Quilts Our Way
We just discovered another Oops, on Vickie’s Angel of the House:
From the background fabric you need to cut 3 - 4 1/4 inch squares, Not 3 - 3/4 inches squares. I hope this has not caused a problem for you but please change your pattern right away.Today is November 19th, 2012
It has been brought to our attention we have an oooops on our “Antique Pines Pillow” Patterns.
We try so hard but typos sometimes get in the way and that is the case with this particular OOOPS. On the back of the pattern when it asks you to trim to 6 1/4 that is wrong! YOU MUST TRIM TO 6 3/4. I am so sorry for this inconvenience I hope you will all have great success making this old reproduction Pinetree pillow pattern.
Today October 1,2011 it was brought ot our attention that the fabric requirements for Carley’s Crown were omitted on our pattern. OOOPS! I am going to give you this imformation so if you have the pattern there will not be any confusion.
You will need: 10 Fat Quarters of assorted pinks
10 Fat Quarters of assorted browns
19 Regular 1/4 yard cuts of assorted background prints or a total of 4-3/4 yards of a favorite
5/8th yard for binding
5-1/4 yards backing
We apologize for this inconvenience and hope you will be able to make up this amazing quilt pattern it helps to have this information.
“Quits Our Way” is a new concept we came up with after brainstorming last week. This new page will become your source for seeing the changes in color and design of quilts we make. Woo Hoo, you gotto like this idea! Last week we made up an adorable 34" x 42" quilt pattern called “Charm Square Fantasy”. Our quilt looks nothing like the picture and so rather than adding pictures into the kits we will put a small blurb in the pattern and direct you to our post which will picture and tell you how we have altered the pattern to make it ourway. On this particular quilt pattern we eliminated the 2 borders it was calling for and cut one 6" and we did not cut the ends to make a hexigon shape. Our colors are so different and pleasing we all thought this might be the easiest way to solve customer questions and give you a place to see things up close. I hope this idea works for you too. I will give you another look when it comes back from our quilter. What a great fall table topper this would make.
The next quilt really has our look, our way and is called “Blueberry Cobbler”. This is another smaller sized quilt, 41′ x 49", but the colors we chose just make this a great piece of eye candy. It is really all about color in any quilt. The changes we made softened the quilt and make it very easy to display but still give you that wonderful old pop of color that adds interest to a room. The original pattern is quite obviously a light and dark looking pattern done all in blue, brown, and tan. Our colors are more muckeled, and on the darker side but our color palletteis very compatible with the beautiful gray tones, greener browns, tans and old pinks that are so popular today and fit into ourcolour comfort zone.
Third Time Around - Tips:
Patti made this quilt for us out of the new“Little Gatherings”fabrics and she found some errors in the pattern that needed to be addressed and wanted to offer a few helpful hints.
For the small quilt you will need exactly 24 fat quarters. You will make 48 blocks and 48 triangles.
For the large quilt you will need exactly 32 fat quarters. You will make 64 square blocks and 64 triangles.
For the row on the left withthe 3-1/2inch square, you will need to cut two 3inch squares instead of one.
In the next two rows cut 3″ squares instead of 3-1/2″ squares.
Before you start sewing sort your fabric into 48-64 piles with lights and darks you will use in each block- one set for the triangles and one set for the squares.
Each square will need a 3″ square, two 3″ and two 5″ strips of one fabric, then two 5″strips and two 7″ strips of the next fabric. Half will be dark in the center, and half will be light in the center.
Each triangle will need a center triangle, one 5 inch, 6 inch, and 10-1/2 inch strip of the next fabric, and one 9 inch, 10 inch, and 16 inch strip for the next row. Again, half will be dark in the center, and half will be light in the center.
Here is another tip I will pass on to you. I found that for me the lighter prints in the quilt were zingers and that is where my eye wanted to focus so when ever that happens the quilt needs just a ever so slight bathto make it fit in the shop and marry nicely with the other quilts. I always use the boxed Tan Rit Dye. Since I like subtle this is what I did. You will fill yourmachine with a combination of hot and cold water. Emerse the quilt and run the wash cycle long enough to get the quilt totally wet. Take it out and put it in a pan so you can add 1/2 box of the dye. If you only want to lightly soften the over all look use only a 1/4 of the box. Continue to run the wash cycle until you can see the dye is completely disolved. Put yourquilt in the dye bath and finish running the cycle and for the best results just before it is done turn it back and run the cycle again. After all cycles are done. Put in the dryer and dry your quilt. Many times at this point I will lay the quilt out flat on the floor which helps eliminate any wrinkles. This formula has worked well for me I hope you will find you get the same great results. Look at the picture from the Expo of this quilt and then look at the quilt in the shop today.
From the Toile fabric you will need to Cut (20) 6 1/2 inch squares, NOT 60.
Oh my goodness I am hopeful like our good samartian customer that brought it to our attention that you could see that 60 was not not the correct number by looking at the picture and looking at the size of the actual quilt. I am so sorry for this inconvenience and hope this will get out there to anyone that has the pattern so you can get it corrected.
The picture on the right, that is on the bed, is Dakota Patches and you can see the light toile print that I am making you aware of that needs to be cut different than our patten says.