A taggie is a fairly new creation, I had never heard of it before Amanda Maxwell mentioned she had turned one of her stitch along projects into one. They are usually simple shapes, most often square and they have ribbon loops around the edges which provide tactile and visual stimulus for babies and small children. The backing (and on very simple ones, the front) are made of soft cuddly fabric so they serve a dual purpose as comforter and toy. For mums and grandparents they are quick and easy to make, they can be as simple or complicated as you like.
Do you remember back in June sometime I posted about the arrival of Hoffman fabrics - they were a selection of orange and black fabrics?
It is always exciting to receive new fabrics, especially Hoffman Fabrics which are my very favorite.
For those of you who have been following along this year you will have heard of my BOW (block of the week) flower program. I have already posted the first 11 blocks. (you can see all the flower blog posts here)
I love making Bargello quilts. Even more so, I love teaching others to make them. I have several classes that are very popular, from beginners to advanced quilting. Today I wanted to share a little bit of bargello history with you and show you where I began my bargello journey.
Being the last day of the month and realizing I have not added one post to my blog for the month prompted me that I should let you all know what I've been up to. Well, I must say, my students already inspire me back to the sewing machine... so this past week I've been recreating my spring bargello quilt ready to produce as a pattern, the last one to be presented in the series.
Inspired by Others is our final part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read our previous parts in this series:
Audio Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read our previous posts
Written Inspiration is our next part in finding inspiration for quilt making. Be sure to read part one: Visual Inspiration.
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.