries are due TODAY and… Continue reading Surprise Sewing Bee Round 1 Entry!
I just looked at my in-box and I saw this awesome contest happening over at Patternreview.com! So how fun is THIS going to be? I've never been much of a contest enter-er but this one I couldn't pass up! Wish me luck friends!!! Happy Sewing! ~Cathy