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CELTIC TWIST Quilt Block | Step-by-Step Tutorial

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This tutorial is for the 17" x 17" Celtic twist block shown above. It may look complicated, but it's simple to put together. There are no Y-seams and no templates to worry about. The block consists of two 6 inch units (one is a snowball block) and two different sized triangle units; that's it! You can make one block or add more units to make a quilt or table runner. I love this block for showcasing big prints. These are the four units to make the block. MATERIALS NEEDED FOR ONE BLOCK (All measurements include a 1/4 inch seam allowance) Unit 1 - Makes 4 [8] 5" x 2" dark print [8] 5" x 2" light print [4] 3½" x 3½" medium print Unit 2 - Makes 4 [1] 7¼" solid Unit 3 - Makes 4 [2] 7" solid [4] 2" x 2" dark print Unit 4 - Makes 1 [1] 6½" x 6½" large print [4] 2" x 2" light print UNIT 1 - Make 4 1. Arrange your fabric pieces to ensure you have the correct colour placement.

Polly makes my pencil quilt

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One of the most rewarding things as a quilt designer is seeing how other quilters interpret my patterns. I was so pleased to recently see one of my most popular patterns, Pencil Me In ,  created by Polly at  Aunt Polly's Porch . I think she did a beautiful job with this pattern. Her colour choices are stunning, and I love the hanging tabs she put on the top. Image from Aunt Polly's Porch Blog BUY NOW

Kandinsky Revisited: Inspiration for a new art quilt

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When I was an art student, I became fascinated by the art of   Wassily Kandinsky . I loved his playfulness with shapes and colour. I also saw that his style would translate very well into quilt applique and created this art quilt below. Mystic Bird Art Quilt by Monica Curry  Untitled (Kandinsky Inspired) by Monica Curry I've recently been wanting to try something different, so I thought I'd revisit my Kandinsky phase; I'm glad I did. Recently, I found other quilts inspired by Kandinsky and discovered Kandinsky quilts are quite a thing in the quilting world. Below are a few examples of the Kandinsky quilts I found recently. You can see that Kandinsky's art translates extremely well into art quilts. If you want some inspiration for your own Kandinsky quilt, check out wassily kandinsky.net where you'll find a catalogue of Kandinsky's artwork. The Vision of Kandinsky quilt pattern is one of three patterns by quilter a