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28 07, 2015

Quiltcast #73 – Catching up with Amy & April

By |July 28th, 2015|Quiltcast|5 Comments

Wow! We’ve missed posting these podcasts! Thanks for your notes and encouragement about the Quiltcast!

Think Big Quilt Along details here, and Facebook group here.

April’s new patterns can be seen here.

The quilt we made for April :

Natalia Bonner, Pat Sloan, Melissa Corry, Amy Smart, Vanessa Goertzen, January Turner, Christa Watson, Susan Katz, Susanne Woods, and me.

There’s […]

27 07, 2015

Coming Soon :: Think Big Quilt Along

By |July 27th, 2015|quilt-along, Think Big|5 Comments

Last week I shared all of the quilts in Think Big, and it got my creative juices flowing! Since all the blocks in the book are 18″ I decided to work out a sampler quilt, with at least a few of the blocks included in the book. Here’s what I came up with : 

 

With […]

24 07, 2015

Featuring Sylvia :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

By |July 24th, 2015|Featured Quilter|2 Comments

Happy Friday! Today’s featured quilter is Sylvia from Flying Parrot Quilts! Sylvia has some beautiful quilts and great tips to share today – I hope you enjoy getting to know her better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I made my first quilt in 2007. I made pretty traditional quilts for a while, until the modern […]

23 07, 2015

Think Big :: Equalizer

By |July 23rd, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|3 Comments

Equalizer is super simple and fun to make! And there’s lot’s of room for your creativity.

The best part about Think Big, is all the options, and being able to try one block before cutting half-square triangles for a bed quilt. I broke it down into charts, to walk you through the math, so that you can […]

23 07, 2015

Think Big :: Building Blocks

By |July 23rd, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|2 Comments

Building Blocks is the simplest pattern in the book, and great for showing off your favorite large scale prints! I had fun combining the prints with soft polka dots.

The best part about Think Big, is all the options, and being able to try one block before cutting half-square triangles for a bed quilt. I broke […]

23 07, 2015

Think Big :: Intersections

By |July 23rd, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|0 Comments

Intersections is a collection of squares and rectangles, making a fun arrangement of color.

The best part about Think Big, is all the options, and being able to try one block before cutting half-square triangles for a bed quilt. I broke it down into charts, to walk you through the math, so that you can make […]

22 07, 2015

Think Big :: Tilt-A-Whirl

By |July 22nd, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|0 Comments

Tilt-a-Whirl is a perfect introduction to pieced curves. The units are nice and large, so the curve is gentle, and not too challenging to stitch up. I’ve loved incorporating more curves into my patchwork the last year or so, and hope that you will too!

The best part about Think Big, is all the options, and […]

22 07, 2015

Think Big :: Moving Mosaic

By |July 22nd, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|0 Comments

Moving Mosaic is one of the more complex patterns in Think Big. I went back and forth in the planning stages as to what size I was going to make of this quilt, because I knew it was going to be a time consuming project! In the end I decided to make it a king […]

22 07, 2015

Think Big :: Mod Pod

By |July 22nd, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|1 Comment

Mod Pod is one of the more inventive blocks in Think Big. At least to me! I wanted to have the curve, but not piece the curve. As I design patterns for a book, I’m looking at the group as a whole, and think about how far a quilter might be willing to go. Curves can […]

21 07, 2015

Think Big :: Puzzling

By |July 21st, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|0 Comments

Puzzling is so much fun to make, and simple too! I walk you through making the flying geese units, then you just have to sew rectangles together to form a block. Easy to customize and fat quarter friendly!

The best part about Think Big, is all the options. I broke it down into charts, to walk […]

21 07, 2015

Think Big :: Connections

By |July 21st, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|0 Comments

Connections is one of my favorite blocks, for all the details included in the block. It’s mostly squares and rectangles, but there is movement and a few angles worked in.

The best part about Think Big, is all the options. I broke it down into charts, to walk you through the math, so that you can […]

20 07, 2015

Think Big :: Filmstrip

By |July 20th, 2015|finished quilt, Think Big|0 Comments

The best part about Think Big, is all the options. I broke it down into charts, to walk you through the math, so that you can make the perfect quilt for you. Some of the projects I made quilts for, but about half, I made a quilt and runner only. For Filmstrip I made all three! […]