I saw an amazing quilt made by my friend, Carin, and would love to make one myself. I first met Carin and her mom at a retreat for Margaret's Hope Chest. If you want to see some folks making a difference, please check out their site. Maybe you are looking for a charity to become involved with? This one is fantastic. Check out their website and read about their mission. So PSAread more
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One of my best friends just became a Grandma! I've known her son, the new papa, since before he was born, as the saying goes. So a crib quilt was in order.
I saw this quilt on Pinterest. Such a cute idea for a baby quilt, and also fun with lots of scraps, which I have aplenty. The pattern and instructions can be found at Moda Bake Shop.
These are 4 16" blocks plus sashing and borders, ending up with a 40" square quilt.
Huge Giant Mega Flying Geese Quilt Block Tutorial What if a person werta make the mega flying geese block using the No-Waste Flying Geese method (which is found all over the internet) and precut...
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Scrappy Day Trip Quilt 58 inches x 70 inches After having spent the better part of two days writing the instructions for my strip pieced Scrappy Trip Quilt I came to the conclusion that this really this needs to be a proper detailed pattern. I am sorry to disappoint anyone that may have been looking for a free tutorial but a tutorial just wasn't going to cut it. I like my instructions to beread more
A Scrap Quilt. I am back in my comfort zone this week, doing what makes me happy - simple patchwork + pretty fabrics - and working my way through my fabric stash and even using up odd-sized scrap pieces from my scrap bin. This quilt is an extension of my Single Irish Chain Quilt (the same, but different) and after some thought I worked out a way to make piecing this quilt lessread more
I made quite a few of these jewel box wallhangings last year. Composing and stitching the little squares is pure, joyous, non-toxic color therapy.
Wow, the last time I posted about this quilt was last July. It was time to pull it out and make some progress. There were four finished blocks in the bin. The blocks go together quickly once the layout is set. I remember worrying a lot when I was working on this before about not putting too many like squares together.
If a big block is made from squares that all came from the same strip set, the block can start to lose some of its scrappy look. I decided to relax and just go with it this time. They ... read more
There are a lot of quilters out there who talk about serendipity, but really, they have elaborate plans.
For example, Susan Carlson, one of my quilt idols, wrote two fantastic books called Freestyle Quilts and Serendipity Quilts. But her projects start with a beautiful, intricate sketch (she has a degree in illustration). Here's a part of one of her drawings:
Three of us decided to have a quilting day and we chose to play with kaleidoscopes: sophisticated fabrics for Gayle, whimsical for Joni, and a bright mix for me. Each of us brought a good selection then spent the day laughing, sewing and discussing. Gayle made a delicious bean soup for lunch. Joni brought a wonderful salad. I brought my appetite. Oops.
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Bands of stacked coins and a few strings make a great use it up or waste not style quilt. Perfect to have on hand for a donation quilt, too. I used mixed black strings as separator bands for the stacked coins.
That is one thing Bonnie Hunter mentioned about her scrap quilts......she usually uses one consistent color in the block/ in the border / or in the sashing to bring some unity to all the chaos. It may not be the same fabric, but the color will be close. Take a second look ...
I am overjoyed to finally get to share this finished X Plus quilt with you! I feel like I worked on this quilt forever. I actually started the process of sorting through all of my scraps right before Christmas, but with holiday travel, the daunting task of reclaiming the house from Christmas decor, and working on my Balloon Festival quilt, it has just taken me this long to get this one completely finished and photographed; and let me tell you- I could not love it more!
On the back of my quilt, I pulled a rainbow of colors from my ... read more
I intended to write about cleaning up my sewing room but Julie wrote everything last week. We must be related: there are millions of shiny, new objects (quilts) in my mind but I couldn't get started until I'd cleared out the scrap bag, sorted the storage and vacuumed, dusted and polished. As Julie said, it's so refreshing to take the time to regroup.
As part of the general cleaning, I pulled out this top. Some kaleidoscope blocks have been around since 1997. About five years ago, I made more blocks, tossed some older ones and sewed the ...
Happy 2016, y'all! I don't know if it's because I have been a little bit lazier with using up my scraps in my quilt backs, an increase in productivity, or a combination of the two, but my scrap jars were overflowing once again. If you remember, I completely emptied them this summer with Shattered Rainbow Encore and The Kitchen Sink. At any rate, since returning from our Christmas travels, I got to work to combat the ever-increasing mountain of scrap fabric that I seem to accumulate.
Improv piecing has always been my go-to method for busting through ... read more