Hi friends! Some of you may have followed along when my friend Jenny Kae Parks and I created our Quilter's Color Play challenge blocks and quilts. We had fun playing with those 2 blocks and seeing how different our quilts ended up! Picking a Quilt Design for my Color Play Challenge Quilt Now that I… Continue reading Quilting my Quilter’s Color Play Challenge Quilt
Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are going to discuss the Disappearing 4 Patch block. I am going to show you 2 different methods that end up with 2 different looking blocks. For each of these methods, I started with 5" squares. I thought that was a great size… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Make the Disappearing 4 Patch Block
Hi friends! Today I wanted to share links to a couple of quilt alongs. 2 Fun Quilt Alongs to Take Part In: Stitch Pink The first is called Stitch Pink and it is sponsored by Moda. Every day this month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, they are sharing a block that they have made… Continue reading Current Quilt Alongs
Hi friends! A Quilter's Alphabet: Quilt Borders, Batting, Backing and Binding Tips For today's post in the A Quilter's Alphabet series, Tammy and I are on the letter B. Tammy will review a few terms for you in her post and in this post, I am going to review borders, batting, backing and binding! I… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet: B is for Quilt Borders, Batting, Backing and Binding!
Hi friends! Happy Fall! We are truly into fall now. Around here we have had some cooler days and then some warmer days. While I love warm weather, those cool nights are just so awesome for sleeping! Now that it officially fall and we are in October (how did that happen?), I have started to… Continue reading Fall Home Decor: Decorating with Stunning Fall Quilts!
Hi Friends! Today in the Exploring Quilting Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about appliqué! Last week in our first post of the Quilter's Alphabet, Tammy and I talked about different types of appliqué and explained what some different terms meant. We decided to follow up with a deeper dived into 2 aspects of… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: How to Do a Fusible Appliqué
Hi friends! Today is the Kismet Thread Project hop using Aurifil thread! Kismet Kismet is the name of Tammy Silvers fabric line with Island Batik and the name of her coordinating thread collection with Aurifil. Her thread is a wonderful collection of 28 wt thread. There are 10 spools in a rainbow of color. My… Continue reading Kismet Thread Project with Aurifil Thread
Hi friends! This is the first post of The Quilter's Alphabet! And for A we chose Appliqué! This week, both Tammy and I are exploring appliqué in quilting because there is more than one kind of appliqué so we decided we would each take a few types and explain. What is Appliqué in Quilting? Let's… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet, Exploring Quilting Terms: A is for Appliqué in Quilting
Hi friends! When I do a lecture for a guild, or teach a class, one of the things I love to talk is color in quilting. Change the color, change the look of a quilt. And sometimes the addition of a specific color to a quilt can really make or break the design. Color is… Continue reading Quilt Colors Tips
Hi Friends! Today's post in the Exploring Quilting Basics series is about a block. The Shaded 9 Patch Block Similar to the Shaded 4 Patch (which I chatted about in this post), there are multiple ways to make the block. There are also a couple of different blocks that are both referred to as… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: How to Make a Shaded Nine Patch Quilt Block