Thursday, May 13, 2021

Farmgirls Unite Blog Tour - Sneak Peak of Box full of Stars

Poppie Cotton is releasing a pretty and fun fabric collection this month called Farmgirls Unite.  The collection reminds me of bandana prints and prairie dresses. 



Wednesday, May 19, 2021 is my turn on the tour and here's a little sneak peak at my pattern which will be released featuring the collection.  The new pattern will be available next week in my Etsy shop and is called A Box Full of stars.  The fun thing about this pattern is that is multiple patterns in one pattern.

Here's the first version of a Box Full of Stars which uses a combination of various other Poppie Cotton fabrics:


Here's a look at what's coming next week using Farmgirls Unite: 



Check back next week to see Box Full of Stars in Farmgirls Unite.

Until next time... Happy Sewing!

Lisa Jo 



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Twinkle Twinkle Block 6

 Hi Everyone,

So very sorry for the delay in post block 6.  Real life got in the way of quilting life, but I am planning on catching up on pattern writing this week.

Here's a look at block 6: 




Cutting Directions: 
First here's a cutting guide graphic:



Background Fabric {piece}: 

          [4] 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch rectangles {A} 

[4] 4 inch squares for HSTs {B}

[2] 3.5 inch x 6.5 inch rectangles {C}

[8] 2.5 inch squares  {D}

          [4]  3 inch square for HSTs {E} 

          [3] 2.5 inch x 6.5 inch rectangles {F}

[6] 2 inch squares {G}

         [1] 4.25 inch square for for at a time flying geese {H} 

         [8] 2.5 inch squares  {I}

 Print 1 - Sawtooth star center

          [1] 3.5 inch square {A} 

Print 2 - Double Sawtooth Star points

           [2] 4 inch square {B}

           [2] 2 inch squares {G}
          
           [2] 2.5 inch squares {I}

Print 3 - Double Sawtooth Star points

          [2] 4 inch square {B}

          [2] 4 inch squares {G}

          [2] 2.5 inch squares {I}

Prints 4 - Friendship Star Centers

            [2] 2.5 inch square {D}

Prints 5 - Friendship Star Centers

            [2] 2.5 inch square {D}

Prints  6- Friendships Star Points

           [2] 3 inch squares  for HST {E} 

Print 7 - Friendships Star Points

           [2] 3 inch squares  for HST {E} 

Print 8 - Sawtooth Star Points

          [4] 2.5 inch squares for 4 at a time no waste flying geese {I}

Instructions: 

Make The Sawtooth Star

Make the 4 at a time no waste flying geese for the sawtooth star: 

  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the four Print 8- 2.5 inch squares {I}
  • Align two of the squares on opposite corners of the 4.25 inch background fabric square {H} with right sides together.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line.  Cut along the drawn line to form two units. Press open.
  • Place a Print 8 - 2.5 inch square with a diagonal line drawn on the back with right sides together on the newly formed units so that the drawn line is going from the section of fabric pressed out to the corner of the unit. (see illustration below).
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut long the drawn line. Press open.
  • Trim the flying geese to 2 inches x 3.5 inches. 



Assemble the Sawtooth Star Blocks:

Make one 6.5 inch unfinished Sawtooth Stars per the illustration below (trim to 6.5 inches):



Assemble the FriendShip Star:

  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 3 inch background fabric squares {E}.
  • Place the 3 inch background fabric squares right sides together on top of the Print 6  - 3 inch squares {E}.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut along the drawn line. Press open. Trim to 2.5 inches. 
  • Repeat with the 3 inch background fabric squares and the 3 inch squares of Print 7 {E}. Trim to 2.5 inches


Assemble the Friendship Star as shown below (trim to 6.5 inches): 




Assemble The Double Sawtooth Stars: 

Make the Star Points of the Four Point Star: 

Make HST's using background 4 inch {B} and Prints 2 & 3. piece {B}  Trim to 3.5 inches

Make HSTs using background 2.5 inch {I}.  Trim to 2 inches

Assemble the Double Sawtooth Star block as shown below (Trim to 12.5 inches): 
 





Assemble Block 6 according to the chart below: 




Here's a picture of my Block 6 (Note: I made a mistake piecing one of my Friendship Stars and didn't fix it): 




If you have used any of my free patterns, please consider making a donation to support the creation of more patterns. PayPal at neverlandstitches@gmail.con or Venmo @Lisa-Girodat
To those of you who have made a donation - thank you so very very much!!


