Quarter Note Block

I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been participating in Quilt Block Mania, but when I found out the theme was “Music”, I just had to participate!

Kaye Collins Quarter Note Quilt Block

Did you know that I have a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Education??? Yup! I was a high school band director in some capacity for about 20 years. I’ve taught in both Maine and Utah, and even though I “retired”, I have been on staff with a local band. Last summer I had to stop my banding because my quilting was sending me in too many directions.

Anyway. . . this is a simple block. You can use any colors and I think it would be great in a graduation quilt for someone who was in band, choir, or orchestra. The 7 background pieces are pieced and the quarter note is appliqued on. I always use machine applique and the pattern will describe that technique.

I had a lot of fun quilting this little project. I used 7 different colors of Omni thread by Superior Threads to match the wedges. I used a medium gray color in the bobbin and that worked out really well. I used 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20- mostly because the scrap piece was big enough to fold over, so why not? All the solids are RIley Blake Confetti Cottons. My addiction to solids has increased to a level when I had to get a wholesale account. It’s a dangerous situation. All the designs that I used to quilt the multi-point areas with Pro-Stitcher came from Quiltable Designs. I had to shrink some of them down a LOT. Several designs just didn’t work well in this size range, so I may have found a niche that needs to be filled.

Quarter Note Block quilted and turned into a pillow.

Make sure you check out the other blocks! Get them NOW while they are free. Quarter Note Block will be free until September 1, 2022.

Headphones Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
iPod by Inflorescence
Happy birthday at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Player Piano by Scrapdash
I Love Rock’n’Roll by Appliques Quilts and More
Record Player by QuiltFabrication
In Treble at Sugar Sand Quilt Company
Bel Canto by Inquiring Quilter
Rock ‘N’ Roll Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Hawaiian Vibes by Patti’s Patchwork
Vintage Radio by Tamarinis
Quarter Note Block by Oh Kaye Quilting
Music Note by Powered By Quilting
Xylophone by Blue Bear Quilts

Patriotic Slaplique Pillow

I made this cute pillow in less than 40 minutes the other day using my Handi Quilter Forte and my Pro-Stitcher. It is an easy project and you don’t need to buy a thing- everything you need comes included with Pro-Stitcher.

These instructions are for someone who OWNS A LONGARM WITH PRO-STITCHER. They are not super detailed, but if you are familiar with Pro-Stitcher at all, you should have no problems. This will actually be a great exercise for you on how to use, resize, and reposition AREAs!

Flowering Snowball Quilt Along- Week 2

This is Patty and her handsome hubby and below their photo is her Kaffe fabrics that she has been saving for a moment such as this!!!!

This is Kaye’s plan below. And she has her fabric pulled.

You are not behind! This is your week to make a plan and solidify those fabric choices. Cutting is next week, so you still have time to order a die or acrylic templates if you don’t want to use the paper ones.

Flowering Snowball Yardage Estimates

Just a reminder (and a disclaimer!) that we are NOT promoting a certain pattern or technique for the Flowering Snowball Quilt Along. I used EQ8 to give us some minimum requirements to make the quilt using the 12″ block template.

Since I will be using the Accuquilt to cut my pieces- I would estimate a little higher on fabric needs than what is listed here. I am also going totally scrappy, so my fabrics are going to have to add up to MORE than the yardage listed here in order to get “full scrappiness”!

These yardages are only a ballpark estimate!!!!

 48 x 4860 x 6072 x 8496 x 96108 x 108
White1 ¼1 7/834 5/85 7/8
Light Blue1 1/81 5/82 5/844 7/8
Dark Blue1 1/81 5/82 5/844 7/8