I’ve got a brand new pattern that is super quick and easy to make. It’s a great quilt to make when you need a distraction from a complicated project, like my Block of the Month, or when you need to whip something up quick for a gift. The Five-Hour Bed Quilt uses a layer cake and coordinating yardage to essentially make a giant split nine patch. The results are a
I’ve been working on a new pattern and wanted to share a sneak peak with you all today. The entire quilt top went together in five hours from start to finish. The speed is thanks to using a layer cake, which cuts down significantly on the prep time and a speedy construction technique. Plus since the pieces are so large, and there isn’t much precision required, it sews up really quickly.
It’s time to unveil the 2015 Block of the Month quilt. Next year’s BOM will be sponsored by Moda Fabrics. I will be using the new Calypso Batiks line, which should be arriving at quilt shops near you this month, and Moda Bella solids in black as the neutral. I’m calling the pattern Calypso Kaleidoscope after the line because this design reminds me of looking through a kaleidoscope as a kid.
The Sock Monkey crib quilt pattern is easily the most popular quilt I’ve ever made on this blog. Two years after I made it, the blog post is still among the top 10 posts viewed every day and last week alone I got two requests to share my pattern. Well it’s finally here. I finished writing up the pattern last weekend and it is now available for download. Just click
This past year was pretty productive when it came to quilting. I finished seven quilts, four of which were UFOs when the year began. I didn’t finish all the UFOs I set out to complete this year, but I plan to spend the night hand quilting to at least finish the final border of my wedding quilt. Hopefully I’ll start out 2014 with only the binding left. We’ve only been
This is the first in a series of crib quilt I’m working on that takes a modern twist on pictorial kit quilts that were popular in the mid-20th Century. I have a few of the antique crib quilts in my collection. They feature one large image that is appliqued, embroidered or both. Some are on a plain background, others feature decorative borders. My modern versions are made entirely from batiks
It is a pretty rare occasion when I know exactly what I’m going to do with a piece of fabric when I buy it. Normally I see a fabric I like, I buy anywhere from half to 2 yards, and then I wait for the fabric to tell me what it would like to become. Clearly the fabric doesn’t speak to me, like an audible voice from God to a
I’ve had a bit of a dry spell recently when it comes to quilting. The creativity is there, the time to execute isn’t. But since I made a New Year’s resolution to finish two quilts for every one I started, I’ve been able to finish two quilts already this year. Just a few days into January I put the final stitches in the binding of my sister’s wedding quilt. I’ll
This video is the first in a series of video tutorials to teach quilters how to make triangles from squares. I love this method, I find it far more accurate than sewing triangles the traditional way. It works by sewing first and cutting second. That means the bias doesn’t get stretched out of place during the piecing process, which means points actually end up where they’re supposed to be instead
I discovered Craftsy this week. It’s glorious. You can find patterns from independent designers like myself for quilting, knitting, jewelry and more. So naturally I created a shop for my patterns. My goal is to create two pattern books, one of triangles using my method of piecing them all from squares and another one of modern baby quilts. Until I can get a book together, I’ll be posting the patterns