It’s Worldwide Quilting Day!


I remember when today started out as National Quilting Day here in the United States. I'm thrilled it's grown to now be Worldwide Quilting Day! So many of my quilting friends are in countries outside of the United States and it's fun to be able to celebrate together.

worldwide quilting day 2014

I've got a few fun things for you today and I hope you'll enjoy them.

scrapbook1 I have lots of fun things in the studio for inspiration and this vintage scrapbook is one of them. I came across it a few days ago while i was looking for something else and started flipping through the pages.

scrapbook2This wonderful old pattern from the Detroit News spoke to me. It's called Rickrack Posy! We're in some serious need of springtime, floral things here in what seems like the eternally cold, snowy Michigan. In reading the pattern I don't think I'll be using the soft pink and white fabrics they recommend. I'm actually going for some wool applique on flannel for this project. I love the idea of using rickrack for the stems and decorating the flower pots. I won't be making the bed size version either - going for 12 blocks and a lap size quilt.

Click here for the FREE Patchwork Posy Pattern

Have you had a chance to watch the Teeny Tiny Stems video tutorial? I hope there will be a few tips in there that might help you.

There's also a new tutorial for making Perfect Circles. What would Worldwide Quilting Day be without sharing a few tips, techniques and promoting quilting?

I also want to thank everyone who has watched my Needleturn Applique video. It has over 90,000 views and to say I'm honored is an understatement! Thank you, thank you for your support of Sentimental Stitches! What next? Is there a technique you'd like to learn more about? Something that's giving you trouble and wonder if there's a different way to get good results? Please comment or send me an email.

Midget BlocksThis cute fabric bag and it's contents are never very far from me.

midget blocksYes, it's the antique Week by Week Sampler quilt that inspired the Midget Blocks.

IMG_1070There are several new blocks for you to download today.

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midget blocks
midget blocks edge Just a few more pictures for you to enjoy. I marvel at this piece each time I look at it!

Dream Garden Block 3
Before you go, this month's Dream Garden pattern is ready to download and there's a Worldwide Quilting Day sale on all digital patterns until Monday. Use the discount code: QUILTDAY for 25% off!

I hope you have a wonderful day and are able to spend some time quilting!

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4 Responses to “It’s Worldwide Quilting Day!”

  1. Lorid March 15, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    I had to laugh when I saw the finished block size for the ric-rac block is 11 1/2″!
    Thanks Gay for your generosity. Happy Quilting Day!

  2. Wanetha March 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Yes, I too am ready for Spring to spring! This “Ric Rac Posey” is a great pattern to head in that direction. Love the old Newspaper patterns.
    Thank you. And, thank you for the additional Midget blocks…….not too many more an the collection will be complete….yea!

  3. karen March 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    I am utterly intrigued by the RickrackPosy book you show in this post. I would love to see this thing in person. Since I moved to this island 10 years ago, eBay is about my only way to find such items unless I go spend the night on the mainland hunting down antique stores. Do you have a complete photo of the quilt in the bag elsewhere on your blog and if so how would I go about finding it? I just discovered your blog thru a new friend’s facebook page. Please stop my blog sometime when you have a few minutes. I write about quilt history and also the old quilts I collect (mostly from ebay now). Keep up the good work! Karen

  4. karen March 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Oops. Forgot to give you my blog address. It’s called Quilt History Reports and the address is Thanks!

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