Saturday, February 21, 2015

Year of the sheep has began

Reading the blog of one of my favorite Paper piecing designers Janeen from Quilt Art Designs I have realized I could take part in her Friday party.

2015 is the Year of the sheep according Chinese astrology.
I would like to introduce my  Sheep by night  to Janeen's readers.

It was announced some time ago by Sew mam sew and you could get the patten for free.

I would like to remind you I am running a giveaway HERE

Leave a comment to enter and you will have a chance to win the whole pack Counting sheep.

Good luck!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Giveaway 2015 - Year of the sheep

2015 is the Year of the Sheep according Chinese astrology.

The Counting sheep paper pieced quilt pattern contains 6 paper pieced blocks of different sheep characters:

Spring Lamb with bell, Ram in the spring, Pasture sheep, Sleeping sheep, Lonely lamb, Sheep by night 

You could find them as separate blocks in my shops.
HERE is a free pattern Sheep by night, with step by step tutorial for paper piecing.
HERE is one idea for combining blocks in a quilt.

The giveaway is running from 4 th February to 25th February 2015.
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling me
     Do you believe in horoscopes?

Bonus entry:  followers , new and old, please leave a second comment.
I will close Giveaway on  25th February 2015, I  will announce the winner (chosen by Random generator) here on my blog and send the pattern by e-mail no later than March 1.

Good luck! 
The pattern is available on CRAFTSY and ETSY

********* Happy Year of the Sheep ! *********

 P.S. I will refund money in case you win this giveaway.


Monday, February 2, 2015

From Four stripes knot block to a quilt

I was kindly asked by one of my customers to give a yardage needed for a quilt top.
She had bought a pattern Four stripes knot and decided to sew a quilt 60x70 inches (6 blocks across and 7 blocks long for a total of 42 10" blocks).

I always do my best to satisfy my customers, so made the layout for her.

Here is the yardage.

I have added another variant when violet squares from first picture are the same color as the beige trapeziums. In this case simply sum the yardage given for different colors 5/8 and 1+1/4.

So if you are interested in making such quilt get the pattern from CRAFTSY or ETSY, buy necessary yardage and go sewing.