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Christmas is coming! Free Trio Christmas Tree Pattern

Don't you just love Christmas fabric?
All the beautiful colors and sparkle, especially the sparkle!
How about a free Christmas Tree pattern? Click Here
I originally had this pattern on Craftsy for free.  Since Craftsy took the ability to search for patterns away I decided to remove it.  Maybe a hasty decision! This pattern has been downloaded 10,000 times!  The only place you can get it right now is on this blog.

The first step in creating this pattern is to paper piece the Christmas trees. Next you will add the background and the bottom piece.  Adding the background for the curved tree is not hard but if you haven't done any curved piecing then this could be a challenge for you.



Once you have your tree block pieced, it is time to add the sashing. Add the sashing in between the blocks first, then add the bottom and top.  The last step is to add the side sashing.
Add the borders and you are done with the top!  This quilt was quilted on my longarm but you could easily quilt it o…

Free quilt Patterns!

I thought I would start the day off offering some of my free quilt patterns on my blog.
Most of these are available on Craftsy but I know not everyone has an account at Craftsy.

First up is a quilt I made for my Grandsons.  I call it "Which way is up!"  It is made with large flying geese.  Click for free PDF Pattern.

This quilt would look great in a variety of fabric.  I colored it in fabric from Laundry Basket Quilts and I think it would look fantastic with this color way!


Next is my "Rose Pineapple Quilt".  I love this little quilt.  The pattern does not include the appliqué you see in the picture.  It only has the paper piecing blocks. Click for Rose Pineapple Pattern.

The last free pattern for today is the Flying Kite paper pieced block.  Click here for the Flying Kite Pattern.  This is a fun block to make and a super simple paper pieced pattern if you have never tried paper piecing. I don't have a picture of the actual block I made.  I must of forgotten t…

Restoring a 1930's Quilt

What do you do with an old quilt top?
My step Dad's wife had a quilt top her mother made that she wanted me to create two quilts with for her daughters. The sashing was coming apart and the top needed a good cleaning.  It looked like it had some type of glue on some parts of it.

At first I thought I could repair the sashing and divide the top into two as she suggested.  But the sashing was partly machine sewn and hand sewn.  Very strange.
So I decide to take it apart instead. After it was apart I soaked the whole thing in Retro Clean for a day.  Man the water was brown when I went to pull it out! I nice cold rinse and I quick toss in the dry on a cool setting.

I then Ironed and starched every piece.  After that I trimmed everything even.  The sashing was different sizes.  No wonder it looked weird.  I don't have any pictures of the before quilt top.

I had a couple of sashing pieces that were damaged by the glue that I didn't want to put back in the quilt.  Because I divide…

Accuquilt Gone to the Dogs Pattern

Wow it looks like I haven't posted anything new in two years.
My life is crazy busy. I work full-time at an awesome company as a Information Analyst and I work part-time creating quilting patterns.

Lately I have been writing patterns for our local quilt shop.  The patterns are theirs, I am just creating the final product.  I have also been writing patterns for Accuquilt. I design the patterns, choose the fabric and submit it for consideration.  If they like it then I create the pattern for them.

Recently Accuquilt put the pattern and video out on their website.  It is called Gone to the Dogs. You can see the video here on Youtube. Gone to the dogs video.  You can also find the pattern on the Accuquilt site for free! Pattern.
This is a super simple quilt to make.  It is made using Accuquilts amazing Qube dies for the Go! Cutter.  This quilt uses the GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block and the GO! Qube 12" Companion Set-Classics. You will need the rectangle die from the fi…