I am SO NOT a tidy person. Don’t get me wrong, I really love having a calming, organized space to work in, but I have so much trouble forcing myself to put in the time. It took 3 things to light a fire under me to get cleaning…
This cute little apron is a modification of a pattern from my friend Dara Tomasson’s new book Walk, Jog, Run. I used these adorable Pine Lullaby prints from Art Gallery Fabrics and cut the squares at half the size to make a toddler size version of the apron. It came together super quickly, and I just love how it turned out.
One of the questions I get most often is how I choose quilting designs. This customer quilt from a few months ago offers a great peek at how I come up with complicated-looking quilting designs that are not that hard to execute.
Vortex started off as a diamond shaped log cabin block, and then I gave it a twist. I love how it looks like the strips are overlapping themselves. I gave the blocks an extra juicy centre so I could flex my fussy cutting skills.
The Perfect System was a huge hurdle to tackling my fabric storage problem. Once I realized that my scrap storage had to work for the quilts that I make, it was easy to get sorting.
The Riveting quilt pattern by geeky bobbin is the perfect Father’s Day quilt, baby boy quilt (for those with narrow expectations of gender), engineering graduation quilt, or tool girl quilt. Published in QuiltCon Magazine.
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.
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
Update: thanks for all the enthusiastic responses! I’m looking forward to getting these patterns into your hands! I’ve had half a dozen quilt patterns in various stages of the publication process for the past year or so. With my longarm quilting business up and running, the pattern side of things is next on my list! … Continue reading Free Quilt Patterns? Sign Me UP!