Monday, September 16, 2019

More FREE Pumpkin Quilt Projects!

It's fall, which means pumpkin season! To add to last year's popular Eight FREE Pumpkin Quilt Projects, I've compiled a group of 5 new pumpkin projects to add to the list!



Along with the cute and fun pumpkins from last year, there's this scrappy beauty of modern prints from Sassafras Lane,

                                    Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern 

quilt-as-you-go pumpkin mug rugs from the Patchwork Posse,

                                        quilt as you go mug rugs pumpkin


quick and easy pumpkin coasters from A Few Scraps,

                                     


a pumpkin block tutorial, made into a runner at Sew Lux Fabric,

                                     


and an adorable modern pumpkin wall hanging designed by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl for Thermo-Web.

                                   


In the pumpkin spirit now? I am, as I'm decorating with the Pumpkat Patch runner,


Pumpkat Patch table runner by QuiltFabrication

another runner made with the pumpkin applique block,


pumpkin applique block by QuiltFabrication

and over on the sofa, the Pumpkin Harvest lap quilt.


Pumpkin Harvest lap quilt by QuiltFabrication

Love all those pumpkins! And for lots of creative ways to decorate for Halloween, check out FREE Halloween Decorating Ideas - enjoy!


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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Back to School - Week 3

School is still in session at the Back to School Blog Hop, hosted by Sam of Hunter's Design Studio.



Learned something new? I have, and I'll be sharing the my favorite highlights at the end of the hop.

But today, let's have a look the next seven tutorials from these awesome quilters!


























If you're just joining in, check out the last 2 weeks of tutorials:

There's still more to come - check back next week!

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Friday, September 13, 2019

My Favorite Block - 9-Patch

It's my day for sharing my block for the My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin' In the Sticks. And what could it be? The ever-versatile 9-patch, recently featured in my Fall Leaves quilt.


Fall Leaves wall hanging quilt by QuiltFabrication

Not only does Fall Leaves feature the favorite 9-patch maple leaf block in two sizes, but the wall hanging version has a 9-patch setting.


Fall Leaves wall hanging quilt closeup by QuiltFabrication

Now, before we get any further, I have to give a shout out to the other fellow quilters showing off their blocks today. They are:
hope you get inspired!

Now onto my favorite. The 9-patch block can be simple squares, 




or incorporate HST's, like in the leaf block,



the shoo fly block,



a snowball,



and the friendship star.




Of course, HST's aren't the only possible design change. The possibilities are endless when other designs are introduced in the squares - check out these blocks:


this could go on forever!

And how about quilts, especially the disappearing 9-patch? A very popular quilt pattern created by cutting 9-patch blocks both horizontally and vertically, then rotating the results. 



Convinced about how great a 9-patch is?? Want to make some, but not sure what size squares to start with for a given finished block size? No need to do any math - it's all done in this handy chart!



The first column is the size square to cut, the second column is the unfinished block size after nine squares are sewn together, and the last column is the finished block size once it's sewn into a quilt top. Notice the finished block size gets pretty big toward the bottom of the chart, but that number is useful to determine a quilt size with a 9-block setting.

And last but not least, create more time for quilting - check out the tutorial Efficiently Sewing a 9-Patch using the chain stitching technique. Now I'm off to play with more 9-patches!

Happy Quilting!



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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Midweek Makers #192

Welcome to Midweek Makers! My collection of orange fabrics continues to grow, with these new pretties,

new orange fabrics for the stash

which look like a good match for Fiskars orange. So why am I collecting all of these oranges? Because last year, I sought out different orange fabrics for my Pumpkin Harvest quilt,

Pumpkin Harvest quilt by QuiltFabrication

but the selection was pretty slim. So this year, I'm grabbing orange fabrics when I see them, for potential creating without limitations. I do so love quilts with lots of different fabrics of the same color in them - just part of my style!

Has everyone been keeping up with the My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin' In the Sticks? My day is coming on Friday, Sept 13, and to keep in the spirit of the hop, I thought I'd feature blocks shared on last week's Midweek Makers.

From Quilts Etc,

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from Purring Cottage,



from Made by Marney,




from Cheeky Cognoscenti,


and this one from Espritpatch.


What's your share this week?
  • Please link directly to your specific post..
  • Visit the other guests, and leave a comments.
  • Use the Midweek Makers badge or link to www.QuiltFabrication.com in your post.
Have fun at the party!




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Monday, September 9, 2019

Favorite Quilt Block Hop Kickoff

Today is the start of the My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin' In the Sticks.

                                                            

There are over 35 quilters participating, and plenty of inspiration abounds! Below is the full list for each day this week - you'll find my block on Friday, Sept 13.

Monday, September 9th


Tuesday, September 10th


Wednesday, September 11th


Thursday, September 12th


Friday, September 13th

Enjoy all of the blocks in the hop - maybe there's a new quilt in your future!





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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Back to School - Week 2

Welcome, student quilters, to the second week of the Back to School Blog Hop hosted by Sam of Hunter's Design Studio!



The first week of tutorials from talented quilters were quite good, and this week promises to be just as awesome! This week's instructors include those below - just click on the pink link under the paper image.



                                       Webster Quilt            




                            Quilt District




                            Latifah Saafir Studios




                             Saroy




                             Patterns by Jen




                             Muppin




                             Sunflower Stitcheries

Have a great time at school this week! In case you're just joining in, here's the link to last week's classes:

Happy Quilting!

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