Half square triangles (HST) are a staple in the quilting world. I hear lots of quilters say they are afraid of them or that they take too long. Using the right method for your design can minimize the fear and time. I use one of two methods for making my HSTs. Two at a time
Half Square Triangles (HST) are a staple in the quilting world. A large number of patterns require them. When designing patterns, I tend to gravitate toward designs with triangles. You can make them two at a time, and even eight at a time. The methods I use are designed to match the number of HSTs
I spent 6 hours with some amazing ladies in Fountain Inn, SC this week. We worked our way through my Improve Your Practice: Free-Motion Quilting class, and I have to say, they blew my mind. This was a great group of ladies, eager to pay attention and soak up everything I had to say. By
Quilt Motif Monthly – WAVY/CURVY LINES Welcome to month three of Quilt Motif Monthly. This week we learn about what I call, Wavy Lines – but you will totally hear me say Curvy Lines as well. If you need a fast and easy quilt motif, wavy lines are your friend. They are also the foundation
Welcome to Week 3 of the “How to Make Flying Geese Four at a Time” Tutorial. If you are just finding this, during week one we cut our fabric and made our flying geese. During week two we turned those beautiful flying geese into pinwheel blocks and stitched them into a baby quilt top. This
From the April 9, 2019 blog post, we cut our fabric and made 48 flying geese in 6 different colors using the No Waste, Four at a Time Flying Geese Method. If you missed that blog post and free tutorial, or if you just want to make this very simple little baby quilt, click here.
Quilt Motif Monthly – Filler Flowers Welcome to month two of Quilt Motif Monthly. This week we learn about what I call, Filler Flowers. These beauties work in all sorts of spaces and at all sorts of sizes. This motif is one of my favorites because it gives your quilting a puffy organic fill, especially
Flying geese are the staple of a great number of quilt patterns. When I first began quilting, I convinced myself they were hard and time consuming. As my confidence in quilting grew, I needed a challenge. I sat down to make them, and I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly they come together. They weren’t
This month, I am introducing a new free resource for followers: Quilt Motif Monthly! I am super excited about this new project. I have twelve months already planned out for you. Each month, I invite you to check back to the blog (or subscribe to the blog) for a new free downloadable quilt motif
I am excited to announce the 2019 Quilt Along! We will be using the Wyoming Wind pattern. Beginning on June 1, 2019 we will cut out our fabric. Each of the following four weeks in June we will make a 24″ block. On the last Saturday in June we will also sew our 48″ square quilt top together.