Improv quilting is a fun and often overwhelming method to piece a quilt. I spent 100 days exploring improv quilting and want to encourage you to explore too! My History Looking around at my quilts and projects I've designed and made, I tend to be a very orderly quilter. I love the sequence and symmetry [...]
The Comfort Quilt by Amy Ellis made with scraps and lots of love. Learn more about Amy's fabric selection process to maintain a controlled scrappy quilt, with lots of interest.
I'm playing catch up! As I was going through my archives I found a number of quilts that never made it here. So I thought I had better take some time to document each one here. Makers Make As a maker, there's alway a project, or five, on my "to-make" list. Makers Make embodies that [...]
At the beginning of the year, I promised a baby quilt layout to go with the Heartland Heritage blocks. And the time has finally come! Each month Heather and I made one block from the pattern to share our tips, and keep stitching with you. Heartland Heritage Baby Quilt It's great for using up extra [...]
We made it to December! In the month of December for the Heartland Heritage pattern we are making the Tree block.This is one of the sweet and simple blocks in the quilt and so fun to make! Tree Using the stitch-and-flip method to create the angles in the tree block is a great shortcut. And [...]
The Waterfall Quilt-Along is underway! I’m excited to sew along with you and bond over this project. If you haven’t signed up to get all the emails – you can start here anytime! Waterfall Quilt – Week 3 In week 3 we are strip piecing all of the thin strips that make up the [...]
The Waterfall Quilt-Along is underway! I'm excited to sew along with you and bond over this project. If you haven't signed up to get all the emails - you can start here anytime! Waterfall Quilt - Week 2 We need to cut our fabrics! No matter which size quilt you are making there is a [...]
In the month of November for the Heartland Heritage pattern we are making the Tulip block. This is one of my favorite blocks in the entire quilt! I love the little details, and how unique each flower is in the quilt. Tulip This adorable block, has some small squares but we strip pieced them. Be [...]
The Waterfall Quilt-Along starts this week! I'm excited to sew along with you over the next 12 weeks. Yes! We will be sewing on this project through the holidays. Instead of thinking of it as one more pressure, think of it as your self-care. Time to reflect and enjoy a little time for yourself. If [...]
Learning to make a quilt is process! Amy has broken it down into manageable pieces, with all the tools needed too. Make your first quilt today!
Nancy's autobiography - Seams Unlikely, is a fantastic recount of Nancy's career. I've recommended the book to friends and family many times since reading it myself. When asked to share Rich's account of the few years since, I was honored. Nancy continues to be an inspiration to me, and I'm happy to share Nancy Zieman [...]
Tipsy Triangles is a pattern I designed and made for Curated Quilts. The fourth issue focused on Triangle quilts and I had a lot of fun with these improvised triangles! Our submissions included two exacting patterns made with trusty half-square triangle units, so this was a great departure. Tipsy Triangles The fabrics used in the [...]