13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Audio Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read our previous posts

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13 way to find inspiration for quilt making - part 2

Posted by Ruth on 17 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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Written Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read part one: Visual Inspiration.

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13 ways to find inspiration for quilt making

Posted by Ruth on 16 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Each quilt tells its own story and is unique with its own characteristics, but where does the inspiration come from to make a quilt? Over the next 4 blog post I'm going to give you 13 ways to find inspiration for quilting. Each post will be divided into a category group. In most points, I will include my own personal examples to give you further understanding for each. Our first category is visual inspiration.

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Tuesday Tutor - Log Cabin Instructions

Posted by Ruth on 14 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Log CabinThis week's block is the very popular log cabin block. This is often the first block new quilters make. Log cabin can be made in several ways. I'm going to show you strip piecing for this block. Others may prefer foundation piecing.

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Free applique pattern

Posted by Ruth on 13 February 2011 | 2 Comments

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We have a free pattern for all our newsletter subscribers. I bet you can subscribe faster than you can do this jigsaw!

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Bargello in Spring Cleaning

Posted by Ruth on 10 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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Today I had to share a quilt from one of my students. Currently I have running my Bargello Seasons online class at Quilt University - this is always a popular class and it shows by the work that is created in it. Jo Dickson is just one student in my class this semister and is delighted to share her work with us all. Her Bargello in Spring (the first bargello of the series) is all complete and slightly different to the usual Spring Bargellos.

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Tuesday Tutor - Friendship Star

Posted by Ruth on 8 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Friendship Star BlockFor this block you will be making half square triangles. What are half square triangles? A half square triangle is a square that is made up of two triangles of different fabrics. It has a seam diagonally throught the middle. You can see FOUR in our Friendship Star block.

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Teaching Philosophy

Posted by Ruth on 5 February 2011 | 2 Comments

Creativity is already inside you - learn to express it.

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Quilter's Tote with zodiac sign

Posted by Ruth on 3 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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I wanted to share this gorgeous tote with you. It's made by Laura Cromley of Ohio.

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Tuesday Tutor - Block Three

Posted by Ruth on 1 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Flip block - free patternThis week’s block isn't a standard block, but one made to fit our design. It’s a technique you will be learning which can be used in many common blocks. I refer to it as the flip-block.

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