Archive for the 'quilt' Category

Amy Butler Design–Nigella Yoga Bag

13 June, 2007

Amy Butler Design

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, pdf
  • Post: download free Amy Butler patterns in pdf format
  • Main Site: Amy Butler Design
  • Artist/Author: Amy Butler
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Other free patterns at this link:
  • Valori Wells: Solé Quilt Pattern

    4 June, 2007


    Link to Valori Wells: Solé pattern

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes
  • Post: Solé Pattern (pdf) from Stitchin’ Post Solé Collection
  • Main Site: Stitchin’ Post
  • Artist/Author: Valori Wells
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Visit Valori’s new-ish blog at Valori Wells
  • Lady Harvatine: In the True Spirit of Whiplash: Confetti Miniature Quilt

    3 June, 2007

    Link to Lady Harvatine: In the True Spirit of Whiplash

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? tutorial for miniature quilt
  • Post: In the True Spirit of Whiplash: Confetti Quilt
  • Main Site: Lady Harvatine
  • Artist/Author: Lady Harvatine
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: I just LOVE Lady Harvatine’s quilts. I haven’t participated in whiplash before. I wonder what’s going on this month?
  • Aprons with quilt block bibs

    20 May, 2007

    quilted apron

    free apron pattern

    In two sizes, for little girls or bigger girls/small adults 

    Sunshine’s Creations’ English Paper Piecing Tutorial

    13 May, 2007

    Thorough and well-illustrated tutorial on English Paper Piecing at Sunshine’s Creations.

    Other tutorials at her site:

    My First Quilt Ever!

    12 May, 2007

    This is my first quilt ever, based on a pattern by Jan Mullen. My mom taught me some of the basics of quilting in the two weeks I spent with her after my grandmother’s death. It was very healing for both of us. I was able to finish this and give it to mom before I went home.

    The backing fabric is my favorite fabric ever, and sadly, long out of print.

    New Fabric!

    17 February, 2007

    At our favorite quilt store, if you go in on your birthday, you get a discount equal to 1/2 your age. Mom got a 31% discount today–you do the math.

    Mom bought me this lovely fabric by Valori Wells (whose name I always have to delete an ‘e’ from.) It’s pre-cut as a kit to make this quilt, but we couldn’t afford the pattern too, so I’ll have to wing it.

    I found another, free pattern downloadable from Free Spirit Fabric (the same fabric manufacturer) that may do the trick.

    Totally my colors

    17 February, 2007

    As I said in the last post, I was really drawn to the colors used for the yoyos. Here is a small hawaiian wall hanging I made several years ago as proof:

    orange/pink hawaiian

    A close look will reveal I never finished the breadfruit leaves, but I bound it anyway. Maybe one day I’ll finish it.

    close up hawaiian quilt

    Liz Harvatine’s gift for a friend

    15 February, 2007

    OK, I’m gonna have to become friends with Liz (aka Lady Harvatine), as she makes be-yoo-ti-ful quilts for the people she likes. This design was inspired by a quilt by Denyse Schmidt.

    Lady Harvatine: Done and done.
    The design takes full advantage of the two things I love most about
    DSQ: #1, irregularity and the appearance of randomness in shapes and
    placement and #2, the use of a neutral color as a background as opposed
    to an all over design. And now that I’m on the subject I’ve thought of
    another: #3, choosing a very high percentage of solid fabrics over
    patterned ones. I really love the clean, modern look that you can
    achieve this way. It makes the design really prominent and also makes
    the few patterns that you do use really stand out. For this quilt I
    used all solids except for one plaid for some of the stripes and a
    flowered vintage-looking print for the backing.The design isn’t
    totally random. I tried to work out how many stripes of each color I
    would need and in which widths and lengths to keep it somewhat
    balanced. I used the same number of each on either side and simply laid
    them out randomly on the floor along with white strips of different
    widths. I rearranged one or two stripes but was quite happy with my
    initial “random” layouts.

    belle quilt, by rose (is red)

    11 February, 2007

    this pretty quilt top using amy butler fabrics was recently posted on flickr by rose (is red).  lovely.

    belle quilt – quilt top

    Originally uploaded by rose (is red).

    Mom’s quilt top

    10 February, 2007

    Here is my mom with a quilt top she made from a class with Maura Grogan at the Quilter’s Market. It’s part of a set of four, three of which we have given as gifts. (‘We’ meaning, I did a little bit of the quilting and all of the binding.)

    A more recent quilt

    10 February, 2007

    This was a kit we got from Quilter’s Market–our favorite local quilt store –at their monthly ‘strippers club’. It’s called Gypsy Rose. (The kit is for sale here.)

    3rd quilt

    10 February, 2007

    This quilt and the one before it (and my very first quilt, picture to come) are all loosely based on a pattern from Cut Loose Quilts by Jan Mullens of Stargazey Quilts. Jan has some wonderful free patterns here, and is well known for her wacky, wonky style, and forgiving piecing methods.

    my 2nd quilt

    10 February, 2007

    My second quilt ever:

    A quilt of my own

    10 February, 2007

    I’ve taken some bad pictures of a few of my quilts, thinking that at this point bad pictures are better than no pictures. This is one of my early quilts, and is called: “Am I Blue?” This was my first attempt at hand quilting–before this I had only tied quilts.

    Mango Mood, by Melody Johnson

    8 February, 2007

    Mango Mood–Hand dyed cottons, fused, hand and machine quilted. 8.75″x19.5″

    by Melody Johnson at Fibermania

    It doesn’t get much more spectacular than this!

    Sarah’s Lovely Circling Swallows

    3 February, 2007

    Material Obsession: Circling Swallows


    This is just the prettiest, most feminine quilt I’ve seen in a long time. So different than the colors or patterns I would use, but absolutely wonderful! It’s very tempting to step outside the box and make something like this.

    I’ve become a daily reader of the wonderful women over at Material Obsession… Fabulous job Sarah!

    Wise Craft: the goodnight moon quilt

    1 February, 2007

    Wise Craft: the goodnight moon quilt