Member Appreciation Block (MAB) #4

And now for your quilting enjoyment, I present Member Appreciation Block (MAB) #4.  My goal with this project is to post one block for every 100 members that have joined the Facebook Group.  Look for the PDF downloads in the files section of this group. I am also sharing this information here with you for those who stay off of Facebook.   

Detailed unit construction information for the units in this block can be found in Nickel Quilts & Borders. Available in PDF or print.

Estimated material requirements for a sampler quilt as well as a fun layout can be found in my Block of the Month:  Color Me Happy.  Contains information for quilts in 3 sizes! Available in PDF or print.

Happy Quilting!

Pat

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Member Appreciation Block (MAB) #3

Already well over 600 members in the newly created Facebook Group. For those just joining us in the last few days, look for the MAB blocks in the Files section of this group. I am also sharing this information here with you for those who stay off of Facebook.   

Detailed unit construction information for the units in this block can be found in Nickel Quilts & Borders. Available in PDF or print.

Estimated material requirements for a sampler quilt as well as a fun layout can be found in my Block of the Month:  Color Me Happy.  Contains information for quilts in 3 sizes! Available in PDF or print.

Happy Quilting!

Pat

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Member Appreciation Block (MAB) #2

Member Appreciation Block (MAB) #2

It will be fun trying to keep pace with new member additions, one new block for every 100 members in my Facebook Group. For those just joining us in the last few days, look for the MAB blocks in the Files section of this group. The information will also be in blog posts.

Detailed unit construction information for the units in this block can be found in Nickel Quilts & Borders. Available in PDF or print.

Estimated material requirements for a sampler quilt as well as a fun layout can be found in my Block of the Month:  Color Me Happy.  Contains information for quilts in 3 sizes! Available in PDF or print.

Happy Quilting!

Pat

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Zoom Lectures Available and Other Updates

Both the North Star State quilt and many of the Member Appreciation blocks I will be posting create Waste or Bonus Triangles.  This is Rambler, a quilt I made using my Waste/Bonus triangles.  The pattern for Rambler is a free download on my website. Enjoy!

We are now well over 500 members in the new Facebook Group. Look for two Member Appreciation Blocks (MAB) this coming week. It will be fun trying to keep pace with new member additions, one new block for every 100 members. For those just joining us in the last few days, look for the MAB blocks in the Files section of this group. The information will also be in blog posts. I finished stitching my MAB #1 this morning!

Print copies of the North Star State quilt pattern are back in stock!

Happy Quilting!

Pat

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Member Appreciation Block (MAB) Block #1

What is this? I want to do something special for my Facebook Group, so to celebrate the growth of this group for every 100 members I am going to post a new block.  The Facebook Group is already over 400 members in just a few weeks so I already need to do some catching up! My goal is to post a new block next Thursday and will continue that until I catch up with the membership numbers. Nothing would make me happier than to have to post two blocks every week!

Although I am posting these blocks as milestones for the Facebook Group I didn’t want to leave the followers of this blog out, that is why I have posted this information here also.  

I have uploaded a one page PDF to the Files Section of the Facebook Group with the images included in this post. 

Detailed unit construction information for the units in this block can be found in books: Nickel Quilts & Borders and Amazing Nickel Quilts

Estimated material requirements for a sampler quilt as well as a fun layout can be found in my Block of the Month: Color Me Happy Information in 3 sizes! Available in PDF or Print

Enjoy!

Pat

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Part 2 for the North Star State Quilt Along is ready for download!

Part 2 for the North Star State Quilt Along is ready for download!

The complete pattern is also available for purchase now on my website as a PDF download.

Have fun getting a start on the North Star Block!

I will leave all the parts up on my website for free downloads until one month after the end of the Quilt Along. Please keep spreading the word to your friends, quilting guilds, and groups!


Link to Part 2 of the North Star State Quilt Along

Close ups of some star blocks from my North Star State quilt. I love combining plaids and prints in the blocks!

I’m diving into a pile of deconstructed shirt parts to cut into 5″ squares!

In my happy place making half-square-triangle units for another project.

Wow! Over 800 quilters have downloaded Part 1 of the North Star State Quilt Along.  Thank you for spreading the word and getting your quilting friends to join in on this quilt!  Part 3 will be released on Monday 3/29/2021 and new Parts every Monday until all 8 parts have been released.

Happy Quilting!
Pat

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North Star State Quilt Along – Helpful Information On The Materials Chart and Cutting Chart

I’ve had a couple of people ask for more clarification on the Materials and Cutting so I am sharing that information here in hopes that it will help others.

The Letters in the Materials Chart and Cutting Chart represent the corresponding pieces on the Block Diagrams.

I used well over 100 fabrics in my quilt.

Start by thinking of the Letter as the piece in the Block.Then when looking at the Materials Charts you will see that you need dark fabrics for Piece A When looking at the Cutting Chart you will cut fabric for Piece A into 5″ x 5″ squares.

Continuing with Piece A as the example:
Piece A is in the Star block.I tell you to cut 20 sets of 2  because there are 20 Star Blocks in the quilt, and each Star Block needs 2 five inch squares from one fabric.

“set of 2” is 2 pieces that are identical (from one fabric).

If you want your quilt scrappy  you would cut: 2 five inch squares from one fabric, 2 five inch squares from a second fabric, 2 five inch squares from a third fabric, etc.

I know there is a lot of material and cutting information to familiarize yourself with for this quilt. And that is because we are making four different blocks!

We have:
The North Star Block
The Sashing Block
The Cornerstone Block
The Border Blocks

Many other quilts only have one block in them so the material and cutting information is minimal compared to what we are doing for this quilt.  That is one of the reason I divided the Quilt Along into eight parts.

I hope this information helps!
Pat

Part one for the North Star State Quilt Along is ready for download!

Part one for the North Star State Quilt Along is ready for download!   Link for Part One

The complete pattern is also available for purchase now on my website as a PDF download.

Have fun gathering your fabrics and getting a start on the cutting!

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Happy Quilting!
Pat

Rulers needed for the North Star State Quilt

Rulers needed for the North Star State Quilt:

Basic rulers to cut 5″ squares and 2 1/2″ strips

A ruler for squaring up half-square-triangle units to 4 1/2″.  I like to use a 4 1/2″ square ruler or a 6″ square.  Any square ruler larger than 4 1/2″ with a 45° diagonal line will work.

A ruler for cutting half-square-triangles from 2 1/2″ strips I like to use:  EZ Quilting Easy Angle – 4.5 inch ruler or an Omnigrid Right Triangle ruler (this ruler is not needed until part 8)

https://patspeth.com/collections/patterns/products/north-star-state-pdf

Tomorrow Part one will be released!

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