There are so many different quilt marking tools available to sewers, it can be a little bit overwhelming and a LOT bit scary since many of them come with their own whispered horror story. Let me do my best to clear away the mystery surrounding some of these tools so you can go forth and draw guide marks with confidence.
If you’ve ever been intimidated by free motion quilting, raise your totally capable hand. I know. I'm right there with you. At first, basically everyone feels like free motion quilting is out of their league, but everyone can do it – with the right tools.
I come to you today, writing this blog post on a typewriter, in a trench coat, smoking a cigar.
Okay, not really. But I should be. Because the Irish Chain Quilt, though seemingly just beautiful and innocent and a great choice for your next quilting project, is actually very, very mysterious.
Over the Hills is a free pattern you get when you join the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook group!
Subtitle: Wabi-Sabi Quilting
What is wabi-sabi quilting? At its core, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.
The conversation I'm going to have with my husband tonight...
Me: How was your day today, honey?
John: Super busy and kinda stressful. I had a conference call at 9AM, an 11AM dashboard deadline and another client call at 2. After that I figured out a complex algorithm to better display the statistical analysis of my market research.
Check out more modern medallion quilts here! The medallion quilt featured in this post was adapted from a quilt found in that Medallion Workbook.
What's A Medallion Quilt?
Quilting with denim was a new and, to be honest, scary thing for me to try. I was taught that to be a good little quilter, you must always use lightweight 100% cotton. That cotton also should probably be purchased from a bona fide quilting shop.
The Flying Geese quilt block is simple, versatile and quick to make. Flying Geese can stand alone as a single block or can be used to make many other famous quilt blocks – the Sawtooth Star being one of them.
Through my research on the history of this block I came across very few facts.