Hi friends! Today I have been working on a new quilt. There are lots of HSTs and QSTs and other pieced units in the blocks and I love how they are coming out. But, sometimes it is a struggle to find the best way to press a block. I always start with pressing things to… Continue reading Pressing Decisions
Hi friends! As you know, I have been sewing along with the Christmas Countdown sponsored by AQS. We are making tiny little blocks. I am keeping to the red and white theme they show because I just love red and white blocks. But these blocks are small! The other day I posted here about… Continue reading Tiny Piecing- some tips
Hi friends! I am in the middle of making a gazillion HSTs. So here is the question of the day: Do you make them to size or make them oversize and then trim them to size? A while back, I used to use Thangles all the time. I liked that I could just cut… Continue reading Half Square Triangles
Hi friends! How are you? Today I have a question for all of you: do you primarily press your seams to one side when making a quilt or press them open? I am typically a press to one side kind of quilter. I think it goes back to when I first started making quilts; that… Continue reading Pressing matters
Hi friends! Today on the blog we are having another quilting adventure with my good friend Tammy Silvers and today we are talking about Half Square Triangles (HST)! So here is the question- do you love HST, like HST or can't stand HST???? I think HST get a bad rap. I designed a quilt… Continue reading Adventures in Quilting- the Half Square Triangle
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! Today is my day on the Hello blog hop! Hello is a new fabric line by Susan Emory of Swirly Girls for Michael Miller. The line has fun funky prints like this one called call me! And this one called get to the point! And these bracket stripe and hashtag textures in… Continue reading Hello Blog Hop!
Hi friends! The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for June was to create a curved pieced quilt. Curves. Have you done a lot of curves? Do you like to do curves? I love how curves look in a quilt but I have not done a lot of them. So definitely a challenge! I started with… Continue reading June Island Batik Challenge
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