• Quilting,  Tutorials

    Wee Animal Quilt Tutorial

    Many of you have been asking for a tutorial ever since I posted my completed Animal Quilt back in the fall. Ask and I shall deliver! Please note that this is a free tutorial, and as such has not been pattern tested and may glaze over some finer skills, but wherever possible I have put a link to another reference if you need further assistance. If you find any errors in the pattern please let me know in the comments and I will correct them. Enjoy! Wee Animal Quilt Materials: Solid Coloured Fat Eights, Quarters or Yardage (see Step 2 below regarding amounts) Solid Background Fabric (a couple of yards)…

  • Gifts,  Quilting

    Love it When it Works Out

    **Edited to add – the tutorial is now available! Go check it out!** You know how you get those ideas in your head of something you want to make or do, and you wonder…is this going to be one of those things that seems like a grand plan in my head but it a total bust in the real world? I had one of those that actually worked out! I saw this picture on Pinterest a while back: and thought, hey! That would make a great baby quilt! So….I made one! I made a few adjustments to colors and placement based on what I thought the animals were (thought that…

  • Guilds,  Quilting

    Challenge Quilt

    A few months back now, Whitney at The Crooked Stitch started a challenge in our Roanoke Modern Quilt Guild. She gave us a bunch of fat 1/8th’s from the Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls line, and told us to go to town! I wasn’t sure at first what I wanted to do with them, but I knew I wanted to make a quilt (rather than a pillow or a wall hanging). While I was up at another shop in my area (Old Trinity) I saw this pattern called Cross It by Zen Chic. I bought the pattern, but I will admit that after reading through it I kinda abandoned it I…