Bet the title on this one caught your attention. The day I started writing this blog post I'd just shipped boxes off to C&T, submitted my manuscript, and had to redo some work. The morning I sent the boxes it was pouring down rain. Pour-ing. Now I love a good storm it's just kind of… Continue reading Quilting, Vulnerability, and Gratitude
Quilters have this thing for remnants. There exists in the community a myth that remnants, small bits and pieces left over from making clothes, is the traditional way to make quilts. While this is certainly part of the culture of quilting, a "making do" with whatcha got saved from bits and pieces of other things… Continue reading Remnants, Fat Quarters, Bits, Pieces
Now that Quilt Market is over I can come back to the Quilted Block of the month. Our last block is this amazing kaleidoscope block, which I finished a while ago. The next part of this block will be drawing it on a solid piece of fabric, then adding quilting. I'll be talking about batting,… Continue reading Stay Tuned!
I've just really started reading The Little Spark 30 Ways to Ignite You're Creativity by Carrie Bloomston published by C&T. I wrote a review on the Generation Q website that you can read here. Reading to write a review and reading to absorb are different. Reading to write a review is rushed and hurried. Reading to absorb… Continue reading Resonating
It was with great pleasure that I delivered Moon Set to it's new home. Relived describes well the big chunk of emotion experienced. I made my intended delivery date and completed one major task before moving on to a new one. Using a great variety of thread just makes me happy. I don't always know… Continue reading Whole Cloth Wrap Up
Just 11 days ago I taught Let Your Foot Loose, be Fancy & Free at the City Quilter. It was a good day. The bonus was having Maria O. as a student. Maria is a fab quilter and teacher in her own right (she teaches at the City Quilter). Maria posted this photo on fb… Continue reading Swoon and Whole Cloth Challenge Update
Sunday was a fruitful day indeed. Let's go back to Saturday, okay let's go back a bit further. After making @play I knew I wanted to make another quilt loosely based on that design. It's been on the inspiration wall for quite a while and this chocolate-brown Radiance in my fabric stash about that long.… Continue reading Chocolate Swirl
or two. It's not easy having a quilterly mind. I see quilts, quilting motifs everywhere! Oh my goodness! I see how to fill blank spaces in with feathers, swirls, mazes, greek keys, straight lines, curved lines. And in my teacherly mind I can often see how to share it with my students. Bridges, facades, old… Continue reading A Quilterly Thought
As I mentioned the other day I'm going to share how I come up with the quilting motifs for a quilt. I'm going to start with Twilight in the Bronx which is entirely my own, move on to Tilde, Feather Zone and @play. Each of these quilt are very different and each has its own… Continue reading How I choose quilting motifs part 1
I have a confession to make: I’m having a love affair with whole cloth quilts. This passion snuck up on me, quietly whispering, “let’s see what you can do with this cloth”, “what would these threads look like on Radiance”, “did you see that thread?” Wide open spaces get me all giddy thinking about the… Continue reading Sing Your Quilterly Song in a whole cloth quilt!