I’m running late with this because, A) School is back (for staff) and it has been crazy busy, B) I just finished our department raffle quilt in time to sell tickets tomorrow and C) It’s my birthday!!! I’m officially a speed limit….55. Well, OK maybe it is more of a suggestion where I learned to drive in California but still it feels like an accomplishment. Besides, now there are senior discounts! It was a low-key birthday with work all day, this when I went to Dutch Brothers
A quick binding on this quilt
And dinner with hubs and the girls. These two who are fresh back from their trip to Greece..
I love those smiles!
Now, about the freebies….I love, love, love the amazing patterns and tips and tricks that people share on the internet! Quilters are, in my opinion, some of the most caring and generous people you’re ever going to meet in life!
So, I couldn’t narrow it down to one….all three of mine are works progress from free patterns or tutorials…
1st – Strings a la Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville....seriously, have you ever looked at how many free patterns Bonnie has? And, she does an annual mystery quilt for free! Now, I don’t know about you but that kind of generosity always puts me first in line to buy whatever Bonnie is putting out and I’ve never been disappointed! This string block is a tutorial from her blog and all made with bits and oddments that I had laying around
Fun, right? everything but the kitchen sink in that one! I’m debating if I want to add on to it to make it bigger…I’ve still got plenty of scraps. So many that I’m nearly finished with my first Scrap Vortex from over at Crazy Mom Quilts.
You’ll find everything you need in the instructions on Crazy Mom Quilts to make your own vortex….caution, it’s addictive! Also, Samelia’s mum just posted a rainbow scrap that is a fun improve pieced quilt, too!
Third is a special one for me because both the fabrics and the pattern were free. A bunch of time ago, I brought home a stack of 2.5″ wide purple and green stripes from the guilds’ free table. Bonnie Hunter’s scrappy trips were all over at the time and I decided to try a controlled look. By placing the light and the green in the same spot, I got a very controlled look that still has fun with all the purples!
I love how this is coming out and can’t wait to make more! This is another of Bonnie Hunter’s free patterns. Now, when I add a Frankenbatt (that’s what I call it when I stitch leftovers back together with a wide zig-zag until I get enough to use) and an on-hand backing …the whole quilt will be free! Of course, my theory is that if you make it out of what’s on hand then it’s free. Obviously, fabric depreciates rapidly!
Check out my fabulous friends for more freebies and thanks to Joan at MooseStash Quilting for pulling all this together!
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