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)!
Ah, summers! Picnics, family, cookouts. Getting together at the water’s edge to camp out & run your sailboats. The paper kind or the real ones! 🙂 That’s what summers are all about!
For the July Quilt Dash, the free pattern that’s available to members who complete the Quilt Dash, this is what the pattern looks like:
Sailing Away Quilt
A pieced quilt pattern Size 54 3/4” W x 78 1/4” H
Sailing Away makes a cute quilt for a boy or for an adult sailor. Constructed with pieced sailboat blocks, this pattern is easy to adjust to make it larger or smaller. You can also use your scraps to make it scrappy looking.
Isn’t it just too cute!?! The size of the quilt blocks are
10″ square finished &
10 1/2″ square unfinished.
If you’re already a member of Quilt Dash then all you need to do is to click on the link that says: “Join the QuiltDash” (no quotes).
If you’re not a member then it’s high time you become one, don’t you think? Even if it’s just for the free pattern! Becoming a member is really quite simple as long as you follow the instructions. Just head on over to Quilt Dash & sign up to become a member & then “Join the QuiltDash” (no quotes) for the July “Sailing Away” game!
Do you ever find yourself, just sitting at your computer, with nothing to do but surfing the web? After a while, you take a break and then ask yourself, “What did I actually accomplish today?”
Let me offer you something to do with those times, when you feel like you want to be online, and you also want to know that you’ve accomplished something! Head on over to Quilt Dash and sign up as a member and start surfing some quilt shops & quilt related websites. I mean, really! How much more fun can a quilter get than to let their fingers do some shopping at online quilt shops? Or finding free patterns on quilt related websites?
If you complete May’s Quilt Dash, you will earn this beautiful “Blooms All Around Quilt Pattern”:
What are you waiting for? Head on over to Quilt Dash and sign up for a member’s account and surf the quilt world, so when you get up from your computer, you can pat yourself on the back because you actually *did* accomplish something! Woo Hoo!
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!
I have SO MUCH FUN each month, surfing online quilt shops, websites and blogs through Quilt Dash.
There’s always something new and different, something I can’t live without and something shiny that catches my attention…until I whip out my debit card and buy it. 🙂 And I’m never disappointed at my purchases, either!
If you sign up for a free account, participate in this month’s Quilt Dash and finish it, you will be the recipient of this FREE custom designed quilt pattern (see below). Phyllis says about her quilt, “Use your stash with this ‘Seasons of Autumn’ quilt for colorful appliqué leaves. Appliqué the leaves randomly by color on a pieced block of branches on a tree.”
Seasons of Fall Quilt Pattern Designed by Phyllis Dobbs for the August Quilt Dash
No, not MY grand baby, silly! 🙂 A friend’s grand baby or, better than that, her soon-to-be grandson.
Braxton’s Nana chose the fabrics based on the colors her daughter wanted to use in his nursery. I designed the quilt top and embroidered Braxton’s name (with help) and the head shot on the center quilt block. Meloney Funk quilted the quilt on her longarm, using freehand leaves to signify the stag walking through a forest and since she knew I had two or three quilts due at about the same time, she also took care of the binding for me! She’s a keeper!
Braxton lives in the southwest so he probably won’t need his quilt until November. I hope he isn’t too big for it by then!
Then I mentioned to my friend that since she’d already paid for the embroidery files, I could embroider them on just about anything that would be needed for a baby – burp cloths, bibs, onesies, cloth diapers – you name it, I can usually embroider on it. She gave it a thought and decided he could use some bibs so she ordered them and had them sent to me. I stitched them out and they were so very adorable!
Braxton’s mommy loved all of his gifts and now that Braxton is three month’s old, he’s getting some good use out of his bibs.