I had been getting ahead of myself with projects and had some partially finished ones folded in the closet waiting to be sandwiched, quilted and bound. I decided to make a concerted effort to finish EVERYTHING that was sitting there waiting to be done. So I pulled this little quilt top out that is slated …
Here is an old post that was never published about one of my first quilts that I made. I had held off publishing until it was gifted to my Mother, who had admired the colors. I guess I held off about three years from the time it was made! Here it is. I have learned … Continue reading Prairie
We recently visited Hope for Life Rescue to check out what their need for little quilts was. While we were there, we were fortunate to see a tiny mama Chihuahua and her two even tinier babies, among many other sweet little creatures. They keep some of the kittens in “Onion bins”, stackable little bins that … Continue reading #Hope for Life Quilts – #Charity Quilts for Dogs and Kittens – #Finish it up Friday!
For years our students have asked for tutorials and tips on various topics. We’ve begun making and uploading videos on the new Modern Quilt Studio YouTube Channel. We’re making videos based on the techniques and advice that we’re most frequently asked about. The absolute first tutorial had to be our binding method. Although we’ve detailed… Continue reading Our YouTube Channel is Up!
After a many month hiatus in posting (sans guest hosting by my wonderful husband this summer), I am back to posting about my crafting life. This has been a summer filled with travel, family and friends, which was a wonderful break from the usual hectic schedule. I have made 60+ dog and cat quilts for … Continue reading #Finish it up Friday#charity Quilts#LutheranWorldRelief#Quilts for Refugees
Progress is being made! I started by quilting the louvers. I thought that a walking foot might be easier, but I was told that I had to do it with a darning foot! Actually, of course, my wife was correct; wrangling the queen size quilt has been my biggest challenge so far with the quilting. … Continue reading WIP Wednesday- La Habana Vieja #4. #Quilting!
It’s me again, the husband. This is the third in what seems like the never ending saga of my first attempt at a quilt. In fairness, we were distracted by a wonderful vacation, and a trip back to my wife’s hometown to visit her family. Now that we are all back in town, I have … Continue reading WIP Wednesday- La Havana Vieja, Part 3 #quilt
I saw a great quilt that I wanted to adapt to a queen size to make for a niece of mine. It was by Rebecca Bryan of bryanhousequilts.com. She has a great web site, great sense of design and use of color, and has a great book on those same themes as well! I initially happened … Continue reading #Big Geese Quilts – #Sails
Barbara is still out of town on a business trip. That left me with a sewing room, and an unfinished quilt. I don’t have anywhere near her experience with quilting, but what I lack in judgment, I more than make up for in confidence! With a little bit of help via texting, and FaceTime, I … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: La Habana Vieja, Part 2. #quilt
(Note: Barbara is out of town for the next few weeks. Expect a post in a few weeks from our vacation, with maybe a few exotic quilt shop pictures! During the interim, here is a blog post from the blog post “stash.”) “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, … Continue reading Tools of the trade/Sewing room set up.