It’s been well over a year since my sewing circle last met. Not only did I move out of the city, but it seems the rest of the members also ended up scattered, and coming together once a week became challenging.
My beginner piecing class focuses on block design and piecing: 4-patch, 9-patch, 5-patch, and 7-patch. I tell my students that if they learn how to draw and sew blocks based on these four grids, they will have enough to make quilts for a lifetime.
Weeks and months surely fly by, and here we are again, with a new Bloggers’ Quilt Festival starting up!
After a little indecision, and A LOT of help from my friends, I finally tackled and finished this UFO. It has been quilted, bound, labeled, and is currently drying out after blocking it.
I decided it was time to start dipping into those fabric samples and make something fun. The truth is, I am still ironing the last ones and realized I wouldn’t be able to get the lid shut on the plastic storage box. I am certainly not going to try to find another place for them… […]
I guess I’m no different than any other quilter: no matter how much I try and work in an organized fashion, I, too, am guilty of not finishing projects. Do you make deals with yourself to finish a quilt before starting another one? It’s hard, isn’t it? I often get to the quilting stage and […]
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I confess: I’ve become addicted to English Paper Piecing. I keep a bag with 3/4″ freezer paper hexagons (my favorite size) by the iron and have now developed the habit of ironing them onto small scraps as they become available from other projects, and from there into the little sewing case I carry in my […]
I know… it seems early in the year for Christmas projects. However, I’ve become addicted to English paper piecing lately and since it takes some time, I figured why not start something early and actually have it finished by Christmas time!
As a break between classes and whenever possible in the evenings if not too pooped, I’ve been trying to reduce my stack of UFOs. This week I finished quilting this Hexagon Star tablerunner I’ve had lying around for over a year!