Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Angela Walters Free Motion Quiltalong continuing ~

Week 1 - Free motion quilting basic feathers: 

and the basic feather diagram ~

Week 2 - Free motion quilting custom feathers with Angela Walters on her u-tube channel:


and here is the Custom Feather Diagram ~   

Want even more free motion all started with this blog post.    Then click on older post tab to get all the free motion quilt-along videos. 

Ready.    Set.    Quilt-along with Angela Walters.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

I Love This Quilt ~

Nuts and Bolts as seen in McCall's Quilting January//February 2010 issue was designed by Sandy Klop.  Measuring 50" and 66".   Here's  the Nuts and Bolts PDF download free for the taking.

Nuts and Bolts designed by Sandy Klop as seen in McCall's Quilting
Nuts and Bolts designed by Sandy Klop as seen in McCall's Quilting

But wait....there's more!  Associate Editor Gigi Khalsa has another version and took us through her process blogged about in two parts here.    Yes, the nuts and bolts of it is that most any style fabric, from 30's and 40's into the now, will work for these bullseye wedges. 


Monday, May 14, 2018

alisaburke: the art of failure

Spotlight Alisa Burke......with  dialog worthy of repeating to self as many times as it takes.   Enjoy and relish in The Art of Failure.   We all do it, fail, that is, but how does it affect our momentum.  Do we  "Just get over it!!!"  and quickly move on or do we dwell and simmer and digress? 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spotlight on the Filmmaker Part 2

An introduction to Ken Burns and his quilt collection blog post.

Photo Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

The Ken Burns quilt collection continues ~ View Uncovered:  The Ken Burns Collection at The International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  

"We live in a rational world. One and one always equals two. That's okay, but we actually want—in our faith, in our families, in our friendships, in our love, in our art—for one and one to equal three.  And quilts do that for me."                                           Ken Burns

Uncovered:  The Ken Burns Collection
The International  Quilt Study Center and Museum


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Just in time for Mother's Day ~

How Fun!  Need an idea for a quick gift?  One special, one hand-made.....

Found on We All Sew November, 2017 blog post:   A charming pocket apron tutorial by Minki Kim featuring her hand applique apron pocket and yarndyed Lecien gray cotton fabric.  The embroidery and applique pattern was found in Simply Stitched with Applique, a book by Yumiko Higuchi published by Zakka Workshop. 


Monday, April 30, 2018

Intrigued by Quilt Artist Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

The work of quilt artist Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry is fascinating and now that Caryl has retired from teaching, she is making available for FREE her articles, information, patterns and instructions.  Don't now.   What a gift!  What a treat!

Here's a sampling:  Dancing Tree

And another tease.....Soaring Compliments:  Pattern and complete digital workshop

The Nectar Collector printable version and design concept ~

 Yes, it's around  Caryl's block which takes so many quilting art directions.  Thank you Caryl for your generosity and the pleasure of your company today and many more to come. 



Come On ~ Let's Get Happy!

Quilters' Guild Acadienne doesn't derive any income from any manufacturer, designer, retailer or wholesale distributor....but we do get happy when we find free patterns and tutorials given to us by those previously listed! 

Case in point:  From Bernina - We All Sew - Let's Get Happy! quilt and pillow tutorial by Laura McDowell Hopper. 

What a cushy job have I  ~


Friday, April 27, 2018

The Stars Are Shining ~

Simply put.....simply stunning!  Centenary Stars quilt pattern designed and a quilt created by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily's Quilts.   What a delight to read Lynne's story then click on 'home' to see even more.   

A free pattern found on Lecien Fabrics
 Pictured quilt features "Centenary 23rd Collection"
 by Yoko Saito

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Yesterday Revisited BOM 4: Old Maid's Puzzle

For such an old quilt block, recognized by most quilt makers, Diane says she didn't find a lot of history while researching the Old Maid's Puzzle quilt block.

Old Maid Puzzle quilt block ideas and designs found on Pinterest

That's okay, it is such a delightful block and one that can be set in so many different colorways and block settings, that historical info isn't always required for us to know that it's a genuine antique and one we'll have fun stitching. 


Friday, April 20, 2018

inspiring to become ~

"When I am an old woman, I will do patchworks"  a quote from Edrica Huws whose life quite nearly spanned a century:  1907-1999. 

Edrica Huws, a Londoner.  It was not until after her death that she became widely acclaimed.....the quilting world realized how remarkable the work was. 
"It is splendid if there is some inner tension,
a hint of disorder
being controlled.
That, to me, is the essence
of an aesthetic experience."
                              Edrica Huws

Bottles on Garden Table - 1983

Tone, not color, was the most important element in her patchworks.  Not quite quilts, there being only two layers, and not quite paintings - while from a distance, her works appear to be more paintings than fabric patchworks. 

Life is a blur, and then you get old and make patchworks.