My version of Kimberly Einmo’s Chainsaw Quilt

Lori Miller Designs  chain saw block closeup

When in Grand Rapids last month, I took a class from Kimberly Einmo.  She is a wizard with jellyrolls and precuts, and is now branching out to modern quilts and applique!  She taught her chainsaw quilt class.  It looks kind of like a saw blade, hence the name.  I cut up all my pink, coral, peach, tangerine and lavenderish fabrics in my stash to make my own layer cake and jelly roll.

Lori Miller Designs  Chain saw quilt block

You make the individual blocks.  They have that lovely jagged edge.


Then you spin them around and put four of them together to create the saw blade shape.


Kimberly’s quilt has borders and half square triangles, but I decide to make some extra chainsaw blocks and make the whole quilt out of them. (You can find the pattern in her book, Jelly Roll Quilts & More).

I just got the top pieced, but I think it came out striking.  I am thinking it wants some quilted circles, what do you think?

This could be a fun baby quilt with 16 blocks, it would sure stitch up fast.




AQS Show – Grand Rapids

(L - R) Me, Loreen, Wanda and Tina

(L – R) Me, Loreen, Wanda and Tina

I joined three of my sit and stitch sisters for a trip to Grand Rapids for the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show.  This is the third year for the show and it is a fun trip for a group of quilting friends.


I also got to meet a wonderful teacher, Kimberly Einmo, and take her Chainsaw Quilt Class.  I had spoken to her on the phone but we had never met.  She is a fun, enthusiastic person and a wonderful teacher.298


You start out making these rotary cut blocks from a layer cake and jelly roll.


Then you put them together in this way to look like a saw blade.  I used every pink, peach, purpley, salmon colored fabric in my stash and made my own layer cake.  Hopefully it will not be too pink.  I am still working on the squares.


The pattern was from Kimberly’s book on the left, “Jelly Roll Quilts & More”.  It uses some ingenious rotary cutting to get the shape.

300 - Copy

Here is my first day’s haul from visiting the vendors, there were a lot of cute things but I restrained myself.  I can’t wait to stitch up the thimble blossom mini’s.