Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
If we can get a lot of participants, we will have a quilt show in October to show off the completed projects and maybe win a little prize for viewers choice. So, please e-mail me and let me know if you're doing our web quilt and send pictures, too.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here's another countdown for you. If you've followed my blog, you'll know I'm a HUGE Billy Joel fan. Only 23 days until I see my next concert. About the millionth time I've seen him but I'll keep going as long as he keeps playing.
Stay tuned for an announcement regarding a free block of the week pattern starting on July 6th.
New Fabric: Haunted Hallow by Red Rooster Fabrics. I love Halloween and fall. I have more quilts for that time of year than any other. Check out this fabric, you'll love it!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Our web site is up again. We need a little time to get the items for sale loaded back onto the web site. With the NQA show and the QSI Shop Hop events coming up we're a little backed up right now.
We will have special NQA show store hours on Sunday, June 21st from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
More new fabric has arrived: Worn & Loved II, which I already mentioned but I will have photos soon. Folkorika by Andover and Harmonies by Jo Morton.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
We love to go to the little quilt auction at the NQA show. It's on Friday night (6/19) and you can just come for the auction, you don't have to buy dinner. Here's my donation for the auction. I call it "Ode to Jo" because it is made using 84 different Jo Morton fabrics. It measures 11 1/2" by 14 1/2".
Friday, May 29, 2009
Red Rooster Quilts Mystery Quilt Clue #3
From background fabric C cut:
40 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles
30 – 2 ½” squares
Using the 4 patch rectangle blocks from clue #1 and the 4 patch square blocks from clue #2 and the background fabrics from above, layout your pieces to look like this:
****Ok, an actual block layout should appear here but I can't get it to work. So, you can see the layout on The Ohio Country Register's web site. Go to http://www.ohiocountryregister.com/. Click on the current issue then click on the cover page. Go to page 15 to see the layout. I'll try to figure out how to get my image in here.****
Sew the blocks into rows, then sew the rows together.
Make ten of these blocks. Label them block #3.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Stop in the store soon and see all the new patterns and books that I was able to bring back with me. We have the new Jo Morton book in stock and the new Whimsicals book.
I could go on and on..... new wool colors and patterns, new button pins from Just Another Button company that would make great gifts stuck in a hand made pincushion, new Texture Magic by Superior threads. I'll end on that one. You're going to have to stop by and ask us about Texture Magic.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Let's start with the people. It was fun to see the reactions of people when we said we were traveling route 66 from beginning to end. Some were like, why in the world would you do that and others were like wow, that must be fun. We met people from all over the world, one man from the Netherlands who was BIKING! the whole route. A man from Italy who was traveling all over the USA including 66 for eight weeks. Another man from England who again was traveling around the US including 66. Meeting the people was twofold. First, there were the tourists we met: 7 people from Hilliard/Dayton area at the Grand Canyon, a couple at a restaurant in AZ wearing an OSU sweatshirt had a daughter there and many more. Then there were the people who lived along the route who were making a living off of it. I would say at least everyday we stopped at some quirkly little place and meet some very interesting people that had lived there all their lives with stories about the people who have traveled the route through the years. I won't bore you with all the details but it was a blast. I highly recommend it. Tomorrow, I'll post some pictures and blog more about #'s 2 & 3.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
National Quilting Day is this Saturday! And, here at Red Rooster Quilts we're having a sale on Friday and Saturday to celebrate.
All fabric cut from the same bolt is 10% off one yard, 20 % off 2 yards and 25% off three yards or more.
Thread is on sale and so are various Janome Sewing Machine models.
Everyone who makes a purchase will get a free pattern for the quilt shown here.
Come in early for the best selection.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
If you haven’t already started the Red Rooster Quilts Mystery Quilt, it’s not too late. Just pick up the January/February issue of The Ohio Country Register. Or you can get Clue #1 from our blog at www.redroosterquilts.blogspot.com. You can call the store for a kit for $69.95.
Cut 4 – 1 ½” x width of fabric strips from Fabric B (or 1 from each of 4 different fabrics if making scrappy)
Cut 4– 1 ½” x width of fabric strips from Fabric C
Sew one Fabric B strip to one Fabric C strip along the long edge. Press toward the dark. You will have 4 strip sets.
Cut 84 – 1 ½” slices from the 4 strip sets. Sew two together to make a four-patch that is 2 ½” x 2 ½”. You will have 42 square four patch blocks.
From Fabric C:
Cut 2 – 4 ½” x width of fabric strips. Sub cut into 25 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles.
Cut 5 – 2 ½” squares from the remaining 4 ½” strip.
Make 5 blocks that look like the picture on the upper left (#1). Make 5 blocks that look like the picture on the upper right side (#2).
Put them in separate zip lock bags labeled block #1 & #2
Finished size will be 4 ½” x 6 ½” of #1. Finished size will be 6 ½” x 8 ½” of #2.
