Batwing Quilt – Free Pattern

Batwing quilt

In the Batwing quilt I have used two very simple blocks to make quite a striking quilt.  I've simplified the batwing quilt block - although it was pretty simple to start with! The quilt measures 49" square.  I have used 3/4 yard of dark purple, 1 … [Continue reading]

Festival of Quilts – Birmingham 2017

Festival of Quilts - my purchases

The Festival of Quilts has just finished in Birmingham at the National Exhibition Centre.  As usual it was a delight to visit - so many gorgeous quilts to see, so many interesting trade stalls to visit. What did I buy? I tried to restrain … [Continue reading]

Monkey Wrench Star Quilt Pattern

Monkey Wrench star quilt pattern

For the Monkey Wrench star quilt pattern I have used only one block.  I have created the stars through variations in the colour.  Altogether I've used six blocks which are 16" square finished size and three borders.  I'm rather pleased with this … [Continue reading]

Double Arrow Quilt Block Pattern

Double Arrow quilt block

The double arrow quilt block comes to us from the Kansas City Star company a century ago.  You can of course see the double arrows with green tips in one direction and with white tips in the other direction. It's classified as a nine patch block … [Continue reading]

Peaceful Evening Quilt Block Pattern

Peaceful Evening quilt block

  The Peaceful Evening quilt block is a very simple block - it was the name that attracted me to it.  I did wonder whether to make it in the pinks and crimsons of a sunset, but then I decided to stick with the traditional shades of green. … [Continue reading]

Old Indian Trail Quilt – Free Pattern

Old Indian trail quilt

For the Old Indian Trail quilt I have used two different blocks - the block of the same name and a simple alternating squares block.  I think this is one of those blocks where you can see how it came by its name fairly easily.  I feel that this quilt … [Continue reading]

Re Upholstered Chair Seat With Piping

Re upholstered chair seat with piping

My re upholstered chair seat with piping is intended for a very old Parker Knoll chair that belonged to my parents.  The chair must be forty years old, but the frame is still completely solid.  A friend rubbed down the frame and polished it.  Now … [Continue reading]

Tippecanoe Quilt – Free Pattern

The Tippecanoe quilt is a little different from my usual in that you need  to use templates, but it is still a very easy quilt to make.  It seems that the tippecanoe quilt block is named for an 1811 battle in Indiana, America. I have made the … [Continue reading]

Swallow Quilt Block – Free Pattern

Swallow quilt block

I've made the Swallow quilt block as promised last week.  This time I have made it correctly!  I have made it as a 12" square.  It's very straightforward to make apart from the one corner that I made incorrectly last week when I made the hummingbird … [Continue reading]

Anniversary Dog Quilt – Free Pattern

Anniversary dog quilt

I've named the Anniversary Dog quilt after two totally different things.  The first is that the design comes from a wall in a restaurant that I went to in London last weekend.  I had been to watch the Anniversary Games held in the Olympic Stadium … [Continue reading]