Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple of wet & chilly days here in south central Texas. Days where you just want to hunker down with a good book & wrap yourself up in a well-worn quilt for a quilty hug!
That’s what this month’s Quilt Dash’s free pattern is all about, “Summer Blues” is the name of it & I’m really sorry to see summer go. 🙁
This is one of those one-block quilt’s. You know the kind that I’m talking about, don’t you? You’ll need to make TWELVE (12) of the same block to make this beautiful quilt. I love these kinds of quilts because I can chain piece them so they sew together rather quickly!
“Summer Winds Quilt Block”
This is the one-block quilt that comprises the entirety of the “Summer Blues” free quilt pattern! It’s really quite simple to make, as long as you’re not afraid of making Half-Square triangles and Flying Geese! Then again, it *is* October, so you can be a skeerdy cat, if you wanna be! 🙂
If you’re a Quilt Dash member, you already know what to do…so do it! Lickedy split!
If you’re not a Quilt Dash member & you’d like to become one, just click on this link. Then follow the instructions. The PDF, that’s available to anyone, explains all that you need to know as a member!
Because I have a feeling that ya’ll are going to want to make this quilt! Summertime, fall or just about anytime you feel like it! 🙂
Just in case you don’t remember who the “Maidstone Quilting Squares” are, take a look at this blog post & then jump over to my sister-site to see their progress throughout early 2019.
Here’s the quilt that they made:
FQS Cinnamon-teen Chocolate Figs & Roses 2006 Block of the Month quilt. An original sampler designed by TK Harrison consisting of 16-patch square’s made with a touch of cinnamon with chocolate, figs & roses – sure to be a delectable delight!
And here’s their adorable & beautiful & luscious & dreamy 🙂 quilty huggable creations:
Was I right or what? They really did justice to my original pattern! Sure does make me feel good! And it brings a smile 🙂 to my face every time I look at their photo’s!
Love ♥ the colors!
Love ♥ the different layouts!
Love ♥ the ingenuity for the different settings!
Love ♥ everything about them!
And I love ♥ “The Maidstone Quilting Squares” for making my pattern!
And I love ♥ them for sharing their photo’s with me!
Wrap yourself in some quilty stars so you’ll dream of the wonders above us! This is a big block quilt that’s perfect for chain stitching! It may look complicated, but if you can sew Half-Square Triangles, you’re good to go!
There are just two blocks in this “Twinkling Stars Quilt Pattern” so feast your eyes on these beauties:
“Twinkling Star Quilt Block”
“Twinkling Star Variation Quilt Block”
If you’ve been following my blog for very long, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen these before! But the ones that are featured in my “Star Power” Gallery are 12″ square finished and these shown above are 16″ finished. Like I said above, “This is a big block quilt!”
In order for you to download this free pattern, all you need to do is to create a new account (or login to your current account) at QuiltDash.com & click on the link that says “Join the QuiltDash” (no quotes). Once you’ve done that, you just need to search for the images on the shops/websites/blogs who are participating in this month’s Quilt Dash. It’s really quite simple & a fun thing to do. Not to mention you get to look at some lovely quilty fabrics that you may just want to purchase (I promise not to tell anyone)!
The April Quilt Dash is called “Framed Flowers” for a reason! Take a look at this gorgeous quilt!
Such a delicate garden of flower’s set amongst a crisp white background. The perfect space to showcase your quilting skills (or someone else’s longarm quilting skills) with bold and bright frames around everything!
This pieced & appliquéd quilt measures 70” square when finished. The blocks are 10” finished and 10 1/2” unfinished.
All you need to do is to login to your Quilt Dash member’s area and click on the link that says “Join the QuiltDash” (no quotes). If you don’t already have a member’s account, not to worry! Go to https://QuiltDash.com and follow the instructions to set up a member’s account. It is super easy to join us! And who knows? You just might win a prize once the April (or any other month’s) Quilt Dash finishes!