Saturday, 10 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to the new year!  I have got lots installed and planned for this year.  Many quilting projects and some to share with you and I hope you will share with me also.

Firstly I plan on making a quilt block a week and that will give me 52 blocks to make a quilt or a few next year.  I plan on using scraps from leftover quilts or an extra block of a swap.  So here is my first block it is called Square over squares
Square over squares block

For this block I cut 
1 x 4.5" square, 1x 2.5" square and 1x (2.5 "x 4.5") rectangle of black
1 x 2.5" square and 1 x (2.5" x 4.5") rectangle of red
2 x 2.5" squares and (2 x 2.5 x 4.5") rectangle of black and white

I assemble this in rows by sewing a black rectangle to a black and white rectangle
a black and white square to a red rectangle to a black square
and lastly a white and black square to a red square this piece is then sewn to make a square by sewing the last black and white rectangle to it.  
I then sewed the two top rows and the the squares and then the two halves to form this cool block.

I have joined a group of Australians on Facebook and we are called Pass the Parcel Red, We make a block and then put it in an envelope and send to the next person, they make the same block and then pass on to the next person until the parcel comes back to you with enough blocks to make a quilt.

this is how i plan this quilt to look but it will be scrappy version of this.

My next venture is to continue tutoring this sampler at Palm Beach Quilting and also start tutoring at Gippsbeary Cottage in Korumburra.  I have some new fabric on the way to make a new sampler with a little more variety so I will show you very soon.  This sampler is made with the Hexagon Trim Tool from Creative Grids.  It is such a fun tool and is simple for everyone to use and play with.

Hexagon Trim Tool Sampler 

My other new quilt is this sampler for beginners and anyone who would like to improve their piecing skills.  It will be lots of fun and we will be working on this at Palm Beach Quilting.  Contact Maureen for more information.  If you are interested in coming to class at Gippsberry Cottage contact Trudy to find out more.
Beginners fun Quilt

One of the other exciting things is that I have now joined, I am looking forward to all of the extra readers and would love to know what you think.

I would love to be able to see the blocks that you make so if you would like to post them to 

Any way until next time, 

Happy Quilting and Sewing,


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