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…

Welcome to the Big Top

Introducing my July Mini-Quilt….Drum Roll Please….Say hello to this “Three Ring Circus”. Each of the Improv. ring blocks are 9.5″ finished and I added a 1″ border around the outside edges to allow the rings to float. It ended up at 21″ square, which IMHO is a great size for a mini-wall quilt. I’m still…

A beautiful day in the neighbourhood

Hello Stash Beehive 4 buddies and everyone else.   This is the 2nd post about my “Sheltering at Home” quilt and this one is all about the stories Sara and Cathleen shared with me. Before we take a peek into Sara and Cathleen’s lives this spring, lets get up to date with how we got…

Quilt Mania Summer School – A Picto-toot

Hello all.  Today I’m sharing a tutorial for my Quilt Block Mania quilt block.  I’m still working on getting it set up as a stand-alone pattern, and will advise everyone when its ready, but for now, I am happy to offer you a simple picot-toot that will show you how this block is made. Before…

Summer Fun = Summer School

Hello all.  Looks like I’m not an A+ student.  I signed up to be part of Quilt Block Mania.  They are a group of designers on Facebook, collaborating with each other to offer a free quilt block each month this summer.  Sigh….as you can see I can only share a photo of what will someday…