12 Awesome Free Quilt Patterns and Small Quilted Projects
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I wear several different hats! I’m a fiber artist working mainly in dyed and surface designed fabrics and art cloths. I love fibers, though, so I am constantly making pieces outside of my formal artwork, using crochet, embroidery, sewing, felting, … if it involves fabric/fibers I probably do it! Right now I’m especially interested in natural dyes, crochet design, and repurposing/remodeling clothes.
I’m also a graduate student. Currently I’m finishing my thesis research for a Masters degree in Art Education at Arizona State University and investigating how art is being taught on internet virtual worlds. I’ve taught art to students ranging from toddlers to seniors, in private and public schools, community centers, and workshops. Teaching keeps me focused on my own artwork and keeps me moving ahead in my skill levels.
And I’m a blogger! Art Threads is my fiber/fabric inspiration and tutorial art blog. I blog about what I like to do - sewing, felt, quilting, dying, embroidery, crochet, ... pretty much anything you use thread to create with! I also use the blog to teach about art. People often think of art as involving hard to find or use materials or as requiring advanced drawing/painting skills they haven’t had the opportunity to study. Fiber arts are easy to learn and you can buy the materials at your local stores. Once the basics are learned, anyone can use them to produce art at home.
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Jun 24, 2011
Oh boy! Totally disregard that last answer - I came up with a quick answer and was wrong. You won't be putting a border around every flower block since the border is one hexagon wide. I'd suggest working it out first on hexagon graph paper (it's easy to get confused working with these), but I'm estimating about 97 whole flower blocks, the same number of partial blocks as I figured out before, and around 900 connecting blocks. Much better!
Jun 21, 2011
Quilt sizes are easier to figure out than the pillowcase was! It's making that tube that's different. Basically, you'll just be making a square or a rectangle. First, figure out how big you want your quilt to be. I also have a California king and the quilt on it is 110 by 104 inches, it goes under my pillows, not over. The hexagon size in the pillowcase pattern will make a 12 inch block - 12 times 9 is 108. That's close enough to the measurement of the quilt I have that I'd make a 108 by 108 square quilt, so that means you want to make 81 complete blocks. You'll end up with a wavy edge since the hexagons aren't in straight rows. To make the edges even, you'll also need 8 half blocks per side - 32 half blocks in all. And to make the corners even, you'll need 4 quarter blocks! If I did my math right that's about 1300 white hexagons and 600 colored hexagons. It sounds daunting, but it'll be gorgeous! Machine quilting something that large will take a long arm sewing machine - hand stitching would probably look better on this quilt anyway. Happy quilting! Deborah
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Jun 20, 2011
Hi Deborah,br br I love your grandmother's garden flower quilted pillow cases and would like to make them along with the matching california king size bed quilt. This is my first quilting project and I am not sure how to adapt your pillow case pattern into a large quilt. Can you give me guidance as to how many colored hexagons flowers I would need and how many white hexagons I would need? I would really appreciate it.br br Thanks,br br Terry Clifford
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