Quilt Block of the MONTH for JUNE

If you are new to little quilt blocks this is the PERFECT one to jump into, it’s straight piecing and easy cutting.  Four inch by four inch is the finished size of the quilt block as shown.

If you would like the complete quilt patterns all at once and how to make the quilt as I did here is my book, Make it Special, as an UNBELIEVABLE price, only at My Shop. My quilt from my quilt pattern book, Make it Special

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 This Month’s quilt pattern name if “London Stairs”

London Stairs Quilt Pattern Block from the quilt book, Make it Special

Cut 4 Red- 1 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 4 White – 1 ½” x 2 ½”

Sew as Shown

London Stairs Quilt Pattern Block from the quilt book, Make it Special

My quilt from my quilt pattern book, Make it Special

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Free June Quilt Pattern of the MONTH

 When I make quilt blocks like this one, I always break it down into sections. I cut the 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares, piece them into four-patch quilt blocks and then sew 3 of them(four-patches) to make a row and then the rows into the center of the block.

Each quilt block on this set has a finished size of ten inches by ten inches. The complete quilt pattern of each block and how to put the quilt together is here at My Etsy Shop 

Here is the outside border pattern for all this series 

Free Quilt Pattern from Center of it Quilt Book

Cut 36 Assorted Colors 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Sew into 4 patches, sew 4 patches into rows as shown – add outside triangles

Free Quilt Pattern from Center of it Quilt Book

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Free Quilt Pattern for you – HAPPY Summer !

This is Son #2’s Graduation quilt from 2000, the quilts been used and loved. And I just saw it hanging on a quilt stand at their house. I don’t remember this being expensive fabric but it has worn well, machine pieced and I had it long arm quilted.  This has always been a favorite pattern of mine.  See all my quilt patterns at: The Quilt Ladies Quilt Pattern Shop
And, before you ask, I don’t know the name and didn’t look it UP???
Free Graduation quilt block pattern Finished block size 14″ x 14″ 

 

free graduation quilt pattern Cutting for ONE Block
 
Cut 1 Blue – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Cut 4 White – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
 
Cut 2 Black – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ 
Cut 2 Blue – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
Make Triangles
 
Make into 9-patch 
 
Cut 4 Red – 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Cut 12 White – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Cut 6 White – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ 
Cut 6 Blue – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
Make Triangles
Cut 4 Lt. Blue – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
 
Sew as shown
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Happy Father’s Day

To all the Father’s, I hope you have a wonderful Day.  I know Husband here is HAVING a GREAT time. 

Can you see the Horse here in a wave?  From our trip to the ocean the other day. I only have to be asked once to go sit in the sand and just watch nature. The wind and wave made for some great spray. I just waited and this was one of MANY shots.

horse outline from sea spray

Great-Great Grandma’s Quilt Pattern for YOU !

My Great-Great Grandmother’s Quilt This quilt was a gift to my mother from her Great Grandmother. And then a Gift to me from My Mother. Making it by, GREAT-GREAT Grandmother’s Gift to ME ! Well…That’s how I like to look at it.  I never met her and my mom only remember’s helping with the peddle sewing machine.  I use this quilt and love sleeping under it. It goes in the washer and now living here in Florida and not having a clothes line it does go it the dryer….Yes… it bothers me too, but…. the colors are still very bright, but the Florida sun won on these photo’s.

Free Pinwheel quilt pattern Great Great Grandma's Quilt

The hand quilting on this quilt is WONDERFUL 

How to make the Pin Wheel Quilt Block

Free Pinwheel quilt pattern

Finished block will be 6″ x 6″
Cutting for ONE Block
 
Cut 2 Green – 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
cut each block from corner to corner
(shown as gray)
 
Cut 1 Pink 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
cut corner to corner and then again, corner to corner
(shown as red )
 
Cut 1 White 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
cut corner to corner and then again, corner to corner
(shown as white)
Piece 4 blocks together as shown 
 
Sew into rows
Sew rows together
My Great, Great Grandmother's Pin Wheel Quilt Block PatternPlease remember, 
there are other methods of piecing 
the quarter triangle, this is how I do it.
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Four by Four Inch Quilt Pattern Block of the MONTH

I hope you are enjoying my four inch by four inch quilt blocks. They seem to be a huge success. If you are new to little quilt blocks this is the PERFECT one to jump into, it’s straight piecing and easy cutting. 

If you would like the complete quilt patterns all at once and how to make the quilt as I did here is my book, Make it Special, as an UNBELIEVABLE price, only at My Shop.  This Month’s quilt pattern name if “London Stairs”

London Stairs Quilt Pattern Block from the quilt book, Make it Special

Cut 4 Red- 1 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 4 White – 1 ½” x 2 ½”

Sew as Shown

London Stairs Quilt Pattern Block from the quilt book, Make it Special

Make it Special Quilt Pattern Book

My quilt from my quilt pattern book, Make it Special

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My Tortilla Soup Recipe

Well, here I go again, the pounds are coming back on?? I love it here in Florida, Husband’s home and so many things to do, BUT, I LOVE to go out to eat TOO !  I think I have shared  before… here I go again !
This is based on Weight Watchers 0 Point Tortilla Soup. But, I need meat in mine, I need the protein to keep me moving a bit longer.
3 chicken breast,  in a pot with about 6 cups of water.
add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper. Cook until the chicken is done, remove skin/bones, shred or use 4 cups of Can Chicken Broth (easier)
Pull chicken out and shred.
 
