I finally found a way to have perfect (or close enough) corners on binding. Here you go!
I was getting frustrated trying to cut my blocks using the tiny grey print in the book, so I decided to make my own chart for cutting the Gypsy Wife quilt blocks. This chart is only for the main blocks. I will post the filler blocks and strip charts soon.
This chart is easier to read in the PDF you can download below.
Background/light fabrics are highlighted in light yellow.
The number refers to how many blocks to cut and the letter refers to what fabric to use. For example, 2E means cut 2 blocks of fabric E.
If it says ‘asst’ just use a mix of prints.
If it says ‘same’ use the same print for all pieces.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom as some of these blocks have strips too.
If you see any mistakes, please let me know so I can fix them.
Quilt Along Links
Don’t you just love a good quilt along? I know I do! While you are waiting for Christmas to arrive, here are a few fun quilt alongs to try! Some may be finished but you can still make the quilt at your own pace. And – you can see all the block patterns now, no waiting for the next one to be published. 🙂
If you are new to quilting, this is a great quilt along to get started: Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along
And, of course, the ever popular annual Christmas Quilt Along from American Quilter’s Society –
These should keep you busy for a while. If not, just type ‘Free Quilt Along’ into Google and you’ll be occupied for years…
Your Next Christmas Craft
I gave you a few weeks to work on your dishcloths! I’m sure you made so many of them, you are sick of yarn! (Is that even possible??? I love yarn . . . I dream yarn . . . anyway . . .)
Here is a quick project with no sewing involved. You can whip up one of these in an hour or two. You could make 100 of them by Christmas!!! 🙂
Supplies & Tools:
- Fleece – 2 yards each of two coordinating prints, or a print and a solid
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Layer the two pieces of fleece and cut a 56″ x 70″ rectangle.
- Cut a 7″ square out of each corner of both pieces of fleece.
- Make fringe around all sides of both pieces by cutting 7″ into fleece at 1″ intervals.
- Place fleece rectangles wrong sides together.
- Knot fringe pieces together using one strand from the top fleece and one strand from the bottom to tie each know. Tie together along all four sides.
And you’re done! See, wasn’t that easy? 🙂
Ok, so it’s only June. But, are you working on your Christmas gifts? No time like the present! HaHaHa!!! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself 🙂
Anyway, if you have ten people on your list and you finish a gift every two weeks, you’ll be done by Christmas with time to spare!!!
Check out this sweet dishcloth that you could finish in an evening.
Thank you to Yarnspirations (www.yarnspirations.com) for this great project!
You may download a PDF of the pattern here: