Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ohio Stars

Well, I broke a promise. Sorry! We've been sick around here...
Vanessa from V & Company 
has a great tutorial to make these blocks. 

(photo from V & Company)

So gather up the
2 1/2" red square
(8) 1 1/2" red squares
(4) 1 1/2"x 2 1/2" muslin rectangles
(4) 1 1/2" squares

And using this tutorial make four star blocks.

Happy quilting!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Inexpensive & BIG white board

I needed a large whiteboard for our classroom but I didn't want to spend a fortune.
Enter Michaels!!!

They have these 24x36 frames in many colors. I got mine for $12 on sale!!!

All I did was take the display paper and turn it over to the white side. The plastic cover is perfect for dry erase markers and now I have a big, inexpensive white board!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Dresden Borders...

Sorry. Yesterday flew by...

Sew the (4) 15 1/2" squares together to make the center of the quilt.

For the borders, sew a red 1 1/2" strip to each side of the 2 1/2" muslin strip.
Repeat for all 4 sides. Then trim these 4 units to 30 1/2". 

I will be back tomorrow for the stars. I promise :)

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Dresdens...the cutting

Welcome back!
Ok so let's get cutting.

From your muslin, cut:
(4) 15 1/2" squares
       (these are the block backgrounds)
(4) 2 1/2" x WOF strips for the inner border
(16) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" units for the stars
(16) 1 1/2" squares for the stars

From your color fabric, cut:
(8) 1 1/2" strips x WOF for borders
(4) 2 1/2" squares for the stars
(32) 1 1/2" squares for the stars
(4) 2 1/2" strips x WOF for binding 

Using the directions for your dresden plate ruler, cut your (42) charm squares into (84) plate pieces. 

Happy cutting and have a very happy Easter!!!

Come back Monday!!!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Easy Dresdens!!!

Have you wanted to make a dresden plate quilt but haven't wanted to invest the time? 

I'm teaching this wall hanging at the shop this weekend and I have decided to invite you to quilt along with us!!! 

The more the merrier!!!

You will need:
1 1/4 yd of Muslin
1 yd of a color (surprise! I chose red)
1 charm pack with at least 42 squares
1 easy Dresden ruler

Ok I will see you back here tomorrow with cutting instructions :)