Recently I’ve been participating in the #mysmallworldqal over on instagram. The original pattern is by Jen Kingwell (I worship at her quilty feet) and it’s found in the Spring 2015 issue of Quiltmania. I’ve just finished part 2 and expect to dive into part 3 today. The pattern is written in a fairly inefficient way, […]
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New Paper Pieced Pattern: Flying Geese Expansion
I originally designed this pattern to go along with the triangles for arrows expansion pack, and it IS good for that, but it’s good for so many other things I decided not to limit its description as just going with the arrows. You can stick these little blocks together to make straight lines of tiny […]
Tutorial: How to Paper Piece (the lazy way)
I’ve been meaning to write this paper-piecing tutorial for aaaaaages. I love to paper piece (or foundation piece, depending on your side of the pond). No, not little paper hexies sewn painstakingly by hand, but rather sewing fabric to paper to achieve a level of accuracy very difficult to achieve in traditional piecing. Most often I […]
Conversion Project: Spider Web
The conversion block this week is called Spider Web. It’s not what we think of now as a spider web block actually, but that’s what it was named when it was published originally in 1938. I’ve decided that in order to move ahead with the conversion project and finish it before the end of the […]
Tutorial: Cross Block
I’m sure there are a million tutorials out there for these blocks, but I didn’t actually look at any of them that did it this way, and I’m kinda proud that I figured it out on my own. Ultra simple, ultra fast, and ultra awesome. The Cross (Plus) Block! Yes I know I don’t have […]
Free Triangles for Arrows Expansion Pack Now in Shop
Hey y’all. I’d like to think that people really want this, but actually no one’s asked me for it, so why not give it out anyway :p I loved making this triangle section for my low volume arrow quilt, so figured I’d share the template for it, because I’m nice like that. I’m pretty sure […]
Leg Lamp Pillow for Dad is complete!
Well it took me a few days longer than anticipated due to some emergency gift-making (I can’t even remember what I did now… ugh, I’m getting old) but here’s my leg lamp pillow! Details: Background fabric – aqua and tan moda crossweave. I don’t know the exact name of the color but it’s light blue […]
Free Leg Lamp Paper Pieced Pattern Now Available!
One only need utter the words “leg lamp” for the entire country to know that of which you speak. I am referring, of course, to the cult classic 24-hour all of Christmas Day movie you must watch at least once a year that embodies the childhoods of so many of us: A Christmas Story. I […]