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. 

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.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Week 2 of The Loyal Union Sampler

This weeks blocks for The Loyal Union Sampler are both rather straight forward and don't require any modifications.  

The top block is Happy Home and the bottom is Campfire.

Hint: When pressing your blocks if you press your seams open they will lay flatter and size accurately.

Please share you completed blocks on IG with the hashtag #loyalunionsamplerqal

Until next time...
Happy Sewing!
Lisa Jo