At first I thought I was going to skip this year all together simply because, as Queen Elizabeth once said about 1992, it has been an Annus horribilis. But after carefully reviewing my year objectively, I realize that it started off pretty amazing and although I went through a rough time, it ends pretty great too. Continue reading “MY BEST NINE FOR 2016”
We are at the last critical step in the creation of a quilt: making the label. This is as crucial as the artist’s signature on his painting. It leaves your mark on the quilt wherever it goes next. And I believe it to be the last step in the 12 steps to successful quilt making.
You do not see the point of adding a label to your quilt? You trust that your friends know that you made it? Continue reading “STEP 12: ADDING A LABEL”
The binding is one of the last things we do on our project, so it is quite natural that it is one of the first things we forget. That’s why I believe it to be our 11th step in the 12 steps to successful quilt making.
I often suggest my students to prepare 6 to 12 place mats in order to practice the binding. Usually, at the end of the twelfth, the steps are memorized. Continue reading “STEP 11: THE BINDING”
I must admit that quilting was not my favorite part of the quilting process for a long time … but on January 1st 2014 I decided that it would be part of my new year’s resolutions. As I mastered the academic side of quilting …. but not the pratical side. I cannot write this blog without thanking Colleen for her loyal services since 2004 and if after reading this blog you wish to use her services, I would not be offended.
OK, some might think that this one is a bit bias. But it’s my blog 🙂
If you have an addiction to beautiful fabrics and have tons stashed in your house, this is the best pattern to showcase them all! You don’t even have to use much of each. In fact a 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″ strip is all you need of each piece.
I wrote this pattern trying to make my dream quilt. PlumEasy Patterns believed in my project and helped me create a template to sew my quilt with ease. And the rest is history as we say!
So like and share this post with all your friends who are wondering what you are going to do with all your stash! Don’t forget to leave a comment below so that I can keep track cause come December 25th, I will be randomly selected one lucky winner who will receive a copy of my pattern as my Christmas gift to you!
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There are so many things I love about Victoria! Of course she makes beautiful quilts but she is so much more! She is very active with the Quilt Alliance, writes inspirational blogs and holds a Hats & Gloves drive for kids in NYC… that’s just to name a few things. She also got me to do some soul searching every January to find the key word for my year and turn it into a quilt!
And she has so many gift ideas to choose from: I would love the Star Storm Quilt AND her new Aurifil thread collection.
If you have many Jelly rolls laying on your shelves collecting dust: This is the absolute best present you can ask for!
Marti has been in the quilting industry for over 40 years and is always finding ways to keep right on track with what we need! We all love to get the 2 1/2″ strips from our favorite fabric collection but sewing strips together can become a bit boring. These 3 templates will help you create more intricate designs.
I have to admit that this was on my list of projects to make since Spring but had to delay due to my health problems. But I plan on making one next year! Sharyn is the original Tuffet lady!
You can order the pattern with the foundation pattern only or get a complete kit so that you don’t have to run around to find the foam, feet and all the other little things you need to make a fabulous tuffet.
I spoke of the Free-Motion Quilting Workbook yesterday but I have to say that I used it with THIS BOOK! I love how Christina explained free-motion quilting in this book and it has helped many of my students.
So if you plan on adding Learning free-motion quilting to your list of things to do in 2017: you need this book under the Christmas tree.