Monday, January 3, 2011

Class Is In!

Happy New Year, everyone! 

Is your New Year's resolution to quilt more?? Hey, me too!

So let's start the year off right with a super-easy tutorial. Our friend April over at PolkadotSparrow (read her - she's very funny) put together this fabulous Nine-Patch tutorial, using the oh-so-popular Riley Blake Rainy Days and Monday's fabric line.

Isn't this adorable?

The tutorial a great way to learn the basics, with step-by-step instructions and photos...and even if you've nine-patched yourself silly, you may pick up a trick or two here!

Get the full tutorial here: Nine-Patch Tutorial

Let us know what you think, in the comments. Did you like this project? Want to see more tutorials? Have an idea yourself? Share away!


  1. I think that this tutorial was very informative. I thought that this project was very cute. Including the little girl in one of the photos.


    Thanks for posting my tutorial guys! It's really fun to see yourself on someone else's blog. It makes me feel....legit or something. haha.

  2. April,

    You've made me want to pull my sewing machine out and quilt again. Thanks for the fun and entertaining lesson...and you're right, the little girl is adorable.


  3. This is a wonderful tutorial and a totally charming quilt. The colors and fabrics are great an the little girl is definitely precious: ) Do you have any specific suggestions for quilting it?

  4. I would probably have a hard time deciding between between an all-over free motion meander type of quilting and a straight-line cross hatch! Both would look terrific on the squares. (Hint: when I do a cross hatch, I use pieces of blue painters tape to mark lines from corner to corner for my Xs).