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Pattern Review: Patchwork Napkins by Mrs. Gen X Quilter

April 30, 2014

The latest pattern that Mrs. Gen X Quilter (aka Anne Marie)  released is super easy and fun to make.  The pattern is called: Patchwork Napkins.


The pattern is really easy to follow and fast to make – I busted out my two napkins in the matter of a couple hours.  I decided to use my kawaii fabric that I purchased from Bunny Designs – I didn’t fuss cut the squares because there’s tiny!  But I love how they ended up:

For the background I used essex linen and for the other side, I used a sketch fabric by Timeless Treasures.


Would you like to win yourself a copy of the pattern? Well Mrs. Gen X is giving one of my readers a pdf copy and Ang from Bunny Designs is also throwing in a Candy Charm set from her shop! Just go visit Mrs. Gen X quilters pattern shop and tell me which one pattern you love and leave a comment below.


For a 2nd entry, visit Bunny Designs shop and tell me which Japanese fabric catches your fancy!!!



Patchwork Napkins Blog Hop Schedule

Mon. Apr. 28  Diane / From Blank Pages
Tues. Apr. 29  Lee / Freshly Pieced
Wed. Apr. 30  Adrianne / Little Bluebell and Amy / Sukie
Thurs. May 1  Kati / From the Blue Chair
Fri. May 2  Debbie / A Quilter’s Table
Uncategorized, Vintage Quilt Revival

Vintage Quilt Revival Block Schedule

January 15, 2014

Vintage Quilt Revival Block Along

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Thanks for all the support on the Vintage Quilt Revival Block Along!

There’s (3) different types of Sampler Quilts you could make and each one of them requires different yardage.  Each block will tell you how much fabric you need.  The quilts at the end will tell you how much backing and sashing you’ll need.  So make a decision on which quilt suits your fancy.

(Sampler using a Fabric Collection)

(Sampler Quilt with On-Point Blocks)
(Sampler Quilt using Solids)
The one that I’m doing is the one with the solids layout. The fabric I’m using is Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt with coordinating solids from Pink Chalk (that I bought a long, long, long time ago).

I want to do the block schedule from beginner to advanced.

Beginner Blocks

Week 1

Double Z Block pg 18
Tea Leaf Block pg 50

Week 2

Mosaic No. 19 pg 74
Diamond Panes pg 80

Week 3

Dove at the Window pg 126

Art Square pg 134

Intermediate Blocks

Week 4

Riviera Block pg 24

Dakota Star Block pg 24
Week 5
Rolling Squares pg 30
Red Cross pg 38
Week 6
MayFlower pg 44
Cross Patch pg 56
Week 7
Wheel of Fortune pg 86
Tilted Star pg 92
Week 8
Cross & Crown pg 98
Double Windmill pg 118
Week 9
Mosaic No. 8 pg 140
Star & Pinwheel (advanced block) pg 62

Advanced Blocks

Week 10
Exploding Star pg. 104
Geometric Star pg. 112
Week 11 – Wrap up and finishing up the top
Do you need some incentive to finish your blocks? Well we have some great shops that are giving away a fabric bundle each week. Interweave also is giving me books to give away! Wait, you’ve already got a book right? Then if you link up then you can tell me a friend that you want to give the book to. Pay it forward kind of thing.

The blog hop is going on to show you what the blocks look like:
January 13th (Monday):
Crazy Mom Quilts – Amanda Jean
Don’t Call Me Betsy – Elizabeth
Film in the Fridge – Ashley
Happy Quilting – Melissa
Noodlehead – Anna

January 14th (Tuesday):
I’m A Ginger Monkey – Katy
Quilting Is My Therapy – Angela
A Quilting Life – Sherri
Sew Mama Sew – Kristin
Tall Grass Prairie Studio – Jacquie

January 15th (Wednesday):
Christa Quilts – Christa
Diary of a Quilter – Amy
Quilting Gallery – Michele
Sew Take a Hike – Penny
V and Co. – Vanessa
West Coast Crafty – Susan

January 16th (Thursday):
Bijou Lovely – Holly
Don’t You Know Who I Am – Sukie
Lily’s Quilts – Lynne
One Shabby Chick – Amber

January 17th (Friday):
Swim, Bike, Quilt – Katie
Freshly Pieced – Lee
Fresh Lemons Quilts – Faith


His & Hers Sew-Along w/ microMod {Giveaway}

April 24, 2013

Welcome to the 14th stop of the His & Hers Sew-Along with microMod!

his and hers micromod banner CORRECT


I met Alexia at Sewing Summit 2012 when I signed up for her bag making class (still need to complete btw). I think we really hit it off at Quiltcon 2013.

Alexia is designer/writer.

Rob (her hubby) is an artist/illustrator.

