Free Pattern Friday – Sweet Reflections Quilt

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Years and years ago, I put aside a box of fabrics I’d made from my kid’s clothing to eventually make a quilt. This was SO long ago, I wasn’t even a quilter yet.

Flour sack 9 patch

My Grannie had done something similar. She’d cut the fabric scraps from flour sacks and worn out clothing into 2 1/2″ patches (with a template and scissors!) and those would go in a cardboard box to make nine patches (above).

Grannie's Nine Patch

After Grannie passed away, I inherited the treasure box full of nine patches, eventually making the quilt you see here.

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My own 2 1/2″ patches are a bit lumpy bumpy, because at some point in the past, long before I was a quilter, I sewed the fabrics together in irregular chunks, with the idea of eventually making a quilt. Instead of picking all those pieces apart, I cut them, as they were, into 2 1/2″ pieces.

It’s all part of the story.

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Sweet Reflections is a traditionally pieced quilt made from two simple blocks. You’ll get a continuous checkerboard pattern when the two different blocks are used together.

Now, I obviously didn’t invent patchwork quilts. I’m not in any way taking credit for reinventing the wheel, but I do hope you find these simple instructions useful and maybe even inspiring!

This pattern is dedicated to Jennifer Rowles for her accidental reminder on Talk to Me Tuesday that some really special fabrics were waiting for a little love!

I’m planning to make a couple of these blocks per week, in between all of the other crazy things I’m working on. It’s a peaceful, easy to make block and I hope very much that you enjoy it as much as I have!

The blocks are 10″ (10 1/2″ with seam allowance), traditionally pieced. Chain pieced if you like! Make one, or make a whole quilt. Directions to make a 56″ x 66″ quilt included.

I’d love to see how you use Sweet Reflections. Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes. It’s a great place to share!

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This is, more or less, my goal, just a bit more scrappy!

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Football With LacesFootball with Laces is just one of the many patterns in my Craftsy Shop!

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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Quilt along or work at your own pace.

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TTMT #456 – Pocketses

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Rainbow Cascade – Nudge for Set 9

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Welcome back to the Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along!

This is your Set 9 nudge – a friendly reminder to help keep you on track with your Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along.

Remember, Rainbow Cascade is made from a single block repeated in a rainbow of colors!

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Blocks to Make January 22 – February 12

Set 9

This information is also included in the pattern.

The amount and colors of blocks you will make will depend on the size you quilt you choose to work on.

Color listed below indicates MAIN COLOR. See pattern for details.

30″ x 40″  1 Green
40″ x 50″  2 Blue
50″ x 60″  2 Indigo
60″ x 70″  3 Violet
70″ x 80″  3 Red, 1 Orange

Total Block So Far

Includes blocks this week and previous sets. 

See quilt images below to see where we’re going!

30″ x 40″  1 Red 2 Orange  3 Yellow  2 Green
40″ x 50″  1 Red 2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  5 Blue
50″ x 60″  1 Red 2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  5 Blue  5 Indigo
60″ x 70″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  4 Blue  6 Indigo  6 Violet
70″ x 80″  8 Red  3 Orange  3 Yellow  4 Green  5 Blue  6 Indigo  5 Violet

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Want to choose your own colors? Here’s a fill-in-the-blank color chart!

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I highly recommend using an Add-A Quarter-Ruler during paper piecing to minimize bulk AND to press seams open when piecing paper pieced sections together. You’ll find more instructions in the pattern document.

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What can you make out of these fun blocks?

Why a Rainbow Cascade Quilt of course!

Fabric amounts and instructions are included for the following quilt sizes.

Feel free to add or remove rows as needed for your own personal use.

30 x 40

30″ x 40″

40 x 50

40″ 50″

50 x 60

50″ x 60″

60 x 70

60″ x 70″

70 x 80

70″ x 80″

70 x 80 black background

70″ x 80″ with black background fabric

I’m sure it’s easy to see where the name Rainbow Cascade came from!

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Free Pattern Friday – My Back Pocket

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I mentioned on TTMT a couple of weeks back that I have quite a few doodles from over the winter break.

Sometimes my doodles are elaborate drawings and sometimes they are, well, just doodles!

back pocket doodle

So began today’s freebie! Inspired by the constant presence of my own phone in my back pocket, My Back Pocket is a 10″ (10 1/2″ with seam allowance) pattern to paper piece. It’s super simple and goes together very quickly.

 

 

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I can’t wait to see YOUR Back Pocket!

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Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as with many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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TTMT #455 – For the Birds

It’s coooold here today (for Austin!) and I accidentally left my sewing room window cracked last night, so this is a fast one!

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Free Pattern Friday – Birdbath

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today’s pattern is inspired and dedicated to my lovely friend, Linda B.

On a whim, I'm auditioning a new sparklie in the birdbath. It's a sweet glass ball that @vivaciouswordsmith added to our donate pile. I've got @thelinusconnection emails to respond to, quilts to bind and more orphan blocks to sort, but coffee and breakfas

Linda moved out of state in the autumn. Before she left, she gave me her very lovely birdbath. I think of her every time I see it. ♥

Birdbath is 10″ paper pieced (10 1/2″ with seam allowance). The piecing is simple and it comes together very quickly. I would recommend trimming the beaks and tummies closely to help reduce bulk. This is a good spot to use your Add-An-Eighth Ruler if you have it.

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Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as with many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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TTMT #454 – Forward & Back

As promised, a recap of all of my new patterns published in 2017!

I forgot my intro music today. Oops!

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Block set assignments by color & quilt size on the

second and fourth Mondays through April. ♥ 

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