Tuesday, September 14, 2010


hi quilters.
the four weeeks since we last met have flown by. Tonight's quickie tute is about house blocks.
Houses in quilts is not new. However, this is about modern quilting so we should take a look at how the house blocks have been rethought.

I found great examples and tutorials to peek at and maybe get some inspiration.

My mind is on fall and Halloween this time of year. I am envisioning haunted houses and witch cottages. Christmas could be gingerbread houses or Santa's workshop. Ohhh... you could make curtain flaps that open and reveal fussy cut pictures. You could use some of your favorite scraps.

Doll House blocks at Freda's Hive Cottage Tutorial

Wonky Houses at Unruley Quilter Wonky Town

Helens House at Patchwork of Mini Grey

Check out this mazing tiny house quilt from imagingingermonkey

And her tree skirt (second picture) is so stinkin cute

I would love to show what you quilt up. It doesnt have to be something made from the tutorials. This is your guild blog so lets see what you got. You worked hard now show off.

I would also like to welcome our newest member, Trina, to our group. Welcome Trina. She is the one with the super cute little baby.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Our September meeting featured a tutorial by A Commonplace Life called The Round About Quilt.
I wont repeat her wonderful tutorial so check it out.

I will show you the pieces that I used at our meeting.

I found it helpful if I made a finger crease at the center of the pie piece and the square piece so I could line up the centers.

Use lots of pins. When the two pieces are pinned together it will look like it wont work. It does. I made 36 of these and they worked everytime.

Here is one of my finished blocks. I wanted to quilt in circles and I thought the easiest way to do this is to use the quilt as you go tutorial. I just eyeballed the quilting using the center circle as my guide.
Here are a few other great circle inspirations to check out. Happy Quilting.
Roundabout Quilt by A Commonplace Life

Raw Edge Applique Circle Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew

Polka Dot Quilt by Other Silly Things in the Studio

Simple Circle Quilt by Make it... a Wonderful Life

Making Circles to Applique by Quilts...etc.

Making circles with tinfoil by Anna Marie Horner

Reverse circles using heat resistant plastic by Mrs Schmenkman Quilts