Friendship Quilt – Free Pattern

Friendship quilt

The Friendship quilt block has always been one of my favourites.  I have changed the colours slightly to use it in this quilt and teamed it with a large half square triangle for the alternate block. The quilt measures 58" square and I have used … [Continue reading]

Oklahoma Twister Quilt Block Pattern

Oklahoma Twister quilt block

I have made the Oklahoma Twister quilt block before, but I managed to place one of the half square triangles wrong, so I am writing the pattern again.  This time with the triangles all correct, I hope! In order to save time, I have also used white … [Continue reading]

Oh Susannah Quilt Pattern

Oh Susannah quilt

The Oh Susannah quilt block is a simple block that comes in several different versions.  I began with a basic version and then played around with the colours a little to add to the design. I wanted to add a little extra interest to the quilt. You … [Continue reading]

Lincolns Platform Quilt Block

Lincolns Platform quilt block

The Lincolns Platform quilt block is usually made in red and white, but I've chosen to make it here in red and yellow.  I've made it as a 14" square finished size. Cutting requirements for the Lincolns Platform quilt block 4.7/8" squares:  two red, … [Continue reading]

San Marco Quilt – Free Pattern

San Marco quilt

The San Marco quilt is the result of a quick trip I took to Venice last week.  It's the most beautiful, inspirational city:  I've added a link to my Venice photos at the bottom of the page - together with a short video of a gondolier serenading his … [Continue reading]

Venice Quilt Inspirations – Floor Tiles

Venice quilt inspirations

Venice quilt inspirations are everywhere!  I have long wanted to visit Venice, and last week my dream finally came true.  Oh what a beautiful city it is. I was only there for a few days, but I walked myself into the ground in that time.  The guide … [Continue reading]

Chisholm Trail Quilt Block Pattern

Chisholm Trail quilt block

The Chisholm Trail quilt block is a really simple block that makes up nicely in red, blue and white.  It's classified as a four patch block and I've made it here as a 12" square finished size. Cutting requirements for the Chisholm Trail quilt … [Continue reading]

Grandmothers Choice Quilt Pattern

Grandmothers choice quilt

For the Grandmothers Choice quilt I have used two different blocks to create a quilt that could be suitably masculine in some colour choices or delightfully feminine in different colour choices.  The quilt is rectangular and is rather large at 64" by … [Continue reading]

Double Star Quilt Block Pattern

Double star quilt block

The double star quilt block is surprisingly easy to make - only two colours and it's made from squares, rectangles and half square triangles only.  It is a big block, though.  I have made it here as a 30" square finished size, but you could make it … [Continue reading]

Ombre Quilt – Free Pattern

Ombre quilt

The Ombre quilt block is more generally made in colours shading from light to dark, but I've chosen to use a strong red within the block to bring out more contrasts. I have used only one block throughout the quilt, but I love the way that both … [Continue reading]