Thursday, April 12, 2018

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Makings of a Sampler -size matters

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Makings of a Sampler -size matters: Now that I have chosen favorite colors, a setting layout and I selected a block size, now it's time for me to fiqure out what size do ...

The Makings of a Sampler -size matters

Now that I have chosen favorite colors, a setting layout and I selected a block size, now it's time for me to fiqure out what size do I want my sampler quilt to be?  Wall, throw, bed size? I decided on a throw size so I will need to measure and fiqure out how many blocks I will need to make to make a throw size quilt.  Since I am choosing an point setting I need to measure my blocks from corner to corner. roughly 13 7/8 minus seam allowance the number is approximately 12 .An excellenct resource for size,charts & setting ideas is the Quilter's All in one Reference tool ,so six blocks down would bring me to about 72 inches in length. For the width I need to factor in the sashing I want in between my rows,  My sashing will be 3" wide finished, so with 4 sashing rows and 3 block rows, my width will be about 48 inches across, now that seems not wide enough for me so I may adjust my sashing width on the first and last sashing strips, I will need to make 18 nine inch blocks, once I get those sewn together I will need to think about my setting and corner triangles because I have chosen an point setting. I have completed 12 blocks so far so just six more to go!
Next up will be the setting triangles and corner triangles , so until next time,
Always Quilting,
Teresa

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Making of a Sampler Quilt

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Making of a Sampler Quilt: A recent trip out to Lancaster Pennsylvania, I spotted a quilt folded on a rocking chair sitting on a porch as we drove by, I was so inspi...

The Making of a Sampler Quilt

A recent trip out to Lancaster Pennsylvania, I spotted a quilt folded on a rocking chair sitting on a porch as we drove by, I was so inspired by the quilt even though it was just a glance, I knew when I got home I would be headed right to the sewing room,  Yes, it happens just like that!  My first step in the planning process was to choose the colorway, not hard since the quilt I had seen was pretty similar to the colors in Evelyn's Homestead by Betsy Chutchian, so I grabbed a layer cake and laid out every single one.  Then I had to choose the blocks for my sampler, big small? simple or complicated? With so many block ideas available it wasn't hard to find that I like 9 Inch finished blocks and I wanted simple not to complicated or time consuming,  Okay so far so good, now what?  time to choose the setting, straight, diagonal ,on point?  The quilt I had seen was on point with a sashing in between the long rows with a light setting triangles, so that's what I chose. So a simple road map and a plan,  I can't wait to see it finished.
Sometimes it just takes a little inspiration, even when you least expect it to set you off on a new project.  All you need is 1. Inspiration, 2. your favorite colors. 3.a road map to know where you are going and how long it's going to take you to get there!



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Moda Bake Shop Quilt Along

Come Join the fun over at Moda's Bake shop http://www.modabakeshop.com/2017/08/school-of-sewing-petites-maisons-de-noel.html for a wonderful Holiday Quilt Along using French General's Petites Maisons De Noel Fabric,  It's not too late to start !
I will be posting Blocks as I get them finished, please feel free to share yours too!

Always Quilting,
Teresa

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Sew Along



We are sewing along with Annette Plog at Petite quilts for the summer!
Each week Annette will feature a flower pot block from her book
 "True Blue Quilts" But instead of doing them in the lighter blue she using the dark indigos.
Come join in! I'm using  Indigo by Paula Barnes for mine.
Don't forget to show off your blocks!


Friday, November 4, 2016

We Have a Winner!

As promised the winner of our giveaway is announced Today! But first I want to say thank you to everyone that entered and for all the beautiful comments!  Thank you so very much!
So here we go... and the winner is....Karen Chauddoin !!!! Yay!  Congradulations Karen!  Please e mail me your address and I will send your giveaway prizes right out to you!
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Always Quilting,
Teresa