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.)…
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Every quilter’s New Year’s resolution is to finish UFOs. I’ve made that resolution more ways than anyone I know.
- I resolve to finish one UFO every month.
- I resolve to finish two UFOs before I start a new project.
- I resolve to spend ten minutes a day working on UFOs.
- I resolve to spend one day doing nothing but binding all my quilted quilts.
- I resolve to stitch bindings down when I watch television at night. (I even bought a new lamp for that one.)
After Christmas and Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day is the biggest card-giving day of the year. If you’re anything like me, you’re pressed for time to search for the right card. Furthermore, you’re annoyed at the expense of buying cards that don’t send the right message.
I have a solution for saying what I want, spending time where I want (my sewing room, not the card shops,) and saving a bit of money. That is, I use my fabric scraps to make paper-pieced greeting cards….
It may not seem like it, but there is still plenty of time to make this quilted basket for Easter giving. You can find the free pattern by logging in to the app, and going to the Library in Community/Gallery.
When I get down to business, I’m quick at getting my sewing and quilting done, but even a distracted quilter should finish this in under two hours.
My sister thought I was crazy when I forced her to make multiples at the same time. But, she agreed later that it doesn’t take twice as long to make multiples.
With a little encouragement from me, she completed three in three and one-half hours. It did require her to check her “everything has to be perfect to the milli stitch” attitude at the door. I was certain her grandchildren wouldn’t notice anything but the cute fabric and the gifts inside. It’s nice to be right once in a while.
Live well. Quilt Well.