Sunday, June 10, 2018

Double Crossed Continued

My Double Crossed quilt pattern is now featured on Favequilts.  Isn't that fun?  It now joins my Scrappy Log cabin Heart Quilt along with my Scrappy Log Cabin Star QuiltFavequilts is a great source of quilt patterns, instructions and inspiration. 

I have completed my first Double Crossed Quilt.  I am so thrilled with this scrappy and fun version.




I went with 20 of the block and opted out of the boarders, basically because I was impatient and wanted it completed.  It quilted up like a dream with pink Glide Thread on the top and Glide Thread's bobbin Thread on the back.  



If you are interested in making one for yourself or as a gift the block directions are in my previous post.

I would love to see your version, if you make one please tag me on instagram.  

Happy sewing, until next time...
Lisa Jo
@neverlandstitches


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Double Crossed Quilt Pattern

I know it's been a while since I have updated my blog, but sometimes life gets busy (graduations, weddings, and family emergencies).  However, I finaly had a day to start sewing my latest quilt design.



Here's the digital rendering of my quilt Double Crossed.  A 64 x 64 inch - Throw quilt using 16 - 14 inch blocks with a  FQ bundles and 1 1/2 yards for the background. The block uses 3 inch and 2 1/2 inch strips.

A single block looks like this: 

Beautifully simple!  These blocks go together very quickly and I just adore that they make a secondary design - how fun! 


Cut the following pieces: 


  • Piece A - (8) - 3 x 5 inch rectangles of your background 
  • Piece B - (4) - 3 x 7 1/2 inch rectangles for your center cross )2 of each contrasting fabrics)
  • Piece C - (4) 2 1/2 x 5 inch rectangles for your corners to create the seconary smaller cross  design (2 of each contrasting fabrics)
Ready to start sewing (all seams are 1/4 inch and always sew right sides together)
  1. Sew your 4 piece C's to 4 of your piece A's along the 5 inch edge and press as desired.
  2. Sew the last 4 piece C's to the top of the piece AC units so that your piece A's are to the left. Press as desired
  3. Sew the piece B's to the long background edges (the two C edges) of the units you just have sewn together. and press. 

Now lets start assembling your block: 
  1. Sew the 2 of the units together so the the long edge of piece B is sewn to the BC edge of the oposite unit. Press as desired. 
  2. Sew the two large sections together so the long edges of B are top and bottom, oposite of each other. Press as desired. 

Your block should meassure 14 1/2 inches square. Now make 15 more or 19 more if you'd like to make a longer quilt. 

Add boarders as desired.  I opted to add an additional row and skip the boarders as I was too excited to complete my quilt.

I currently have 16 fun scrappy blocks sewn together using various cream and white low volume fabrics.   Big debate - do I make mine bigger or just start adding boarders?  

Coming later this week at the eldest child's request - a jelly roll friendly version with 12 inch blocks.  Here's a sneak peak of my version using a jellyroll of Sweetwater's Authentic and various grey solids for the background fabrics.



Happy sewing, until next time....
Lisa Jo 
@neverlandstitches




Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Scrappy Log Cabin Star Quilt

If you are interested in creating a quilt using my Scrappy Log Cabin Star block, here is a digital rendition of a quilt top.  I have not had time, yet to complete an entire quilt, so this will have to do for now. I just love the secondary blocks that the corners create.


This was done with 20 blocks, 10 of each and measures at 48 x 60 inches.   Of course, the scrappy the better in my opinion.

Yardage is as follows:
1/2 yard of fabric A
1/4 yard of fabric B
1/2 yard of fabric C
1/2 yard of fabric D
1/2 yard of fabric E
1/4 yard of fabric F
1/2 yard of fabric G 
1 3/4 yards of your background fabric.

Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
@neverlandstitches



Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Scrappy Log Cabin Star Block

This is my latest block pattern.  It's amazing what you can come up with at 11:30PM on a Friday night after a long / stressful week at work.  It is a 12 1/2 inch Scrappy Log Cabin Star.
Neverlandstitches (C) 
@liv2knitnsew's version done in Bonnie and Camille by Moda

If you would like to make one here's what I did (Note: seam allowance is 1/4"):

First gather up the some fun scraps that coordinate (or not)...

