A step by step photo tutorial on how to make a modern quilted ornament. This free tutorial scales down a Tail Feather quilt block. Beginner friendly!

A Beautifully Modern Quilted Ornament Tutorial

A quilted ornament tutorial only means one thing: holiday sewing season is officially upon us, friends. Making handmade gifts is always so fun and meaningful! One thing that can make it extra great, though, is when the gift is made up entirely of scraps and things you already have on hand! 

These quilted ornaments are a modified, scaled down Tail Feather block and are SO fun and easy to make.

SQ Thoughts: I have a very complicated relationship with my umbrella. Join me in another Dear Diary entry on why I love to hate this perpetually annoying tool | suzyquilts.com #funny

SQ Thoughts on Umbrellas

Dear Diary,

I know I have talked to you about a lot of my weird relationships, but there has never been a more complicated one than my relationship with my umbrella.

Let me start with our history together.

It was love at first sight.

Quilters and crafters notoriously have multiple works in progress, or WIPs. These 3 steps will help you sift through those WIPs, clear them out or get them finished! suzyquilts.com #sewing #WIPs #HST

3 Steps to Finish Your WIPs

Before I sift through my pile of unfinished sewing projects to give you 3 steps to finish your WIPs, indulge me with one quick story. The year was 2007. I was 21. Although I wasn’t overly ambitious in my studies, I did have one special skill – I said yes to almost everything.

There's so much to think about when picking shoes! Let's walk through the process together | suzyquilts.com #shoes #funny

SQ Thoughts on Picking Shoes

Ok, SQ readers. It’s happening again. I’m re-opening my diary and letting you take a peek. If you missed my confession about Baking Shows and need to take a minute to empathize with my obsession, go ahead. I’ll wait. But when you come back, get ready to dive with me real deep… into my shoe closet. 

Dear Diary,

Remember when we did free-association writing therapy about my difficulty picking out a toothpaste… and then also my difficulty picking out quilt batting?