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Category Archives: Blocks
This post is for all of you Craftsy students who have been waiting patiently for a final post on the 2013 BOM class. For those of you not participating in the class, I hope you will bear with us and perhaps … Continue reading
The jet lag may be history, but I’m still bubbling with inspiration from my recent ”holiday” in the UK. In addition to the Autumn Quilt Festival Malvern, which I shared in my Tuesday post, the trip provided a feast of ideas for future stitching projects. Sunday saw us … Continue reading
I have been clearing out a few projects in my sewing room the past few months. A lot of them have to do with leftover blocks from block exchanges I’d participated in with my group of quilting friends. To be … Continue reading
Last Sunday, I was fortunate enough to attend an opening reception at the San Jose Quilt Museum for its new exhibit; Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volckening’s Passion. It was extraordinary. Bill Volckening is a self described quilt magnet: he claims that … Continue reading
(Or, Attempting That HUGE Leap From Cute Sketch to Marketable Pattern) Do you remember those paper-pieced holiday blocks I designed last December? Well, they’ve been a tremendous hit in our FREE Pattern collection and I’ve been jazzed to devise a … Continue reading
This past weekend, I had occasion to pull out a dozen or so of my antique and vintage quilts for photography and thought it might be fun to share them with you. Keep in mind: this is strictly amateur stuff. … Continue reading
When asked to join See How We Sew, I was just finishing an interesting project by quilt historian, Barbara Brackman. Her project, Grandmother’s Choice, was a Block of the Week (yes, I really said week…). If you know Barbara, you know that you always learn something … Continue reading
Like many of us, Anita Grossman Solomon’s first quilt was a destination quilt: a little quilt for her sister’s baby boy. Now, years later, he’s a university student and his aunt is a renowned quilt maker with nifty quilt-construction “tricks” … Continue reading
I’ve had my share of inventive moments while designing quilts, but those instances are not commonplace and so I envy those quilters who pour out smart ideas and clever twists like slot machines. I’d include Anita Grossman Solomon, a popular … Continue reading
It’s Friday, and I’m still adjusting to “real life” on the heels of my annual quilting idyll in the foothills with Alex (Anderson) and Joen (Wolfrom). In my Tuesday post, I shared photos of projects both completed and in progress. Today, the rest of the story–including … Continue reading