Take a look at my sister-site to see all of the blocks that have been revealed thus far. And look at the quilt block’s that my friend & pattern tester Mel F. made. Both of our quilt’s are going to be quite lovely when they’re finished! And they’re going to give us the best quilty hugs when the weather turns colder here in south Texas!
This block was revealed on May 20, 2019 and it’s a really great lesson in making more half-square triangles (HST). This whole quilt is full of HST so if you’re not so good at making them beforehand, you should become quite accomplished, by the time you’re finished with “Harry Loves Alice”. If you’re already an accomplished HST maker then here’s your chance to perfect your HST craft!
Please enjoy the free patterns at BOMquilts.com! They’re never removed from my sister-site unless the links no longer work. There’s a whole lot of free patterns on that website just waiting for you to find! 🙂
This entire quilt is a basically a lesson in half-square triangles. For those more advanced quilters, it’ll give you the opportunity to perfect your craft. For beginning quilters, sewing these quilt blocks together should help you see that they’re not as difficult as they appear. In fact, I suggest that you start out by making the first THREE (3) quilt blocks out of your scrap stash, just to see how well you can hone your half-square triangle craft. Once you feel you know how to put half-square triangles together, then make the quilt blocks again using the fabrics from your AbbiMays.com quilt kit 😀 or the fabrics you picked out to make this quilt.
The fabric requirements for “Harry Loves Alice” quilt were posted on January 20th. The first quilt block was posted on February 20th.
How can you resist those luscious, bright & bold fabric colors? Admit it, you can’t! 🙂 Dash on over to AbbiMays.com and put one of these quilt kits in your basket. Who knows? You may find one or two (or five or ten) more items in her online shop that you just can’t live without!
I hope you’ll be joining me in making this lovely, eye-candy lap quilt! It consists of 11 installments, including the fabric requirements, nine quilt blocks and the finishing instructions.
It’s sponsored by the bestest woman 🤗 with the biggest heart ❤️ that I’ve met over the years. OH, did I forget to mention that she happens to have an online quilt shop, and a brick & mortar one too? 😳
Linda has been sponsoring my block of the month quilts (along with many other quilts and quilt projects) since 2006!!! ☺️
In fact, I helped Linda launch her first online website. There’s a reason my kids called me the “Quilt Designing Computer Geek!” Prior to that, she was selling her quilt fabric on eBay. For the first year, she continued to sell her fabric on eBay, as well as on her new Abbimays.com website. By the end of that first year, she was able to transition all of her eBay customers to her new website and close down her eBay account. Within five years, she’d outgrown the shopping cart that I’d set up for her so she’s since moved on to bigger and better. But she’s continued to send me luscious, luxurious, eye-candy quilt fabric. Oh me, oh my, do I love what she’s done in filling up my baskets in my quilt studio! ☺️
When I first laid my eyes on this eye candy fabric, the first thing that came to my mind was the movie Harry Loves Sally. Then when I got my hot little quilter’s fingers on the fabric, my design just materialized from out of nowhere. Well it came from somewhere, but I let the fabric do the talking for me and the quilt image shown above is what I came up with.
Abbi May’s Fabric Shop has been sponsoring my BOM quilts, and many other quilts that I design, since 2006. Please show Linda some love by purchasing the “Harry Loves Alice” quilt kit from her.
This is the new (and did I mention free?) 2019 block of the month (BOM) quilt for my sister-site, BOMquilts.com. The fabrics are bold and bright, fun and festive and even a little bit romantic, too! It’s an 11-part BOM quilt with one block pattern instruction revealed on the 20th of each month. If you follow along each month, you will have a quilt finished by Christmas next year! Woo Hoo!
The fabric requirements will be posted on January 20, 2019. There are nine blocks that compromise the quilt top, then the finishing instructions. Goodness, I don’t need to type all of this out! Head on over to my sister-site and read it for yourself. Or better yet, if you haven’t ‘liked’ us on Facebook yet, fell free to do so as I always post there when I update the patterns.
PS: I can’t guarantee that you’ll have the same…ummm…reaction that Meg Ryan did in the diner, but I can’t promise you…won’t…either!