Monday, May 29, 2023

TQC Journal | Special Edition

Never Forget
M E M O R I A L  D A Y   2023
We honor all the sacrifices made by our Heroes
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 Enjoy this Patriotic Fifth Monday Freebee 
This simple half-square-triangle quilt will be done in no time. Spend
a lazy afternoon adding a little hand quilting. Check out this video
on how I finish a small quilt. Download the free pattern below.

Monday, May 15, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 83

Yesteryear Yuletide is almost here. I am working on
a few projects that I hope you will love. I will start
taking pre-orders in June and I am planning a fun sew
along that will be ready just in time for Christmas. 

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more sneak peeks. 

Monday, May 1, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 82

Flying Geese and Broken Dish blocks pair up to make 
this months mini. Isn't it cute! You have heard me say
it before and I will say it again, if you can't resist
you can order a set of Mini-a-Month Postcards here

Monday, April 17, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 81

Let me introduce Whirl to you, I love it!
I am so happy with the way it turned out. 
Find the last steps below so you can get yours done. 
Use the link at the bottom of this post to get caught up. 
Are you ready for the last piece of the Whirl puzzle? 
You will need to make four corners laid out as pictured above. 

Join the sections together.

Add a unit to each corner of you quilt center. This project
 has been so much fun. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.
If you missed this project you can get caught up and start 
one of your own here. 

Monday, April 3, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 80

It is Mini Monday! This months mini uses cute little hourglass
blocks set with a perfect plaid. Grad your 2023 Mini-a- Month
Postcard Collection and a pile of scraps and get started. 
Still haven't ordered your Postcard Collection? Order here. 
Are you in the mood for a scrap quilt? I have marked down
three of my favorite scrappy quilts so you can get your scraps
under control and make a great quilt in the process. Order just
or get a bundle of all three and save even more. 
Summer Scraps
Was $8.00  Now $4.00

Summer Strips
Was $8.00 Now $4.00

Special Scraps Sampler
Was $8.00 Now $4.00
Bundle all three patterns and save. Happy Stitching
Was$12.00 Now $10.00

Monday, March 20, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 79

I can't believe it has been two years since my Delightful Dozen
Collection was released. I hope you got some. Unfortunately I do
 not have any of these fabric left in inventory, but really any little
light prints will work. Make some fabric eggs for your Easter table
 or this cute Egg Basket quilt using the free pattern below. Enjoy!

I have a little secret. I am terrible at taking my time and working
on a project over a long period. I got pretty busy stitching away
and used a combination on hand piecing and machine stitching
to complete this next section. You will need for sections like
the one pictured above. 

Make each sections color placement different and pay attention
to where they will join up to the corners of the center section.
You will have partial nine patches at the ends of a few rows. 
Here is what your quilt will look like once you add all four
of your sections to the center. The good news is I think this
Whirl thing is going to work! Can you see it starting to spin? 

Here is the first diagram with one section added. 
Right click on the image, click Save image as, 
name it, Whirl - Step Three A. Add to file or print. 

Here is the diagram with all four sections added. 
Repeat the instructions above to add to your file or print.
You will notice a row of squares around 
the edge that are not filled in. I am making my
Whirl for a specific spot in my home. It needs to measure
about 45" to 47". This layout has my project finishing
at 47" and once quilted I think it will be perfect at about 45"
If you would like a different size you can continue the
pattern out as far as you would like. 

Monday, March 6, 2023

TQC Journal | issue 78

I just love this months "Mini" It is a little larger than the rest of
the projects in the collection, but the pieces are definitely small.
Gather a bunch of colorful scraps, a piece of light background
fabric and your 2023 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection and
start making little 1-1/2" nine patches. I can't think of a better 
way to spend the day! If you would still like a set of my 
mini postcards you can order them here.