I loved Kelli
Fannin’s work the first time I saw it and that thought got locked in
when I found out her website is called ‘Seriously It looks like it
Needs stitches’.. super fun name, super fun projects and she has some
incredible design skills!
John Kubiniec of Big Rig Quilting is an
author, longarm quilter and traveling teacher. He has an amazing sense of
color which I know you’ve seen in the many quilts he has had published in
magazines over the years. John’s first book is a ‘New Spin on Drunkard’s
Path blocks’ and I love it! He is going to share some tips with us today
for how to use this basic block in unusual ways.
I have been a huge fan of Alison Glass
and her fabrics, quilts, embroidery for a long time. She has developed
lines of fabric that are so timeless and blend so with what we have
that you want to collect them all. Her batik lines are beautiful and
now she has embroidery and other fun things.. like removable tattoos
that have glitter.. love them!
I love how soft this quilt is. You can
pick a feature print, the add companion fabrics for the strips, pop it
with that little pinwheel and perfect neutral quilt! The size is 80 x
80, so you could easily do just a thin sashing or no shashing for a
Each month a present in a gorgeous reusable box arrives, it's Sew Sampler day at Studio Sloan!
And it's an aqua day, my favorite color!! I can not tell you how fun this is, and this month a whole booklet of coupons.. so worth it! They also send you a note saying the box has shipped so you can get all goosebumpy before it arrives.
This jelly roll is pretty darn sweet, Aqua, Red, Pink
See that patchwork fabric...
Here is what the patchwork fabric looks like, so adorable!!
I am going to sew this one up right away.. because the Jelly Roll Jam is so easy to do!
And.... Block 64 of my project The Splendid Sampler™ is so darn adorable.. let me show you what I did...
I got home from back to back trips and went right into my studio and pulled fabric.
Sometimes I love looking at the cuttings from the block as much as the block! Am I the only one that does that?
During the trip the Shipping Department managed to get us over by his mom for a visit.. yeah!
I asked her if I could borrow her sweet little Featherweight... it makes a GREAT design wall!
Next is to clean it up, oil it and get it in shape for her.
I was really curious what it looks like in repeat, because I have that BOLD dot from my Moda fabric line 'The Sweet Life'
It's kind of fun.. and crazy!
And I really think this will bust some scraps for you!
Do you keep teeny tiny pieces? The little star points are so adorable and perfect for that! Some of these blocks are made by the Splendid Sampler quilters in my group.... look how fun this will be!
Kathy Brown's Rising Star block is just so darn cute! She is a self taught quilter and I love her story.
Her thoughts got me thinking on learning. Quilting is actually one of the few crafts I went to classes to learn and I'm really glad I did. I learned drafting. I learned problem Solving, I learned way more than I ever could have just reading a book.
Interacting with fellow students, my teachers then guild members ... we learned together AND taught each other so much!
Part of being a quilt maker is learning new things... I want you to try one of the free classes, this link goes to the quilting ones, but there are free classes in every topic! Knitting, crochet, cooking... DOWNLOAD ONE FOR FREE
I am so excited this sew along has started!!!!
Moda Fabric has a new sew along called 'Be my Neighbor'. Gorgeous big house blocks with trees, birds, stars and a lovely sail boat just for me!
The blocks are free, which is so generous!!
Your favorite quilt shops are running this, and I sewed up a special block that you'll see during this.
But what's a sew along, or a neighborhood without a few friends?
Nothing of course!! The fun part of being a quilter is sewing with other quilters!!!
This full quilt is a second colorway.. fun fun! and in my Facebook group Charlene, Candace, Laura, Pam, Conne, Marti, and Sarah have showed blocks so far.. they are gorgeous! You can Click the image above for a large photo.
I am on my home from 2 back to back to events.. I'm going to make a house... and I'm thinking of red and white... i'm feeling obsessed with that.. wonder how that will look?
What colors will you use?
The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
There are 16 blocks in the quilt top. The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Just mix your favorite Modalicious fabrics to create your very own quilt-hood!
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards
For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total. For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.
So come on, won’t you be my neighbor?
Check your favorite shop for the free patterns. Or get from my friends at Homestead Hearth
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