Who’s quilting with me?
Lots of good stuff to tell you about for the quilt-along!
Vicki Welsh and Canton Village Quilt Works are sponsoring the quilt-along and offering giveaways over the course of 6 months. Look for a linky at the end of each month, to post your progress, and be entered to win!
Vicki Welsh is also offering a beautiful hand dyed kit for the quilt.
I love the ombre/gradient background! To order a kit visit Vicki.
Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works will have kits available shortly too – check her shop for details.
Jill at Tabslot has cut templates for us! If you aren’t a fan of paper piecing, give the templates a try. Simply cut fabric the height of the template and … Read More »
Hi there! Yesterday my book released – at last! Joe and I celebrated with a special lunch, while most of our kiddos were in school. Owen was a trooper, while we traipsed around town. My copies of Modern Basics II are on the way, and I will ship autographed copies the day after I receive them (Hopefully by Saturday!).
In other news, Dancing Stars blocks have started popping up on flickr and instagram!
1. #dancingstarsQAL #oldredbarnco progress…, 2. P1060484, 3. Dancing Stars, 4. Dancing Stars QAL
Nearly 600 people have downloaded the Dancing Stars pattern – I can’t wait to see all your variations! If selecting fabrics is overwhelming to you, I’m working on a couple of kit options with great shops, and templates will be available soon, if you prefer not to paper piece. I’ll have details for you shortly!
Hi there! I disappeared last week, but I’ve been working on lots of good stuff! First up is a video tutorial for the Quilt-Along :
I hope that this is helpful for some of you! If you don’t have a pattern yet, click over here for a free download. This is the ruler that I used in the video, I’m really liking it! And the papers are here – Enjoy.
Yesterday we celebrated Emmalie’s 9th birthday – I am so blessed to be her mom! I look forward to seeing her grow and blossom into a beautiful young lady, next year she hits double digits…where has the time gone?
Tomorrow Modern Basics II starts shipping, and I will be sharing more about the quilts in the book soon, for now I need to stock up on shipping supplies.
More soon … Read More »
Happy New Year! I’m excited to start the new year with a fun project with many of you!The above picture is the pattern cover that you can download here. I included fabric requirements and cutting instructions along with the pattern. In the next week I plan to have a video tutorial to help with piecing the blocks for anyone that is new to paper piecing, for today I have my fabric selection process!
If you haven’t yet, join the quilt-along group on flickr, there will be lots of helpful discussion, and new friends to be made!
Also in the next week, I have sponsor and kit options that will become available, if you need to shop for a few pieces or the whole quilt, wait to check out the options soon!
To select … Read More »
I’ve been thinking about the coming year, and how to make the most of this space with all of you!
I’ll be starting the new year off with a Quilt-Along right here, and in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along group on Flickr. It’s a great place to connect with other quilters!
This is a paper-pieced block, and a lot of fun to make. I’ve made this block a number of times, and it’s still a favorite!
Right now I’m working out size options, (in case you aren’t ready to make 98 blocks), and fabric requirements. It’s a great scrap quilt, so don’t worry if you’ve put yourself on a fabric diet, you can still join in the fun!
What do you think?
I hope you will join us! For … Read More »
Hi Friends! I know I told you about this program last month, but it bears repeating!
There have been two blocks so far, so you can jump in and catch up right away.
The first is from Sherri, and October’s block is from Vicki.
Check out the flickr group for inspiration, and don’t forget to add your blocks to the linky on Jackie’s blog!
Happy Quilting ~ Amy
My friend Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works, is hosting a Block of the Month program, just for bloggers! She’s invited a talented group of designers (including me!) to each design one block and over the course of the next year we will be posting instructions.
Each month a pieced block tutorial will be offered by a fellow blogger. You can get all the details over on Jackie’s blog, and see who else is designing a block!
My month is almost a year away, so I’ll be pointing out where you need to visit each month, to get a fabulous new block pattern!
I hope you will join us – I’m looking forward to seeing all the different blocks.
It’s my turn to share a block! If you haven’t been following along yet, you can get all the details and blocks here on John’s blog! If you are new here – welcome! I hope you like the block and take time to poke around a bit.
Block 10 :: Turned Geese
I think I hear some of you grumbling, “so many geese!” ”so many pieces!” Don’t worry, I’m going to break it down to very manageable steps.
Up first cutting your fabrics:
My block uses
Orangesicle Discs Print 5445-13 – referenced as white
Limeade Floral 5444-11 – referenced as green
Orangesicle Solid 5448-13 – referenced as orange
From the white fabric cut:
1 – 5 1/4″ square
8 – 2 7/8″ squares
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Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway day! You all are just as busy as I am trying to finish things up this weekend! I hope the new friends enjoy time spent here with me. The winner is -
Laura, I’ve just emailed you! Can’t wait to see what you make with the layer cake!
By now, many of you are busy making the final push towards the holidays. But what are your crafty plans as we enter 2011? Well, clear your plate, because we have a great quilt-along planned that will begin in January!
18 quilt bloggers have collaborated to bring you the first-ever Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza. We’ll jump from blog to blog making 2 quilt blocks per week, wrapping up with a custom setting and layout design to help complete your quilt. I am so … Read More »
I have not quilted my sampler yet. I’m still working out a plan, but wanted to share some resources for finishing just in case you need them to finish your quilt!
Prepping a Quilt Back
Basting a Quilt
Straight Line Quilting
Prepping a Binding
Sewing Binding to a Quilt
Hand-stitching a Binding
I can’t wait to see them all finished up! Please let me know when you get there, and if you need any other help!
Hi friends! How was your weekend? Did you pack everything you could into those precious hours? I sure did! Joe and I had a great time celebrating our 11th anniversary. He had reservations to the restaurant that we thought we went to the night he proposed to me. Turned out to be a newer restaurant, with amazing food, so we were happy! The rest of the weekend was full of family, friends and sewing – all the way around good! Now I just need to catch up on some sleep and get myself on my self-proposed schedule this week before school starts…I’ll let you know how that goes. All I have to say is “I’m a night owl”.
Now that we have all the blocks made, it’s time to put them into a complete quilt … Read More »
Hi there! How was your weekend? We had a quiet family weekend, which was perfect after the last week of travel, and getting readjusted to life at home again. I’m thinking about school starting again and working out schedules for me and the kids! Two and a half weeks before we start back up again – sniff, sniff – I’ve really enjoyed our relaxed summer.
This is our last week of blocks! I’m so excited to see these quilts come together – I hope you are too!
Our first block this week is a classic star – Aunt Eliza’s Star:
Here’s what you need:
In white/solid -
4 – 4 1/2″ squares
2 – 5 1/2″ squares
In print -
1 – 4 1/2″ square
2 – 5 1/2″ squares
Set aside the smaller squares for a few minutes, we are making hourglass blocks. Draw your diagonal, sew on both … Read More »