Posts From Stephanie Soebbing

February Block of the Month

Sorry for the delay in getting the February BOM out. My daughter came down with croup Thursday night. She’s fine but the whole house was pretty sleep deprived and I got behind on the video for this month’s instructions. This month we are making 28, six-inch blocks that will surround the 18-inch blocks we made last month. We are paper piecing again this month. But if you’re new to paper-piecing and

Doodling to master free motion feathers … and general scribbling

I’m learning a new free motion feather meander, my daughter is learning to color. A photo posted by Stephanie De Pasquale-Soebbing (@quiltaddictsanonymous) on Jan 22, 2016 at 4:15pm PST My 20-month-old has discovered crayons. She likes to put them in her tin box and shake it, stuff them in between the couch cushions, line them up on the dog’s back and every once in a while she actually uses them

January 2016 Block of the Month

There’s nothing like starting a new quilt. Cutting the crisp fabric, taking a peak at the pattern techniques, putting the first of many blocks together. The new quilt excitement is what keeps us quilting, and why there are so many UFOs, the next project just looks more fun. Well today we get to experience all the fun of starting a new project. The first block in the Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Sewing room organization tips

I have been on a de-cluttering, cleaning and organizing kick since I got back from holiday travels. This is really a must-do action when one has a toddler and said toddler makes out like a bandit at Christmas. So far I’ve made it through both bedrooms, two of three closets (one of which has now been converted to a quilt closet) and the kitchen. I still have the living room

Join the Stripping in Paradise Fabric Exchange

We’re leaving the cold winter behind and headed to the tropics with the next Quilt Addicts Anonymous Fabric Exchange. My cheeky title for this quilt is Stripping in Paradise, and that’s because we are exchanging batik strips to make strip sets that will be cut into squares and then turned into half square triangles to create the dramatic look of this quilt. One really great side effect of the construction method, besides

2015 finishes

I was fortunate enough to complete quite a few projects in 2015, baby dresses, chalk paint projects and, of course, quilts. The later is what I will share with you in today’s look back at 2015 finishes. The first finish of the year was the Block of the Month 2014, one of the two versions I made anyway. This yellow and blue version works perfectly with the colors in my

Ghost of Christmas Past round up

Congratulations to Susie, the winner of the gift card! She was chosen at random from the Ghost of Christmas Past exchange participants who finished their quilt tops by December 26 and posted their photos to the Quilt Addicts Anonymous Facebook page. Susie managed to finish the quilt top even though she was recovering from a dog bit in her hand. If you missed the exchange, there will be another

Feeling the Christmas crunch

I started my career as a journalist, which means I like a good deadline. It also means I’m a procrastinator, a bad habit that bites me in the rear every holiday season. The gifts are bought, most of them are even wrapped, my cards have been mailed, but I haven’t even begun the handmade presents. My house only looks decent because of previous last minute holiday finishes. I used to

Block of the Month December Part Two – Putting it all together

Here it is, the final video tutorial for the 2015 Quilt Addicts Anonymous Block of the Month. In today’s tutorial I show you how to put the blocks together into setting triangles that form the corners of the quilt, and how to attach them to the center medallion we finished in May. If you haven’t already, click here to download your free printable instructions for December. It includes instructions for

December Block of the Month

We made it! The Calypso Kaleidoscope 2015 Quilt Addicts Anonymous Block of the Month is done. You can click here to download the final pattern, which features some old favorites from the beginning of the year and a few new prints in pink and purple hues. The free printable instructions covers how to construct this month’s block as well as put the entire quilt together. The video just covers the block