Hi friends! Today I want to chat with you about color theory in quilting and the impact of value. Color Theory in Quilting: Putting Fabrics Together Have you ever put fabrics together for a quilt, the fabrics look great together and when the quilt was done, you thought, it’s just OK. Pretty but not great. I know I… Continue reading Color Theory in Quilting: Exploring Value and the Effect on an Overall Quilt Design
Hi friends! Welcome to the third week of the Making It mini blog event! This Week: How to Make a Flat Bottom Bag Kris, Joanne and I have been having a lot of fun sharing projects with you that we made using the Soulful Shades of Pink fabric line by Laura Berringer for Marcus Fabrics. … Continue reading Making It blog series: How to Make a Flat Bottom Bag
Hi friends! Today is week 2 in the Making It mini blog event. Making It Last week, I shared a free PDF for a tote bag, Kris shared tips on strip piecing and Joanne shared her breast cancer journey. It was so moving to read about her story. So many of us know someone who… Continue reading Making It Blog Series: How to Add a Pocket to a Tote Bag
Hi friends! Today is day 1 of the mini blog event, Making It … Jo’s little chemo goal! Making It - the Story Here is the mini blog event story: while at Quilt Market last fall, Joanne and I were chatting with Pati from Marcus Fabrics. Pati showed us their breast cancer fabric line, Soulful… Continue reading Making It Breast Cancer Series: Quilted Tote Bag with Soulful Shades of Pink Fabric
Hi friends! In my Exploring the Basics blog post on pressing, I talked about tips for good pressing practice and mentioned some of my favorite pressing tools. Quilt Pressing: Rotate Pressing Tutorial Today let’s explore the pressing technique called Rotate Pressing or Four Patch pressing. You may also hear someone say to swirl or spin… Continue reading Bonus Quilt Pressing Tip: the Rotate Pressing Technique
Hi friends! How are you? Sorry I did not post last week but I was teaching at the AQS Quilt Week quilt show in Lancaster PA. And even with all the snow, we were busy! I had such a great time. Exhausting but fun. The students in all my classes were so nice, even when… Continue reading Paper Piecing Quilt – Love it or Hate it?
Hi friends! Last week was a busy week for me! How about for you? On Thursday, I went to my local quilt guild meeting and was part of Demo Night. It was great! We had 6 stations with demos on machine embroidery, thread painting, proper binding techniques and what judges look for at quilt shows... … Continue reading Fabric Dyeing: Ice Dyeing Tutorial
Templates, templates, templates! So many templates to play with! Fons and Porter has a Template of the Month program and it is a fun way to build up your template collection. They asked me to try out their Wonky 9 Patch Template and I am here to tell you, what fun! Normally when you… Continue reading Wonky 9 Patch Tutorial