Down Grapevine Lane
For many years I sewed my quilt binding onto the front of my quilts by machine, then sewed the back edge down by hand. I enjoyed the whole ritual and used to look forward to spending a whole evening with a quilt on my lap, slowly stitching the binding on whilst watching Netflix. A quilt is supposed to be a labour of love after all. As my design work got busier, my commitments and deadlines started piling up. I was working on a quilt one day for a paid partnership and I realised I didn't have…
A good day
Today was a day to just get to some things. Get them taken care of. First thing I did was clean out the refrigerator. Ugh. Why do I let my refrig get so icky? Probably because I just hate the job of pulling everything out and deciding what is worth keeping. If you let it go long enough, there is little doubt! No photos. Count yourselves lucky. Next I photographed my entry for the "Rituals" invitational. This is "Friendship Ritual". This commemorates my yearly ritual of designing, making and…
“Love the Dove,” a Free Quilt Pattern
Earlier this year, Stephanie Kepecs, a Sewing with Nancy viewer, and her friend Joanne Perlmutter, shared their Betsy Ross Flag pattern with me and offer
Christa’s Quilt Along 5.6 – Hugs ‘n Kisses Pieced Backing
I just love creative quilt backs, don’t you? For today’s Quilt Along lesson, I will show how I made my pieced scrappy backing for Hugs ‘n Kisses using fabric from my stash. It too…
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Show 'n Tell Jan '13 A different way to piece a sampler quilt with a modern twist on the traditional. Perhaps the flowers could be replaced with Christmas applique ...I can see Santa sitting on a step. What a great inspiration!
Color & Music: Violin Study - A Four-in-Art Quilt (The Life of Riley)
It's Reveal Day for Four-in-Art. Color and Music. May I present: Violin Study I once read a book about Synesthesia, by Oliver Sacks - Seeing colors related to things like numbers, sounds, and yes, m
Over Easy Easter Egg Table Runner
Here' s a cute project for Easter! This pattern is from Pieced Tree. It's a quilt as you go pattern which works up really fast. It also uses Thangles to make the half square triangles into some interesting designs. I realize now I should have taken a picture of the back. I used some Debbie Mumm easter fabric that is pastels with easter eggs on it. I don't know when I will be able to get this on the web site so if you are interested in the kit, it is $39.00. Kit includes all the fabric…