Saturday, September 29, 2012


I sooo want to start a new quilt but am feeling rather guilty about the number of UFO's that I have. So I have chosen three that must be finished before I can start the new quilt. The first UFO is 'Threads and Things' a bin with pockets around the sides by Sue Daly. The second is the 'Spinning Star' block I started in Susan Harris's workshop (one block will be enough) and the third are two Christmas stockings by Marg Low, from a pattern I picked up while travelling through Albury.
When I have finished these three things I will reward myself by starting the new quilt, fabrics are picked and the pattern written up so it's just up to me!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Penny's Antique Tile

The 'Antique Tile' is an old block that I love. I have decided to make two blocks a week for 50 weeks to gain 100 blocks for a perfect 10 X 10 rows. With 6" blocks it will make a 60" square quilt (that is a 150cm X 150cm) Below are the instructions for the method I use to make my blocks. I am using up bits from my stash and making it a Scrappy Reproduction style quilt.

 For each block you need:
 Fabric A- 2 1/2" Square
 Fabric B- Strip 10 1/2" X 1 1/2"
 Fabric C needs to be a shirting
 Fabric C- Strip 10 1/2" X 1 1/2"
               - Strip 6 1/2" X 1 1/2"
 Fabric D- Strip 6 1/2" X 1 1/2"
               - Four 2 1/2" X 1 1/2"

Sew the two 10 1/2" Strips together lengthways 
Sew the two 6 1/2" Strips together lengthways 
Recut the long strip into four 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" segments 
Recut the shorter strip into four 2 1/2" X 1 1/2" segments
 Lay the pieces out as in the diagram. 
Sew the segments together into rows and then sew the rows together.
Eight blocks laid out start to form a chain-like pattern.
If you would like to join me in this year long challenge let me know and I will send you the fabric for four blocks to get you started. It is the beginning of September  and I have made my eight blocks for this month already!