Trawling through photos of quilts looking for inspiration for a scrappy post I came across this little quilt.
I’d called it Higgledy-Piggledy Stars many years ago before computers got too smart. But now? Spellcheck really doesn’t like that name – perhaps we should just call it Wonky Stars instead. But whatever its called, it is a great way to use up scraps. This one is a 9-patch with smaller 4-patch stars in the cornerstones of the border.
You can make each block with scraps of the same colour – as I have in my quilt
Or you can make them with different scraps.
You could use different prints, but similar colour, backgrounds as in my quilt.
At the moment the pattern for this little quilt is available as a Free Pattern in the Meadowside Designs Payhip Shop – along with several others – if you fancied giving it a go.
The final free pattern from Meadowside Designs is posted today – next week sees the start of the Summer Mystery. As it’s the last one we felt a little light-hearted fun was called for so the pattern chosen is a toy. It twists and turns as you hold it making it fun for very small children, older children seem to use it as a crown, while adults use it as a stress-buster.
Whatever you do with yours – have fun! Its very easy to make too.
This week’s free pattern over on Meadowside Designs is another one just done with Electric Quilt and uses a block called Rolling Pinwheel
You can find out more and download all the instructions and colouring sheets from the Meadowside Designs website.
We forgot last week to point you at the free pattern – it was for a very ancient quilt of Chris’s called Sweetie Jars. Find out more here and ponder what possibilities there are using this simple shape.
Another Friday rolls around and there’s another free pattern on the Meadowside Designs website. This one has been done with assistance from Electric Quilt and features a block based on one called Hayes Corner – but we played with it a bit.
Why not wander over to the Meadowside and see what you could do with this block variation and while you’re there you can download the pattern, instructions to make the block and a quilt as well as a quilt to colour.
Don’t forget that the patterns in our Payhip shop are also free or substantially reduced at the moment.
Actually two free patterns to tell you about this week because not only did Chris forget last week but her fumble fingers priced the ‘free pattern’ at 50p instead of 0. However . . . all is put right now so you can download last week’s free pattern – Puss in the Corner – here and find out more here.
This week’s free pattern is Mum’s Wallpaper Strippy. Find out more and follow the link to download it on our sister site Meadowside Designs.
Over on our sister site Meadowside Designs today there is the ninth free pattern available – 9 weeks of isolation / lock-down / social-distancing / whatever. This week’s pattern is in our Payhip shop (one of many available as a free pattern during this period) and is called Which Way is Up?. It just seemed rather an apt pattern for these times!
There’s another free pattern today over on the Meadowside Designs site. This week it is brought to you via the magic that is EQ (Electric Quilt) and features a block from Beth Gutcheon’s The Perfect Patchwork Primer called Flying Clouds.
Head over to Meadowside to download the pattern to make a full size quilt and a quilt to colour as well as lots of ideas.
There’s another free pattern available over on the Meadowside Designs site today. A simple applique this time to make something small – a runner, a banner, a wall-hanging, or even a cushion. Chris made hers into a banner/wall-hanging.
The pattern first appeared as a Junior Project in Patchwork & Quilting Magazine back in 2007 and is easy to make with children, especially if you use fusible web for the applique. Children will also have fun adding their own embellishments and ideas to the original.
Another free pattern for you is available over on Meadowside Designs. This week it is a handy little bucket-style bag to keep your essential sewing kit in.
The pattern is available from our Meadowside Designs shop on Payhip and you can find out more and download it here. All the patterns in the shop have been reduced for this period of isolation and are either free or cost no more than £1.
You just need two fat quarters and with the left-overs you could make a matching pincushion, a free pattern for which can be found (along with several others) on the Meadowside Designs Free Patterns page.
Each week over on Meadowside Designs we are giving you a free pattern to download and play with. Last week we revisited the tessellating leaves pattern that we did at a Tittensor workshop some years ago. I altered the pattern a little this time around so it is slightly easier to make than this original version which is the front of a jacket.
This week is the tessellating pattern from the back of the same jacket.
Head over to the Meadowside site to download the patterns and for lots of other colour ideas.