Back on the 5th I shared my goal for the month. It was to finish my version of Tumbling Triangles. I haven't finished the quilt but I did finish the top and I absolutely love it! Check it out -
I really loved the instructions for making the mitered borders. This is an awesome pattern and is easy to piece with the use of the V Block tool form Studio 180 Design.
I am currently working on 3 versions of Love Links which is another modern design from Studio 180 Design. One of these will go to a local cancer center for display. The second will be the size for a wheelchair quilt. The third will be my sample for my March class on the Wing Clipper.
Isn't this another marvelous design. It is all flying geese units so using the Wing Clipper will make it come out perfect every time. There are 160 flying geese in the design so I'll be giving my Wing Clipper quite a work out.
Well, I'm gong back to work. Those geese aren't going to make themselves.
I had planned to blog about a particular project that I am working on but I keep forgetting to take a picture. So that will be next week's installment instead. I don't think you will be disappointed with this week's offering though.
I love The Quilt Pattern Magazine. (http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com) I have published over a dozen patterns in this digital magazine. I love that each month I received an emailed newsletter that tells me the new issue is ready to download. Downloading involves 2 files. The larger file is the issue. The smaller file is any templates needed for piecing, applique or quilting designs. I have a folder ready fro these files so I always no where to find my issues.
Each issue contains a number of stand alone patterns. The March issue has 3 - Union Stars, Squares Chasing Squares and By the Seashore Table Runner. I'll share more about Union Stars below.
There are also usually 3 block-of-the-month programs going on. One is usually patchwork, a second is applique and the third could be a mystery or other project. In the March issue they will be Month 8 of 11 for Scrap It Up Row a Month (a great stash buster), Month 11 of 12 for Botanicals (fabulous workshop on using #8 Perle cotton to embellish), and Month 2 of 12 for My Colorado Backyard (Baltimore album style applique that is stunning).
Each issue of TQPM also includes book reviews and articles of interest. The March issue also has a tutorial on binding that was written to accompany Union Stars. So maybe I should tell you why I keep mentioning Union Stars. Well, of course, it is because it is my pattern. Well, actually, not totally my pattern. I have an online friend, Joanne Maner, who drew up the original design for this pattern. I have a fondness for five 1-yard cut quilts. So I took Joanne's original designa nd tweaked it to use five 1-yard cuts. There was some extra fabric in a couple fabrics so I also designed it with 3 different options for binding, one of which became the binding tutorial in the issue.
I always try to finish 2 version of my patterns to show the impact fabric choices make. So here is the top for my 2nd version.
Now you might have noticed that on first picture it looks like the binding is two colors - dark blue and gold. That is the reason for the tutorial. I call this a binding with an accent flange. Here is a close-up so you can see what I'm talking about.
The blue stitching is #12 thread to give another decorative feature to the binding.
I hope you like the pattern and binding technique. If you subscribe to TQPM (www.quiltpatternmagazine.com), then this is part of what you'll get in the March issue. If not, I have a deal for you. I am able to offer you a special subscription price. Go to http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/program/S/?D=CDMQ and use the secret code CDMQ to take advantage of this special offer.
Now I need to dig out my camera and get serious about taking a picture of that other project for next week's post. Until then, take care.
My plan is to blog every Monday but I missed yesterday because I realized that I had not taken a picture of the quilt I wanted to share. Back on December 23rd, I shared a picture of the top of this quilt. I will be teaching the pattern at New England Fabrics in Keene, NH on September 8th. The pattern is from Studio 180 Design and is called Hunter's Lodge.
I had it quilted by Silverlining Quilt Finishing in Ludlow VT. Dona has a wonderful eye for the perfect design to highlight a pattern. I think she hit is out of the park with this one.
Well, that's it for this week. See you next week when I hope to share my finish of Tumbling Triangles.
I dubbed today as Super Sew Monday since yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday. I have two things to share with you today. We only watching the last quarter of the game. My congratulations go out to the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a great game and I hear the half-time show was awesome - sorry to have missed that part.
The first thing I have to share to day is my One Monthly Goal as sponsored by Elm Street Quilts. My goal for this month is to complete, from start to finish, my version of Tumbling Triangles. This is a pattern from Studio 180 Design that uses the fabulous V-Block tool. I am teaching the Tucker University class on the V-Block tool at Four Pines Quilting in Claremont, NH on February 17th. I want to have this quilt as an example of how it can be used.
Usually this modern quilt is made with a solid background and a bright vibrant print like a Kaffe Fassett print. Mine with be a little different. Check out the fabrics that I plan to use.
The other item I have to share is the release of Month 2 of Cheshire Quilters' Guild 2018 Block of the Month. This month's installment includes two blocks: Block 2 - Crystal Star and Block 3 - Shooting Star. The pdf of instructions is available here and the videos are up on YouTube. You can also watch them here. There are 2 separate videos - 1 for each block.
Well that's it for this week. Happy sewing, see you next time!