Where have I been? - Right here at home.
Why have I not blogged in several months? - Pure LAZINESS, no excuses!!!
As a form of apology for disappearing from the blogging world for a few months, I'd like to share with you a baby quilt I designed just a few weeks ago. Please accept my apology and enjoy the free pattern!!!
This quilt pattern is Accuquilt GO friendly. For the construction of the blocks you will use the 4" Finished HST's and the 4 1/2" square dies. Borders can be cut with the 2 1/2" unfinished strip die and the 4 1/2" unfinished strip die.
RIBBONS IN THE SKY - Designed by Theresa Litz
46" x 46"
I'm challenging myself to use fabric from my stash whenever and as much as possible. For fun, I sometimes sit and "make" fabric from my scrap pieces, chunks, and strips of fabric. To reacquaint yourself with this technique, you can read this blog post from the past. "Making Fabric on a Rainy Day".
I decided that a 4 1/2" square was a nice size to make, collect and adapt into future projects.
A friend of one of my daughters recently gave birth to twin girls and I decided I'd like to make each one a quilt...similar but different. This is the first quilt and I will share the directions for a second baby quilt in an upcoming blog post.
Using my EQ7 software, I came up with this design.
In the center of each of the Ribbon Blocks, I used my "made fabric" 4 1/2" squares. You can choose to simply use a particular fabric (as shown in the above design), or even fussy cut from a special fabric. Just remember, if you want to fussy cut, the fussy cut square will be sitting diagonally in the quilt once the blocks are assembled and pieced together.
Ribbon Block Construction: You will need to made a total of 5 of these 12 1/2" unfinished Blocks. This is a very simple block using only Half-Square Triangles and a center 4 1/2" square. (Disregard the strange purple piece sticking out of the block picture...don't know why my printer went crazy.)
You will need a total of 4 Setting Triangles (top, bottom, right and left)
You will need a total of 4 Corner Triangles (left top, right top, left bottom and right bottom)
Inner Black Multi-Dot Border is made by cutting 2 1/2" x WOF strips.
Outer Lime Green Border is made by cutting 4 1/2" x WOF strips.
Here is a blank Coloring Sheet so that you can experiment and play around with colors/fabrics you would like to use in your own quilt.
This pattern was super quick and easy to piece together. If you make one in the future, please send a photo so I can share it with everyone!!!
Until next time.....Keep quilting and sewing!