Monday, February 23, 2009
This is my fourth annual flag quilt.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
And, it's here just in time to use in the new Jo Morton Little Women's Club sample. The new club starts in March so you still have time to sign up and join us. You'll love her method of creating half square triangles, quarter square triangles and flying geese. VERY accurate which is what you need for all that small piecing.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Here's what I did this weekend. This first little quilt on the left, and when I say little it's 11" x 12 1/2" and used 80 - 1 1/4" half square triangles, is for Jo Morton's Little Women's club. They are going to love this one. We are starting the new group of quilts in March and if you want to learn some very accurate methods for piecing small quilts, this club is for you. These techniques can be used in larger quilts too, but they make for very accurate little quilts. I am just loving this so much.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tomorrow is our "Souper" Bowl Saturday party. Please bring in as many cans as you can to be donated to the Dublin Community Food Pantry. Fabric will be on sale tomorrow. Select fabric will be up to 50%! off. A one yard minimum will be required from the sale fabric.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Finished size ~32" x 37"
2– Moda Laruel Charm Packs or
60 dark 5” squares and 3 light 5” squares
¾ yard light fabric for side triangles and inner border
1/3 yard for binding
1 yard backing
40” x 45” piece of batting
· Cut 7 – 2 ¼” strips from the light fabric, sub-cut into
108 – 2 ¼” squares.
· Cut 4 – 1 ½” strips for inner border
· Choose 3 light charm squares and cut them into 4 – 2 ¼” squares from each 5” square. I randomly choose 3 places to use these squares in place of the light fabric squares.
· From 30 dark 5” squares cut them into two rectangles from each. One should be 2 ¼” x 5” and the other
2 ¾” x 5”. You’ll need 30 of each size.
· From 2 – 2 ¼” x 5” rectangles, cut 2 – 2 ¼” squares for corners of inner border.
· From 4 – 2 ¾” x 5” rectangles, cut 1 – 2 ¾” square for corners of outer border.
* From the binding fabric, cut 4 – 2 ¼” strips.
Putting it together:
Draw a diagonal line on the back of each light 2 ¼” square. (I know this is tedious, but, I really like the accuracy of this method) Choose 30 – 5” squares. Lay one 2 ¼” square to the corner of one 5” square aligning the raw edges. Sew across the diagonal line. Trim the excess square away. Repeat for the other 3 corners. Repeat for all 30 blocks. Press the seams of two opposite corners in and the other two opposite corners out.
Arrange the blocks into 6 rows of 5 blocks. Sew the blocks into rows, then sew the rows together.
Using the 2 ¼” x 5” rectangles, sew together two strips with 5 rectangles each for the top and bottom and 2 strips with 6 rectangles plus the 2 ¼” squares on each end for the sides. Sew these borders to the top, bottom and sides.
Sew the light inner border to the sides first, then the top and bottom.
Using the 2 ¾” x 5” rectangles, sew together two strips with 6 rectangles for the top and bottom and two strips with 7 rectangles plus the 2 ¾” squares on each end for the sides. Sew these borders on. Measure your quilt before you sew these together. I had to sew mine with scant seam allowances to get it to fit. Theoretically, these should fit, but…. I’m not perfect so mine would not have fit without the scant seam allowances. You could also cut down your inner border a bit to make it fit. Or, you could add a little piece of another strip to make it fit.
Now you’re ready to layer with batting and batting, quilt and bind. Enjoy, I really liked this one. ~ Karen
Red Rooster Quilts
48 Corbins Mill Dr.
Dublin, OH 43017
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Don't have The Ohio Country Register? Just tune in here the first part of January, March, May, July, September & November for all the clues.
This is also a good project to use up your stash. So, lets get started!
Red Rooster Quilts presents a Mystery Quilt for 2009. In each issue of the Ohio Country Register, a clue will be printed instructing you how to piece together this original design lap quilt. This mystery quilt is fun for beginners and experienced quilter's, too. The finished size will be 54" x 72". A kit for the top and binding can be purchased from Red Rooster Quilts for $69.95 plus shipping in the following colors: Red, Beige & Blue, Fall Colors, Christmas Colors, Antique Reproduction fabrics, Scarlet & Grey or Bright Contemporary Colors. You may purchase a kit through our web site at http://www.redroosterquilts.com/ or call us at 614-734-9007. See our ad on page 5 of this issue.
Fabric A: 1 & 1/4 yard of a focus fabric, medium - dark color with medium to large scale print
Fabric B: 1 & 1/4 yard of a med-dark fabric to coordinate with the focus fabric
(Or, if you would like the quilt a little scrappy use 1/4 yards of six different
fabrics that coordinate with focus fabric.)
Fabric C: 4 yards of light background fabric
3/4 yard binding fabric
3 & 1/2 yard for backing fabric
Cut 9 - 2 1/2" strips from Fabric C
Cut 9 - 2 1/2" strips from Fabric B (or 1 strip from each of the 6 different fabrics and 1 more strip from 3 of the fabrics for a total of 9 strips if making scrappy)
Sew one Fabric B strip to one Fabric C strip along the long edge. Repeat with remaining strips. Press toward the dark.
Cut 232 - 1 1/2" slices from the nine strips.
Sew two of the 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" pieces together to make a four patch. You will need 116 four patch blocks. These will be rectangle in shape four patches. They will measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Be sure to sew them together so that fabric C is in the upper left and lower right corner and Fabric B is in the upper right and lower left corners.
Don't fret, this is the step with the most pieces. It will be easier from here on out. Don't forget to pick up the next issue of the Ohio Country Register for the Red Rooster Quilts Mystery Quilt Clue #2.