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
(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.
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
As a creative people, we are visual. We appreciate…are attracted to…color and imagery. The Advent Wreath is one of the most beautiful symbols of the church and serves to give us a focal point for our devotion and study as we journey to Christmas. I’d like to tell you a story… I’d first like to
It’s time!!! Week 4 is QUILTING!! My favorite part! So, just a word of my current reality, I have been on the road for work and to teach the Painted Cow since before I posted the Sew Along Week 3 blog post. (One full week!!) That means, I didn’t have access to my studio for
First off, you are a rock star for making it to week three! Way to not quit! Woot!! So far you should have little strips of three blocks each, all in random color combinations. You should have a pieced three with a border in the tree background fabric around the edge so it measures 20.5”
Welcome back to Week 2 of the Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along. This week you will need your printed pattern and your tree and background fabrics. You may also wish to go back and read the last blog post: Learn to Paper Piece (Helpful Hints). Most of the directions for this week will be found