June Bite Size Quilt

DSCF0658 With the warm sunny weather, June has always been a perfect month to make memories. I suppose that is why so many couples get married in June. This month’s Bite Size block features a Memory block. The cute young couple in the center of this square is none other than me and my husband now wed 25 years! I need more memory… and blocks! I called this block Tuxedos and Lace. The block instructions are from the Material Girlfriends’ Pattern Change the World. The link will only be available for free for a limited time so don’t delay in downloading your copy of this beautiful block. June.BiteSizeBlock.Instructions. (Sorry, free download expired 11/16. For pattern, please purchase Bite Size Vol. 3)

This is another example of this pretty block sewn by my sister, Lora.1378798_1407440972818559_1884253831_n This photo shows the block on point. Lovely! And who can resist the adorable antique sewing machine in the background?

The center of the memory block is easy to make. Select a photo. If it is digital, print it on your home inkjet printer using inkjet printable fabric such as Printed Treasures. If your photo isn’t digital, you can place it right on the glass of your copier and make a copy of it using the printable fabric. Then just peel the paper off the back (tedious). I set the ink with a hot dry iron. Trim to size and use it just like fabric.

One of my quilting friends recently made a memory quilt for her father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Material Girlfriend, Judy, made her daughter a memory quilt since she was spending a semester overseas. Judy also made a 50th wedding anniversary quilt for her parents. The inkjet printable fabric can be used for hand bags and pillows as well! Purchase a package and see what memories you can create!



Enjoy this fun block. Sew a dozen or more for a delight anniversary quilt.

Tuxedos and Lace kit is availabel at In Between Stitches in Livermore. I will be teaching this June Bite Size class, Sunday June 1, 2014 at In Between Stitches.  Sign up today!

May Bite Size Quilt

ADSCF0655pril Showers Bring May Flowers!

Enjoy this lovely watering can full of spring flowers. The busy bees in the background, and one appliqued to the foreground make this a playful hanging. If you’d like to download this quick and easy pattern, click here. May.BiteSizeBlock.Instructions. (Sorry, free download expired 11/16. For pattern, please purchase Bite Size Vol. 3)

“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” Emily Dickinson

This applique block is easier than it looks! Select a fat quarter of a large floral print. Press fusible web to the back and trim out your flowers. Peel off the backing paper and press into place. It is that easy! I layered just two pieces from a floral print. The large red and purple flower and green leaves were one piece and I tucked the blue flowers to the right. Perfect! You can purchase the kit from In Between Stitches, 2190 First St, Livermore, CA 94550. (925)371-7064