Until Next Time ... Happy Sewing! 
Lisa Jo



Friday, March 12, 2021

Twinkle Twinkle Block 5

 Hi Everyone,

We are at the half way point of Twinkle Twinkle.  Block 5 is a little tricker.  I have attached both the templates as well as the FPP.  Choose the method that works best for you.  

Here's a look at the block: 


Cutting Directions: 
First here's a cutting guide graphic:

Background Fabric {piece}: 

          [2] 6.5 inch x 3.5 inch rectangles {A} 

[12] 2.5 inch squares {B}

[2] 3 inch squares for HSTs{C}

[3] 2.5 x 6.5 inch rectangles  {D}

          [1]  3.5 inch square For Ohio Star QSTs {E} 

          [4] 2 inch squares {F}

[1] 4.25 inch squares for saw tooth star 4 at a time flying geese {G}

         [4] 2.5 X 4.5 inch rectangles {J} 

         [8] 2.75 x 5.5 inch rectangles ( to be used for either the templates of FPP) {Pieces K & L}

 Print 1 - Friendship star center

          [1] 2.5 inch square {B} 

Print 2 - Four Point Star Corners

           [4] 2.5 inch square {B}

Print 3 - Friendship Star Points

          [2]  3 inch squares {C}

Prints 4 & 5- Ohio Star Points

            [2] 3.5 inch square for QSTs {E}

            [1] 3.5 inch square for QSTs {E}

Prints  6- Sawtooth Star 4 at a time no waste flying geese

           [4] 2.5 inch squares {H} 

Print 7 - Sawtooth Star Center
        
         [1] 3.5 inch square {I}

Print 8 & 9- Four Point Star Points (Use either the templates or the FPP )

          [8] 2.75 x 5.5 inch rectangles ( to be used for either the templates of FPP) {Pieces K & L}

Print 10 - Four Point Star Center
        
         [1] 4.5 inch square {M}

Instructions: 

Make the 4 at a time no waste flying geese for the sawtooth star: 

  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the four Print 6 - 2.5 inch squares {H}
  • Align two of the squares on opposite corners of the 4.25 inch background fabric square {G} with right sides together.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line.  Cut along the drawn line to form two units. Press open.
  • Place a Print 6 - 2.5 inch square with a diagonal line drawn on the back with right sides together on the newly formed units so that the drawn line is going from the section of fabric pressed out to the corner of the unit. (see illustration below).
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut long the drawn line. Press open.
  • Trim the flying geese to 2 inches x 3.5 inches. 



Assemble the Sawtooth Star Blocks:

Make one 6.5 inch unfinished Sawtooth Stars per the illustration below:

Assemble the Ohio Stars: 

Make the Quarter Square Triangles (QST): 

Using the 3.5 inch squares of background, print 4 and print 5, make QSTs. Pair background fabric with a Print 4.  Mark a diagonal line on the back of the background fabric squares.  Sew each pair of squares together, ¼” away from the diagonal line on both sides. Cut apart on the diagonal line, and press each HST open. Repeat with the second Print 4 3.5 inch square and the print 5 3.5 inch square. Pair background/Print 4 HSTs with print 4/print 5 HSTs and repeat the process to end up with 4 QSTs. Trim each to 425 inches square, if necessary.

