QAL block two – Sewing machine

Snapshots quilt block

Melissa of Happy Quilting shares her “make” for month two of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshots Quilt-Along (QAL). Though the patterns are offered up as a free download, the research done by St. Jude’s is not. They are asking participants of this year-long … Read More ...

Wool applique octagons

Wool Mouse

This merry mouse is the work of Karen at Moose Bay Muses. Her choice of wool for both the applique and ground lends the piece a warm, folksy feel. She shares on her blog many more of her octagon blocks made in this style, but with different motifs.… Read More ...

Trapunto mini quilt

Sew Trapunto

Not sure why Vicki of Sew Inspired was ever afraid of trapunto, as she did a great job with it on this mini quilt. The gray letters s-e-w pop (stuffed with batting) against a colorful patchwork ground. This would make up quickly for a gift or … Read More ...

Free pattern: Spooky cat

spooky cat pattern

Wendi Gratz of Happy Shiny World created this pretty kitty across a patchwork ground using a fusible applique technique. Subscribers to her site/newsletter can download the pattern for free. It includes instructions for making the block into a mini wall … Read More ...