Now you will cut your pieces for your center log cabin: 
  • Cut (1) 1 1/2 " square for the corner of you log 
  • Cut (1) - 1 1/2 " square and (1) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip of your second fabric
  • Cut  (1) - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip  and (1) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2 " strip of your third fabric
  • Cut (1) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2 " strip and (1) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip of your forth fabric

Let's sew together the center log cabin: 

  1. Sew the two 1 1/2 inch squares together and press
  2. Sew the 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch strip of the second fabric to the top other the two squares you sewed together in step 1 and press
  3. Sew the 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch strip of the third fabric to the left of your other pieces you just have sewn together in step 2 and press
  4. Sew the 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch strip of the third fabric to the top of the pieces you sewed together in step 3 and press
  5. Sew the 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch strip of the forth fabric to the left of the pieces you sewed together in step 4 and press
  6. Sew the 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip of the forth fabric to the top of the pieces you sewed together in step 5 and press
Your little log cabin center should measure 4 1/2 inches square.

Next for the flying geese.... I prefer doing the 4 at a time no waste method.  

  • Cut (4) 2 7/8'" squares of a fabric you'd like to pop and draw a line diagonally on each 
  • Cut (1) 5 1/4" square of the background
  • Cut (4) 2 1/2" squares for the corners of your star of your choice of fabrics. (I made the block two different ways and you can see the difference a bit further down in this post)

Here's how I make my 4 at a time flying geese:

Align right sides together of 2 of the 2 7/8" squares on top the the 5 1/4" square as shown below

  • Sew 1/4" one side of the center line
  • Lift your presser foot and turn you pieces around and sew 1/4" on the other side of the line
  • Cut the square in half corner to corner in between the two seams as shown below: 



  • Now press the wings up
  • Place the last two 2 7/8" squares over the cut triangles as shown below
  • Sew a 1/4" one side of the line
  • Turn and sew 1/4' on the other side of the line




  • Cut corner to corner in the center of the two seams you just have sewn as shown below: 


  • Press up and trim to 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"


Lay out your pieces like this and sew together your Log cabin star should now measure 8 1/2" square: 
Now to add the final border: 
  • Cut (2) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips of another background fabric
  • Cut (2) 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" stips of the same fabric as you just cut
  • Cut (4) 3 1/2" squares for the corners and draw a line diagonally across each square
  1. Sew a 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strip on each side of the star and press
  2. Sew a 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip on the top and then on the bottom and press
  3. Place one 3 1/2 inch square over a corner 


Sew on the line and then trim to 1/4 inch from the seam




Press out & Ta Da!!!!  Your block should measure 12 1/2 inches and finish at 12".

If you make one, please tag me on Instagram so I can see your version - @neverlandstitches 
#neverlandstitches

Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Scrappy Log Cabin Heart Quilt Assemly - Lynda’s Version

Lynda was kind enough to share with me how she assembled her version of my scrappy log Cabin quilt Blocks into a stunning quilt.  Here’s a picture of it again…it just takes my breath away!!!


Linda @nana9375 on Instagram added 1 1/2” borders on each block (making them 14 1/2” sq); then for setting triangles I cut 2-21” squares (cut twice diagonally for 8 triangles) then cut 2-10 3/4” corner triangles (cut once diagonally for 4 corners). Quilt ends up 60x60”.

I hope this helps those who have asked. I hope to share how I assembled my version later this week....

I hope that you will follow both Lynda & I on Instagram. Her work is amazing!!!  And I have lots of fun stuff in the planning stages.

Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
@ Neverlandstitches

Sunday, February 4, 2018

A Second Scrappy Log Cabin Heart

I decided to create a second version of my Scrappy Log Cabin Heart block. Here's what the my quilt looks like with the two variations of the blocks.



Here's what the alternate version of the block looks like: 


In order to make this block cut the following: 

Background / Low Volume: 
1 - 4 1/2 inch square
4  - 2 1/2 inch squares and draw a line diagonally across each

Various scrappy fabrics: 
6 - 2 1/2 inch squares
3 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles
3 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch rectangles
1 - 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch rectagle
1 - 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch rectangle

Ready to start sewing?  All seams are 1/4 inch. Press as desired.  I tend to press to the darker fabric.

