Quilters' Frame Shoppe
for Creative Quilters
These pieced blocks were designed specifically for framing a special
fabric, whether it's a fussy-cut square of an "I-can't-bear-to-cut-it"
print or a photo transfer of a new grandbaby or great-granny's hand-embroidered
hanky. I originally began designing these for my own use for my hand-painted
fabrics because I was getting tired of using the same traditional blocks
(like Churn Dash and Hole in the Barn Door) all the time. So, if
you're like me and want to try something new, check these out.
Most patterns are for 12" finished size blocks, so you can mix and match
them to your heart's content. Alternative instructions for paper piecing
or applique for some parts are provided when appropriate. Instructions
are written for quilters with basic knowledge of quilting terms and tools.
All patterns include color graphics showing the pattern created when
each block is used in a 4 x 5 grid with and without sashing.
12" block frames an 8" (finished) center square; experienced beginner
skill level; 3 pages
Attic Shadows used to frame an appliqued Sunny the Kitten - notice how
use of lights and darks creates a faux beveled appearance to the frame
12" block frames a 6" (finished) center square; includes alternate applique
instructions for curved pieces; intermediate skill level if totally pieced;
Aztec Sun framing York the Puppy. This block looks great with a
plain center, too.
12" block frames an 8" (finshed) center square, alternate applique instructions
for curved pieces included; intermediate skill level if totally pieced; 3
Beaded Necklace framing York the Puppy
Buy any three frame block patterns for $9.95! (Okay, so there isn't
much to choose from now, but there will be in a few months.) To get
this deal, click the Buy Now link below and write the names of the three
patterns you want in the Special Instructions section in the shopping cart.
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Other Pieced Blocks
Skill level definitions:
9- and 18-inch blocks
This is a fun block for using scraps or novelty fabrics (like
bug fabrics!). Rotary cutting instructions for making 9" and 18"
blocks. Instructions are written for the beginner quilter. Pattern
includes ideas for using this block. 5 pages
Beginner: for someone just starting who has little knowledge of quilting
Experienced Beginner: for someone who has sewn a few projects and is familiar
with basic quilting terms and tools but wants easy projects
Intermediate: for someone who has completed projects for beginners
and is ready to tackle more difficult tasks like peicing curves and complex
Advanced: for someone who has tried nearly everything and likes a challenging
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