I've been making things as long as I can remember, thanks to my Mom who is a great seamstress! My favorite has been quilting for 25 years now and now that my husband and I are empty nesters I am ...
I've been making things as long as I can remember, thanks to my Mom who is a great seamstress! My favorite has been quilting for 25 years now and now that my husband and I are empty nesters I am enjoying the opportunity to expand my expertise and creativity in this art. Pattern writing is a new outlet for me and I am enjoying sharing my creations. I especially love making patterns that are encouraging for beginner quilters - I try to make sure my directions are clear and well illustrated to take the frustration out of quilting and make it a joyful process!
Thanks so much for looking at my patterns!
Are you ready for a short, but fun quilt block of the month? Just 5 classic blocks and finishing instructions make a great quilt that you can have finished before Christmas. Making it in Christmas fabrics is part of the fun, but you can always use your favorite fabrics to make it in any colors you desire. Each month will focus on a different technique.
This is the fifth block - Dresden Plate. Just two templates and a background square, some simple piecing, and a shortcut facing technique make this block simple and fun to make. Great for trying out the decorative stitches on your machine, too.
For total yardage as well as a black and white illustration of the completed project, download block one here - http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/classic-christmas-block-one/59818
Block two is available here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/classic-christmas-block-two/63429
Block 3 is available here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/classic-christmas-block-three/66897
Block 4 is available here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/classic-christmas-block-four-pattern/71051
Setting instructions are here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/classic-christmas-setting-instructions/78126