Nine Patch Plaid Quilt Block Pattern

Nine patch plaid quilt block

The nine patch plaid quilt block is an extremely easy block.  It would work for a jelly roll quilt and it has also given me an idea for a quilt to match some curtains that I'm making.  I've made it here as an 18" square finished size and there's not … [Continue reading]

Silver Lanes Quilt – Free Pattern

Silver Lanes quilt

The Silver Lanes quilt block has such a lovely layout that I didn't feel that it needed an alternate block.  I've made this quilt using just nine blocks which are all 18" square finished size.  Each block contains purple, white and three shades of … [Continue reading]

Darting Birds Quilt Block Pattern

Darting Birds quilt block

The Darting Birds quilt block pattern is amazingly simple but makes a lovely quilt.  It just goes to show that quilt blocks don't have to be complicated to be pretty.  I've made it here as a 9" square finished size. Cutting requirements for the … [Continue reading]

Nosegay Quilt – Free Pattern

Nosegay quilt

The Nosegay quilt may look complicated, but each block is easy to make.  I was trying to capture the magic of early summer, nosegays at weddings and all that sort of thing. The quilt measures 64" square, using sixteen blocks which are 15" square … [Continue reading]

Beltane May Day Quilt Block Pattern

Beltane May Day quilt block

I designed the Beltane May Day quilt block as a celebration of today being the first day of May.  It's got heaps of symbolism - or you could just regard it as a colourful scrappy quilt block! I have made it as an 18" square finished size using … [Continue reading]

Ornament Quilt – Free Pattern

Ornament quilt

The idea for the Ornament quilt came from one of Owen Jones designs - but it looks very different now from the original design.  I have designed two different quilt blocks and alternated them across the rows. The blocks are both very simple, with … [Continue reading]

Nantes Quilt Show 2017 – Quilts and Elephants

Nantes quilt show 2017

The Nantes quilt show 2017 was just as delightful as the previous one that I visited in 2015.  It's called Pour l'Amour du Fil, meaning For the Love of Thread and it covers a wide range of needle craft.  All the quilts and the trade stalls are … [Continue reading]

Old Fashioned Quilt Block Pattern

Old Fashioned quilt block

The Old Fashioned Quilt Block may seem an odd title as you could be forgiven for thinking that most quilt blocks are old fashioned, but that really is its name.  It's a five patch block and I have made it here as a 14" square finished size.  The … [Continue reading]

Nine Patch Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern

Nine patch jelly roll quilt

For this nine patch jelly roll quilt I wanted to make the entire quilt using just one jelly roll.  I nearly succeeded, only needing to add two strips of fabric from stash for the final border.  However, I know that jelly rolls do vary in the number … [Continue reading]

California Chimney Quilt Block Pattern

California chimney quilt block

The California Chimney quilt block is a delight - easy to make and using three different shades of blue with white.  It is classified as a five patch block and I have made it here as an 18" square finished size. Cutting requirements for the … [Continue reading]