Saturday, May 18, 2019

Big Block Sampler by Neverlandstitches

I am going to admit it, I am the worst blogger.  I write so much for my day job that most evenings the last thing I want to do is work on the computer when I get home.  I would rather just sew.

I love big quilt blocks!  I really do!  Why do I love big blocks?  It take the same amount of time to make a 6 inch or 12 inch block and you can only make 9 or 12 and have a great quilt. 

If you've made my Ribbon Stars quilt you will notice the blocks are 16 inches, South Channel Stars has 20 inch blocks and my Scrappy Teal Pumpkin is giant.  I also have some new quilts coming to Moda Bakeshop which will feature big blocks.

I decided I need another big block quilt and another thing I really love is a good sample quilt.  I therefore decided to combine the two and created Neverlandstiches Big Block Sampler.  The blocks in this quilt all are 20 inches in size.  I did not use any sashing and only one boarder.   The quilt finishes at 70 inches before it was washed.



I used various leftover fabrics from different Cory Yoder's fabric lines to create my quilt.  I wanted this quilt to be scrappy.  I would recommend using various fabrics of a designer's line or pick a couple colorways from various designers.  Make it your own.

Isn't fun if you take a picture of a quilt top on a sunny day that it looks like stained glass?


I was busy quilting this quilt late Friday night on my Q'nique 15+R using my favorite Glide Tread and pre-wound Glide Tread bobbins, because I live such an exciting life - lol.   I used a new to me panto, called Summer Days by Quiltoff's Etsy Shop.  It's so fun and whimsical.  


Saturday morning was binding time...  Corey Yoder, always has something in each collection, which is absolutely perfect for binding the quilts made from her collections.  



Here is my finished version of the quilt using Corey Yoder's Sunnyside up, Strawberry Jam and Sun drops along with Moda Bella solids in Ivory and Fog...



If you would like to make this Big Block Sampler yourself you may download the pattern here.  Or use the various boarders for the blocks and use your favorite 16, 17 or 18 inch blocks and turn them into 20 inch blocks to make your own version.

Hint:

  • 16 inch blocks require boarders cut at 2.5 inches
  • 17 inch blocks require boarders cut at 2 inches 
  • 18 inch block require boarders cut at 1.5 inches


Please tag me on Instagram if you make this quilt or any of the blocks as I would love to see them.

Also,  did you know that I now have a Facebook Group?  It's called Neverlandstitches by Lisa Jo.  You can request to join and there is even a bonus pattern available to group members.  If you join the group and make any of my patterns, please feel free to share them in the group.



One of the blocks from the Big Block Sampler is from my pattern on Moda Bakeshop, called Ribbon Stars and you can find the pattern here on Moda Bakeshop.   Used Corey Yoder's Strawberry Jam to make this quilt.



Until next time ... Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A Scrappy Log Cabin Flower Hearts Quilt

This is going to be a quick little post....

So many quilters have given me such wonderful feedback regarding my block pattern released last year, The Scrappy Log Cabin Heart.  Thank you!!   I was getting ready to sew together my blocks from the Instagram swap last year and decided that I wanted a different layout than the one I used previously. So, I came up with this layout that uses 16 Scrappy Log Cabin Hearts and 9 traditional Log Cabin Blocks.  


Since it has been so very cold here in Michigan recently, I got all wild and crazy and put two layers of batting inside this quilt.  It is so warm, snuggley, and heavy




I just love how the four hears appear to look like a giant flower with a star center.  


If you are interested in this layout you may download the pattern here

Note: I used 2 1/2 inch wide sashing between the block groups and opted for a low volume boarder of 3 inch wide strips of low volume for my boarders. 

Did you know that I now have a Facebook Group?  It's called Neverlandstitches by Lisa Jo.  You can request to join and there is even a bonus pattern available to group members.  If you join the group and make any of my patterns, please feel free to share them in the


If you make a block or a quilt using the block, please tag me on Instagram @neverlandstiches so I can see...

Thanks for visiting and happy sewing...Lisa JoNeverlandstitches

Sunday, February 3, 2019

South Channel Stars Quilt

I have a new free quilt pattern for you.  I have decided to call it South Channel Stars after the beautiful night sky on Harsens Island here in Michigan.


South Channel Stars

This quilt measures 70 inches square and the blocks are 20 inches each.

I will be honest, I only have 3 blocks sewn together at this point but a few people have asked if there was a pattern therefore, I decided to publish the pattern.


