Guest Designer – Chris | Made by Chrissie D.

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Chrissie is the guest designer this month and as usual, I’m excited about her being here!

Her designs are fresh- the fabric, designs and everything all together. I love her style and the finished quilts and projects she designs.

She dibbles and dabbles in a little bit more than just quilts- which I can totally relate to!  You’ll find paper piecing, traditional patchwork, lots of modern designs and bags! Pretty much anything you are looking for– she has designed something around it.

You are going to love her pattern this month— so quick and simple to sew up. Perfect for when you are on a time crunch for a quilt!

Here’s a bit more about her:

I’m Chris Dodsley, an English sewing teacher living in the States, and I blog about my textile crafts and travel adventures.

You can read about my projects at my blog, made by ChrissieD and the hashtag for my projects and projects made with my patterns is #mbCD! I teach easy techniques will quickly increase your sewing confidence and guide you to a successful sewing experience. I’m the former VP of the NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild and Quilt Alliance QTM 2016 Featherweight Quilter of the Year.

About the project for the quilt group:

I’m sharing a Tilted Nine Block Quilt to suit adults or children, and it’s a great way to showcase your fave fabrics!

The sashed and bordered nine block quilt finishes at 39″ square and is Fat Quarter Friendly.  The easy technique will appeal to both beginner and more experienced quilters and I’ll walk you through each stage with diagrams and lots of mbCD tips.


Width Length
Finished Size 39″ 39″
Blocks (9) fat or long quarters in 9 different fabrics
Sashing + Borders 1/3 yard
Batting minimum 1-1/8 yard
Backing minimum 1-1/8 yard
Binding 3/8 yard (based on 2-1/2″ cut binding)

Download the Pattern: members only- login here

Scavenger Hunt BOM

(you can find all previous blocks here)

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Chrissie shares so many great projects on her blog, MadebyChrissieD! Her site has so many tutorials and great tips for working with color and shapes… it’s a stitcher’s trove of treasure! We hope you’ll head over and spend lots of time soaking in the quilting knowledge she offers.


What’s coming up for Chrissie that we can check out~

My next project is reviewing a brand new quilting book Stash Statement by Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation.  I’m creating my own project using one of the quilt blocks from the book. There’s a once weekly blog tour starting 16 April to introduce the book and it’s my turn on Monday, 11 June so hop over to my made by ChrissieD blog then to see what I’ve made.

Where can you find her?




Thank you Chris for a wonderful pattern and a quick interview getting to know you! I’m excited to meet up again in the future.

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