No, really! I am making this mini quilt version of a larger quilt I have in mind (it’s a queen-sized quilt when it’s all done, and I will be writing a pattern for it, but now I don’t know what size!), and am having a ridiculously good time doing it. I’m quilting it on my […]
Kristen from So Happy to Sew left me a nice comment earlier, and also let me know that not only is she working on a Cathedral Window quilt and has two tutorials here (#1) and here (#2), she also has had a quilt along for the Single Girl quilt. I ask you, in all my wanderings […]
Some of you may follow my “technique of the week” and may find that it’s awfully simple. How to get a perfect 1/4″ seam? Really? But the building blocks of great work, even improv and modern quilting, are knowledge of how to make with good technique. I turned professional because, gosh darn it, I have high […]
I had 240 comments from the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway, and had a great time reading every one of them. People had some wonderful things on their bucket lists, and I was really interested to see the trends. This post is Part 1 of a series of things that I am pulling together to maybe […]
I’ve been doing a great deal of reading on exact and precise piecing over the last year, and just came across this post over at Ivory Spring about piecing a 4×4 block with 1″ squares. Yeah, that’s a 16-square 4″ block. I’ve always set my seams before I iron them open, but reading about her […]
I follow Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios over on facebook, and she just posted a link to another post over at Jaybird Quilts on making your own labels on Spoonflower. This is when I stare at the screen and think “Duh. Of *course*.” And feel rather foolish. But in a good way! Mmmhmm.
I came across this post over at Monkey Do, talking about labels. Thought I’d share! How do you label? Pigma Pen on a white square? Embroider? something different?
I figured I had all these labels, and I do a ton of laundry since I have two kids under 5 (soon to be 6, yikes), so why not just do a test? I cut a piece of practice sandwich I had around, which typifies some of my quilting (poly thread, cotton blend batting, cotton […]
I have a commission for a queen-size raw-edge applique quilt featuring a tree of life. It’s to be organic-feeling (you know, since it’s a tree), and I want it to have some texture to it as well. I also have a big quilt planned with some very large gradual curves, and am looking at different […]
I love applique. I have not had enough time to practice it, so I hate it, too, because it never turns out exactly the way I have it in my head. Just came across this video an applique with freezer paper by Rose Hughes (“fast piece applique” via Martingale) on youtube and think it might […]