Monday, July 29, 2013

Delectable Mountains Variations - WARNING Quilter's eye candy overdose...........

One of the first quilt classes I ever took was from Billie Lauder. She taught one of those classes where you leave with a world of information on shortcuts and techniques, that you can use for the rest of your quilting life. One of the things she showed us was quick piecing methods for delectable mountains. I am gearing up to make one soon, so I have been on a web search of images for different variations. This block is just about as versatile as a log cabin!

I had to make myself stop with the images, as I could have gone on all day.......see for yourself - just google: delectable mountains quilt image

I don't know about you, but I am inspired - off I go to create another quilt!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


One of the things i really enjoy about blogland, is having the opportunity to visit with quilter's around the world - and not have to get on an airplane!!! Linda in Australia recently shared some photos from an exhibit. This is just one of them. Click to visit her blog and see more gorgeous photos here.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Gorgeous use of batiks - free quilt pattern

Here is another pattern from Benartex. What a great use of batiks. I could also see this as a great use of fat quarter bundles.

Click here to get the the free quilt pattern.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Using fat quarter bundles

I am going to use up a fat quarter bundle that I have. I have been looking for a pattern that will feature each piece in the set - and I think this will do the trick.

Click here to get the free quilt pattern from Benartex.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Quilting for the boys! Free Sailboat quilt pattern.

Quilt patterns for little boys can be hard to find....I came across this free pattern from Bernartex and can't wait to try it. It is a combination of tradition piecing and simple applique. I can totally see this with Reds, Blues and Yellows. Ooh - what about using colors that look like beach balls in the snail's tails blocks across the bottom!

Click here for the free quilt pattern (including templates for sailboats.)

To Grandmother's House We Go - a free quilt pattern

Click here for the free quilt pattern This quilt is a take on little red riding hood. I just think it is adorable for girls of any...