Quilters love using continuous curve quilting as an easy, effective, and aesthetically pleasing way to quilt within patchwork shapes without having to mark lines. It’s similar to how hand quilters would use outline quilting to quilt 1/4" inside a patchwork shape. For machine quilting that would mean a lot of starts and stops and we [...]
Half square triangle units are very common in patchwork. A square cut once diagonally yields two half square triangles. Two half-squares sewn together to make up a square again is what I’m referring to as a Half Square Triangle unit or HST. Here’s a visual:
The following describes my favorite way to [...]
Here it is.
This is the quilt I designed and made for a customer’s parents’ 50th anniversary. I posted the draft of this quilt about a month ago, here. I put a ton of hours in last week and got it done at 2:30 am the morning of the anniversary party, which was last [...]
I worked like a crazy person Friday and Saturday and I finished this quilt just in time give to our friends who got married over the weekend. Literally, I finished the binding (by machine), soaked the quilt in cold water to remove the marking lines, ran it through the washer’s spin cycle to remove the [...]
Progress on Lovebirds (Circle gets the Square):
I finished piecing the entire top last night. I had to stay up until 12:30 am to do it, but sometimes you just can’t quit when you’re on a roll!
I used a variety of fabrics that contained red, black and white. Funny, I liked the boldness [...]
Back to the quilt I posted yesterday hanging on my new, beautiful quilt rack.
The quilt is made up of the traditional Birds in the Air blocks shown here:
The black units would be the birds, the white represents the air, and the red I would guess is the land (or water?). Traditionally pieced, [...]
Here’s my favorite new piece of furniture:
Isn’t it grand? I love it! It was made and given to me by my Grandpa Bob. He was a high school shop teacher and has always enjoyed wood-working as a leisure activity.
There is more to the story: this last Christmas, my dad’s side of the [...]
I was hired to design and make an anniversary quilt for a couple marking their 50th wedding anniversary, which was in April, but they are celebrating it with a reception next month.
Can you tell I love stars? It was strategic, there are 50 stars on this quilt, one for every year of wedded [...]
I thought I’d share a current project with you. I’m not sure about it. I like it, but I don’t know if I love it. I’m leaving what I have on the design wall now so I can look at it with fresh eyes later.
I’m using a fall palette… out of step with the [...]
That’s the name of my most recent quilt. It was commissioned by a customer for whom I made a baby girl quilt earlier this year. My customer chose the same pattern but wanted a similar color scheme to another quilt in the gallery of my web site (Single Block – Boy). The original quilt was [...]