QST


Assemble the Ohio Stars as shown:



Assemble the FriendShip Star:

  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 3 inch background fabric squares {C}.
  • Place the 3 inch background fabric squares right sides together on top of the Print 5 - 3 inch squares {C}.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut along the drawn line. Press open. Trim to 2.5 inches. 
  • Repeat with the 3 inch background fabric squares and the 3 inch squares of Print 6 {H}. Trim to 2.5 inches


Assemble the Friendship Star as shown below: 


Assemble The Four Point Star: 

Make the corner units for the Four Point Stars: 

  • Sew a background 2.5 inch square to a Print 2 - 2.5 inch square.
  • Press open.
  • Sew a background piece J - 2.5 x 4.5 rectangle along the long edge of the unit formed in the previous step.
  • Press open.
  • Repeat until you have 4 units (trim to 4.5 inches if needed)
Make the Star Points of the Four Point Star: 

Using the [8] 2.75 x 5.5 inch rectangles of the back ground fabric and the [8] 2.75 x 5x5 inch rectangles of Prints 8 & 9 {Pieces} K & L}

Option 1: Paper Pieced - Use the FPP (foundation paper piece template) to make the star points - Download the FPP here and print to full size.  Trim to 4.5 inches square if needed. 

Option 2:  Template Pieced - Using the provided templates, cut 2 A and 2 B triangles. Sew together using scant 1/4" seam. Press. Trim to 4.5 inches if needed.  Make 4 star points. Download the templates here. 

Assemble the 4 Point Star block as shown below: 
 


Assemble Block 5 according to the chart below: 


Here's a picture of my Block 5: 


If you have used any of my free patterns, please consider making a donation to support the creation of more patterns. PayPal at neverlandstitches@gmail.con or Venmo @Lisa-Girodat
To those of you who have made a donation - thank you so very very much!!


Until Next Time - Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
Instagram - neverlandstitches

Friday, February 26, 2021

Twinkle Twinkle Block 4

Are we ready for Block 4 of Twinkle Twinkle?  I am loving how the blocks look together as you will see at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: as of 2/26/2021. If you have used any of my free patterns, please consider making a donation to support the creation of more patterns. PayPal at neverlandstitches@gmail.con or Venmo @Lisa-Girodat

This is the forth block of Twinkle Twinkle: 

Cutting Directions: 
First here's a cutting guide graphic.

Background Fabric {piece}: 

[4] 4.5 inch squares {A}

[1] 5.5 inch squares {B}

[2] 6.5 inch x 3.5 inch rectangles {C}

[12] 2 inch squares  {D}

          [2] 2.5 x 6.5 inch rectangles {F} 

[3] 4.25 inch squares {G}

 Print 1 - Ohio Stars's Center

          [1] 4.5 inch square {A} 

Print 2 - Ohio Star Points

           [2] 5.5 inch square {B}

Print 3 - Center points of Ohio Star

           [1] 5.5 inch square {B}

Prints 4, 5, and 6 - Centers of Sawtooth Stars

            [1] 3.5 inch squares {I} of each of the various prints

Prints  7, 8, and 9 - Sawtooth Star 4 at a time no waste flying geese

           [4] 2.5 inch squares {H} of each of the various prints

Instructions: 

Make the 4 at a time no waste flying geese for the sawtooth star: 

  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the four Print 7 - 2.5 inch squares {H}
  • Align two of the squares on opposite corners of the 4.25 inch background fabric square {G} with right sides together.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line.  Cut along the drawn line to form two units. Press open.
  • Place a Print 7 - 2.5 inch square with a diagonal line drawn on the back with right sides together on the newly formed units so that the drawn line is going from the section of fabric pressed out to the corner of the unit. (see illustration below).
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut long the drawn line. Press open.
  • Trim the flying geese to 2 inches x 3.5 inches. 
  • Repeat with the four Print 8 & 9 2.5 inch squares {H} and a Background 4.25 inch square {G}. Trim the flying geese to 2 inches x 3.5 inches



Assemble the Sawtooth Star Blocks:

