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I’ll be Home for Christmas

Posted on: November 10th, 2022 by Lorna McMahon

I have thought of making a block like this for some time now….. Cute little cars with Christmas trees being toted home… But when I shared about Passport to Quilting Holiday Edition… I was totally sucked over to the North Pole and went straight to the Elves’ Workshop. I began working on a couple of […]

Winnie the POOH and Friends – a FREE tutorial!

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Lorna McMahon

Classic and CUTE!!!   Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore all joined me in the office to write this post. I somehow got the urge to get all 3D and made a tail to pin on Eeyore. I made this little wallhanging with a friend in mind… And included corner tabs before adding the binding to […]

Selvage Expedition – Spool Blocks

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Lorna McMahon

I am not a “scrap quilter”…. But I am a quilter. So naturally, I don’t want to throw any scraps away! I have been saving and using my scraps along the way. But up until now, I have not done anything with my selvage strips. Except save them. I don’t cut a selvage from yardage. […]

SUPER SIZE – The Math

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020 by Lorna McMahon

How to change the size of any traditionally pieced quilt block. Over the years, there have been a few occasions where a quilter has written to ask how to double the size of a block, as in the case of the Dog Block from the Dog Gone Cute design. The Dog Gone Cute design was […]

Pelican – a Free Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am sharing this free Pelican quilt block tutorial. This is an 8 inch square quilt block when completed. The photo above also shows the block with a border and binding. Background E (2) 1” square L (1) 1” x 5” Z (1) 1.5” x 4” S (1) 1.5” square T (2) 2.5” square […]

High Heel Shoe quilt block tutorial

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Some shoe fanatic inspired me to design this quilt. And today I am sharing the High Heel Shoe quilt block tutorial with you! High Heel Shoe block finishes at 6” x 9” Sew Fresh Quilts – High Heel Shoe block Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press seams open as you go.  STOP: Stitch, Trim, […]

Buffalo or Bison quilt block tutorial

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Buffalo Bison quilt blocks finish at 8″ or 16″ square making a 17″ or 35″ square mini quilt Say hello to the buffalo! Or you can call him Mr. Bison if you prefer. This quilt block came about following a recent request by someone who had purchased the Forest Friends quilt pattern. They wanted to […]

Mama Chicken 12″ quilt block tutorial

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

This one’s for you, Carol!!!! I ran into Carol at the Quilt Show and she requested a chicken pattern, so I promised her I would come up with a chicken block. Today I am sharing this free block tutorial. As, I mentioned previously in this post, Carol reads this book to her granddaughter and it […]

Bear Paw block tutorial

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Since I have been spending the past couple of weeks working on the Modernitional Bear Paw quilt, I thought it would be nice to share a simple tutorial for making the Bear Paw quilt block. In my “Down on the Farm” post from June 23rd, I shared photos of all the calves born in the […]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters – HST Bonus Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

The instructions for all 21 of the blocks in the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL have been given. Today’s tutorial is for the Bonus 2.5″ half square triangles! If you have quilted along, and have made the 20 blocks for the Maxi size quilt, you will have 40 Bonus 2.5″ HST’s. I chose to use my HST’s to […]