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 - Tag: Leaves Galore
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?
Over the past nine months over 275 of our customers and students have been participating in a Block of the Month quilt program online to learn to use their Leaves Galore and Hearts and More templates. On Friday I posted the final installment of our Block of the Month pattern on my website. I can not wait to see the progress of my students and to start posting photos of the finished quilts!
Once you know what our Leaves Galore tools can do, there is inspiration everywhere! Whether you are looking at wallpaper, carpets or stained glass windows, you can find these beautiful curved shapes that come together into gorgeous patterns. Each time I spot a shape that I could rotary cut with my tools, there is a quilt waiting to happen!There are never enough hours in the day.
A recent visitor to the booth made us smile when she said "I've watched your videos so many times, they talk back to me - 'not you again'".
That is exactly why I made the videos - so you can watch and learn - as many times as you need. You can access the videos from my website or directly in YouTube by searching on "Sue Pelland Designs".
I am happy to announce my first ever Appliqué Design Challenge. You know how much I love Mistyfuse and FreeSpirit fabrics so I'm excited to have them as co-sponsors. Your challenge is to create an original quilt design using any appliqué elements that you can cut with my Leaves Galore and/or Hearts and More templates. All designers will start with one of four Cameo panels by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit. Your final quilt will be 30" x 30" which gives you space to create your own design of applique elements around the Cameo panel.
The new website is online today, my new book has arrived and we are heading to Paducah in the wee hours of the morning. With so much going on, there are bound to be a few snags. Please be patient this week as we get out all the book orders and break in our new shop.