Quilt the World 2022

Hello Quilting friends!  I wanted to share with you my Charity Quilt for the Pay It Forward Campaign called Covering the World: One Quilt at a Time 2022.  This is my charming Quilt of Valor Quilt.

I am an AccuQuilt Go!Getter and I have teamed up with other quilters and designers from AccuQuilt, Moda Fabrics, and Brother to create and donate our time and quilts to a charity of our choice.  Every week in 2022, one person from our teams will be donating a quilt to our favorite charity.  My chosen charity is the Quilt of Valor Foundation.

The Mission of the Quilt of Valor Foundation is to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.  I have many friends and family members who have served our country and I have a special place in my heart for the veterans and members of the military who have given so much of themselves.

I belong to my local group, Stitching Sisters Quilts of Valor in Clawson, Michigan.  We get together monthly to sew quilts in fellowship and fun.  Here is a picture of our group showing some of the blocks we were making for our quilts.

This picture showing the completed quilt made with our blocks being awarded to a deserving veteran.

This is a picture of our latest group of veterans to receive their Quilts of Valor.

We often get fabric donated to our group from the local community.  All of the fabrics in the quilt I made were donated.  I had a selection of chambrays and red and blue cotton fabrics with tiny stars printed on them.

I used the AccuQuilt GO! Blazing Star 12” Finished die (55051) by Eleanor Burns for my quilt blocks.  The contrast of the prints and chambray really make the Blazing Star stand out.  I used sashing and cornerstones to pull it all together.  My friend, Sue Baker, did a beautiful job of completing the long arm quilting.  She was one of the sisters who founded our Stitching Sisters QOV group.

Do you make quilts for Quilt of Valor? I have a FREE TUTORIAL to make this GO! Rising Star Quilt of Valor quilt on the Accuquilt Blog.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Quilt of Valor charity quilt.  Would you like to join us in making a quilt for charity?  For more information on making and donating a charity quilt as part of the Quilt the World 2022 project, visit AccuQuilt.

New GO! Friendly Pattern – Honey Bee Hive

Honey Bee Hive by Lori Miller Designs

Introducing Honey Bee Hive, this pattern has been all of the buzz. This is an AccuQuilt GO! Friendly pattern. It uses the Storm at Sea Block on Board Die and several strip dies.

Honey Bee Block by Lori Miller Designs

This little quilt has a special place in my heart. My Dad was a beekeeper for over 50 years. I used to go and help him work the bees and take off the honey. The honey was so delicious.

Honey Bee Hive – Baby or Wall Hanging by Lori Miller Designs

I designed my quilt using Electric Quilt Design software. Honey Bee Hive comes in three sizes, Baby or Wall hanging, Throw Size and Queen, of course.

This pattern only comes with AccuQuilt GO! Cutter instructions. You will need the following dies:

  • GO Storm at Sea Die (9” Finished) (55221)
  • GO! Strip Cutter 3 ½” (3” Finished Strip Die (55032)
  • GO! Strip Cutter – 1 ½” (1” Finished) (55024) OR GO! Strip Cutter – 2 ½” (2” Finished) (55017) depending on Quilt size.

I love the accurately cut pieces which makes string piecing go quickly.

A closeup of the little Bee Skep Beehive in the center. So Cute!

Thanks for stopping by to see my new Pattern Design. Available now in my Etsy Shop!

Check out these other AccuQuilt GO! Friendly patterns in My Etsy Shop!

New Product! Add-on EQ8 Block Library – AccuQuilt Qube English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Introducing my latest Add-on EQ8 Block Library file, AccuQuilt Qube English Paper Piecing. Included are 40 Pieced Hexagon blocks to load into EQ8 Quilt design software.

EQ8 is Quilt Design Software by The Electric Quilt Company.  I design my quilts in EQ8, I teach EQ8 and I use EQ8 in my original patterns. I love this design software!

These block designs work with the Accuquilt GO! Qube English Paper Piecing (EPP) (1″ Finished Sides) Die set.  You can use the Die Shapes in the GO! Qube EPP to cut out these blocks. These pieced blocks finish with a 2″ side.

These EQ8 Block Library files are downloadable digital files that are designed to work with your EQ8 Quilt Design Software.  They are only compatible with EQ8.  Once you place the block file in your library, you will be able to use it immediately to draw and design quilts.

Required: A running copy of EQ8 Quilt Design Software.

