My Favorite Tutorials

I rediscovered quilting via the internet about eight years ago.  Since then, I've spent a lot of time creeping on quilt blogs such as Oh Fransson, Anna Maria Horner, Jaybird Quilts and my personal favorite, Film in the Fridge.  I've made quilts using tutorials from each of these blogs, but I always go back to Ashley at Film in the Fridge.  I've made a number of things using her tutorials including a few quilts using her block tutorials.

The first one I tried was her String Quilt Block tutorial back in 2009, which she used to make her Kaleidoscope Quilt.

Allison's Grad Quilt - May 2009
This was my first venture into using paper as a foundation for the blocks and her instructions and photos made it super easy to follow.  I enjoyed making the first quilt so much, I just kept on going and made another one right away. 

Flaherty Family Silent Auction Quilt - June 2009
Don't adjust your screen or strain yourself, it looks pretty much the same as the first quilt except it has blue binding.  I cut so many strips from these fabrics that I could make a third quilt that would be close to identical to these two.

The most recent tutorial I used was a variation of Ashley's Scrappy Triangle Tutorial.  I've used it twice, with both quilts given as wedding gifts. 

Jenny & Adam's Wedding Quilt - August 2012
Like all of her other tutorials, it's clearly written, with lots of photos and allows you room to make the quilt blocks and finished quilt your own size.  I, however, haven't made the scrappy blocks like the tutorial.  I prefer to use her Trailmarker Quilt post which uses the same basic tutorial, but instead of the triangles being scrappy, they're made from one piece of fabric and framed in various other solids or tone-on-tone solids.

Jeffrey and Kelley's Wedding Quilt - June 2013
To speed up cutting out the triangles, I've made a cardboard template which keeps my triangles uniform.  That's the only thing that I have done to personalize her original tutorial. 

Bloggers are pretty generous with their tutorials.  I only wish I was as creative and could come up with my own ideas, but until then, I'll just keep checking out blogs and trying out their tutorials.  Next up for me:  The Starburst Block tutorial.  It just may show up for Show & Tell at a Guild Meeting sometime in the future.

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