Friday, December 20, 2013

A Recipe for a Modern Sampler Quilt

Gradually combine the ingredients for one chain link block.

Add a healthy dose of equilateral triangles.

 Chop twelve 3" curve blocks. Sew one. Set the remain ingredients aside. Permanantly. Seriously, these are just too small! 

Preheat (press) a double layer of freezer paper to preshrink. Cut random shapes and press to the wrong side of fabric. Cut 1/4" seam allowance.

Baste with a brush on exposed fabric. Fold over the freezer paper and heat set with an iron.

Remove the freezer paper.

Add a handful of rectangles with stitch and flip triangles.

Trim the fat.


Generously apply some strip piecing.

Combine with half square triangles.

Separate the dog ears.

Organize your ingredients.

It's alright to improvise.

Cut some freezer paper templates.

Apply the melon to your pickle dish.

Allow the components to stew.

Apply decorative flourishes.


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Creations by Nina-Marie

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fabric Finds

Just For Fun is a whimsical line designed by Marisa and Creative Thursday for Andover Fabrics. It's filled with a delightful combination of rabbits, pinwheels, scooters and balloons. Isn't it adorable?

You can find it at for $9.20 per yard. I love not having to pay shipping when I order $35 worth, which is all too easy!

I Dream of Paris Eiffel Tower by Wild Apple for Windham Fabrics might need to join my low-volume collection. At $7.35 per yard, who could resist?