Have you seen the new Dollhouse fabric by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics? it is just about the most feminine, pretty collection of prints and colors you could imagine. I used some fat quarters of Dollhouse to make up a really sweet and really simple baby quilt using the Classic Curves Ruler.
Large blocks are an ideal way to get started with curved piecing. The gradual curves are easy to sew and give you a lot of practice (read: success, not frustration). By the time you make a quilt like this, you will be a master of curves (-:...
It's a recommended reading kind of day: I have a great book to share with you! Christa Watson (fabulous free motion quilter) and Angela Walters (super talented long arm quilter) have teamed up to produce a book that teaches about both types of quilting: The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting.
I own Christa's previous book (and absolutely love it, read more Here), and I am just as impressed with this new one. I think the idea of presenting the two types of quilting is genius...there things that both can do best, but even if you only do one type (like...
It is my turn to write about the new book, Machine Quilting with Style, by Christa Watson and the quilt I made using one of the patterns, Broken V. The book was just released by Martingale and is for sale, Here (signed copy from Christa).
I met Christa last November at Sewtopia in Salt Lake City. We sat at the same table and really hit it off. I was excited when she asked if I wanted to preview her first book and take part in the blog tour showing off some of the projects featured. Regular readers of my blog have...
Last week I shared that I am working on finishing some Quilts in Progress, and while I am working on getting my Talia quilt top finished, I am alternating some time for free motion quilting on my Broken V quilt. I am so excited to get this in the Finished column! and I am really proud of myself for getting out of my comfort zone a bit.
The pattern for this quilt comes from Christa Watson's brand new book, Machine Quilting with Style. The book was just released from Martingale, so I am happy to be among the first to...
Have you ever made a quilt and then just couldn't decide how to quilt it? I have been thinking about what to do with this one for a couple of weeks, not sure how to go. You see, I really love this quilt, and I didn't want to mess it up.
In the end, I just had to go for it (partly because I needed to free up my basting pins for another project, but nonetheless…)
This project is my second version of the "Polka Dot Bikini" pattern. Check out the QAL posts over the past couple of months HERE. I...