Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Tutorials to Share

A friend on facebook posted a blog (badskirt) that had a tutorial for this block.  Love the scrappiness of it.  Here is the address for the tutorial:  http://badskirt.blogspot.com/   The block was very easy to make.

Some of you have asked for the directions for the above block that uses 5" charm  squares.  The address for the tutorial is: http://quiltingstitchingandsewon.blogspot.com/    She gives precise directions in her tutorial.  It is on her April 16th post

Remember this?  It was the first 12" quilt I made for the Something from Nothing Swap.  I decided to keep it and do another.  I signed up for the Free Motion Quilt Challenge and decided to quilt it.

Not sure if you can see but in the corners I did a loopy zig zag to fill in the square.

At the V's I did 3 leaves.  It is not the best job but it is my first attempt at free motion quilting on a project other than a practice piece.  Figured the more I try the better I will get.

I mailed out my Something From Nothing quilt and a little something to some special friends.  So watch your mailbox.

Weather is wacky lately.  Woke up to fog, then rain, then a beautiful sun and now overcast again.  Hope it doesn't rain the Tigers play tonight.

Wishing you a quilty day.

Hugs, Cat


Diana and LaDonna said...

Thanks for posting the link to the cross block, which led to the Japanese quilt! Amazing quilt! Such a simple block makes a stunning quilt! You're right about the free motion quilting,...the more you do the better you get!


Yvette said...

Thanks for those links. I really love the second block. What a great way to use charm squares.

Miki Willa said...

Thanks for the links. I was just thinking about doing a disappearing 4 patch the other day, but couldn't remember where I saw the directions. I do love the star within a star block. Your quilting is very cool.

Allie said...

Great blocks - not sure if I'm brave enough to do the second one. I love the star, and congratulations on your free-motion! I have heard that it takes a lot of practice, but it seems like everyone I see doing it does great right from the start. Um, except ME, lol! We never did get any rain today, we'll see tomorrow though.

Lori said...

I've never seen a block like that first one. It is really a neat block.

How fun to be fmq, even if it is on a little project. That's the best kind to learn on.

donna said...

Thanks for the links I will have to check them out. I love your star.

Mama Pea said...

I really love that star block for your something from nothing. Really neat!