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Posts Tagged ‘quilt’

Let’s Bee Social #61

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

In keeping with the wild animal theme of the Elephant Parade quilt along, I am now working on this fun ZebraZ quilt this week.  After hours of quilt math, and the making of prototype blocks, the pattern is finally finished.  Now the fun part begins!  On Monday I did all the cutting.  Tuesday I started […]

Making Half Square Triangles – An Updated Tutorial

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

It seems like I have been spending an awful lot of time making HST’s lately.  Last week I shared my progress on my third WoW-E! quilt and that I have plans for making a fourth version using an on point setting.  I must be nuts. WoW-E! in SOLIDS on point – 57″ x 71″ It […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Binding by Machine

Posted on: January 31st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this, the final installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters – Binding by Machine.  For the complete line up of weekly tips, please see this page. Binding by Machine: One of my proudest accomplishments in learning how to make a quilt has been developing a machine finished binding method that works […]

Let’s Bee Social #40

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Spring and summer are long gone and fall is in full swing now.  Although the temperatures have been quite cool during the past few weeks… I am still hanging onto the memories of warm weather by stitching up some sweet watermelon. Seems like I can’t shake my fixation on the equilateral triangles.  I am doing […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Quick Piecing Techniques

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters.  Today’s topic is Quick Piecing Techniques.  For the complete line up of weekly tips, please see this page.   Chain Piecing Technique Chain Piecing is one of the most basic time saving methods.  This method involves lining up your sets and sewing […]

Country Lanes baby quilt

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

School is back in session and the sewing room has been so busy….I have two finishes to share today! First up is this precious little Country Lanes baby quilt I started by accident.  While preparing for my new series, Top 10 Tips for New Quilters, I needed to practice some quick and easy piecing methods […]

I’m a Little Bit Country…. And I’m a Little Bit Rock n’ Roll

Posted on: May 27th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am excited to show you what I made using the new GO! Kite die AccuQuilt sent me!  The GO! Kite is one of 11 new dies that AccuQuilt introduced this month. Here is a little peek of project number one.  In this one, I chose to leave the kite portion of the block […]

Dabbling in Quilt Design: Oh, Suz-Anna! quilt tutorial Part 1

Posted on: May 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Sometimes one thing just leads to another.  You are in the middle of making a quilt.  And throughout that process, your thoughts lead you to develop a new idea. These blocks may seem identical to the blocks I made previously.  At that time, I shared a tutorial for the Kansas Dugout block and for my […]

Win the Dream!

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Jesse Owens once said, “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.“ I believe what Jesse said to be the absolute truth. However, in this case, all those things are just not enough.Sometimes, you just need one more thing…. […]

Granny Square Quilt Block Tutorial – Part 2

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

As outlined here in Part 1 of this tutorial, your intended layout and fabric selections will be used to determine how to make your granny squares quilt. If your layout will be with sashing, you will make BLOCKS. If your layout will be without sashing, you will make ROWS. BLOCKS are made using any of […]