Rob’s first fabric design, mircoMod from Cloud9 caught my eye last November and when it was available to buy. . . I jumped!

There have been some many great projects that have come out of this sew-along!!!  If you missed it – don’t worry the links are below this picture!
My creation

April 2 – Alexia & Rob of Green Bee
April 3 – Kelly of  Kelbysews 
April 5 – Amanda of the Craft Junky 
April 6 – Rachael of Imagine Gnats 
April 8 – Heather of House of A La Mode
April 10 – Holly of Bijou Lovely 
April 13 – Alexia, Michelle & Rob of Green Bee 
April 17 – Faith of Fresh Lemons 
April 18 – Katie of Swim Bike Quilt 
April 19 – Deborah of Whipstitch 
April 20 – Jacey of Jaceycraft 
April 24 – Jenny of the Southern Institute 
April 25 – Amy of Sukie don’t ya know (you’re here) 
April 26 – Jen of Betty Crocker Ass
April 27 – Sara of Sew Sweetness
April 22 – Krista of Krista Withers Quilting 
April 29 – Katy of I’m a Ginger Monkey 
April 30 – Amber of One Shabby Chick 
May 1 – Alexia & Rob of Green Bee GRAND PRIZE


Oh yes, there’s some incentive to this sew along. . . . if you make one of the items from the sew along and link up to:

You’ll be entered to win (open to contiguous US residents only):

Today, I’m showing you how to make an Eyelet quilt block.

Fabric Requirements per block:

  • (4)  3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches of printed fabric
  • (2) 4 x 4 inches of solid fabric (or whatever print is going in the curves) 
  • (2) 4 x 4 inches of background fabric

Block Constructions steps:

  • First you’ll need to make (2) 3.25 x 3.25 drunkard’s path block.  You’ll need to buy a drunkard’s path template and best I found are:

Tabslot                                       Joann’s  

The best resources that I found for Drunkard’s Path block are:

The Sometimes Crafter

Needle and Spatula (she’ll even show you how without buying a template)

  • After you’re done with the (2) drunkard’s path blocks start sewing your blocks together like so:


  • Unfinished block should measure 9 1/2 x 6 1/2

If you play around with the layout you could get something pretty spectacular!!!!!

Now for the giveaway – I have (1) fat quarter bundle of mircoMod and a Greenbee Pattern of your choice.

How to enter (winner will selected on Sunday):




Modern Mini Challenge!

January 30, 2012

Did ya’ll see what’s going on over at Jennifer’s blog today?

Modern Mini Challenge

First off, what’s a mini quilt? Something for a doll. . . or a wall. . . or even a snack & beverage of your choice. Here’s a couple of my favorite mini quilts that inspire me:

Modern Mini Inspiration

(Top Left to Right: Patchwork Palace Rainbow Mug Rug, Single Girl fr See Lori Sew
Bottom Left to Right: Pacman ghosts from ReannaLily Designs Birdie in a Tree fr Petits Elephants)

“The Modern Mini Challenge is a 5 week series that kicks off with some seriously inspiring work from some super talented bloggers. Spark your creativity with ideas and inspiration from some amazing mini quilts and mug rugs.”Jennifer

So here’s how it will work:
2/6/12 – 2/19/12
Weeks 1 & 2 – Inspiration Weeks – Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop
Bloggers share their modern minis and kick-start your creativity. Get inspired, get creative, get those ideas flowing!

2/20/12 – 3/4/12

Weeks 3 & 4 – Sew. Sew. Sew!
Work on those minis and create your Modern Mini Challenge piece.

3/5/12 – 3/9/12
Week 5: Enter the Contest!
Link up your Modern Mini Challenge piece at Ellison Lane Quilts. Voting begins that week and winners are announced on March 9th!
So start browsing the internet, go to the library and ck out some quilty books – tap into your creative side! Once you got your idea start sewing ladies and gents because there will be AWESOME prizes up for grabs thanks to Fat Quarter

The five winners:
James’ choice (Jen’s hubby’s favorite)
Viewer’s choice Mug Rugs
Viewer’s choice Mini Quilts
(mug rugs and mini quilts- the viewers choose from a selection chosen by myself and three other bloggers)
Luck of the Draw (Random Number Generator chooses 2 winners)

Both Viewer’s Choice Winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the FULL LINE of Flea Market Fancy reprint by Denyse Schmidt.

Flea Market Fancy

James’ Choice Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop
Both Luck of the Draw Winners will receive a $75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

Contest Requirements:

1. Create a modern mini quilt or mug rug – only one entry per person
2. Enter your mini quilt or mug rug in the linky party at Ellison Lane Quilts on Monday, March 5.
You do NOT have to have a blog to enter. You may link a picture from your Flickr account.
3. Your entry (blog post or Flickr description) should include the size of the item