Blog Hop – The Appliqué Book: Traditional Techniques, Modern Style

My friend Casey York asked me to be a part of her second book aptly named The Appliqué Book. She invited 21 designers to contribute to the collective knowledge of this book. I love that it embraces “Traditional Techniques, Modern Style”. Because, isn’t that what it’s all about? I honestly don’t do appliqué much but, when I do there is …

Molehills Quilt Along, Part 3: Curved Piecing the Fans

Piecing the Molehills Quilt is a lot easier than you think. Watch my YouTube video on Piecing Your Glam Clam Quilt to see a technique for sewing curves without pins (or with minimum pinning). We’re going to use the same basic technique for sewing your Molehills. But, if you remember from the cutting post the Molehills templates do not have …

Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY: The Modern Medallion Workbook

(Drawing Closed) Medallion quilts have been all the rage over the last few years. A medallion quilt generally starts with a center motif and then multiple borders are added until you have your quilt. I loved that Janice Ryan (betteroffthread.com) and Beth Vassalo (http://plumandjune.blogspot.com/) wanted to write a book where we could explore medallions even further and so they put …

A Modern Twist – Blog Hop

I’m very excited to introduce you to the new book A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin by Natalie Barnes with Angela Walters (Martingale). First of all, let me tell you a bit about Natalie. Working in the industry I met Natalie somewhere along the way. I didn’t know her well but, I knew her and would see …

#ModernSolidsChallenge – VOTE!!!

(Hadley giveaway post is here!) That was fun! In the end, seven awesome bloggers/designers (Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Heather of Olive and Ollie, Holly of Bijou Lovely, John of Quilt Dad, Lee from Freshly Pieced, Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations and myself) came up with seven pretty awesome quilts! I sorta can’t be mad if any one of us …

#ModernSolidsChallenge: The Quilt!

(Hadley giveaway post is here!) Three hotel rooms, two states, and five airports later, I finally finished my Modern Solids Challenge Quilt! After much back and forth I decided to go with one of the designs that I designed using a variation of the Birds in the Air block. Instead of the standard block made with HST’s (Half Square Triangles) …

#ModernSolidsChallenge: The Giveaway

Giveaway closed! As a part of the Modern Solids Challenge Free Spirit Fabrics has given us a wonderful bundle of Denyse Schmidt’s Hadley fabric to giveaway to one lucky person! The great thing about this fat quarter bundle is that it is bundled with the coordinating solids. Love that. One entry per person please. To enter just comment on this …