When thinking about modern textiles, words like "appliqué" and "fringe" are probably not at the top of your mental list. One is a traditional quilt motif and the other is...hmmm...what I request from my hair stylist every two years even though I KNOW BETTER.
Have you ever made a rainbow quilt? You may be surprised to read this, but I haven't made many. When I put fabrics together for a new quilt, I think a lot about where the quilt will live and how it will be styled in a room.
Today on the blog I have a foolproof 4-step guide that will help you plan your quilts this year. Planning and list-making is not my natural instinct. I'm usually more of a "go with the flow and see where the day takes me" kind of person.
In the latest edition of All-Access on Bluprint, join me and get the inside scoop on America’s largest annual quilt show, the Houston Quilt Festival. Inside these four exclusive episodes we meet some of the industry’s best as they share their stories, techniques and, of course, quilts!
We are two weeks away from December 25th! Merry almost Christmas!! Is two weeks enough time to do some more Christmas quilting? Let's see if you're up for the challenge... How important is sleep? Also, are you planning on decorating those sugar cookies you just pulled out of the oven?
It's a dreary mid-December day here in Chicago and I'm feeling all of the mellow, moody blue feelings. Even though this Reflections pillow is actually quite cheerful, I'm choosing to see it through an overcast lens.
Currently I'm sipping peppermint tea and enjoying the small stretch of silence that comes with Desi's afternoon nap.
Making a neutral quilt comes with it's own set of challenges. With all of the wonderfully bright fabric available, it's probably not your natural instinct to limit yourself, or your quilts, to soft, low-volume colors. Why would we do that when we have talented designers like Alison Glass, Tula Pink or the ladies of Ruby Star Society creating highly saturated new fabric designs every season!?