You know Marianne and Mary Fons as a dynamic mother-daughter quilting duo, but they’re about to leave that all behind to perform their new quilting themed comedy act! Okay, just kidding, but the newest episode of Quilty on QNNtv.com definitely has its funny moments! You’ve heard of a nine-patch block, a log cabin block, even a drunkard’s path block… but what about a “Goose in the Mud” block? Well, that’s a new term Marianne coins in the episode. (More on that later!)
This episode of Quilty teaches how to make a checkerboard quilt pattern. You’ll learn how to abutt seams and arrange checkerboard blocks. They also give tips on rough pinning, chain piecing, and using strip sets for quick piecing.
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Want to see an example of a checkerboard quilt? You’ve come to the right place! Old School Cool by It’s Sew Emma will be featured in Quilty September/October 2013, but you get a sneak peek just for reading this blog! Yay for you!
Okay, so back to this fictional “Goose in the Mud” block… what do you think it would look like? Leave a comment below describing it, or you could even draw one up and post it on the QNNtv.com Facebook page! We’d love to see inside your imaginations! Be sure to check out more free Quilty videos on QNNtv.com, Quilty magazine, and all things Quilty at heyquilty.com!