I recently came across an article about this beautiful design by Daniel Quasar and knew I had to translate it into a quilt. It's a pride flag, redesigned to add representation for marginalized communities. Beyond all the symbolism (more on that below), it's a striking design, which incorporates stripes, black and white, and rainbows. How could I resist??
I love quilty math. And math in general. But I also love efficiency. So when I'm writing up the fabric requirements and finishing instructions for half a dozen quilt sizes and going through the same calculation again and again, my need for efficiency kicks in!
Glitch is a bright, modern quilt inspired by “glitch art,” the serendipitous beauty that is sometimes the result of computer failures. The dynamic, striped 8” blocks come together quickly and accurately thanks to a unique foundation paper strip-piecing method, shown in detailed diagrams.
A look at the design elements of Glitch, a modern quilt inspired by glitch art. The blocks come together quickly and accurately thanks to a clever foundation paper strip-piecing method, shown in detailed diagrams in the pattern.
Crystalize is a versatile, modern, quilt pattern. The large, foundation paper pieced block seems to shimmer and draws the viewer closer as it shifts between dark and light strips. The pattern includes detailed instructions for foundation paper piecing without wasting lots of fabric. Choose from the Grid or Medallion layout for a fat quarter friendly lap size quilt. Make a single block for a beautiful mini quilt.
The Downpour Quilt is the third pattern in the Lakeside Reflections Series by Geeky Bobbin. This geometric, modern landscape quilt combines simple curved blocks with strips to evoke a moment of dramatic weather. This pattern includes tips for piecing curves, so even a confident beginner can successfully make a striking wall hanging or throw quilt.
A quick English Paper Piecing project from Carolina Moore's new book. Fussy cutting tips, and how to get crisp points with EPP diamonds.
This might be my best sewing tip. It's short and sweet, but can have a profound impact. Some days, you just don't feel like sewing. Some days, the WIP feels too immense, too simple act of threading the machine is just a hurdle that feels insurmountable. Those days, you just have to push through the … Continue reading 12 days of Sewing Tips: Just Do 1 Thing
Have you ever gotten your quilt sandwich all basted, your machine all threaded and then... crickets? It's like the sewing equivalent of stage fright! Maybe you even have a quilting plan, but you second guess it after doing a few lines. Now, I firmly believe that there are no Quilt Police and you should make … Continue reading 12 days of Sewing Tips: Quilting In Contrast