Category Archives: Quilting

Quilting Modern Blog Celebration Weekend

Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen is an amazing first book by two extremely talented improvisational quilters. In addition to making beautiful quilts, these ladies know how to TEACH what they know. The book contains 7 distinct improvisational technique lessons: Free-Piecing Improvisational Log Cabin Slice and Insert Stitch…

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Finalist

Pink Chalk Fabrics is home to an amazing team of women that each have their speciality in the world of sewing and quilting. Whether it’s garment construction, teaching, modern quilting, bag making, accessories and gifts, or traditional quilting techniques, there’s an expert (or two or three!) that works here and can answer your question. It…

Gwen Marston on Abstract Quilts in Solids

My friend Joan and I traveled to Port Gamble last night to see a lecture by celebrated quilting icon Gwen Marston. It was hosted by local quilt shop Quilted Strait in the Port Gamble Vista Pavilion – the view of the sound was nothing short of spectacular! Gwen’s vibrant personality radiated joy as she talked about her creative…

Norwegian Bowl – Modern Objects Series 1 by Marisa Zucek of Quilt Otaku

One thing I enjoy about sewing and quilting is constantly learning new things. The online world multiplies that concept x 10 million. I received a lovely note from Marisa Zucek last month. She had an idea to design a series of applique blocks based on modern objects. The blocks would then be unveiled and shared via…

QuiltCon Block Challenge

QuiltCon is the inaugural conference and quilt show of the Modern Quilt Guild. QuiltCon is sponsoring a Quilt Block Challenge curated by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!  The challenge guidelines require using colors consistent with the QuiltCon logo to create a quilt block that reflects what modern quilting means to you. Elizabeth Hartman selected a…

How To Machine Bind a Quilt

There’s nothing I enjoy more than quietly sitting in my favorite chair with a cup of tea and sewing on a quilt binding by hand. Pure bliss. But sometimes that binding just needs to get on the quilt… and quick! Machine binding is the way to make that happen and a great technique to add…

Line Dance Baby Quilt

Guess who’s on Moda Bakeshop today? Woohoo, I LOVE this quilt. It’s so easy and fun to make. One Charm Pack and 1.5 yards of fabric. Enjoy. xo Kathy Downloadable PDF Version

Made With Love Shop Challenge

Moda Fabrics launched the Just One Star Project in 2011 as a way to honor the men and women who sacrifice and fight to defend our country’s freedom. They asked quilters to make a single star quilt block. The goal was to piece and quilt 100 quilts in 100 days. Moda received over 15,000 individual…

I Heart February – Project 10

I Heart February – Project 10 Valentine Throw Pillow by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter  I Heart February Reader Project Linky - share the love!

I Heart February – Project 9

I Heart February – Project 9 Mini Paper Pieced Valentine by Jennifer Ofenstein of Sewhooked  I Heart February Reader Project Linky - share the love!