Free Pattern Friday – Bethlehem Star Quilt Block

I've always loved the look of this block and have seen it called both a Bethlehem Star and the Swoon block. It's on my list of quilt blocks I want to make, but until I finally do it, I'll have to settle for this cross stitch pattern version. Between this and my Alternating Stars pattern, I really want to make a huge cross stitch quilt sampler so you can expect more of these! When stitched on 14ct Aida the block will be 5″ square. Download the PDF here – Free Pattern Friday - September 2015 There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to ... Read More

June TSNEM – Log Cabin Pillow

Making new pillow covers has been on my unofficial to do list for years. We've had the same ones since college and they were definitely showing their age. I got a rainbow of fat quarters last year at Notions Nook in Rockford, IL with a vague desire to sometime make a quilt out of them. I finally gave up that idea and decided a pillow was much more attainable! I have never made a traditional quilt block before or a pillow, so this month is a double whammy. I decided to do a log cabin quilt square for the pillows. I found a guide online that had the measurements for ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Quilt Block Cross Stitch

I was trying to come up with what this month's free pattern should be when Stephanie from Swoodson Says suggested I make a pattern to correspond with National Quilting Month. Apparently the third Saturday in March is National Quilting Day, this year it's March 21. Making quilt block cross stitch patterns was on my list but then I did the Quilty Stitches sampler and it fell by the wayside. I pulled out my copy of Modern One-Block Quilts: 22 Fresh Patchwork Projects* (you can read my review here!) and I picked out the Alternating Stars block to make a pattern ... Read More