I love Target. Who doesn’t? And every once in a while I wander over to the men’s graphic tees and think to myself, “Self, you love those tees, it’s too bad they are made for 5 year old boys.” The sizes do go all the way up to men’s XXL, which is great, but those […]
The people have spoken – I got a couple of requests for alternate sizes for X Plus blocks, so here you go. I’ve done an additional set of templates for both 3″ and 6″ blocks in the same document for convenience. Here’s the button. Clicky clicky! It’s free!
So yesterday I saw this spectacular Apple Pie block by @heyporkchop and I knew I must have it. After a little conversation, googling, and otherwise exploring I’ve found this to be a traditional pattern, but I don’t have any info on the background of it. I’ve ordered Block Base (!!) so hopefully I’ll have more […]
Just popping in quickly to show off the finished cross block baby quilt for the new niece or nephew due in a few months! The parents don’t learn the gender until birth so I’m hoping it’s gender-neutral enough. Fabrics are Ikea’s nummer print (which I’ve heard is going out of print soon so I’m […]
The X Plus block made its rounds last year. I really liked the quilts I saw but never got around to making any blocks. I finally sat down with Badskirt’s tutorial earlier this week, looked at the instructions, and promptly said huh uh. No way. Not happening. I have a couple of issues here: first, […]
The conversion block this week is called Spider Web. It’s not what we think of now as a spider web block actually, but that’s what it was named when it was published originally in 1938. I’ve decided that in order to move ahead with the conversion project and finish it before the end of the […]
I’m sure there are a million tutorials out there for these blocks, but I didn’t actually look at any of them that did it this way, and I’m kinda proud that I figured it out on my own. Ultra simple, ultra fast, and ultra awesome. The Cross (Plus) Block! Yes I know I don’t have […]
Man, I’m really cranking out the patterns in 2014! My goal is to make 12 total conversion patterns, and this one is #6, technically. (I don’t count fire star, it’s just a variation of ice star.) So a few weeks ago on Sew, Mama, Sew Amy from Badskirt shared how to make some glorious Castle Wall […]