40 Pieced Hexagon Blocks!

I have included the 36 Pieced Hexagon Blocks included in the GO! Qube English Paper Piecing Brochure plus 4 bonus blocks. These pieced blocks finish as a hexagon shape with 2″ finished sides.

These blocks are Pieced Hexagon EPP Blocks that can be cut out with your Qube English Paper Piecing die set.

Designing with the EQ8 Block library lets you play with fabrics and colors using these shapes to design and tailor your own beautiful quilt to your unique style.

Complete Instructions including EQ8 Hexagon Quilt layout design lessons!

Each set of library blocks comes with a complete set of Instructions, a Block Reference Guide and four EQ8 Hexagon Quilt layout design lessons.

AccuQuilt provides detailed instructions to create the 36 pieced blocks on their website, a link is provided in the instruction document.

You can purchase this file in my MY SHOP!

Thank You!  And Happy Designing!

More Products Available!

I have Add-on EQ8 Block Libraries for the Accuquilt Qube original 216 Four Patch designs, Nine Patch Party, Five Patch Fun, Sweet Sixteen and two sets of BOB libraries.

You can purchase these downloadable files in my shop HERE!

New Pattern – Bundle Up Holiday Coasters

Hello Friends! I have a new pattern available called Bundle Up Holiday Coasters. Featuring four mix and match designs, these super cute little guys are the perfect last minute homemade gift. All of the designs are centered around my Bundle Up for Winter theme, a mitten, stocking, Knit Cap and Turtleneck with Sweater Vest.

This pattern started out with the Mini Mitten which was published by itself in Modern Patchwork Gifts back in 2016. It was so cute, I had to add a few more coaster designs to create a collection.

Want to add a little pizazz to your coasters? Try fussy cutting and piecing the sweater vest with adorable prints like these. You can go crazy creating these. For these coasters, I quilted by using straight stitch quilting on the diagonal with a walking foot about 1/4″ apart.

Need to whip up the coasters in a jiffy, go for the simple stocking and just a 3 way color scheme. Those polkadots are just too cheery. Again I am straight line quilting with a walking foot, this time straight up and down.

These coasters don’t take much fabric either, you could easily make them with your holiday fabric scraps.

The pattern is available now in my Etsy Shop HERE.

If you like this pattern, check out my other holiday patterns below:

Gingerbread House Ornament, Gift Card Holder and Pincushion Pattern
Poinsettia Pop Quilt Pattern

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stitching!

Published – Santa Baby Door Hanger

USED WITH PERMISSION FROM QUILTS & MORE™. ©2021 MEREDITH CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

HO HO HO! Santa Claus is coming to town! This adorable Santa Baby Door Hanger is a festive way to celebrate the season. I am so proud to have it featured in Quilts & More Magazine. It is made with wool felt applique and embellishments. A great gift idea for friends and family too.

My Santa Baby Door Hanger is featured in the Winter 2022 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Quilts & More Magazine available now.

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I designed this little project with my trusty EQ8 Quilt Design Software.

I designed this little project with my trusty EQ8 Quilt Design Software. I used it to create the little applique shapes and the background piecing. I love that you can add or remove a seam allowance around the applique shapes depending on the applique technique you are using.

The little guy really starts to take shape as you add embellishements like buttons, pom pom and the fuzzy wool felt I found for the beard and mustache.

USED WITH PERMISSION FROM QUILTS & MORE™. ©2021 MEREDITH CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The extra fringe, pom pom trim and ribbon loop add to the holiday charm.

You can find the pattern and instructions in the Winter 2022 Issue of Quilts & More.

Happy Stitching!

Free Tutorial – Updated Silverware Rolls

I first introduced these handy little silverware rolls back in 2015. They are such a great project that I have revisited the pattern and updated the design. They are still great for picnics, family reunions and bbq’s, or just throw them in the car when you grab some take out and go to the park.

They are sized perfectly to fit plastic or regular silverware and a napkin. Make one or tuck in a paper napkin, they all work well.

These stitch up so fast that you will want to make several and give some away. My quilt guild used to hold holiday potlucks and these made perfect gifts for my quilty friends for those dinners. I love that you can just wash them up, refill and use again and again.

Materials Needed:

This will make 4 silverware rolls.

