Wow – we started on March 24th and here we are May 12th – with our finished quilt! Sew exciting! My quilt was quilted by Mary Kendall, of Aunt Mary’s Quilting in Derry, NH. I wanted edge to edge “curly” quilting to add curves to the straight lines of the quilt. In addition, I wanted the appliques quilted right over for durability. After looking at the design and the fabrics used, Mary thought that Anapos pantograph would complement the polka dots and create the curvy flow tha
Taking a time out to share a pillow! We are having fun in the Spring Ahead Quilt Along Facebook group with our quilts and the quilts are turning out great! Details on the group below. Since I cut so many strips for the Spring Ahead Quilt, that I would make a pillow! I had a 14” pillow form available, so I modified the Spring Ahead block, by eliminating the last row of strips all the way around, resulting in a 12-1/2” block. I then added 1-1/2” strips of black on all 4 sides t
Thanks for being patient with this post!! Appliqued borders are just the icing on the quilty cake! We are having fun in the Spring Ahead Quilt Along Facebook group with our quilts and the quilts are turning out great! Details on the group below. Our pattern includes stems, flowers and leaves to add (optional - not everyone is adding the appliques). Let’s start with the stems. I cut 1-1/4” bias strips from a fat quarter, joined them as I would binding strips, then pressed (wit
Sashing and borders - isn’t this the best part? We are having fun in the Spring Ahead Quilt Along Facebook group with our quilts and seeing everything coming together! Details on the group below.
First things first - true confessions - I ended up having to cut a bit extra to square up my blocks, so I needed to adjust can my sashing length. See? It happens to everyone! I always get very excited as the blocks start to come together! I have really relied on my coloring page -
During the Coronavirus outbreak, it has been a pleasure to hang out with the Spring Ahead Quilt Along group! Every day, I look forward to seeing everyone's fabric choices, blocks and progress! Such a no-pressure welcoming group! It’s not too late to join us! Our group is open until May 28, 2020. All printable instructions/guides and videos are located in the group. After the group closes, the pattern will be made available for purchase. This week, we are continuing to stitch
We are having loads of fun in the Spring Ahead Quilt Along group on Facebook! And it’s not too late to join us! Our group is open until May 28, 2020. All printable instructions/guides and videos are located in the group. After the group closes, the pattern will be made available for purchase.
This week, we are cutting strips, laying out and stitching blocks - we have had fun looking at everyone’s fabric choices! Tomorrow I will go live in the group to talk about block sewing
The CV19 outbreak has changed a lot about how we do things - it’s a crazy time. So why not host a quilt along, to get together with some fellow quilters virtually? One thing that hasn’t changed is that “quilters gotta quilt” - so let’s do this! Do you want to stay in the know about the quilt along each week via email? Click here to get on the Spring Ahead Email list! I designed this quilt with the following in mind: We all have strips or fat quarter sets or scraps (or a combi