Candy Cane Christmas

Moda Bake Shop is hosting such a fun holiday quiltalong right now. They post a new block every single day that will turn into a fun Christmas sampler quilt. The instructions for each block are given in 6″ and 12″ sizes, so it is a great resource for blocks for swaps or other things! I designed this present block for the quiltalong. I am not going to lie, I have big plans for this block, once Christmas sewing calms down and I can dive in head first. For the instructions, head on over to Moda Bake Shop blog!

Fat Quarter Shop Quiltalong: Jolly Bar Meringue

Have you ever made a quilt with half rectangle triangles? I hadn’t until I made this Jolly Bar Meringue quilt. Guys…. they are SO fun! I loooooved making them way more than half square triangles. Fat Quarter Shop recommended a Creative Grids ruler for half rectangle triangles and it was so helpful! This quilt uses 1 jolly bar and a bit of background yardage. I thought it would be fun to make my prints be low volumes from Zen Chic and my background be zen chic gray. I love the soft look of this quilt. It would be such a beautiful baby quilt. For the pattern, head to the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog. They will have all of the supplies and instructions listed there.

 

 

Fat Quarter Shop Quiltalong: Mini Scrap Patch Bag

The Fat Quarter Shop is doing such a fun series called their Blog Remix series. They are rebooting, essentially, older, more forgotten tutorials and bringing them to light again. This Mini Scrap Patch Bag is one of them. Aren’t those tiny rounded corners sooooo cute???

Kimberly has a great video tutorial that shows a step-by-step process, which even as a veteran pouch maker, helped give me the confidence to know I was doing it correctly. I could stop, rewind, watch things again, etc. and in the end I have such a cute little pouch to show for it. I used all pink scraps from my stash and a bright pink zipper. There will be no question in anyone’s mind that this pouch is mine! 🙂 If you’re looking for teacher gifts, in-law gifts, neighbor gifts, etc etc for the holidays, this is a fun way to use up some scraps and make a fun pouch anyone will love!