• Guilds,  Quilting

    Riley Blake Challenge Quilt

    Thanks everyone for your great response to my Wee Animal Quilt tutorial. I am glad that you like it and I hope to see some of your finished quilts! A few months back the folks at Riley Blake Designs gave away a whole bunch of fabric to members of the Modern Quilt Guild. We each received a fat eighth of 6 different fabrics, and were told to use them as we liked. So long as we only used Riley Blake fabrics or solids with them. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, as the combination of fabrics would not have been a choice I would naturally make. At first…

  • 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)…

  • Sewing

    But This One’s Just Wee….

    So sewing machines seem to be breeding in my studio. Penny has been happily sewing away, day in and day out, keeping business running. My original home Singer is my label machine now, and Agnes (the 1950’s Singer 15-91 that Lindsay gave me for my birthday is my go to quilt piecing machine. I had still really wanted to add a Singer Featherweight to my collection, to use for classes and sewing days with my guild. And because I luuuuuurrrve them! A friend told me once that you never look for looms, they just find you. Well, the same seems to be true for sewing machines. I put the word…