I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Each block in this set features a light-colored strip so that you can have friends sign the blocks like an autograph album--but signing is not mandatory--the blocks can stand on their own. Use the designs to create a keepsake quilt for yourself or for a special friend. Commemorate a birthday, a special occasion, or simply friendship.
There are two other sets of blocks to collect for a total of 12 friendship blocks to make a sampler-style quilt.
Simple rotary cutting and machine piecing techniques make it easy to create the blocks for your sampler. This pattern includes fully illustrated directions for each of the 4 blocks in the set, including full-size templates for the required paoer-piecing foundations for the two blocks that require them.
Friendly Flyer has four foundations; Friends and Neighbors has a template for the signature strip; Memorable Star and Sailing Buddy are easy and require no templates.
These blocks are perfect for a block-of-the-month project, too. Organize your friends and get stitching!