Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Tickled Pink


Today is my day on the Tickled Pink Blog Hop. If you are visiting for the first time Welcome!  Our host is Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks

I have made lots of pink quilts over the years. I consider myself a "pinkaholic!"

For years I have used a pattern to teach a newby how to quilt. It is a single page that, I feel, teaches all the basics of quilting.

Start with three colors. Dark, medium and light fabric.

Sew them in sets. 
Cut them into 24 five inch sets.

Plus cut 23 5" squares of the dark fabric.

Cut large pieces per instructions.

Start laying out as per instructions. 

Sew them a section at a time.

Add the large end pieces.

Trim the edges.

You can add as many borders as you like. I am still auditioning for my borders.


This is how it will turn out. The thing I like about this quilt is that it teaches you how to view things from an angle. Plus many basic quilting techniques. Always press with every seam that you sew. You will find a much better quilt in the end.

Here's the directions for the quilt. The paper is old and well worn but it works just the same :-) 

(Updated link!)

I'd like to invite you back to my blog in two days. See, it's my Blogiversary and I will be having a Giveaway to celebrate 13 years. So please come on back and join me. I love visitors and your comments are always appreciated.  

Be sure to stop by the other Tickled Pink participants. If you miss a day, you can still go back and visit. Be sure to leave a comment, so we know you have visited. 

Have fun and happy quilting.

32 comments:

Quilting Gail said...

Great quilt! It's very pretty!
I always find it's a challenge to sew quilts on point - and you have done a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Smith said...

That is a great project for beginners. Your settings in Google drive won’t allow me to access the full directions.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That is a great quilt for teaching. Happy blog anniversary to you. I started my blog a year before you in March, so I guess we are a couple of diehard bloggers to still be around when so many others have quit blogging.

scottylover said...

That is a great pattern! I will definitely print it out. I thought I was a pink-aholic too, but when I sorted my stash by color last year, I found I don't have as much as I thought!

Sandy

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Happy Blogversary! Your quilt is lovely and I appreciate the tutorial.

Carla said...

What a great quilt and love that you showed us the steps. I tried to download your instruction sheet, but the access is denied. I think there is a button that needs to be clicked to share it. Thank you for the fun quilt and for the pink tickle!

Thearica said...

"Always press with every seam that you sew. You will find a much better quilt in the end."

Yes Yes Yes!!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great design. It is always surprising how different blocks look when turned on-point. Thanks for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun project. I love seeing it come to life with every photo! Thanks for sharing the instructions as well. I just may have some scraps.... LOL!!!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great project and use of scraps. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol S. said...

What a cute learning project this makes! I love how it can go from a runner to any size you want. It's really beautiful!

Joyce Carter said...

Awesome design. I really love it. Thank you for sharing.

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

Beautiful pink fabrics and quilt too! I truly love your quilt and I'm inspired that you've used this lovely design/pattern to teach the art of making quilts. What a wonderful way to teach.

Carol Andrews said...

Jocelyn your little quilt is just the perfect project for a beginner Quilter. Thank you for sharing your pattern. It’ll be great if I have permission to use it for my beginners at my Guild? Thank you for sharing and being part of the hop. 😉

dortha said...

Great beginner project. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Kwilter said...

That does indeed look to be a good project for beginning quilters. Yours turned out lovely.

Stitchin At Home said...

Great quilt! I like on-point designs they can make a simple block look great.

Karen's Korner said...

A great way to showcase a feature fabric.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

This is a great project. Thanks for sharing the instructions with us.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Pretty quilt, and seems so simple but the look is fabulous.

Lianne makes stuff said...

that may be for new quilters but it doesn't look basic well done

lynn said...

Jocelyn, I think that less experienced to the fully experienced would enjoy playing with this pattern, I really like tie and I think I am something like an intermediate quilter. I couldn't get the directions in the spot marked"here: though.
Happy almost here blogversary.

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty pink quilt!

tink's mom said...

Thats a great starter quilt. Thanks for the tutorial it Tickled me Pink.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

I'm a pinkaholic too. Beautiful quilt. I adore rail fence blocks and your fabric choice is wonderful. Thank you so much for the tutorial and the pdf.

Kathy E. said...

I've always loved block designs like this that look so complicated, but are so simple in the making...isn't that what all (or most) quilters want? Me, for sure! Thanks for the updated link. The pattern itself looks like it's been loved and worn, like a good quilt design should be!

Carol said...

Genius way to teach someone to piece a quilt! I love the pinks in this one, but I can see it scrappy too. Thanks for sharing this!

LJ said...

Wonderful tickled pink quilt. It is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Beautiful pink quilt and such a great pattern and way to teach a newbie!!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh wonderful colors and beautiful quilting ~ so talented ~ Xo


Wishing you lots of laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh what a pretty, pretty quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us! xx

Leah said...

This is a great project! It turned out lovely.