E-Zee-P-Zee Whirly Gigs

This is an updated version of my Whirly-gig pictotoot. This method will make two whirly-gigs at a time. No templates or specialty rulers are needed. For the August block-lotto block, use any bright fabric for the “gigs” and low/volume print or solid fabrics for the background. To make two (2) 4.5″ whirly gig blocks, you…

It’s an Open House Blog Hop. I dare you to come in.

Does it freak you out to try new things?  Me too….but sometimes it freaks me out more to be stuck squarely within the four walls of my comfort zone.  Sew… Rather than just showing you a house block, I thought “We should build a house together… or at least a house themed quilt block. I…

Beach ball quilt block tutorial

Earlier this week I fell off Path B at Camp Oda May and used a block of my own design for the Second Block around the Center medallion. I call the block Beach Balls and it’s a really simple but effective choice for a modern medallion quilt. As promised here is a quick picto-toot for…

Am I a “Pot” or a “Kettle”?

First, a definition is needed. The Pot Calling the Kettle Black Its something you say that means people should not criticize someone else for a fault that they have themselves: (Ex.) Velda told me I don’t have enough quilt photos on my blog.  Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! So, with no further…

“Crosses and Xs”, A Picto-Toot’…

This modern looking beauty is a VERY traditional block.  It is sometimes called Japanese Cross or Crosses and Losses.  Quilters like me have been crushing on it  since the 1930s.  This block was originally credited to Nancy Cabot in 1938 according to Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Block Patterns.  So there you go…Everything old is new again; what goes around…