All posts filed under: Quilting

Icy Waters Quilt and Workshop

I made a quilt pattern called Icy Waters in warm colors, how ironic! Amy Garro, of 13 Spools is know for her paper piecing and free-motion quilting, and in June my guild was lucky enough to host her for a weekend long paper piecing adventure. The quilt we used for the Saturday workshop is the Icy Waters quilt from her book, Paper Pieced Modern. This quilt is made using just 1 block! There are versions of the block that are mirrored and you use different fabric combinations and rotations to give the finished quilt a fun water effect. The prep for this quilt was pretty time consuming. Luckily, I took advantage of the awesome Xerox machine we have at work to copy my block pieces, so much easier than taping them all together!! I would suggest doing this if you can, whether at work or at Staples because you are going to be cutting a shit load of fabric for this quilt and the last thing you want to be doing is spending more time cutting and taping …

Adventures In Paper Piecing

It’s weird to think that at this time last year I hadn’t made a quilt. The words spray baste and warm and white meant nothing to me, but now I have a minor addiction. I have 3 quilt projects in progress right now: A voile quilt to give as a Christmas gift, I’m collecting fabric for a Carolyn Friedlander quilt and of course, the project that brought on this post, a giant Alison Glass Feathers quilt! As a huge fan of her fabric lines, I bought this pattern not long after it was released in early 2014 with the intention of eventually getting to it. Well the time has come and I’m a bit obsessed with paper piecing now, even if it makes a huge mess! Like everyone I know in the quilting community, I fell in love with the Blueberry Park line from Karen Lewis and ordered myself a fat quarter bundle and matching Kona solids to get started on this quilt. The duvet on my bed is gray so I decided to use …

Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt

How did I go 2 months without posting?! Frigen life getting in the way of my sewing and blogging… 2016 has certainly been a year of big changes for me and it’s really showing in my lack of blog publishing. I promise I will try to be better. In the meantime, here is a new post about a quilt to keep you warm! For my second quilt I decided to follow a tutorial written by a fellow NH Modern Quilt Guild member, Michelle, aka From Bolt to Beauty. Unlike my arithmetic quilt, this quilt required much less fabric cutting thanks to jelly rolls! I purchased two Moda solid jelly roll Jr’s from Christa Quilts for $39.18. It gave me 40 strips and I only needed 24 so be prepared to see this make appearances in future quilts! At my work we are given fake money at the beginning of every month and extra in our birth month to give as a peer recognition bonus and in November someone gave me their birthday bonus! The fake …

Arithmetic Quilt

I’ve been saying for months, possibly years that I wanted to make a quilt. After making some minis, a patchwork duvet cover and a lot of unused half square triangle blocks, I have finally made a full sized quilt. A throw size to be specific! Before I get into the nitty gritty, I have a few observations: Quilting is expensive! Quilting is addictive! I always thought making the top would be the most intense part of quilting, but there are a lot of other intense pieces beyond piecing. Now, let me move onto the details of my quilt. I used the Jeni Baker arithmetic quilt pattern in throw size (64″x76″). The pattern cost $9 for the PDF and it was very easy to follow. I think this makes a great first quilt as all of the pieces are the same size and in my case I have a 4.5×4.5″ bloc loc ruler that I used when cutting my strips to make sure I wasn’t off at all. Quilters seem to be intimidated by garment sewing, …