The borders are done! I came very close to meeting my goal of completing the appliqué this summer.
Here, finally, all in one place: a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful turned-edge appliqué using the Apliquick method.
Let’s see what happens when we join hexies into a round – like in a traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden – but then appliqué them onto a background fabric.
When appliqué patches overlap, the sewing order is important. Partial seams are a helpful strategy for a variety of tricky situations.
When hexagons are sewn onto a background fabric with the points touching, the space between them creates triangles!
Summer leaves are green and abundant, and that is exactly how they are portrayed in the summer corner on my quilt about time.
In this border report, we’ll return to the vines and learn how to stitch very skinny stems.
Modern times have brought along new options for hexies. Let’s see what happens when we arrange the hexies differently, using a variety of scrappy fabrics.
Here’s how to arrange hexies in a traditional grandmother’s flower garden setting, using your sewing machine.
Hexagon quilts continue to be popular and they even have a cute new nickname. It dawned on me that they would be even easier to make the Apliquick way!
To create the illusion that the appliqué twists over and under the outside edge of my quilt about time presented a bit of a challenge to sew!
The Table Runner with Flourish is made from motifs from the award-winning quilt Flourish on the Vine using the Flourish on the Vine Pattern Pack. New kits are now available: short and long table runner kits in colorways 4 and 5!
In my quilt about time, the seasons are represented by the changing colors of leaves. Here they are in the spring corner.
Vines are a recurring element in my quilt about time. It only made sense to repeat them in the border.
We have been exploring a variety of machine cutwork techniques while making fabric snowflakes. Now let’s take a slightly different approach and see how our snowflake would look quilted with cut-away trapunto.
What would happen if we placed different colored fabrics in a cutwork snowflake? A stained glass snowflake block, perhaps?
A quilt border should support and frame the design in the body of the quilt. What kind of frame would be suitable for my quilt about time?
Find out how to use the machine cutwork technique for appliqué and make a snowflake quilt block.
Have you ever noticed how snow appears to sparkle on a bright, sunny day? Let’s bring some of that wintry beauty indoors with a glittery cutwork snowflake.
Now that we’ve seen how each month looks in my quilt about time, let’s take a look at the seasons! Here is the winter corner.
For many of us, winter means snow. Why not bring some of that beauty into our homes with a lovely lacy cutwork snowflake?
December is the last month of the year and also the last month featured on my quilt about time.
November heralds the end of autumn. Here’s how it looks in my quilt about time.
There is always more to be learning in this wonderful creative life and here are a few lessons I took away from my talented colleague Kathy McNeil.
October is the pinnacle of the autumn months. Here it is in my quilt about time.
Two new products are now available: Apliquick pencils and Apliquick large scissors. Check them out!
September is a time of transition as summer gives way to fall and children go back to school. Here it is in my quilt about time.
We return to our series about the challenges of turned-edge appliqué with the topic of outside points.
Summer holidays draw to a close in August even if summer isn’t quite over. Find out how this month looks in my quilt about time.
Fabric cutting machines are becoming more and more popular with quilters, but they weren’t a good fit for me – until I discovered the Brother Scan N Cut.