Lana Bates Memorial Quilt: Spring Florals QAYG, Quarter One Project Update

All month I worked on the Spring Florals Quilt, the first quilt in the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project, piecing applique and stitching the floral and butterfly elements in place. Honestly, I have not worked too much in the quilt as you go (QAYG) style, so it was a fun departure. This article is the …

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Quarter One 2021 Projects and Plans Review Video

I am finally able to find a few pockets of quiet, uninterrupted time around here again and I am resuming some face to face video chats. Ideally, I would like to get back to a quarterly project review and planning video where I can showcase what I’ve been up to and chat about what worked, …

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“Live Your Love” House Rules Mini Quilt

In 2019 I created the first “House Rules” Mini quilt for a challenge entry with Curated Quilts Journal. (Read more about “House Rules” in that article.) The challenge was to “say something” through your quilt and it really got me thinking about what I wanted to use my art to say. Traditionally, quilting is more …

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Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project: Spring Florals QAYG – Quarter One Project Plan

The first quilt I plan to tackle for the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project is the one I believe was intended to be a quilt as you go (QAYG). With quilt as you go quilts, the backing and binding are worked on with each square, essentially making several (dozen) miniature quilts which are then all …

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Quilts for a Cause: the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project

One of the first encounters I had with quilts as an art form was when I was about 10 or so. I remember in the foggy way of a several-decades-old memory just snippets of the experience. Walking through the pavilion hall with my mother and aunt, we browsed the hanging textiles as though they were …

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Beginner Quilting: Patchwork Pot Holder Tutorial

An excellent beginner quilting project, this simple patchwork pot holder includes a pieced top and pocket back. Practice simple piecing, minimal quilting and the mitered binding technique in this great project for you home or for gifting. The patchwork pot holder is perfect for using up scrap fabrics or playing with a few fat quarter …

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Autumn Adventures Patchwork Minky Blanket

This week I would like to highlight another version of my popular Patchwork Minky Blankets. Autumn Adventures has all of the features of this collection, including square piecing creating a classic patchwork effect, a bright color pallet and theme of adventure and geometric prints in a blue, green, orange, red, white and yellow combination, and …

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