1 cup Chopped Onions Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves
3 Green Onions Chopped
 3-4 stalks of Celery Chopped
1/2 a Green Pepper
1/3 Cup Fresh Cilantro
Spray pan with spray oil.
Cook  in soup pan, make everything tender 10-15 minutes
 
Pour Chicken broth through a strainer and back into pot.(if homemade)
 
 Add Shredded Chicken
 
Add the rest of the ingredients  to the broth
 
2 – 12oz cans of Diced Tomatoes
1/2 cup Salsa, we like hot, use what you like
1 can Whole Corn – Or fresh off the cob
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon basil
Simmer and let cook down.
Serve with Sour Cream (I use Greek yogurt)
And taco chips
 
 Suggestions
  • When you have leftovers after the holidays or party, make this soup, you can add anything to it and it’s wonderful.
  • Try adding fresh spinach, cut up add in about 5 minutes before serving.
  • You can use any meat, shred turkey, shred roast beef or pork, if you use another meat or don’t want to do your own chicken stock, use 4 cups of Chicken Broth
  • This is a make it your own soup.
  • We eat this year round, mostly I think because it’s a great solo-lunch for me.
  • It’s very good without meat, it will be a 0 Point meal with no meat.

     

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Four Patch Quilt from Charm Pack of Two by Two Inch Squares

I love Charm Packs, they are all cut and ready to GO.  I seem to pick-up the 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ a lot more than the larger sets. It’s the more is better way….my mind works.

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free pattern to make a Four Patch quilt topI needed a little project to take to my quilt group and so here we go ! ! Finished quilt is 36″ x 36″ perfect for a lap quilt. 

One Charm Pack of 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ – 42 squares 
OR just 
Cut 42 assort colors – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
White about 1/2 yard
I used Black and binding about 3/4 yard
Border about 1/2 yard
I used all scraps from my closet for everything but the charm pack.
Good shop owner’s always have these at the cutting tables and I always purchase ! 
making a 4-patch quilt block tutorial freeThis is the one I’m using

use a charm pack to make a baby quiltCut 2 Strips of 2 1/2″ white fabric or

Cut 42 White – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

cutting a 2 1/2" strip of cottonI like to chain piece these, make sure of your 1/4″ seam allowance

free 4-patch quilt pattern

When the row is done, I press and I like to hand cut with scissors. 
I’m lazy and don’t want to get up and walk the 3 steps to my cutting board….
You do as you like !

tutorial on a 4-patch quilt pattern

free pattern to make a Four Patch quilt top Open and press to the dark side or charm pack side

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how to make a 4-Patch quilt patternTake two of above unit and pin together to form 4-patch block,
I pin, I always have and probably will always, do what you like!
tutorial on how to make a 4-patch quilt blockOpen each up and press 

how to make a 4-patch quilt block

You will have 21 blocks, Lay them out and 
like there placement
 tutorial on how to make a 4-patch quilt B is for Black 
W is for White
You will need 
13 with outside Black Borders and
8 with outside White Borders 

Move them to your sewing table

Cut black strips OR
Cut 26 Black  4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ 
Sew to the sides of 4-patches

Again, press and cut.

Press to the out side, 

 Strip on top black or
Cut 26 Black –  6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Sew to the top and bottom
Press to the outside
how to make a 4-patch quilt Cut white strips OR
Cut 16 White  4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ 
Sew to the sides of 4-patches

Strip on top white or
Cut 16 White –  6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Sew to the top and bottom
Press to the outside

For the off blocks I used black
Cut 4 Black Squares – 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
Cut white strips OR
Cut 8 White  4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ 
Sew to the sides of 4-patches

Strip of white or
Cut 8 White –  6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Sew to the top and bottom
Press to the outside

tutorial on how to make a 4-patch quilt block freeLay out as shown 

Row 1

Rows 1, 2, 3

Row 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

Cut 2 Border – 30 1/2 x 3 1/2
Sew to the sides
Cut 2 Borders – 36 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Sew to the top and bottom
Quilt as you like – Machine, Hand or tie with yarn
Cut Binding 2 1/2″ x 164″ 

I’m hand quilting now, no hoop, just pinned well and hand quilting.
Not tiny stitches, but that’s just fine for this ! 

tutorial on how to make a 4-patch quilt block

Free Quilt Block of the MONTH for June

Hope you had a WONDERFUL May ! HAPPY JUNE

Spring is just about done and I’ve started looking ahead to a GREAT summer. I have finished three quilt tops and have a lot of fabric pieces laying around. Here is a GREAT pattern to use them up.

Each quilt block on this set has a finished size of ten inches by ten inches. The complete quilt pattern of each block and how to put the quilt together is here at My Etsy Shop 

Here is the outside border pattern for all this series 

Free Quilt Pattern from Center of it Quilt Book

Pull out your scrap bag and
Cut 36 Assorted Colors 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Sew into 4 patches, sew 4 patches into rows as shown – add outside triangles

Free Quilt Pattern from Center of it Quilt Book

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How I made a Hankie quilt with scraps – The Quilt Ladies

All rows have been sewn together
 
Cut 2 Orange 4 1/2″ x 57 1/2″
Sew to the top and bottom 
 
Cut 2 Orange – 4 1/2″ x 92 1/2″ 
Sew to the sides
making a hankie quilt
This quilt is on a quilt size bed here.
It is VERY heavy, it will be  machine quilted or tied,
it’s very heavy and I love it ! 
making a hankie quilt
Cut Binding 2 1/2″ x 324 “
Finished quilt measures
65 ” x 92″
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