That's 45 FREE BLOCK PATTERNS!!! Yippeeee!!!!!! There are also many manufacturers providing "Super Deals for Quilters," i.e., special offers and sales.
I have answered some fun questions as part of my designer profile: How many UFO's do I currently have? What was my first quilt? How did I transition from quilter to designer? You will have to go to the Quilting Gallery page to find out!
There's a Flickr page, too, so you can see what other folks have been up to with these free block patterns.
And there's a giveaway.... 2 prizes, folks!
My block is called Autumn Jewel Box, and it features my Fruitful Hands Fabric line:
With this block, you can make quilts like these:
You can click here for a PDF of this tutorial.
Here is how to make this block:
White- cut 4 squares each 3 7/8"
Red Floral- cut 4 squares each 3 7/8"
Cut these squares in half diagonally to create 8 triangles each:
Cut a strip, 2" x about 15", from each of the following fabrics: Orange Dot, Green Floral, Red Texture, Green Texture:
Sew the strips together along long edges:
(Why is it that the cat is most interested in me when I am trying to get something done??)
Trim off the selvedges and cut this unit into 4 units, each 3 1/2" wide:
Sew the red and white triangles together into 8 squares (sorry I forgot to photo this step!!)
Sew 4 of the squares into pairs like this, and then sew the pairs into a square:
Sew the remaining 4 squares to the ends of 2 of the strip units (note that the red triangle is adjacent to the green rectangle, and the white triangle is adjacent to the orange rectangle):
Sew the remaining 2 strip units to the large square:
Sew the block together as shown above. This yields a 12 1/2" (12" finished) block.
That's it! Hope you enjoy making this block!
As mentioned, there's a giveaway- with 2 prizes. Each prize will contain fabric from the Fruitful Hands fabric line, plus a pattern assortment OR an autographed copy of my book, Fruitful Hands. The retail value for each of these prizes is $40-$50.
For the giveaway, you can get up to 3 chances to win:
- Comment here on this post and tell me your favorite thing about the Autumn season.
- Like my Facebook page, and then comment here that you have done so.
- Subscribe to my newsletter (see the box in the upper right bar of this blog). Comment here to let me know you have done so.
I must be able to contact you if you win! If your email doesn't show up automatically through your Google or Blogger account, please include it in your comment. If you don't want to leave your email address in your comment, you can email me to give me your address and let me know that you have commented. You must comment by midnight EST on Monday November 12, 2012. Two winners will be chosen at random. Good Luck!
Don't forget to also visit the other two featured designers this week and get the directions for their blocks:
Jo's Country Junction and The Caffeinated Quilter (love that name!)