Cats Cradle Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt.

I found this pattern on McCall’s Quilting web site.  It is a free pattern that you can copy.  http://www.mccallsquilting.com/qb/mccallsquilting/pattern_200/index.html The pattern is for a 12 1/2 inches block.  They offer it in the traditional layout in a quilt.  I chose to do an all blue block because blue and white quilts were often made because…

Birds in the Air Quilt Block- Sampler Quilt

I followed the Gourmet Quilter’s instructions but I didn’t have 10 inches squares or what they call in this country layer cake bundle.  I used my scraps and made it scrappy.   In this picture I still had a few places to fix.  That was just on the sewing the four squares together.  It made…

Feathered Star Quilt Block Part 2-Paper Piecing

  After I made the decision to use the paper pieced pattern from McCall’s Quilting web page, I printed out the PDF file.   I gave the link to the free pattern in part one of the feathered star.   I looked to see if I had any paper piecing paper left.  I could not…

Feathered Star Quilt Block Part 1

My 19th Century Sampler Quilt would not be complete without a Feathered Star.   This block is 14 1/2 inches unfinished and since I am using sashing on my 12 1/2 inches blocks to bring them up to 15 1/2 inches.  I am going to sash with unbleached muslin.  I used this as the background…

Pineapple Jam Made From Fresh Pineapple and Liquid Pectin

Pineapples are in the stores for Easter cooking.  Every year I make pineapple jam from wonderful fresh pineapple that I have let ripen on my kitchen counter until it is golden yellow. The fruit is sweeter and juicer if you let it ripen.  I twist the tops off to replant in my garden.  I live…