Four Tops

This weekend I finished three more tops for the Hands 2 Help quilt drive.  I have two on the frame for quilting and two more lined up.  I think I want to make one more, masculine colors.  These tops used up the last of a Layer Cake I had gotten a few years ago and a bunch of pink solids left over from a few other pink quilts.  I can’t remember the name of the Layer Cake collection, but it was all novelty type prints, there were only a few duplicates, big variety.  I made an eye-spy type quilt last year with it. and then these four, I think I got my moneys worth out of that.

The top left quilt pictured is a quilt that I saw on Jo’s Country Junction, called Brick House.  Her tutorial is HERE, easy to make with charm squares and 2 ½” squares.  Just be sure to make all your blocks in the same way.  I messed up a few, as did Jo, but if you catch them as you make them, this quilt top works up pretty quickly.

The two small baby quilts are plain charm squares and the rest of the layer cake squares.  I am going to quilt them with a cute hearts and circles Pantos that I have, its quick and easy too.

The bottom quilt top is from another tutorial I saw on Confessions of a Fabric Addict, called Charming Bingo Block.  It’s a simple version of a disappearing nine patch, you can make it with charm squares also.  Here’s a link.

I finally got the vellum paper I ordered from Amazon a few weeks ago, good thing it was “Prime”.  I am going to try to run it through my printer for a paper foundation project I want to get started on.  I used vellum for most of the Farmer’s wife quilt blocks as it is SOO much easier to tear off and it is see through, so fabric placement is also easier.  It seems so difficult to buy cheap, thin, printing paper.  The stuff I buy from Costco is cheap, but too thick and sturdy to use for paper foundation.  I have to be very careful removing it, as I can also remove thread/seams.

The sixth clue for the Unity Quilt-A-Long is up.  Seems simple enough, lots of HSTs, I can use the Accuquilt die to cut them YAY!

Linking up with Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday today.

May the Fourth be with you!

2 thoughts on “Four Tops

  1. Andrea in MO says:

    Hello! Have you tried using the children’s drawing tablets from the dollar store for paper piecing? It’s a little large so I trim it down to fit in my printer, but I love it because it’s inexpensive and easy to tear. It’s not transparent, but I hold it up to the light for placement and can see OK.

    • Yes, I have, I had a bunch of tablets like that left over from when my kids were small. I am going to need over fifty print outs for this up coming project, I was looking to streamline the process and not have to cut before I printed.

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