Friday, March 30, 2018

Celebrating Easter 2018

Easter is a religious holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. At Easter time, we wanted to share this beautiful mosaic quilt by Marie Wood. She used hand-dyed fabrics and fusible applique to re-create a mosaic image of Jesus seen at Duc In Altum in Israel.

Jesus Calling - Duc In Altum by Marie Wood (Alpharetta, Georgia, USA)


Duc In Altum exalts the presence of women in the Gospel. This image of Jesus' merciful face is from a mosaic mural dedicated to the daughter of Jairus, whom Jesus raised from the dead.  The murals at Duc In Altum "seek to express the loving power of God that is bestowed on men [and women] through the actions of his divine hand." 


Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2017 Houston International Quilt Festival.  Marie Wood created this design from a photo taken by fellow traveler, Marie Reichert.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spring and Easter Quilts!

Spring has sprung, and Easter is drawing near !  It's a favorite time of year with visions of flowers in bloom and sunny days.  Here are quilts that inspire us with springlike colors, baskets, and bunnies.

Easter Basket by Marlene Cook, quilted by LaReesa Baldwin


With its basket full of tulips, surrounded by chicks and eggs, Marlene Cook describes this project as fun to make. She used lattice print fabric to create the basket, and embellished the flowers with colorful buttons.



Embroidery stitches add detail to the chicks and flowers.  (We're still searching for the source of this adorable pattern.)

Rhapsody in Blues by Georgia Thorne


Georgia Thorne used a selection of  stitches, fabric paint, threads and Angelina to create her original design.  This lovely quilt was inspired by music, hence the title, Rhapsody in Blues.  The bunny was made with trapunto.


Bunny Block by LeAnn Hileman


LeAnn Hileman says, "My appliqued bunnies are framed by grassy rings of green." The blocks were based on Grandma's Bunnies by Darcy Ashton.  The blanket stitch applique, done in black thread, gives the bunnies a vintage feel.


Carrot Patch by Kathy Urban


This darling carrot patch-themed quilt is complete with rabbits, chicks, and lots of carrots! The pattern is by The Quilt Company.  Kathy Urban says, "I love animals and enjoy making seasonal quilts that I can bring out to celebrate a certain time of year. This one made me laugh when I saw the chick in high heels."


Rabbits Prefer Chocolate by Rose Rumball-Petre


This is a wonderful Easter color version of the Rabbits Prefer Chocolate pattern by Anne Sutton. Inspired by vintage chocolate molds, each block has it's own personality. We love Rose Rumball-Petre's use of pastel colors and the combination of yellow and periwinkle in the border.  The quilt was machine pieced and appliqued, and hand quilted.


Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the Springville (Utah) quilt show (Easter Basket), the 5Bee Quilters Guild show (Rabbits Prefer Chocolate), the Diablo Valley Quilters Guild show (California), and Quilt Arizona (Rhapsody in Blues, Bunny Block).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Free pattern day! Black and White quilts

Here are 50 free patterns for Black and White quilts!  What could be more stylish? To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Starry Path quilt, 84" square, free pattern at Wilmington Prints (CLICK for PDF download)


Bromley quilt, 71 x 93", free pattern at Blank Quilting (CLICK for PDF download)


Cat Tracks quilt, 64 x 80", free pattern by Stacey Day for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Opposites Attract quilt, 73 x 97", free pattern at Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Bubbles and Sparkles quilt, 57 x 71", free pattern by Diane Nagle for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Ink Star quilt, 57 x 67", free pattern by Wendy Sheppard for Anthology Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Domino Effect quilt, 61 x 71", free pattern by Denise Russell for Blank Quilting (CLICK for PDF download)


Splatter quilt, 72 x 86", free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Dappled Star quilt, 63 x 81", free pattern at Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Black and White Gingham Quilt, ~85” square, at Simple Simon and Co (CLICK for tutorial)


Night and Day quilt, 32 x 32”, free pattern by Lori Hein for Clothworks Textiles (CLICK for PDF download)


Escargot quilt, ~37” square, free pattern by Debbie Beckwith Graves for Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Twirl quilt, 55 x 65", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (CLICK for PDF download)


Turning Triangles quilt, 44 x 56”, free pattern for precuts at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download


Composition quilt, 60 x 72”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Positive Influence, 64 x 64”, free pattern by Stacey Day for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Confetti quilt, ~48 x 60", free pattern by Jill Boyd for Timeless Treasures (CLICK for PDF download)


Geometric Squares quilt, 46 x 58”, free pattern by Michelle Scott at AQS blog (CLICK for PDF download)


Evening Gown quilt, 56 x 60”, free pattern by Jina Barney for Riley Blake Designs (CLICK for PDF download)


