Friday Finds–5/9/2014

I took a break last week for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 9 Blog Tour, but today I’m back sharing some interesting projects from the Internet.

One Block Quilt Video – Using some quick strip piecing and “unusual” stitching, these quilts actually only have one basic block, but make some very interesting patterns! See the FREE Video – Hot Cross Stars Quilt by Kathy Seal on the Free Quilt Pattern’s Website.


Kathy is the owner of the Quilt Patch Quilt Shop in Tecumseh, MI (and I have no idea where that is, but so glad the Internet brings us together!).

Pin Cushion Hedgehog – Do you change your sewing machine needle every 8-10 hours?  I probably don’t, but do change it when I begin any new (major) projects.  I don’t like throwing them away (unless I’ve broken it), but what do you do with used sewing machine needles?  Check out the Hunter’s Design Studio’s Blog for this cute, quick project.

Don’t have enough to do?  How about joining a Mystery Quilt-Along and make a quilt for Quilts of Valor!

Alycia of Alycia Quilts Blog has begun a 4 week quilt-along.  Using a pattern designed by Vicki Welsh, participants are given the fabric requirements in the first blog post – Click Here.  Then, beginning June 12th and running for 4 weeks the blocks will be revealed.  I appreciate the fact that she is giving us 4 weeks to pick out the perfect fabric.  It will take me that long to find the fabric I want to use.  Only 4 fabrics are required and two sizes are available.


The larger quilt meets the requirements for the Quilts of Valor program and will finish about 68” x 89”.  The smaller one will be about 48” x 63” and could be used for the Honor Flight of Northern Colorado a member of the Honor Flight Network.

Honor Flight Network


Top 8 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Check out the 8 video projects shared by Crafty Gemini.  She thinks they might make great Mother’s Day projects, but I think they would be good for any time.

DIY Vertical Planter Garden

OK, this has absolutely nothing to do about quilting or sewing, but Spring does make me think about plants & gardens.  This blog post by Ruffles & Truffles was seen this week on Facebook, and I can’t resist sharing it.


Happy Stitching! (or Gardening!)


Quilt Mouse


About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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1 Response to Friday Finds–5/9/2014

  1. KerryCan says:

    Great finds, as always! I really do love that stair step planter–it could address some problem areas around my house and garden!

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