Definition of a snob: A person with an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth who seeks to associate with social superiors and dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class. Translation to quilting: A person with an exaggerated respect for original, intricate works of quilting, who seeks to make only their preferred quilts and regards other quilting designs as lower-class. Yes, that’s me, I am a quilt-snob….
“What goes around comes around” is the basic understanding of how karma, the spiritual law of cause and effect, works. The word “karma” literally means activity. My favorite activity is quilting, so when something in quilting comes around again, it’s all good, especially when looking at historical quilt patterns.
Quilters are constantly creating new twists on traditional techniques and designs. Simply changing the scale or applying new fabrics to a block can result in remarkable new quilts.
QT Traditional Quilt Blocks
In the spirit of “what goes around, comes around,” Quilter’s Thread is revisiting some historical quilt blocks and giving you instructions and some ideas to launch you on a creative journey to bring the past into your future….
For your best quilting results, finding a correct and consistent quarter inch seam is essential. In this video blog, Lisa tells you why you should and how to do it.
There is no single blueprint for the quilt design process. What a quilter sees inevitably drives the process. Since every quilter sees things his/her own way, the process is individual to each quilter. Sometimes I’m driven by a certain block design and choose the fabrics later in the process. Our Bring Your Own Color series is being developed this way. However, sometimes the fabric drives my creative process. This post describes how a stack of fat quarters grew into our new pattern: Cape Cod Crazy. (You can find the pattern in our store.)…