Wicked Eve quilt, 70 x 89", free pattern by Osie Lebowitz for Timeless Treasures (CLICK for PDF download)


Little Black Quilt, ~36 x 39”, free pattern at Me and My Sister Designs (CLICK for PDF download


Tunnel Vision quilt, 54 x 66”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Acoustic quilt, 50 x 68”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Black and White Modern Baby Quilt, 33 x 39”, at Simple Simon and Co (CLICK for tutorial)


Pearl Luxe quilt, ~82 x 95”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass (CLICK for PDF download)


XOXO quilt, 58 x 76”, free pattern at Timeless Treasures (CLICK for PDF download)


Butterfly House quilt, ~46” x 56”, free pattern by Stitched Together Studios for Benartex (CLICK for PDF download)


New Bohemian quilt, 34 x 40”, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Diamond Day quilt, 70 x 90”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Magical Night quilt, 60 x 78”, free paper piecing pattern at David Textiles (CLICK for PDF download)


Whimsical quilt, 56 x 71”, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Whisper quilt, 70 x 90”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Savoy quilt, 62” square, free pattern by Janet Houts for Blank Quilting (CLICK for PDF download)


Churn Dash quilt, 68” square, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Crossroads quilt, ~64” square, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Dorothy quilt, 45 x 45”, free pattern by Anna Griffin for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Elegance in Black & White, 64 x 64”, free pattern by Jean Katherine Smith for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Winter Memories Star quilt or table topper, 39” square, free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Fright Night quilt II, 50 x 63”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass (CLICK for PDF download)


Windowpanes quilt (designed for 6" strips), ~46 x 67”, free pattern at Timeless Treasures (CLICK for PDF download)


Monochrome Waves quilt, 62 x 80”, free pattern at Benartex (CLICK for PDF download)


Make Your Mark quilt, ~60 x 76”, free pattern by Heather Jones for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download


In Addition To, ~54 x 70”, free pattern by Kristy Daum for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Angular quilt, 60” square, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Herringbone quilt, 63” x 73”, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Herringbone quilt, ~54” x 66”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Crystal Palace quilt, 74 x 74", free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Gramercy quilt, 58 x 74”, free pattern by Janet Houts for Blank Quilting (CLICK for PDF download)


Midwinter Garden quilt, free pattern by Clothworks Textiles (CLICK for PDF download)


Fright Night quilt I, 73 x 73”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass (CLICK for PDF download


How Dreams are Spun, 54 x 54”, free pattern by Stacey Day for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Maze quilt, ~50 x 50”, free pattern at Leutenegger (CLICK for PDF download)


Gray Matter quilt, 72 x 72”, free pattern by Nancy Mahoney (CLICK for PDF download


Penumbra quilt, 65 x 79”, free pattern at Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Town Square quilt, 68” square, free pattern by Nancy Mahoney for P and B Textiles (CLICK for PDF download


Licorice Fizz quilt, free pattern by Carol van Zandt for Andover Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Out of Africa quilt, 69 x 86”, free pattern by Cate Tallman-Evans for Blank Quilting (CLICK for PDF download)


Lockers quilt, ~50″ x 56”, free pattern at Timeless Treasures (CLICK for PDF download)


The Gallery quilt, 56 x 76”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for P and B Textiles (CLICK for PDF download)


Peaks and Valleys table runner, 14 x 50”, free pattern by Melissa Corry for Camelot Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Vogue II Table Runner, ~16 x 49”, free pattern at Fabric Editions (CLICK for PDF download)


Tree Table Runner, 20 x 62", free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Zipper pillow, 17" square,  tutorial by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter as seen at Olfa
(CLICK for tutorial


Peppered Cottons Pillow #3, 20" square, free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


 And here are free patterns for Black, White and Red Quilts:

Masquerade quilt, 66 x 66”, free pattern at Henry Glass Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Eye of the Storm (kaleidoscope) table topper, ~39” square, free pattern at Connecting Threads
(CLICK for pattern


Trellis quilt, 51” square, free pattern by Carl Hentsch for Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download


Twister Heart quilt tutorial (uses twister ruler) at First Light Designs (CLICK for tutorial


Apartment 9 quilt, ~56 x 74”, free pattern by Jocelyn Ueng for Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Mosaic quilt, 52 x 52”, free pattern by Carl Hentsch for Studio E Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Woodsy Winter quilt, 49 x 72", free pattern by Linda Fitch for Hoffman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download


Black, White and Currant Lone Star quilt, 90 x 90”, free pattern at Henry Glass (CLICK for PDF download


Black, White and Currant Pillow and Bed Runner, free pattern at Henry Glass (CLICK for PDF download)


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