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You know that feeling of joy and pride when you finish a quilt? I love that feeling.
Since I started teaching quilting, I've been surprised to find that I get that same feeling when students show me their finished quilts. I see how proud they are of their work and it, in turn, makes me feel proud that I had some role in that. It's awesome!
Recently, Heather Williams, who took my Modern Free Motion Quilting Sampler class back in February, showed me her finished quilt. Whoa! She took it to a whole new level!
The Makings of An Autumn Triple Star!!
This denim quilt was intended to be finished for a Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild upcycle project, but my original vision ended in a bit of a kerfuffle and got set aside. My husband has wanted a denim quilt to take to deer camp for sometime, so last fall I decided to finally tackle the project.
My inspiration came from a post of Krista's that she shared about a Gee's Bend class that she attended. She used brown pant legs for portions of a large courthouse step block. From there, my mind turned my jean leg portions into strips ... read more
Borders and Fillers
Triangles, Points and Piecing
Starting earlier this year, Alison at Little Island Quilting started a quilt charity to benefit street children in Mexico, inspired by a recent visit she had taken to their group home. She started making and collecting quilted blocks to assemble into quilts to gift to these children, to add a little colour and something special in their lives, something just their own. To date, she has made 23 (!!) quilts to send!
I decided I wanted to contribute, and Alison and I both blogged that I would collect blocks from other Canadian quilters who wished to as well, and I would ...
Spoilt for Choice!!
1. LAYER CAKE SAMPLE QUILT
Or, you will be if you use Dream Fusion Batting by Quilters Dream Batting. I first tried Dream Fusion last year when I taught Quilt as You Go Blue Christmas. This lesson makes it possible to complete a lap size quilt in a weekend, for those times when you need a gift but don’t have time to get it to a longarmer.
The glue threads are needle punched right into the batting. Once you have fused Dream Fusion batting to your fabric, it stays fused. It is not like anything other fusible batting out there. The quilt was so ...read more
A Treat from a Great Friend....
I needed to make a quilt for a king sized bed. Making the top was not a problem but what about the cost of having it quilted. My little quilt frame would not even look at it and even if it would my albeit semi professional machine would be working on minus inches by the time the whole thing had rolled up under the arm. The only thing to do was quilt as you go. I have never done one of these before but never let it be said that I would let a little thing like that stop me ...read more
my scrap fabric. One square didn't
turn out, so I decided to make
a fabric box out of it
inside of the box along with a 10-inch square
of batting, Warm and Natural
This block makes a great mug rug.
I was inspired to make this block by this post at Play Crafts. Really detailed instructions and lots of pictures!
Your fabric choices can be all one color, or different colors. They can ... read more
I have only been making quilts, mug rugs, etc, for a couple of years now and have had trouble with adding binding to quilts because the corners were always off.
Well it has been very quiet around the sew paint it blog. This is what comes of having two children with birthdays in December. And I only have one birthday and one party done so far. Lots more to do and that is before Christmas! But it is also a lovely time of year, if a little hot here in Sydney.
The Christmas decorations came out the other day. The tree was standing there naked for a few days when I lost all motivation. It is now done and looks great and the kids love it of course.
With the ...
I made them some patchwork pouches, because no sewing person can ever have enough pouches! I just had to share them with you because, well, I can. And I miss sharing stuff with you guys! Its been approximately 5 million years since my last proper blog post, so you know, I forgive you for forgetting what I look like ;-)
Inspired by 2 central pieces of Liberty fabrics that I got from Jo Organic Stitch Company, I pulled prints that matched the colours. I then made 2 simple ...