I hope you’re finding inspiration as you look through each week’s links. I am definitely being inspired!
I have a huge list of finds for this week…but before I get down to sharing those, I want to share a little bit of what I’ve done with a couple of last week’s free embroidery files…which are actually still available as freebies as of this writing.
When I first saw the hearts and fish I thought of them as quilt blocks…a whole quilt made out of fish blocks…maybe with rows of sashing or rows of flying geese separating rows of fish. Or a whole quilt made out of heart blocks. As I was stitching out the heart blocks it occurred to me what great cornerstone blocks they would be…or what a cute row they would make in a row quilt.
I have a collection of bright colored flying geese made with five inch squares left over from another quilt and I think the hearts will make great cornerstones for that quilt when I get the rest of the flying geese finished.
In this week’s freebies list I’ve shared links to two of my favorite quilt patterns–The Frugal Patch and the Sawtooth Block.
The Sawtooth Block is very versatile…and I think that’s what I like most about it…other than it is easy and goes together quickly.
I have three quilts in progress using the Sawtooth Block.
This block happens to be made by my niece Amiracle…but I have a bunch of the center portions which are crumb units and a bunch of the star points and white pieces cut and ready to put together. I’ve made another quilt using this pattern with the crumb blocks in the center. The top is finished and it is layered and awaiting quilting.
This pattern also lends itself well to larger novelty prints – and since I make a lot of quilts for donation to organizations that distribute them to children I like working with novelties.
Here are blocks using a cute hot air balloon fabric for the center.
And one done with a print with emergency vehicles.
The Frugal Block is another pattern that I use all the time. In fact, I have several small quilts made using this pattern and have a couple hundred more blocks waiting for me to sew them into tops. Here’s what the Frugal Block looks like
And now, we’ll get on with this week’s freebies list. I did tell you it was a big one…and it is. There are tons of quilt patterns and lots of embroidery freebies and a few sewing projects too. Enjoy!
The Free Quilt & Quilt Block Patterns
Hook Mosaic Block From Dori Hawks From The Quilter Community – Created entirely from triangles
Boxed Heart From Joan Rodwell From The Quilter Community – Patchwork heart block created entirely from triangles
Free Embroidery Designs
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