Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Easy Disappearing Nine Patch Tutorial

Easy Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt Pattern

Disappearing Nine Patch quilts are designed by arranging and sewing together nine squares to create a traditional nine patch quilt block. But, instead of leaving the block as-is it is sliced (or chopped) into four equal sections to create the disappearing design.

I originally used this block with a block exchange with my quilt bee several years ago. We ALL used a French Navy Blue for the 'sashing' blocks, and used brightly colored batiks for the 'color block' and 'cornerstones'.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Quilting Terms and Definitions

Quilting Terms and Definitions 

Lots of terms and definitions floating around out there. What in the heck does "Assembly Line Piecing" mean? If you are on any lists or Facebook groups, you are going to run into these terms. I've been quilting for years (and years and years - yeah - a long time) and these are some of the terms that you see quite a bit.

Quilting Terms

Album Quilt ... A quilt assembled from individual blocks, each designed and/or executed by a different person. Album blocks are appliqued or pieced (or both), and frequently stitched into a quilt by a group for presentation to a public figure to commemorate a special occasion. In the past, blocks often were signed and dated by the maker in ink or embroidery.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

How To Tie A Quilt

Tied Quilts

Tied quilts are an old tried and true method of holding the 3-layers together to make a quilt. While I have quilts from both my grandmother and two of my great-grandmothers - my mom only 'tied' her quilts. What? My mom wanted to get quilt finished! The fastest way to get a quilt finished is to 'tie' the quilt.