Finished – The Yin Yang Quilt: “Finding Balance”

I put the final touches on the quilt soon after getting it back from my wonderful longarmer. It washed up nicely (with the help of four color catchers that came out looking like charcoal … [Read more...]

Yin-Yang Quilt Progress

I finished the small 15" blocks for this quilt last week and I'm now gearing up to do the large 30" blocks. Last night I laid all the blocks out to see them together for the first time. I'm … [Read more...]

My First Custom Applique Template Experience

I took a quilt commission a few months ago to do a queen-size applique quilt and I'm trying a few new things while creating it. The design I came up with involves a lot of yin-yangs in … [Read more...]

Finished – Gemology and Bamboo Pillow

Two new finishes to share! I think these are my favorite type of posts since they seem to rarely happen.  I do hope that changes.  Anyhoo - First up is the Gemology pillow! This is a paper … [Read more...]

“Wander” – The Hot Air Balloon Quilt

Saturday morning I had a burst of inspiration and decided to make a small, scrappy hot air balloon. I had no idea how I was going to use it or if it would ever be finished into a quilt. I … [Read more...]

Ticker Tape Applique Quilt Finish

This quilt is a sample for a class I'm teaching next Quarter. I love how it came together and enjoyed the process of making it so much. It would work for a large or small quilt and is … [Read more...]

Small Project Updates

Sorry I've been AWOL - going through some personal stuff right now and I haven't been in a good place to blog or podcast.  I'm not sure when that will change  so I appreciate any support you … [Read more...]

Tinkerbell Quilt progress

My Tinkerbell Quilt got a border on last week (boy I haven't done a mitered border in a while!).  I also took the time to quilt the center and do the applique stitch before Kismet broke. … [Read more...]

Tutorial – Printing Directly Onto Fusible Web

I love machine applique but one of the things that I hate doing is tracing designs. They can be really time consuming to do especially if they are very intricate patterns you need to trace. … [Read more...]

WIP Wednesday – Bags and Such

I tried a new Quiltsmart kit 'The Bitty Bag" (the smallest version of the Mondo and Midi bag) this weekend and really had fun with it. There are so many cute variations you can do with this … [Read more...]