Both of these quilts will be classes at the Corn Wagon this quarter. If you can tell I like quilts that can be done in a timely manner and both of these are very fast and very, very fun. The first quilt is called the "10" Minute Block quilt. I don't know exactly how long this technique has been out but I just found out about it last month. The pattern is from Susan McNeil, she is famous for her patterns used from pre-cuts. This one is from 10" layer cakes and yardage. I used the Reunion line from Sweetwater for Moda. The solid red fabric is from the Circa 1934 line from Cosmo Cricket.Looks a little complicated doesn't it? But it's not, really! 3 seams is all the block has and you have the option to making the center block square or turn it into a cathedral window. It looks like there is curved piecing in this quilt, doesn't it? But there is none of that.
The backing is navy blue minky, this makes is a great cuddle quilt. You can do other sizes as well. Charm squares will make a smaller quilt and it's a great way to use up scraps from your stash.
The second quilt is called Playing with Yo Yo's from the designer Yo Yo Mama Designs. Wow, it's been a long time since I had made yo yo's. I used the Clover large and X- large size yo yo maker. Man this is a great little tool, I had my yo yo's done in no time. Something relaxing to do while watching the television. I already have something else in the works with this fun, new tool. Well, it's new to me anyways.
The fabric used in this quilt is from the Daisy Cottage line from Lori Holt for Riley Blake and there are also pieces from the Moda line Puttin' on the Ritz.
The large circles are raw edge applique but you could most certainly do them turned under. This makes a great little baby quilt.
Both of these are kitted for classes, stop in and check them out in person. Pictures never do quilts justice, do they? They are so much cuter and prettier in real life. The "10 Minute block class will be in February and the Yo Yo class is in March. The 1842 Tea Party quilt I featured yesterday is in April. You have plenty of time to put these on your calendars. If you have been wanting to learn new techniques, now is your time. Start planning now.