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Patterns & Treasures

I’ve had many friends describe quilts they are wanting to make and I have worked up a quick how-to for them. I’ve done it on old envelopes, a paper towel, scrap paper, the computer, and graph paper. Taking into consideration their skill level, I have scribbled down pictures, diagrams and instructions for them to use, but never something for public viewing; until yesterday. Yesterday I nervously, marched myself into a print shop and printed my first pattern made for a public eye. Today I dropped that pattern into a big blue mailbox for it to face a stranger. We will see what happens.

Last night, thinking of all the things I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve done on the pattern, I was sent a picture. Growing up there was a lady who was like an extra grandma and had the brightest smile and sweetest soul. As her daughter was going through a few boxes, a treasure was found.


This picture is of a 1910 Dresden Plate quilt pattern. I cannot even believe this still exists and that it is in pretty great shape. What I find most unbelievable is how anyone actually made their quilt using this. I do not understand the pattern at all, but I am going to do more research and try figuring it out. This treasure will be framed and admired for years to come. Maybe in one of those years I will figure out how they expected the pattern to be used. Do you have any insight??

I’ve actually made a Dresden Plate quilt before. I, however, did not use this pattern.


I hope you enjoy and relish in the fact that our patterns are no longer what they were but that does not mean old patterns don’t have to be a thing of the past. Patterns may be easier to follow and use modern tools, rulers, and often sewing machines that were not around then, but something about the simplicity of hand sewing is relaxing. Thinking of the stories and laughter that surrounded this pattern years ago brings happiness and wonder.
See you at the machine,

Care

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A Charmed Baby Quilt

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Poppies & Pinwheels

I’m working on a few projects going on around the house, but I finished the binding on this little jewel, Poppies & Pinwheels, and thought I would share.

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It might have been sprinkling when I had the chance to run down the street and snap these pictures, but there’s no harm in getting a little wet 😉 .  Ever since I started this quilt I imagined this picture and I just could not wait!

 

And lastly, my favorite picture I took while finishing the binding on a road trip..

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See you at the machine,

Care

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A Magic Ruler and My Favorite Block

 

Hey there!

The past several days we have been working with The Magic Triangle Ruler by Cindy Casciato to make different blocks using a Charm Pack. Today I will share the last block I used to make my charm pack quilt, but this is not the last block the ruler can make. It can make many, many different blocks- the possibilities are endless.

I hope by sharing the last few blocks you have gotten a taste of how fun this find is.

 


If you think you might want to make these blocks, hop on over to Cindy Casciato’s shop and take a look. You will not be disappointed.

Now, I challenge you to come up with a quilt using a charm pack- or two. I always love picking out charm packs, but I rarely use them in a quilt. Occasionally I have taken one or two blocks for applique work. Now I am hoping I will use them more frequently. After all, my stash wouldn’t notice a few missing. What is your favorite quilt that uses a charm pack?

 

See you at the machine,

Care

 

{Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any products shown or used in this blog. I am just sharing what I love.}

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The Magic Ruler Strikes Again

Hello! Hello! How was your weekend?

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We have been working through different blocks a ruler I was shown recently can make. I decided to use a charm pack and make a quilt using these blocks.

 

 

As you can see, this ruler really is magic.  Cindy Casciato is the master mind behind it and you can purchase it here in her shop.

I just love how this block comes together.  The squares always have a great point and making it with a stripe pattern really show it off.

 

To see the other blocks we have been creating, you can visit them here and here.

We almost have an entire quilt pieced.  Tomorrow I will share the last block and then how I put them together.  Check back soon to see a fun quilt using a charm pack and this magic ruler. It is pretty cute if I do say so myself. 🙂

 

See you at the machine,

Care

 

 

 

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The Geese are Flying with this Magic Ruler

Earlier this week I introduced you all to this magical ruler, and today I’m going to show you another block it can create. 

 Cindy Casciato- the creator of this ruler- is amazing! She came up with this wonderful tool and has exceptional instruction pages to guide you on exactly what size square you need to start with and has reference sheets available for purchase in her shop


 

Since she has done such a great job creating these, I will not share what size block you need to start with in order to obtain a certain finished block. I am merely showing you the fabulous blocks that can be created using The Magic Triangle Tool. 

 In my opinion, anything that allows me to make blocks with properly, pointed points and keeps me from having to fight with 1/8” (or really, anything under a half inch) is a game changer! This tool is completely worth it. 
 

How about a few Flying Geese to start the day?   

See you at the machine,

•Care

 

 

 

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Fabulous, Fun Find (A Magic Ruler)

The first block you can create using this fabulous tool is a half square triangle.

And of course, since I love pinwheels, I made a handy-dandy pinwheel using today’s blocks.

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Check back tomorrow to see what other fantastic blocks this magic tool can create.

See you at the machine,

Care

{Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with any products shown or mentioned in this post. I am just sharing what I love.}