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Pattern… finally

Hello there. Man, life is busy, busy, busy. I’m filled with ideas and action, but my time is divided in so many ways! To simplify my life I have decided that this blog is going to be created totally on my phone. I’ll use the phone camera capture my images and the wordpress app to write. I hope this will streamline my processes and afford me more time in my busy, busy, busy life.

Any how… would you like a little gift for hanging in there? Click here and you can have a free pattern. I have (finally) completed the pattern for Red Cross.

As I wrote this pattern I bought a shiny new computer and had to learn a whole new way to work. Does the pattern look more professional? I have used some different software to do my diagrams. (There’s a steep learning process!) I think they look much better than my previous way of illustration patterns.

If learning new stuff isn’t exhausting enough, I also have a new family member.

Sophie keeps me very busy. She loves to help me sew…

and I love to let her.


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Red Cross Row part two

This set of instructions will complete the ten rows needed to make the quilt top.

Next tine I’ll quilt and bind it!

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Red Cross Rows

Now that all of the blocks are made you’ll need to put the rows together. This quilt is made in ten rows. Each row has six grey blocks, one red block and one part block. You’ll need to stitch a 6 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch white rectangle between each block.

Before you start I have video tip to show you just what that will look like .

Here are the first five rows. As each row is finished stitch it to the previous one and you’ll see the quilt top grow.

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Red Cross Video Tip

Hello there. You might need a tip for keeping those cross blocks even. Luckily I have one for you!

I may have become a little lazier as I begin to institute my new “why write it if you can say it” policy. See the tip below.

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Red Cross part three

We’ve had some frustrating computer and connectivity issues in the past few weeks. Thankfully these have been resolved by the arrival of my shiny new computer. It’s a new system for me to learn, but nothing makes me more productive than having something new to learn. I see some changes and some new blogging energy in my near future.

The next part of the Red Cross quilt is making the red cross blocks. Most important for a quilt called Red Cross…


You’ll also need some part blocks.


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Red Cross (part 2)

This is the second part of the iPhone quilt pattern.




Last week a serious storm hit our city. Thankfully our family has been untouched as parts of our community work hard to clean up and rebuild.


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Red Cross

I’m writing a quilt pattern on my iPhone using an app called phonto. My Pete asked me why I am doing it. The answer is just because I can.

Over the next few weeks I’ll share it here. Join in if you’d like to. Each of the photos will be numbered, so that you keep the correct sequence.

This should be fun…






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