One of my favorite types of quilts is a pieced quilt with applique accents. It doesn't take much applique to make a project special! Today's tip is about using the Hex-a-ma-jig ruler to make a half hexie background for the Season's Greetings Wall Quilt. I taught this class yesterday and I found out some really cool things about using the Hex-a-ma-jig ruler!
Blog - Category: My Quilt Projects
Machine Appliqué, Part 1:
What thread should I choose?
In the second blog post about Community, I want to talk a little about Online Communities.
Quilting, creating, even running a quilt related business can be very isolating. We set aside "me time" to work on our creations,, but that time is often spent alone in our sewing rooms, with only our sewing machines for company. With this tendency to hibernate in our sewing rooms, many of us crave a quilting community where we can join with other quilters who like to do the things we like to do! We want to hang out with people who enjoy fabrics, sewing, and learning about our quilt hobby. Where do you find your quilting community?
An excerpt from Rotary Cut Applique with the Leaves Galore Templates.
Fabric choices for Fusible Applique:
My friend Sherri Noel has just published a new book, "Text It". Sherri and I have been in the same quilt guild for years and have so much in common as quilt designers. When she asked me to make a quilt from her new book and blog about it, I knew I was going to make the "1 Sheep" quilt! After reading all about "Counting Sheep", tell me the one thing that helps you relax before bed in a comment below to enter the give-away! Tag a friend in the comment for an extra chance to win!
It's here and we are ready!! The next nine month Quilt-Along, Belle en Rouge, will begin on April 1st. Be the early bird and sign up before March 1 to get 2018 pricing of $4.95 per month! If you wait until March 2nd, the price will go up to $5.95/ month for nine months. After April 1 our option for monthly payments goes away. Join now while the price is as low as it will go!!
Today is the day! Our "My Magical Garden" Quilt-Along is now accepting registrations for our nine-month Block of the Month program. Starting in March, registered members will have a Quilt-Along with me so I can show you my methods for making this beautiful fusible appliqué quilt.
But I'm terrible at keeping secrets from you! The BOM quilt is finished! It is 11pm and I just stitched on the outer half square triangle border. But I couldn't show you a photo of the quilt, even if I wanted to!
I sew in my basement. The ceilings are very low and the sewing room is very small...and the quilt...well, it's a big one! It is pinned to my design wall, trailing on the floor and spilling over around the corner on a second wall.