The happy quilt from Caohagan

Caohagan quilt

This is a closeup of the most cheerful quilt I’ve seen in ages. Proud owner, Victoria at Fiberchick, admits she has yearned for one of these special quilts –  made on the island of Caohagan – for over ten years. When you see the … Read More...

Tutorial: Baby quilt from BlueBird Park

Baby Quilt Tutorial BlueBird Park

Anorina of Samelia’s Mum welcomed a friend’s baby into the world with this sweet quilt. Of the pattern she explains,

It’s a simple design, but in my opinion, a baby quilt doesn’t really need to be overly complicated.

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Free pattern: Fruit Ninja quilt

Free Pattern Fruit Ninja quilt pattern

Freebie alert! Download the template and instructions for this stunning quilt at Leigh Laurel Studios. Avid blogger and designer Karin, made this quilt interesting with her color choices and the way it’s stitched, especially in the white areas.

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Scrap splats yield 4 Log Cabin blocks

scrap splats log cabin block Rachael Rabbit

Dedicated scrap-keeper Rachael, of Rachael Rabbit, declares we quilters have it backwards. She explains,

Instead of waiting for projects to inspire you to use your scraps. Sew all your scraps together to create ‘fabric’ and make them work for you.

Shown here, … Read More...

Tutorial: Wildwood crib quilt

tutorial baby quilt Wildwood Challenge

Made from the Wildwood fabric collection by Cloud 9 Fabrics, this pretty in pinks and blues quilt is the work of Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts. Of the project she explains,

The pattern only requires simple patchwork sewing, using colour gradation to create all the

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DIY: Euro pillows headboard

DIY Headboard

I made this temporary headboard from a *cutter quilt top and two European-style 26″ x 26″ pillows.

If you live in the United States, you can find these reasonably priced at HomeGoods, that’s where I bought mine.

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Pretty Liberty of London top

Liberty Patchwork Top

If you are a Liberty of London fabric collector, I’m sure you keep all your scraps after wrapping up a project. Vicky of Mad for Fabric made good use of some of hers with this adorable patchwork top. She says her … Read More...

Tutorial: Quilted mini tote

Leaf mini tote Susie of  Susie’s Sunroom made a quilted basket that would be the perfect size to catch all the bits of thread that happen as you sew. It’s also a brilliant way to show off embellishments, like this pretty pink leaf. … Read More...

Clever use of Halloween panels for quilt

Clever use of Halloween Panels for QuiltMake an interesting seasonal quilt. Riel of The Q and the U did (top in progress) by fussy cutting 6 Halloween fabric panels, then sewing them together in a Kaleidoscope design. Also called a One Block Wonder, if you are not familiar with this technique, … Read More...

Kickoff: Boos and Ghouls Quilt Along

Boos and Ghouls QAL Get your spirits soaring this Halloween with mini quilts to adorn your walls. Designed by Becca of Bryan House Quilts, she invites her readers to join her ‘Boos and Ghouls Quilt Along’. Every week, starting September 8th, she’ll share instructions – first on cutting out your fabric, … Read More...

Tutorial: Lovebirds Pillow 1 of 4

Bird Pillow This is 1 of 4 pillows Debbie of Wow I Like That made from a single fat quarter and thrift store sheet. She machine appliqued and embroidered a sweet bird scene in the center square, oh la la. The border, in blue, is straight line quilted. Turn it over … Read More...

Patchwork Threads for cool clothing

BabyOnsieFutureQuilterBoysTshirtSailboatHalfSquareTrianglesGirlsTshirtPatchworkHeartinPastelsI found these quilt-themed graphic garments under the Kids section of Patchwork Threads. My thanks goes to Chris of The Tattooed Quilter for introducing me to this online shop through his interview with Lindsey – who along with her husband – founded it. … Read More...

Tutorial: String quilt block

StripStringQuiltBlock This is the start of a quilt says Leena of Creative Instincts. The singular block started as an 8 inch square piece of paper pencil-marked on the diagonal in varying widths. Next, she cut yardage in narrow strips and began sewing them down, one after … Read More...

Tute: Tot’s Triangle Tote

Tot's Triangle Tote Free tutorial

Fill this cute tote with things to keep the little ones busy and your next outing will be a cinch. The bottom is made of pieced triangles sewn into rows. The handles sit between this and the top band. All of it … Read More...

Churn Dash Stitch Along

Elefantz_ShabbyChicChurnDashQAL

Jenny, of Elefantz, offers us a sweet activity to mark the end of summer with her “12 Week Shabby Roses Churn Dash Stitch Along”. You’ll start by embroidering a design (each one unique) on a solid ground. This will become the center of a Churn … Read More...

Glad to kiss this quilt goodbye

Kisses Quilt Disaster

It happens. Some projects, no matter how hard we try, yield less than desirable results. Alyssa of Measured and Slow found this out with her latest quilt, “Kisses”, a portion of which is shown here. She admits failure is not all bad, she did get Read More...

Tute: Use Photoshop for improv applique

Ants to Sugar design PhotoShop Previewing your work along the way to a completed project is important. Just ask Daisy of Ants to Sugar, who recently used Photoshop for this purpose, with great results. She did improvisational piecing, then played, digitally, with cutting it into shapes. This lets … Read More...