After deciding last week to make my sampler quilt bigger, I’ve been searching out some new block designs and making a few.
First is the Polk Block by Carolyn Friedlander (you can find it on CreativeBug). It took me several hours to make with all those little pieces, but I love the result and I’ve used up some teeny scraps. Always enjoy being thrifty!
Next I used Red Pepper Quilts tutorial for the Economy Block
A Double Pinwheel
Finally, this stripey one from Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine (issue 42)
And that brings me to the Readly app, which I discovered this week and is my new favourite thing. The app gives you access to lots of different magazines (back issues too).
I stopped buying magazines a few months ago because I found I only enjoyed one or two articles in an issue. Then they just sat on the coffee table like a reproach, taking up room. I have been happily whizzing through these electronic versions, bookmarking knitting patterns, quilting blocks and sewing ideas, and reading the articles that interest me.
You can get a free months subscription by clicking this link.
Thanks for reading – I’m planning some garment sewing for next week. If you would like to keep in touch, I’m dottie_doodle on Instagram.