Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Free Motion Swirl or Swirl Hook How To ~


Just Keep On Quilting ~

Did you know?  Of course, as a quilter, you already knew this....."the quilting art form is good for your health, helps you stay connected and provides purpose."   

Credit:  Compliments of Marijke Vroomen Durning

An inspiring article by Marijke Vroomen Durning - The Creative Art of Quilting - found on Next Avenue, the place where grown-ups keep growing


Monday, July 16, 2018

Big Quilts.....Big Time ~

Are we having fun yet?  Yeah, Baby.....Big Time!  Quilting with Big Quilt Blocks! 

Found on Kitchen Table Quilting on the Freebies page; but,  don't stop there.  There's more than enough big time fun to enjoy at  Erica's Kitchen Table Quilting

Just a's Erica's January and February big block quilts.  You'll be missing out BIG TIME if you don't go there and download for big fun. 

Kitchen Table Quilting
photo credit

Kitchen Table Quilting
photo credit


Friday, July 13, 2018

In The Bee Hive with Joe Cunningham

Join Joe in his gallery or blog or workshops and lectures to enjoy even more of this fab quilt artist.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Just the facts, ma'am....just the facts ~

Quilting Questions Answered:  Part 1 - Suzy Quilts

Frustrated over some basic quilting problems - wavy quilts or breaking thread?  Oftentimes we overlook the obvious so Suzy cuts to the chase with just the facts! 

Photo Credit Suzy Quilts


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Angela Walters Quilts Feathers ~ oh, my !

Be sure to download  your free PDF quilting diagrams.

Angela helps us make good filler choices about hiding or spotlighting those just finished feathers.  It all depends on the love....she says. 


Thursday, July 5, 2018

One Artist's Story

A heartfelt story found on Craft Industry Alliance blog written by Carrie Bloomston….who followed her dream for twenty something years, but couldn't pay the bills.  She's still following her dream on another path.  

Photo by
Jill McNamara


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

and to continue with the happiness The Quilting Company is giving us this red, white and blue "Cottage Charm" lap quilt pattern....A web bonus from McCall's Quilting,

inspired by this larger twin size  designed by Karin Janssen-Potter Yes, the original pattern is available in January/February Issue of McCall's Quilting.  Bless my stars!  I rummaged around and found  this issue is my quilt magazine library and will gladly share this pattern.  


Enjoy your independence.  Go 4th  and quilt. 


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Red. White and Bar-B-Que


Let's get blazing hot this summer while keeping cool in red, white and blue....fabrics
found at Spoonflower ~

Holiday Sparkle by pearl&phire


 Riley Blake  Patriotic Fabrics ~  found at Fabric.Com

Riley Blake Patriotic Picnic

and Penny Rose Fabrics - by Riley Blake Designs

American Navy Stripe  

A Henry Glass Fabric free patterns:    Liberty Ridge designed by Little Quilts

by Beth Logan Artstuff LTD
Going up?   Yes, thank you!    A new PDF pattern design by Allison Harris found on Cluck, Cluck, Sew.   Very interesting fabric choices to complete this red, white and blue patriotic beauty.
The pattern is called "The Nested Churn Dash"  and Sherri @ A Quilting Life  posted a picture of her quilt finished in 2014.  She says it continues to be one of her favorites and one can readily see why!  It's a red, white and blue beauty and the pattern is a digital download made available by Quilt Jane. 
Sherri aka A Quilting Life  and her daughter Chelsi Stratton are a design fabric team for Moda  and here is a most delightful use of their "Creekside" fabric line in Chelsi's 'Patriotic Stars'.

Add just one more brick to the load and you've got a finished red, white and  blue brick quilt - a free pattern download found at All People Quilt.

Who could resist this Tribute Star  found on Denyse Schmidt Quilts...….a free pattern from Rebecca Bryan AKA Bryan House Quilts.  Yes, the DS Quilts' fabric definitely made an enviable quilted star, but can you see this in red, white and blue!   Just click  Tribute Star  and let this free quilt pattern ring.

Seeing red?   Add white and blue for that July 4th Bar-B-Que quilt celebration. 


Saturday, June 30, 2018

'Tis The Good Ole Summertime

………...and it's hot outside!  What a delight to find this easily made pattern to stitch up a summertime swing dress.  Tutorial at We All Sew is just in time to outfit ourselves beautifully while staying cool in our Deep South heat wave. 

Take the first step:  Grab that favorite tank top ~