Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sunny Isle Free Quilt Pattern

Sunny Isle fabrics are here! I was given the opportunity to design and make a quilt for this fabric line! Christie from Christie's Quilting Boutique did the quilting after I sent her the top so I don't have a finished quilt photo, but you can see the work in progress photos below. If you want to download the free pattern, go here & get it. The blocks are 12" & the finished quilt is a queen size at 77x101". Enjoy the sunshine from this pretty fabric line!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Village Quilt Along

Get ready to start your quilt! I gathered my Hotel Frederiksted stash & am ready to cut! 
Here is where you can download the pattern for $1. Sewfunbymonique

 **There are some errors found in cutting both the Hotel & Bungalow roof pieces, see below for corrections**

The instructions are for cutting out each Hotel, Bungalow & tree individually to allow you to be able to have each one made up of different fabrics. One organization method that has helped me with this quilt is placing each house or tree pieces on a paper plate. I can stack those & pull each one that I want to sew.

When you are ready to sew your block, a flannel board like the one below is super helpful! I bought it at Fat Quarter Shop & it is a Lori Holt design. If not, just assemble your block next to your machine. I am able to understand the instructions better if I can seeing the parts I'm working with.

My next post will be sewing a Hotel & a stacked tree.

**Corrections: (In bold)
Bungalow, step 1 should read:
"Draw a diagonal linen the wrong side of ONE 5 7/8" fabric S square. Place it right sides together over a 5/7/8" roof square. Sew 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. Cut the triangles apart on the line. CHOOSE HALF FOR YOUR ROOF SECTION AND SET THE OTHER HALF ASIDE." 
Do not make 16 triangles! 
This is what you start with:

This is what you should end up with. Just use one chimney piece from the first square & one roof piece from the lower square.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Village Quilt Along

Starting February 1, I will be hosting a quilt along making The Village quilt I designed for Free Spirit fabrics & Jennifer Paganellli's Hotel Frederiksted line. You can download the pattern in my shop for $1 here . The finished size is 46x60, great for a throw size or large wall hanging. Fabric requirements are 1/2 yard each of the 18 HF prints, 1/2 yard for binding, 1 3/4 background fabric (I used Free Spirit's Winter White solid), 3 yards for backing. I will be posting here, instagram (@sewfunbymonique) and Facebook on my shop page sewfunbymonique. Hope you can quilt along with us. We will finish by the end of April, in time for a Mother's day gift. Some people have said they are making a halloween themed one, and of course a Christmas one would be gorgeous!

Thanks for visiting!