Cutting Free-form Curves

Posted by on 22 January 2019 | 0 Comments

A while back I wrote a post about curved piecing and some of my students have since asked if I could make a video showing how I cut those curves - so I did and wanted to share it here.

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Hibiscus Sunset

Posted by on 14 January 2019 | 0 Comments

I've made literally hundreds of quilts and every quilt has its own story. Hibiscus Sunset is one of my newest patterns, its story, however, spans for quite some time.

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I've Been Practicing

Posted by on 7 January 2019 | 2 Comments

After 25 years of using my faithful Bernina sewing machine, I finally splurged out and bought a new one. Being familiar with computers it wasn't too difficult to find my way around but I had my manual at the ready. There are a number of new features that I'm not familiar so some learning will be needed for sure.

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A Spectacular Waterfall - Hidden Falls

Posted by on 4 January 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently I asked Linda Schmidt what she had been working and she showed me a photo of her lovely "Hidden Falls". Wow, how magnificent is this?

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Let's learn more about Abstract Art

Posted by on 3 January 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever thought of enrolling in Elizabeth Barton's abstract workshops? She has two, Abstract Art for Quiltmakers and More Abstract Art for Quiltmakers. Where the structure of these classes are the same, the lessons and exercises are very different. The intro of the second workshop sums itself up very well!

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Looking back in 2018 - part 1

Posted by on 1 January 2019 | 0 Comments

A Happy New Year readers! Here it is 2019 already, last year just flew by with all that happened and probably the best was the addition to my family, a new little baby granddaughter. Today I thought I would take a look back and see what progress was made in my quilting world for 2018.

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Looking back in 2018 - part 2

Posted by on 1 January 2019 | 3 Comments

In the first part of this blog post I looked back on all the patterns published on my website for 2018, but a number of other things were published too. 

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Free Instructions to Make Quilt Tabs for Hanging Your Quilt

Posted by on 24 December 2018 | 2 Comments

I'm forever being asked how I make tabs for the back of my quilts (I make these instead of quilt sleeves for hanging) so I decided that it is probably best I write my instructions in a PDF. That way I can just send them directly to anyone who asks. If you'd like a copy, just fill out the form below and I'll send it to you too.

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A New Addition to the Family

Posted by on 17 December 2018 | 0 Comments

It's getting close to Christmas and this year I've had a new addition to the family, little Sarah, which means I need to make a new Santa sack. So far I've made all the kids one each. Amanda (her mother) loved the look of my butterfly quilt (pictured below) and requested butterflies on the new sack with a present or two.

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Easy Way to Frame a Block or small quilt

Posted by on 11 December 2018 | 1 Comments

frame series of picturesFraming is a really easy way to make a wonderful gift .....and looks great displayed in a set too if you have a little more time. This is one of the methods I describe in my "20 Methods to Finish Your Quilts" book.

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