If you'd like to make this quilt the pattern  which includes the yardage and a coloring page may be downloaded here

Just in case you are impatient, and would like to make a quilt a bit faster.  Here's a 6 block version of the quilt

The link to this version may be downloaded here.

I made this version for a very special young lady about to start medical school.  





Please tag me on Instagram so I may see you blocks & quilt. 

Also, have you seen my quilt patterns on Moda BakeShop? Links to the patterns are below the photos.

Stars & Stripes Flag Quilt

Stars Around Quilt

A Special Gift

Also,  did you know that I now have a Facebook Group?  It's called Neverlandstitches by Lisa Jo.  You can request to join and there is even a bonus pattern available to group members.  If you join the group and make any of my patterns, please feel free to share them in the

Until next time ... Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo 




Monday, November 26, 2018

Using multiple panto in a single row with Quilter’s Creative Touch 4 by Grace Company

Here's a quick little tutorial on how to use multiple pantos in a single row
with Quilter’s Creative Touch 4 by Grace Company


I love to use multiple pantos on a single quilt.  
I believe it make my quilts more interesting.and personalized.  


To be honest I stumbled upon this by accident or should I say by just playing
with my software on an evening when I was too tired after a day at my day job and
long commute.  Please note that I purchased the software and Quilt Motion. I
was not provided use of it by the Grace Company. I just happen to be a quilter who really loves her
Queen Gracie Frame and Quilter’s Creative Touch 4.I personally use a Juki TL-2010Q
sewing machine on my Gracie Frame so my quilting area is limited,
but then so is my budget. The set up work very well for me.


My methods may not be completely correct, but it works well for me.


Open your Quilter’s Creative Touch 4 software in simulation mode.
Click on QuiltCAD,


.
Once in QuiltCAD, Click on SIZE and adjust to your quilt width, quilting height
of your matching and block size.


Select the Layout tab (Blue highlighted area below)
Select the first pattern you would like to begin with by clicking on Select Pattern
(Red highlighted area below)




Click on the first section (Red highlighted area in the picture below)
Click on the Place Pattern button (Blue highlighted area)
Use the horizontal and vertical MAX buttons to fill the cells as desired.
Continue to place various patterns in each cell to create your customize panto

Click on the bar to the far left on the row so that your entire row is highlighted as shown above.
Click the Green QUILT button on the bottom right.


Don’t worry if the software indicates that you are out of safe area because this is just a gateway step.  
Click on the Optimize button on the top toolbar
.
From the Optimize screen you may click to remove thread breaks and
then save your customized panto by clicking on the Blue Disk on the toolbar.  


Most importantly don’t be afraid to explore your software.  
Quilter’s Creative Touch 4 is an extremely powerful tool and the possibilities are unlimited.

Until Next Time...
Happy Sewing....

Lisa Jo
@Neverlandstiches

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Star Around Quilt on Moda Bake Shop

It official - I can finally share that I am a Moda Bake Shop Chef!  I have what I think is a beautiful new pattern featured on Moda Bake Shop called Stars Around.





As promised you may download a planning coloring sheet here.

All the information regarding making The Stars Around Quilt  is on The Moda Bake Shop. 

Until Next time....
Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo




Saturday, September 1, 2018

Scrappy Teal Pumpkin Quilt

As I was getting out my Pumpkin Seed quilt from last fall, I was inspired to make a large pumpkin quilt for my son and his wife.  My son has peanut and nut allergies.  We had to always be aware of all that he was eating.  When he met this sweet girl in collage and she started carrying an Epi-Pen in her purse, I just knew she was the girl for him and 6 years later they married this May.  We were all thrilled!

So up bright and early this Saturday morning, I set out to design this Scrappy Teal Pumpkin quilt which finishes at 66 inch and then immediately set out to sew.   The pattern includes a bonus 24 inch version of the main pumpkin block. Download the quilt pattern here.


Scrappy Teal Pumpkin Pattern

Here's how my completed quilt looks...





Until next time....
Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
@neverlandstiches



Monday, August 13, 2018

Some 12 inch Quilt Block Inspiration

In order to provide some inspiration for the swap below are a couple 12 1/2 inch blocks. 

The Michigan Beauty BLock is the larger version of the block from the first week of our Loyal Union Sampler Sew Along.  

A 12 inch Michigan Beauty Block 


I am showing you two different versions.  It all a matter of fabric layout to change it up! 
Until next time...
Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
@neverlandstitches