Sunday, September 6, 2015

French Seam Purse First Step

Here is the first step of a new tutorial I will be posting soon.
This will be come a French Seam Purse. I am making it in miniature but you can make it any size you want to.

You can make this without the piecing. Just use a pretty fabric instead of making a quilt for the front.
If you use the pieced front then you will need a template to make the Boston Blocks.
To make it bigger just use a bigger template!!

I am making a pieced quilt front for it but you can skip that if you don't want to piece a quilt front.
In this pic you can see half of my quilt top. 

Below that you can see the Boston Blocks I laid out to sew together. 
Click here for Boston Directions

Then I sewed the 4 Bostons into a 4 patch.
I sewed another 4 patch and sewed the two 4 patches together.
I have the other half and will show the whole in the next post

Monday, August 31, 2015

September BOM

     My original design--  uses 2 of my shortcut blocks -  my boston blocks and half square triangles.
  You can find the directions for these shortcut blocks here-
  follow the above link and then click on the shortcut blocks tab to find the shortcut block directions

 Once you have learned to make the shortcut blocks then you make as many as you need. Look at the layout picture to see where the colors go and how to lay the blocks so you get this design.  If you need any help just let me know and I"ll be happy to help you.

 You will need a 2 1/2" template to make this into a 12 1/2" quilt block. You can use any size template you like but it will be a diff size depending on the size of template you use.
  If you need a template email me at patchesbyr@yahoo with your postal address and include the 2 1/2" template size in your message.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Piece n Cut Patchwork

Check out my new Website - Piece n Cut Patchwork!

I'm still working on adding more of my tutorials to it. So check back and see what more there is to see!
I can't believe it is the end of August here in Iowa and it is only 72 degrees!! It is usually in the 90s this time of year. We did have some heat a week ago and now it is cooler! So glad for that!

I was trying to resolve an issue with my Skype yesterday and I got an interesting video call. It was through Facebook and was my daughter in law.  I didn't know you could video chat in Facebook! So I missed the call. I called her on the phone and no she hadn't called me and didn't know you could video chat on FB either. So she started checking and my 4 yr old grandson Colton is the culprit who tried to video call me Grandma Rhonda LOL. The child shall lead the way LOL   Now my daughter in law and I both know you can video chat on FB LOL

On to quilting - I am working on some coin purses but this time I am putting little kits together to put in them. I plan to have them ready to sell soon. I  have 2 made so far. one is a sewing kit with 2 bobbins w/ thread / small scissors/2 hand needles and 2 pins/ seam ripper/ and I plan to stick a sucker in there LOL

The other one I am going to put bandaids and other first aid stuff in. so it will be a First Aid kit.

I just thought they'd make cute purse stuffers. something to throw in your purse and take with you.

I have more in mind and need to get busy again. I hope to have something to show you all soon!

Wishing you all Sunshine and laughter!! God Bless Rhonda