Make three 6.5 inch unfinished Sawtooth Stars per the illustration below:

 


Assemble the Ohio Stars: 

Make the Quarter Square Triangles: 

Using the 5.5 inch squares of background, print 2 and print 3, make QSTs. Pair background fabric with a Print 2.  Mark a diagonal line on the back of the background fabric squares.  Sew each pair of squares together, ¼” away from the diagonal line on both sides. Cut apart on the diagonal line, and press each HST open. Repeat with the second Print 2 5.5 inch square and the print 3 5.5 inch square. Pair background/Print 2 HSTs with print 2/print 3 HSTs and repeat the process to end up with 4 QSTs. Trim each to 4.5 inches square, if necessary.

QST


Assemble the Ohio Stars as shown:


Complete the block:

Assemble the whole block as shown below.  The unfinished block should be trimmed to 18.5 inches. 


Here's my finished Block 2 of Twinkle Twinkle QAL: 



Here's a look at my first four block together. 


Until Next Time... Happy sewing!
Lisa Jo
Instagram - neverlandstitches





Thursday, February 18, 2021

Twinkle Twinkle QAL Block 3

  Are we ready for Block 3 of Twinkle Twinkle?  It's nice and easy because it is two blocks that each repeat. 


This is the second block of Twinkle Twinkle: 


Cutting Directions: 
First here's a cutting guide graphic.


Background Fabric {piece}: 

[8] 3.5 inch squares {A}

[4] 4.25 inch squares {B}

[4] 9.5 inch x 2 inch rectangles {C}

[4] 2 inch x 6.5 inch rectangles {D}

[8] 2 inch squares {E}

 Print 1 - First Ohio Stars's Center

          [1] 3.5 inch square {A} 

Print 2 - Second Ohio Stars's Center

          [1] 3.5 inch squares {A} 

Print 3 - Center of First Sawtooth Star

           [1] 3.5 inch square {A}

Print 4 - Center of Second Sawtooth Star

           [1] 3.5 inch square {A}

Print 5 - First Ohio Star

           [1] 4.25 inch squares {B} 

Print 6 - Second Ohio Star

[1] 4.25 inch square {B} 

Print 7 - First Ohio Star

           [2] 4.25 inch squares {B} 

Print 8 - Second Ohio Star

[2] 4.25 inch square {B} 

Print 9 - First Sawtooth Star

           [4] 2.5 inch squares {F} 4 at a time no waste flying geese

Print 10 - Second Sawtooth Star

[4] 2.5 inch square {F} 4 at a time no waste flying geese

Instructions: 

Make the 4 at a time no waste flying geese for the sawtooth star: 

  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the four Print 9 - 2.5 inch squares {F}
  • Align two of the squares on opposite corners of the 4.25 inch background fabric square {B} with right sides together.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line.  Cut along the drawn line to form two units. Press open.
  • Place a Print 9 - 2.5 inch square with a diagonal line drawn on the back with right sides together on the newly formed units so that the drawn line is going from the section of fabric pressed out to the corner of the unit. (see illustration below).
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut long the drawn line. Press open.
  • Trim the flying geese to 2 inches x 3.5 inches. 
  • Repeat with the four Print 10 2.5 inch squares {F} and a Background 4.25 inch square {B}. Trim the flying geese to 2 inches x 3.5 inches



Assemble the Sawtooth Star Blocks:

Make two 6.5 inch unfinished Sawtooth Stars per the illustration below:

 


Sew a 2 x 6.5 inch {D} to the top and bottom of the sawtooth stars.  Press open. Sew a 2 x 9.5 inch {C} to the left and right sides. Press open.  The framed sawtooth stars should measure 9.5 inches unfinished.

