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On the set of Sewing with Nancy

Our 2 episodes on Sewing with Nancy featured BQ and BQ3.

View the videos of our 2 part series:
Sewing With Nancy – Part 1
Sewing With Nancy – Part 2


On the set of Sewing with Nancy, 2012

New Quilt Pattern – BQ6

BQ6 joins the BQ Nation series with an off center square that is framed with brackets. You could use one center fabric or multiple fabrics. The 18” blocks can be rotated many ways for different looks. The cover quilts show 2 popular layouts. There are 4 quilt sizes: 36" x 36" wall, 36" x 54" small lap, 54" x 72" generous lap and 90" x 108" queen.

With so many of you wanting to use up fabrics you have already purchased, we created a single block and put the cutting sizes onto each segment. You can create fun scrappy BQ6 blocks in the 18" or 9" block size.

There is a bonus layout included that uses just 6 – 18" BQ6 blocks but creates a 66" x 84" quilt with the addition of extra fabric for inserts and borders. This bonus layout is available in our Ideas section, #10 Bonus Layout BQ6 to see the cutting sizes for each segment.

The bright centers are courtesy of Windham Fabrics: Bedrock. The flowers were fussy cut from Passionflower Cartwheels by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics.

New Quilt Pattern – Diva4

Do you have a special panel that has been waiting for just the right border to set it off?  Simple straight lines with a tiny accent will keep the focus on the center. As the lines flare longer toward the outside edge, a fun bit of perspective appears in the corners. It also looks great with horizontal panels or centers. Diva 4 has the border instructions for panels that are 24"x 44", 36"x 44" or yardage.  The quilts finish at 38"x 58" or 50"x 58".

Heart panel is Full Heart from Timeless Treasures.

The dragonfly panel is Northcott Dragonfly Moon and used Windham Fabrics Uncorked by Another Point of View for the border fabrics.

New Quilt Pattern – Stripeplicity

It is a mouthful of a title but since the stripe is the star of the show and it is a simple pattern design to stitch, the new word Stripeplicity seems just right. My friend Kay came up with this new word and we like it!

The 7 ½”finished  block goes together quickly with a strip set and a stripe segment. Perfect fun and fast for a baby quilt or small lap quilt.

The pattern includes the cutting instructions and fabric requirements for both directions of stripes, horizontal (stripe is parallel to the selvedge) or vertical (stripe is selvedge to selvedge). The optional accent squares give the eye a resting spot when the stripe might take over. Also included in the pattern are fabric tips for different styles of stripes.

The projects are 12 blocks, 28 ½" x 36", 20 blocks 36"x43 ½" and 24 blocks 36"x 51". Stripes are available in so many looks and styles; have fun searching for your perfect stripe look.

The inner border of the 12 block cover quilt is courtesy of Windham Fabrics: Art History 101 by Marcia Derse. We used many  fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett Collective for Free Spirit Fabrics in the cover quits; they always have great stripes.