Thursday, February 16, 2012

TNT Thursday with Pat from Color Me Quilty

Were back.  Man, I can't believe it has only been 2 weeks since we have done this.  It feels like forever.  So welcome back to TNT Thrusday.  And we are back with a super special treat.  A fabulous tutorial by Pat from Color Me Quilty.  I love this block she has made and I know you are gonna love it too.  Thank you so much Pat for putting this together for all of us to enjoy.  So . . .Take it away :)



Hi, I'm Pat from Color Me Quilty! I am beyond excited that Melissa has invited me to show you this tutorial for Gothic Windows. I hope that you will all like making this block.

Gothic Windows. 8"x 8" finished (8 1/2" x 8 1/2" as it is here).


Believe it or not it can be made with 3 contrasting Jelly Roll strips or (3) 2 1/2" wide by the width of the fabric strips.
(3) contrasting strips 2 1/2" x width of fabric (approx. 44")

Cut the strips as follows:
Green - (3) 2 1/2" squares (two of the three squares need to be cut diagonally in half)
White - (6) 4 1/2" rectangles
Charcoal - (8) 2 1/2" squares AND (4) 4 1/2" rectangles

Fold all six of the white rectangles in half (right sides to the outside) and sandwich between the charcoal squares and rectangles.

White sandwiched between two charcoal squares. Align the two edges of the white with the edges of the charcoal squares. The folded edge should be approx. 1/4" short from the other edge of the two charcoal squares.
Do the same with the rectangles with the exception that one side with have additional fabric.
Notice the pinned side you will be stitching - from the open to the folded edge of the white block

All the blocks ready to stitch

You can chain stitch the blocks, if you wish. Then just cut them apart.



Now the magic happens....open the block



A perfect one seam flying geese (or is that goose??) Press!!!
You should end up with 4 short and 2 with longer sides.
Stitch two of the short geese together.


Put the green square in the middle, evenly spaced (it will be smaller that the white). Fold the white edges down and press.


Top stitch the white edges down. You may want to pin or glue the white down. I found that Elmers washable school glue works great for this step. (I did show how to use the glue a little farther down)

Voila! you have the center done.
Next you will be doing basically the same thing with just the flying geese.
Since these geese are not sewn together, you need to stitch a very scant 1/4" across the bottom to hold the corners of the geese down and to hold the green half square in place.

This line of stitching will not show once your block in assembled. Do this will all 4 of the remaining geese.

Again, press the white edges in over the green

I found that adding a touch of glue at this stage very helpful

Can you see the glue?

Repress to set the glue. This will NOT gum up your needle when you stitch.

You can use either the liquid or the glue stick. I've used both on different projects.
Top stitch the two side of the triangle.

Start to assemble by adding the two short geese, one on each side.
Add the two longer geese to the other sides.

You now have completed a Gothic Windows Block!

I hope you've enjoy my tutorial. Thanks again to Melissa for letting me guest blog.


What an awesome Tutorial!!!  Thank you so much Pat.  I know this is on my list of things to try new :)

And I will throw in a quick bit of something new I tried last night.  I taught a class for the first time.  Here are some of the amazing ladies I got to teach.  We went over basic machine care and made some disappearing 9 patch blocks :)  So fun!!!  I was nervous at first but once I got going I had a ball!!!  I just love quilting and sharing how to do it is something that I look forward to doing it again sometime :)



So . . . You have had quite a while to be saving up some new things.  What have you been trying new??  Link on up and show us all :)







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23 comments:

  1. Melissa ~ loved your class ~ you are so sweet and nice and explain things so well. Can't wait to try some of the things we learned and my grandaughters are stoked to try making a quilt top and who knows, maybe even quilting it. Thanks again for spending your time on us.

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  2. this is GREAT! does the glue gum up your iron?

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  3. What a neat technique! I pinned it for future reference!

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  4. waht a great take on cathedral windows! Love it!!

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  5. What a great way to make a cathedral window. I have to give it a try.

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  6. Wow, that is a cool block!! Great tutorial! Happy TNT!

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  7. What a neat block! Thanks for sharing it, Melissa and Pat!

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  8. What a unique block! I really love it, thanks for sharing!
    Quilting by the River

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  9. That is a beautiful block! Thank you.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Love this block especially since it has my favorite color, lime green.

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  11. This is a really cool block! Thank you for showing us.

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  12. Thank you so much Melissa for getting Pat to do this tutorial. It is totally awesome. Love it.

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  13. Very nice block. I love the bright green!

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  14. The block looks great. I really want to try this technique for attic windows.

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  15. What a great looking block and the colors used makes it even more amazing looking. I'm a visual learner and appreciate the tutorial. This is a block I'd love to make. I've used glue sticks before with applique and never had a problem. Great job Pat! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  16. The block looks great, and so easy to do. Great pictures! Thank you!

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  17. Nice cheater Cathedral window type block. Looks like your in a Church Gym. They all look the same... Have a great week-end. I will have to try these FG blocks.

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  18. This is the best way to make cathedral window.I really like this way.I inspire from this blog.Thanx to share with us.

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  19. Love the block and love the colors.

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  20. I love your colors and the mod look this creates! Definitely going to try one for myself!

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  22. I made Pam's block and shared it with my friends at retreat. Everyone loved it!!!! I also blogged about it on today's post and linked back to you and Pat. Hope it brings you some love!!! =^..^=

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa