A roadblock due to lack of supplies. And creativity came through . . . from hexies to polygons!! Plus, scroll down for a giveaway.
Hexie quilts have been all the rage, and last year I had intended to make one. What happened next is something different, unplanned. I'd like to introduce my new
Polygon Quilts Pattern, which [...]
This content is an excerpt and a free pattern from Euphoria Tapestry Quilts by Deborah Kemball.
In a way, this is the anomaly in my repertoire. I like to try to give all my flowers some sense of movement and flow, but here is a couch potato of a flower, sitting serenely on its background color—no stalk, no [...]
Excerpted from Create Your Own Improv Quilts: Modern Quilting with No Rules & No Rulers by Rayna Gillman.
Whether you’re cooking or quilting, you’re bound to have some extra ingredients on hand when you are finished. And when you improvise, one thing invariably leads to another. These leftover scraps were simply begging to be used somewhere.
When you [...]
Can you believe Halloween is only a month away? I'm already planning my costume and breaking out the Halloween decorations to get my house looking spooky. To help you decorate your own home for the best holiday of the year (at least in my opinion!), we've gathered together three Halloween-themed projects: a traditional, pieced quilt [...]
It was never
my intention to become a quilter … until I saw a video of Bruce Seeds and his One-Block Wonders. I was instantly smitten with the possibilities of what a quilt
could actually become. I purchased two of Maxine Rosenthal’s books, then created
a practice quilt using an upholstery fabric—not a recommended weight for a
quilt, although [...]
What a treat it was to have NEW work, from my newest book Modern Quilt Magic, on exhibit at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK! When we work on a book, we have to keep them quiet for so long that we nearly burst at the seams (literally) waiting to show them to everyone. That [...]
Free-motion quilting can be intimidating for many quilters,
and it takes practice to become good at it.
Here are five tips to make the process easier and have a little fun too!
1. Start Small
Choose a smaller project for your first attempts at free-motion quilting. Think pillows, place mats, and table runners—not a quilt for your
What is your favorite
quilting technique? Are you a precision piecer? An improv aficionado? An extreme paper piecer? An appliqué artiste?
Bet you didn’t say appliqué! People either love or hate appliqué—there
doesn’t seem to be an in-between! I used to be an appliqué skeptic, but I learned
that there are many ways to appliqué; I just had [...]
The process of designing a cover usually begins during
a meeting called the Focus Meeting, attended by the Publisher, the Marketing
and PR Manager, the Creative Director, and members of the book team. The title
and subtitle are discussed, and decisions are made on how best to approach the
What is the main purpose of the
book? Is it a [...]