  • 5/8 yd red print fabric for outside and pocket
  • 3/8 yd blue print fabric for lining
  • 3/8 yd of batting
  • 1/4 yd Medium Weight iron-on interfacing
  • 3-4 yards of coordinating ribbon
  • Coordinating thread

Directions:

Cut

For each silverware roll (Make 4)

  • 1 — 9″ x 10″ rectangle of red print fabric for outside
  • 1 — 9″ x 10″ rectangle of batting
  • 1 — 9″ x 10″ rectangle of blue print fabric for lining
  • 1 — 10″ x 10″ rectangle of red print fabric for pocket
  • 1 – 4 1/2″ x 10″ rectangle of interfacing
  • 22″ of ribbon for the tie

Stitch

  1. Take the 10″ x 10″ pocket and fold in half and press flat.
  2. Place the strip of interfacing inside and press.
  3. Top stitch the top of the pocket at the fold stitching two lines, 1/8″ and 3/8″ away from the fold.



  4. Layer the batting, the lining and the pocket all facing up as shown.



  5. From the left side of the pocket, measure 2 inches, 3 1/2″ and 5″ at the top and bottom of the pocket.  These will mark the stitch lines to make the channels for the silverware.
  6. Stitch down from the markings on the pocket to make the silverware channels.  You will have three stitch lines.  Do a couple of back stitches at the top to secure the channels.



  7. Next, take your 22 inch ribbon and fold almost in half leaving one end about one inch longer than the other.  Pin the ribbon flat on the right side of the pocket about halfway down the side of the roll.  Make sure that you will catch the ribbon when you stitch the side seam.  Tuck the ends out of the way so that you do not catch them in the side seams.


  8. Layer the rectangle from the print fabric over the pocket, right sides together and pin in place.
  9. With a 1/4″ seam, stitch all the way around the roll leaving an opening for turning on the bottom.  Clip corners.

  10. Turn the roll right side out and tuck in the raw edges on the opening.  Iron the silverware roll flat.


  11. Top stitch close to the edge of the roll all the way around being sure to catch the edges of the opening and sew them shut.


  12. Your first silverware roll is completed, now just make three more!  These really do stitch up fast, sew them assembly line style! To store, just roll them up and tie with the ribbon.

New Product! Add-On EQ8 Block Library – Accuquilt Qube Five Patch Fun

The fun never ends! My newest Add-on EQ8 Block Library file is Five Patch Fun! I am excited to offer the next set of digital EQ8 Block Library files for the Accuquilt Qubes.  These files include 60 gorgeous Five Patch variation block designs that you can load into EQ8 Quilt design software.

EQ8 is Quilt Design Software by The Electric Quilt Company.  I design my quilts in EQ8, I teach EQ8 and I use EQ8 in my original patterns.

These block designs work with the Accuquilt GO! Qube Mix and Match Die sets.  You can use the Die Shapes in the GO! Qubes to cut out these blocks.

These EQ8 Block Library files are downloadable digital files that are designed to work with your EQ8 Quilt Design Software.  They are only compatible with EQ8.  Once you place the block file in your library, you will be able to use it immediately to draw and design quilts.

Required: A running copy of EQ8 Quilt Design Software.

60 Gorgeous Five Patch Blocks!

I have included 60 Five Patch Fun Block designs with new, creative and even familiar blocks. There are so many design possibilities in EQ8.

These blocks are Five Patch Blocks that can be cut out with your Qube Mix & Match Set, no companion dies are needed.

Since the Five Patch design is based upon a 5 x 5 grid, your finished block sizes will finish larger as indicated in the chart below.

The Five Patch Fun files come in all the Qube sizes: 4″, 6″, 8″, 9″, 10″ and 12″ .  They are color coordinated by size in the shop so you can find the size you need. You only need one size of EQ8 Qube files as EQ8 will let you resize the blocks.

Complete Instructions including Die Cutting Guide!

Each set of library blocks comes with a complete set of Instructions, a Block Reference Guide and a Die Cutting Guide.

The Die Cutting Guide provides pictures of the Five Patch Fun blocks and which shapes are needed from the Qube to cut out that block similar to the picture above.

Please note:  If you have more than one size of Qube, you only need one size of library.  Once you have the EQ8 Library for Accuquilt installed into EQ8, you can easily resize to your other size Qubes as it will scale properly.  You can certainly purchase other sizes for convenience, but it is not necessary.

You can purchase these files in my MY SHOP!

Thank You!  And Happy Quilting!

More Products Available!

If you like designing and making your own quilts with EQ8 and Accuquilt, you may like some of my other products.

Add-on EQ8 Block Libraries by Lori Miller Designs

I have Add-on EQ8 Block Libraries for the original Four Patch designs, Nine Patch Party and now two sets of BOB libraries.

You can purchase these downloadable files in my shop HERE!