Primitive Quilts and Projects

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine

A premium publication dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, stitcher and more! Each issue features at least 15 projects from some of the most admired designers in the primitive fiber arts world.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Part 10, free sew along!

Good morning! Here is part 10, A life of Plenty, primitive sew along!

The house block is made the same as the previous house block, so you can find those instructions in the part 2 post. The word HOPE is on the template page if you need it. The pumpkin block background is cut 7" x 7", do the applique, then trim down to 6 1/2" square. I used hand dyed pumpkin wool, and a dark brown plaid for the stem. I embroidered the lines on the pumpkin with brown wool thread and a back stitch. The templates should be on www.woolenwillowdesigns.com very soon, so keep checking over there! I sent them over to my awesome web gal late last night, so hopefully, she'll be able to get it up there today for us!

 

Here is a photo of all my blocks so far, except a few flying geese units, that I fell behind on, working on my book. I plan on chain sewing those up in the next couple days! I can't wait, because all of the photo's you all have been sending me are so pretty! Keep them coming!!

 

Thank you all so much for following along, and for being patient through my technical issues!

Have a great day!!

Jeni

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Visit us at Quilt Market!

 We are in booth #328! Gretchen and Judy will be there with the new 
Winter 2014 issue and most of the featured projects on display.


 
  We are also participating in the Around the Block Booth Hop and we want you to join! Here is the form you will need to bring with you to the participating booths:

We hope to see you there! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for our Quilt Market updates!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Free sew along Part 8!

Good morning friends!

Here is the photo of part 8, "A Life of Plenty" sew along! The stitching isn't complete yet, but I wanted to get this posted before I started the Spring 2015 issue PQP Photo shoot today! The template will be on my website soon...www.woolenwillowdesigns.com, so keep checking, my internet was down, so I couldn't get the document emailed to my wonderful web designer! She will wake up, and see it in her email this morning though, so hopefully it won't be long! She is a busy lady!

 

The background.....cut 5" x 17", mark with chalk, or something that will disappear at 4" x16," so you'll know where to lay your leaves and flowers! The stem finishes at 1/2" wide, and is about 11 1/2" long. I used a clover bias maker, and cotton fabric. The rest...leaves and flowers are wool on my block! You'll see when I was writing on the templates that I got sidetracked and stopped writing after the word "wool" and then forgot I wasn't finished! But I meant to say wool for the leaves and flowers! Ta Da! I used wool thread to appliqué all the wool! I love that stuff! After stitching is complete, trim to 4 1/2" x 16 1/2" and I'll post where it goes!

I hope you all have a wonderful second half of your week, and weekend! I will try to get more blocks up quicker, but I have to let you in on a little secret!..... I'm working on a book! It will be quilts, wool appliqué, one hooked rug, and some other fun things! It's due out next Fall, or December! So bear with me, because it's a lot of work, and my part needs to be done by January! And I know you all know that I NEVER procrastinate! Haha!

Thank you so much for following along, this has been so fun for me!!!

Jeni

 

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Snowman Sampler

Can you believe it's October already?? Neither can we. This is when time really starts flying and it's Christmas before we know it! We decided to do something fun for these weeks leading up to the holidays - a Snowman Sampler Quilt! This is a fun 13-block sampler quilt designed by Jenifer Gaston of Woolen Willow Designs.  At the end of the 13-block series, we will include a finishing pattern for making setting squares and completing the quilt!  Each Block pattern is actual-size...the background blocks are 6.5", however you may want to cut them 7" and then trim down after your stitching is finished. We will post a new block each week to our website. Here is the link to the first block: http://www.primitivequiltsandprojects.com/patterns/product/80-snowman-sampler-pattern-1-of-13.html




 Enjoy!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Free Primitive Sew Along, layout so far, and part 7!

Some of you have asked how the layout will be. I haven't sewn the parts together yet, so don't worry! That will come! Here is how I plan to lay out the blocks we have so far! I would wait to sew anything together though, so it will fit nicely once it's ready!

I'm including directions for the next part, but the templates may not be up on my website yet.... Maybe in the next day or so! But so you could see the photo, I'm including it!

 

For each of the little blocks below, you will need a 5" square background. My basket is made from brown textured hand dyed wool, whip stitched down with brown wool thread. The flower is red hand dyed wool, stitched down with long stitches held together in the middle of the flower with a small tack stitch. The stem is back stitched with hand dyed green perle cotton thread, from my Valdani Collection on my website, and lazy daisy stitches for the leaves! After the appliqué is complete, trim the block to 4 1/2" square!

For the pumpkin, I used hand dyed velvet, I purchased from Blackberry Primitives, and a tiny piece of hand dyed brown wool for the stem. I turned the edges under for the velvet appliqué, so I needed to add 1/4" seam allowance to the template. If you are using wool, you won't need the addition of the seam allowance. I used cotton brown thread to back stitch the detail lines on the pumpkin. Trim block to 4 1/2" square, once appliqué is done!

Enjoy!!

Jeni

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

The winner, and the next blocks!

The winner of the "Name the Quilt" Contest is.........

And just so you know, it was very very hard!!!! I enlisted a lot of help going through the names, and I apologize for not getting the winner posted until now!

Drum roll please..........

 
L

Leeanne! " A Life of Plenty" was the overwhelming favorite!

Leeanne, if you will email me your info at woolenwillowdesigns@gmail.com, I will send your prize when I get back from the Winter issue Press check Friday!

 

Here is a photo of one of the four blocks you will be making!

 

I don't have all four of mine made, but will after the press check later this week!

Here are your instructions!

Here are mine! (The template includes a 1/4" seam allowance!)

 

 

 

I just stuck my scissors there so you can see the unsewn part of the first two patches!

 

 

Now finish up that partial seam and voila!

 

TaDa!! Don't sew them together though! They look neat all sorts of directions! I'll show you how I plan to put them in the quilt soon!

Have fun making them, they are addictive!!!

Have a great week, and if I can get any sewing done while out of town, I'll post again at the end of the week!

Jeni

 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free sew along, Part 5!

Here is part 5!

 

Cut the background 7" x 13" and mark a line (with a disappearing pencil) at 6"x 12" so you know how close the appliqués can be to the edge. After stitching is complete, trim block to 6 1/2" x 12 1/2"

The stems are on bias, and finish at 3/8" wide x 10 1/2" and 3/8"x 7 1/4." I used the clover bias maker tool for my cotton stems, but you may use your favorite method!

The leaves are several colors and are made from wool, whip stitched down with my favorite wool threads! If you would like a set, we have them for sale on www.primitivequiltsandprojects.com. The flowers are also made from wool!

I love the photos some of you have been sending! Feel free to post them on my www.woolenwillowdesigns.com FaceBook page!!

Enjoy!!

Jeni

Don't forget the "Name this Quilt" contest a couple of posts back! There is still time!!