Assemble the Ohio Stars: 

Make the Quarter Square Triangles: 

Using the 4.25 inch squares of background, print 5 and print 7, make QSTs. Pair background fabric with a Print 7.  Mark a diagonal line on the back of the background fabric squares.  Sew each pair of squares together, ¼” away from the diagonal line on both sides. Cut apart on the diagonal line, and press each HST open. Repeat with the second Print 7 4.25 inch square and the print 5 4.25 inch square. Pair background/Print 7 HSTs with print 7/print 5 HSTs and repeat the process to end up with 4 QSTs. Trim each to 3.5 inches square, if necessary.

QST


Make the quarter square triangles for the second Ohio Star using the remaining 4.25 inch background,  print 6, and two print 8 {B} squares following the above directions.

Assemble the Ohio Stars as shown:


Complete the block:

Assemble the whole block as shown below.  The unfinished block should be trimmed to 18.5 inches. 



Here's my finished Block 2 of Twinkle Twinkle QAL: 




Until Next Time - Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
Instagram - neverlandstitches









Saturday, January 30, 2021

Twinkle Twinkle QAL Block 2

 Are we ready for Block 2 of Twinkle Twinkle?  It's nice and easy because it is two block that each repeat. 


This is the second block of Twinkle Twinkle: 

Is the dark throwing you? Here's a look at the block using a white background:



Cutting Directions: 
First here's a cutting guide graphic.

Background Fabric {piece}: 

[8] 2.75 inch squares{A}

[2] 5.75 inch squares for 4 at a time no waste flying geese {B}

[4] 9.5 inch x 2 inch rectangles {C}

[4] 2 inch x 6.5 inch rectangles {D}

[8] 2.5 inch squares {G}

[4] 3 inch squares for HSTs {H}

 Print 1 - First Sawtooth Stars's Flying Geese

          [4] 3.25 inch square {E} (for the sawtooth star - 4 at a time no waste flying geese)

Print 2 - Second Sawtooth Stars's Flying Geese

          [4] 3.25 inch squares {E} (for the sawtooth star - 4 at a time no waste flying geese)

Print 3 - Center of First Sawtooth Star

           [1] 5 inch square {F}

Print 4 - Center of Second Sawtooth Star

           [1] 5 inch square {F}

Print 5 - First Friendship Star

           [1] 2.5 inch squares {G} (Center)

           [2] 3 inch squares {H} (HSTs)

Print 6 - Second Friendship Star

[1] 2.5 inch square {G} (Center)

          [2] 3 inch squares {H} (HSTs)

Instructions: 

Make the 4 at a time no waste flying geese for the sawtooth star: 

  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the four Print 1 - 3.25 inch squares {E}
  • Align two of the squares on opposite corners of the 5.75 inch background fabric square {B} with right sides together.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line.  Cut along the drawn line to form two units. Press open.
  • Place a Print 1 - 3.25 inch square with a diagonal line drawn on the back with right sides together on the newly formed units so that the drawn line is going from the section of fabric pressed out to the corner of the unit. (see illustration below).
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut long the drawn line. Press open.
  • Trim the flying geese to 2.75 inches x 5 inches. 
  • Repeat with the four Print 2 3.25 inch squares {3} and a Background 5.75 inch square {B}.


Make the Half Square Triangles (HST) for the FriendShip Stars:
  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 3 inch background fabric squares {H}.
  • Place the 3 inch background fabric squares right sides together on top of the Print 5 - 3 inch squares {H}.
  • Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. Cut along the drawn line. Press open. Trim to 2.5 inches. 
  • Repeat with the 3 inch background fabric squares and the 3 inch squares of Print 6 {H}. Trim to 2.5 inches


Assemble the Blocks:
Make two 9.5 inch unfinished Sawtooth Stars per the illustration below:

 

Make two 9.5 unfinished framed Friend Ship Stars per the illustration below: 
Note prior to adding pieces C & D the friendship star should measure 6.5 inches, unfinished.


Assemble the block as shown below.  The unfinished block should be trimmed to 18.5 inches. 




Here's my finished Block 2 of Twinkle Twinkle QAL: 


Until Next Time - Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo
Instagram - neverlandstitches