I’m B-A-C-K!

Hello Stitchers!

Sorry I have not been active on the site for quite some time.  I took some time off to give myself a much-needed break (I was running out of ideas), and to finish a couple of books I had committed to.

I can see with certainty that it will be my last published book. Much has changed in the publishing industry, and it’s just so disappointing to see pirate PDF copies of my titles springing up everywhere.

No worries… I plan on posting new material and free patterns here on the NeedleKnowledge site!

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL - Finished QuiltWelcome to the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL!

This stitch-along will feature the complete set of patterns and instructions for making this 52″ wide x 62″ long lap quilt. Sorry the image of the finished quilt isn’t the best – I will try to get a better image soon.

The quilt is completely pieced. Don’t let all the little pieces scare you – the quilt is actually very easy to piece together, and I’ll be breaking it all down into small chunks for you. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL”

Potted Pumpkins – Quilting and Sewing

 Potted Pumpkins Topiary - Quilting and SewingNeedleKnowledge® isn’t just for embroidery and needlepoint. We like Quilting and Sewing projects too!Whip up a bushel-full of these quick and easy fabric pumpkins, and mount thhhttp://needleknowledge.com/home-2/free-patterns/quilting-and-sewing/em on weathered, dry twigs scavenged from your own backyard to create these fun, seasonal topiary trees. Continue Reading “Potted Pumpkins – Quilting and Sewing”

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 5

We’re already on Part 5 of the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL and have pieced the Reindeer BlocksHolly Blocks and the Star Blocks. This week we’re cutting and stitching the two tall Tree Blocks that will flank each side of the center block.

To make the blocks, download the PDF pattern for Part 5. If you’ve missed and of the previous 3 parts, you can find them on the Christmas Memories SAL Main Page.Next, we’ll cut and assemble the two long Tree Blocks that will flank the center block. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 5”

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 4

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL - Reindeer BlockWe’re moving right along on the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL and have already pieced the Holly Blocks and the Star Blocks. This week we’re cutting and stitching the two Reindeer Blocks.

To make the blocks, download the patterns for Part 4. If you’ve missed and of the previous 3 parts, you can find them on the Christmas Memories SAL Main Page. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 4”

Christmas Memories SAL – Part 3

In Part 3 of the Christmas Memories SAL we’re cutting and assembling the Star Blocks for the quilt. These blocks are used at the corners of the inner area of the quilt. Click here if you’ve missed any of the previous parts of the SAL. The link will take you to the main SAL page.

To make the blocks, download the PDF pattern for Part 3 and cut the following:

From the pale gold fabric cut sixteen (16) aa pieces. Reverse the pattern and cut an additional sixteen (16) aa pieces reversed from the deep gold fabric. From the deep blue fabric cut sixteen (16) Y squares and sixteen (16) bb triangles.

Christmas Memories SAL Part 3 - Star Block Step 1 Continue Reading “Christmas Memories SAL – Part 3”