  1. Sew 2 piece 2 - 2 1/2 inch squares together and press the seams.   
  2. Sew 2 more 2 - 2 1/2 inch squares together and press.
  3. Sew the the four patches together and press
  4. Sew 1 - a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the bottom of the your first two pieces from step 3 and press.
  5. Sew 1 - 2 1/2 inch square to a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip press.
  6. Repeat with the last 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch strip and press.
  7. Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 strip to the top of the 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 strip you just sewed  to the 2 1/2 inch square in step 6 and press. 
  8. Take 1 - 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric and place it right sides together on the top left corner of the pieces you just sewed together in step 7.  Sew on the diagonal line. Trim to 1/4 inch and press up.
  9. Sew the 4 1/2 inch square of background fabric to the left side of the pieces sewn together in step 8.
  10. Sew the other 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 strip you sewed to the 2 1/2 inch square to the left side of the 4 2/12 inch square sewn to the 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 strip and press. 
  11. Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip to the left  of the pieces sewn together in step 10 and press.
  12. Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip to the right of the pieces sewn together in step 11 and press.
  13. Take another 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric place right sides together on the upper left corner of the pieces sewn together in step 12,  sew on the diagonal line, trim to 1/4 inch and press up. 
  14. Sew the group of pieces with the 4 1/2 inch square of background fabric sewn together in step 9 to the top of the group of pieces sewn together in step 13.
  15. Sew the 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch strip to the bottom of all of the piece sewn together in step 14 and press.
  16. Take another 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric place right sides together on the bottom left corner of the pieces sewn together in step 15,  sew on the diagonal line, trim to 1/4 inch and press. 
  17. Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip to the left of your heart and press
  18. Take the last 2 1/2 inch square of background fabric, place right side together over the upper right hand corner of the heart. sew on the diagonal line, trim to 1/4 inch, and press up.
Your heart should now be complete and measure at 12 1/2 inches square so it will finish at 12 inches in a quilt.

If for some reason my directions don't make sense, please let me know and I will try to clarify them.

Did you hear that we are doing a mixing up the Moda swap of these two blocks?  If you are interested follow me on Instagram and the sign up link is in my profile until February 10th.

Here's a close up of one of my completed blocks: 


Requirement and assembly for both my version and Lynda's version coming tomorrow...

Happy Sewing! 
Lisa Jo 
@neverlandstitches
(C) Neverlandstiches 2018




Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Scrappy Log Cabin Heart Quilt

This beautiful version was created by Lynda @nana9375 on Instragram

I am so excited to share this block and quilt pattern with you.  I have wanted to have a Valentine's Quilt since I first saw the various posts last year.  Therefore, between all the beautiful valentine's quilts and making my blocks for #Anotherbclogcabinswapagain I came up with this idea...a scrappy log cabin heart block.

Isn't this just so sweet?


If you would like to make a block for a pillow or enough for a whole quilt, here is how to make the block:

Start out by picking a background fabric or two.  I am making my quilt with three different grey & white low volumes.

Next, gather up some 2 1/2 inch strips of reds and pinks (and any other scraps you would like to include).  Hint:  This is a great way to use a jellyroll!

For one block, you need to cut the following:

Background Fabric:
                A - (1)  - 4 1/2 inch square
                B - (4) - 2 1/2 inch squares - (draw a diagonal line on each)  

Scrappy Reds and Pinks:
                C - (4) - 2 1/2 inch squares
                D -(4) - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strips
                E -(2) - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strips
                F -(2) - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strips
                G - (1) - 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip



Ready to start sewing?  All seams are 1/4 inch. Press as desired.  I tend to press to the darker fabric.

  • Sew 2 piece 2 - 2 1/2 inch squares together and press the seams.  This is the center of your heart or the beginning of your heart's ventricles for all of you with medical backgrounds.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the bottom of the your first two pieces and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the left side of your heart's ventricles and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip to the top of your heart's ventricles and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip to the right of your heart's ventricles and press
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strip to the bottom of your heart's ventricles and press
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strip to the left of your heart's ventricles and press

Your hearts ventricles should now measure 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches.

Now we are going to sew together your hearts atriums.

  • Sew 2 piece 2 - 2 1/2 inch squares together and press the seams. 
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the top of the your first two pieces and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the left side of your heart's atriums and press.
  • Easy peasy thus far right?  Next, we are going to get a tad tricky... 
  • Take 1 - 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric and place it right sides together on the top left corner of the atrium as shown.  Sew on the diagonal line. Trim to 1/4 inch and press up.
  • Take another 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric and repeat on the top left corner of your heart's ventricles.
  • Take another 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric and repeat for the bottom left corner of your heart's ventricles.
  • Take the 4 1/2 inch square of background fabric and sew it to the left side of your heart's atriums.
  • Sew right sides together the atrium to the ventricles.
  • Sew the 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip to the right side of your heart and press
  • Take the last 2 1/2 inch square of background fabric on the top right of the heart and sew on the diagonal line, trim to 1/4 inch and press open.

Tad- da! You have one 12 1/2 inch Scrappy Log Cabin Block completed!
I have 8 hearts completed as of today...please pardon my tacky design wall.



Here is a digital image of how the quilt will be look.


 
I will post fabric requirements and assembly instruction later this week. 
  

If you make a block please tag me on Instagram @neverlandstiches so I can see...

Thanks for visiting and happy sewing...
Lisa Jo
Neverlandstitches

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