New patterns

A new pattern has been added to the Meadowside site. This one is a small quilt of Bow Tie blocks. But perhaps not quite as you know it – these ties are folded and pieced to give a 3-D look to the quilt top. They are not hard to make, perhaps just a little fiddly at first until you get the idea. Step-by-step photos are included with diagrams as well to help you.

Mine was made in bright primary colours

bow ties folded

but you can make it darker for a more masculine feel ( a wall-hanging perhaps, rather than a playmat!?)

bow tie c

bow tie b

or go for a softer, pastel approach?

bow tie a

Another pattern has also been added to the Meadowside Craftsy page. This is the Jellyweave design that was in British Patchwork and Quilting magazine back in March 2011. It uses both a coloured and a plain jelly roll to make a quilt about 50 inches square.

jelly 004

It also lends itself to being made in other colours – several colourways are shown in the pattern including this one –

woven jelly a

And as if this weren’t enough, another step-by-step photo tutorial has been added – this time on Quarter-square triangles.

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