School will be starting before too much longer, but you have time to make this School Days Quilt for a special student in your life!
This quilt is a great size for a child, 49 1/2″ x 59 1/2″ but is also easy to adjust the size for a larger or smaller quilt. School Days is a pieced and appliqué quilt – the windows and radiator on the school bus are appliquéd. Buttons for the headlights add embellishment.
You can receive this pattern free by joining the Quilt Dash July 15 – July 29, where you dash through online quilt shops and check out the specials and fabulous quilting fabrics and supplies. It’s free to join.
Spring is almost here, I hope. With that arrival, we will see all kinds of flying things, from birds to butterflies and dragonflies. I love dragonflies and we have a lot of them buzzing around in our yard in the warm months. So, in designing a spring quilt for this month’s Quilt Dash, I chose a dragonfly theme.
This Dragonfly Flight quilt is available for purchase here through Craftsy and the Etsy WhimsyColor store.
Dragonfly Flight is a nice size for a throw, 44″ x 55 ¾”, but can be resized by adding blocks. Large green buttons are used for the dragonfly heads. Is a fun quilt that allows you to play with the direction of the blocks and dragonflies to give a totally different look to your quilt. You can make your dragonflies all one color or make them several different colors. I also chose bright color fabrics (from Quilting Treasures) for this quilt as I’m really tired of the dreary winter months and am looking forward to the warm sunny days of spring while I watch the dragonflies flit around.
I hope you will join us in the Quilt Dash.
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate whether you are Irish or not! The color green is everywhere as are lucky shamrocks. You can sew and quilt this “Irish Spring” quilt with a shamrock pieced block to use for St. Patrick’s Day or all year.
This quilt is free for two weeks by joining the Quilt Dash and dashing through some online quilt shops February 13 through 27, 2015. “Irish Spring”, designed by Tammy Harrison, is 59″ W x 73″ H and is constructed with 20 blocks and sashing in several shades of green with black accents. The Quilt Dash is free, so join and received this free pattern.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and may the luck of the Irish be with you.
Love will be in the air shortly - Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching! Instead of giving a gift that contains calories (chocolate) or will wilt (flowers), give a gift of love with a quilt of hearts that will continue to express love for many years to come!
This “Valentine Love” quilt pattern with hearts is available for purchase through Craftsy and Phyllis’ Etsy WhimsyColor store.
The finished quilt size is 45″ x 55″ and is made with pieced blocks and appliqué hearts in two sizes. Three fabrics were used in this quilt (these were from Quilting Treasures). Although this pattern may look complicated, its easy enough for a beginner.
Happy Valentine’s Day and show your love with a quilt of hearts! Or create this quilt as a gift of a wedding quilt for newlyweds.
One of the traditional and fun activities of Christmas is hanging the stockings to be filled by Santa. I have a collection of stockings that I have made over the years or received as gifts, all in a variety of techniques including sewing, quilting, applique, embellishment, embroidery, cross stitch and needlepoint. With stockings on my mind, I designed this “Christmas Stockings” quilt pattern.
This quilt pattern was created for the Quilt Dash, a fun way to visit online quilt shops. It starts Monday, December 15, 2014 and runs through December 28. This fun Christmas quilt pattern is available for purchase through Craftsy and Phyllis’ Etsy WhimsyColor store.
This pieced patchwork quilt, sized 46 ¾” x 58″, with 12 blocks. It’s easy to adjust if you want to make it larger or smaller. I designed it to be a scrappy quilt so that you can use a multitude of fabrics or the scraps you have on hand. The fabrics shown in this pattern are all from Quilting Treasures.
I hope you join the Quilt Dash and use this pattern to make your Christmas stockings by creating a heirloom quilt.
Merry Christmas and happy quilting!
Does your heart hear the music when you look at this quilt? “Music of My Heart” is a free quilt pattern for dashing through this month’s Quilt Dash September 15 through 30, 2014.
Quilt Dash is free to dash through online quilt shops to receive this pattern. This quilt, designed by Tammy K. Harrison, is perfect for music lovers and can be created with favorite fabrics. The appliqué flowers are hearts joined together to form a flower like design and alternat blocks with music notes.
I hope to see you in the Quilt Dash!
I just finished a new quilt pattern, Kitty Workout, using my new kitty yoga “Purr-fect Balance” fabrics featuring fun and whimsy kitties in yoga poses. This pattern was designed for the Quilt Dash August 15 – 29, 2014 and is now available through the WhimsyColor online shop.
It’s free to complete the Quilt Dash, where you visit online quilt stores to obtain pieces of the patterns. While in the stores, you are sure to find some fabrics or other items that you need for your sewing/quilting habit! For Quilt Shops, there is still time to sign up to get lots of new visitors to your stores.
This “Kitty Workout” quilt is 52″ x 60 1/4″ and is a good size to use for yoga or a lap quilt. It’s easy for an advanced beginner to intermediate quilter. The “Purr-fect Balance” fabrics are from Quilting Treasures and will be great for sewing or quilting a gift for both someone who loves cats or yoga or both.
Happy Quilting and Meow to you!
Who doesn’t love a garden of flowers? This quilt, designed with bright summer colors, has a garden of pink flowers laid out in rows. The quilt pattern was designed for the online Quilt Dash for June 2014. Its now available through the WhimsyColor online shop.
This quilt is a nice size for a throw and will add color tossed over a sofa with a size of 55″ by 70 3/4″. The quilt is designed with 18 blocks arranged on-point with a hint of log cabin in the block piecing. The fabrics used in this quilt were all from blender collections from Quilting Treasures.
I hope you join us for the Quilt Dash, where you will find things you just need to have in the online quilt shops you visit. It’s free to join. And for online shops, you will enjoy a whole lot of new visitors to your stores by participating in the Quilt Dash.
Enjoy your summer, but when it gets too hot or humid outside, cool off inside and quilt!
For love of the Irish, this quilt “Memories of Mike” celebrates Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day with the greens of Ireland and the blues of the surrounding water. This pattern is free for dashing through the online Quilt Dash game. The Quilt Dash starts today and runs through March 31.
“Memories of Mike”, designed by Tammy Harrison, is 71″ square. Although the center blocks are made with the traditional log cabin block, the arrangement gives a celtic knot look to the quilt or can be interpreted as a lucky 4-leaf clover.
To Dash and receive this free pattern, sign up for the Quilt Dash. You will visit a few online quilt stores and locate your pattern and instructions. After that, you can have fun quilting this charming pattern.
Enjoy and happy quilting!
Although Valentine’s Day has passed, you can show affection all year with this Sweetheart Quilt made with hearts. Its easy to make with pieced blocks and appliqué hearts. This pattern was designed for the Quilt Dash, February 2014. Its now available through the WhimsyColor Store.
This quilt has one heart block that is different from all the others. I placed it at the end of a row but you can place it anywhere in your quilt. This looks like an on-point pattern but it is made with straight horizontal rows, which makes the construction go a little faster. It also make it easier to resize for your quilt if you want it larger or smaller than this quilt with 20 blocks. The size is 45″ x 55″ which is a good size for a lap quilt.
I hope you are staying warm. Quilting is a great therapy for cold days.
Stay warm and hope to see you Dashing!