Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tripping down memory lane...
'Caroline Chains' is a fun Bonnie Hunter pattern that was in her 'Addicted to Scraps' column in the Quiltmaker magazine.
I started these blocks as a leader-ender project in 2010. All the blocks were made from batik scraps with dots. I don't know why I had so many of these dotty batiks, but the block pattern inspired me to start sewing them.
So why am I taking a trip down memory lane and writing about this today?
1) I saw Kevin's version using this same block pattern on his blog last week and it's amazing! He is finishing it for his parents for Christmas. Go ahead and check it out here. Isn't it amazing?!?!
2) The pattern for this quilt is now available for free over at the C and T website. You can get the whole pattern now with clear diagrams and great instructions ... go now... it's free! It also includes excellent general information about how to sew a quilt on point. (I have no affiliation to the publisher or the author. I'm just a fan of both, and also a fan of free quilting stuff!)
Here is my quilt using the Carolina Chains block pattern. I used a straight set layout and finished my quilt in 2014.
Both Bonnie and Kevins' quilts have the blocks set on point, but my blocks are straight set with the border blocks set on point. Even though the border math was a bit of a nightmare, this was a happy quilt project that I really enjoyed making!