Clover yo-yo makers are such a great tool! Because they are something our team has been playing with a lot lately, Jenna and I thought it would be fun to let you know just how expansive the world of yo-yos can be! For those who don't know...this is a yo-yo. Isn't it oh-so cute?! What sort of crazy yo-yo ideas do you have to share? If you're new to the yo-yo world, click here to see our tutorial.
Hi again! It's me Kiki and I blog over at It's Sew Kiki. I recently made the quilt below using Connecting Threads' fabric collection, Mastermind.
I've called this quilt "Whiz Kid" and I designed and made it for my husband. I've made quilts for so many people, but my poor husband didn't have one of his own!
When I received the Mastermind Collection, I knew it would be perfect for Joe's quilt. The colors are so bright and vibrant. I decided to pair it with a solid orange. Joe races motocross and his KTM bike is orange so this was just the right color choice. The orange solids make the prints from Mastermind just pop!
This quilt came together really fast with its simple Half Square Triangle zig zag pattern. The pattern is available as a free download through Connecting Threads. Just go here to get your copy. While you're there, take a look at all my other free downloadable patterns! And don't forget to browse all of Connecting Threads beautiful fabric.
I made this quilt just in time! Joe was racing recently and fractured his foot. He's been home healing and cuddling under his quilt all week. Is there anything better than seeing a quilt get used to comfort someone?
I'm definitely one of those quilters who wants to see my quilts getting used and loved. Wrap yourself up in it....wrinkle it up!
I also want to share with you a feature that I have on my blog. It's called Quilt Blocks 101. There you'll find tutorials for different quilt blocks using Connecting Threads fabric. Come visit and check it out!
Here is Lesson 3 of the Perfect Points Sampler Pattern.
Lesson 3 gets more challenging. The Bear's Paw and Friendship Star blocks are made with half-square triangles (HSTs). The one-inch finished size of the HSTs requires precise piecing and most likely a scant 1/4" seam allowance. The blocks are surrounded by frames to allow them to fit in the 8" finished framework of the sampler. This lets you practice maintaining sharp points set against another block or border.
Here we go with Lesson 2 of the Perfect Points Sampler Pattern. This week's blocks are the Snowball and Sawtooth Star. The lesson focuses on maintaining straight diagonal lines within and between blocks. Yes, the positioning pin can help with that also! Click here to join and the Perfect Points Quilt Along group on and download the PDFs for the tutorial and pattern introduction.