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.
Ever wondered how some quilters get those amazing points on really odd shapes? Fun designs with lots of colors going in every direction… Well, they most likely paper pieced them. There are two types of paper piecing. English Paper Piecing…that’s when we wrap fabric around a cute little cardboard shape…and then HAND stitch it to
I am over the moon giddy about everything coming up in 2019. I have so many whimsical patterns rolling around in my head, and I decided it is time to get them out and into some beautiful fabrics. So, for 2019 I am launching a Pouch of the Month Club – Paper Piecing Style. In
(This information also appeared as an article for Make Modern Magazine, Issue 24.) You spend countless hours choosing fabric, fussy cutting, matching points, ripping out missed seams and squaring up the most amazing quilt top ever. You admire it. You make your family run into the sewing room to see every stage. You photograph it.
The size options for the Wyoming Wind pattern are endless. I wanted to offer my folks a way to organize their cutting and piecing process depending on the size and colors they choose. Attached is a free resource that includes a coloring page and labels for each of the blocks. Just click it. Download it.
With the passing of Thanksgiving each year, the world begins to pay more attention to light. Lights on palm trees along the sidewalks in towns our southern towns. Lights on trees in our homes and store fronts. Ornaments begin to appear too. One can get lost in the Christmas isle in Target picking up and
I’ve been keeping an eye on the Jelly Roll Rug craz…thinking there is NO way I would commit to that…but once I learned that there were pre-cut batting rolls I decided they might be for me. NO way in the world I would take the time to cut strips of batting! So I ordered two
The value of ruler quilting…rulers are a very personal thing. There are times in my life, when the quilt in front of me really needs some straight lines, or clam shells, or curves that I feel I can’t “hit” without a guide. For those of us who are perfectionists, a ruler can really help us