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Category: Quilts

Delilah Block of the Month – Month 1 – Rising Sun Block

Anyone else listen to "Delilah" on the radio?  You know the intro.... "Deliiiiilaaaaaaaahhh"? Well, I sing that EVERY TIME I am working on one of these blocks... and I kind of love it. (So does my husband, he just doesn't want to admit it)

If you don't know, the Delilah star of this blog post is a recent quilt pattern by Jen Kingwell.  I have been holding on to this block of the month pattern since it started... a year ago.  I participated with Amitie quilt shop, receiving a block pattern, acrylic templates and a selection of fabrics each month.  At this point in time (April 2018) the block of the month program is over and the pattern is not available to purchase.  I will update this once that changes. UPDATE: Pattern available here!

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Binding Calculator and Tutorial

  

Here is a handy calculator to cut the calculation time for binding down SIGNIFICANTLY!!  

Simply enter in your quilt and fabric measurements, click "Calculate" and the calculator will tell you how long your binding should be, as well as how many strips you need to cut and how many yards that will require.  

I know.... my mind is blown as well. 

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Faux-Flake Quilt Pattern — Download

Pattern Details


Full size : 50″ x 70″

​Downloadable PDF

Half Square Triangle Pattern

Perfect for scraps!

Detailed layout

Beginner friendly

Includes links to tutorials

 

“Faux-Flake” Quilt Preview

Here is a sneak peak at a pattern I am working on.  This is a beginner pattern, specifically a winter pattern. The pieced quilt top is made up entirely of half square triangles, which were made using Triangles On A Roll Half Square, 2″. For the backing and binding, I used a large cut of  Shannon Minky Soft Rabbit Cuddle Creme

A printable, easy to understand pattern is still in the works.  Here is a sneak peak of the design!

This was hand quilted, using a small stitch on the minky side and a long stitch on the quilt top.  This allowed the top of the quilt to look heavily quilted, but no quilting lines show up on the back (minky) side.