What do you do when the appliqué shape precludes a sufficient seam allowance? Divide and conquer!
Hexagon quilts are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with new fabrics giving them a modern look. In a recent class, I was intrigued with the variety and creativity of the fabric combinations.
For the next five days, quilters from across the country – and around the world – will descend on Brock University in St. Catharines ON to celebrate, learn, share and experience the wonders of our quilt making heritage. Will I see you there?
Butterflakes was started in a Sewflakes workshop in Sun Peaks BC last July and features a six-sided snowflake of butterflies.
Metallic threads have a reputation for being difficult to work with. I was interested to put Superior’s Metallic Thread to the test while making a fabric leaf bowl.
The modern quilt movement has dominated the quilting media over the past couple years, so perhaps it wasn’t surprising to see the theme for the 2014 Trend-Tex Challenge: modern ways. What better way to delve into modern quilting than to make a modern quilt?!
Some quilts practically design themselves, as the inspiration flows seamlessly into shapes and motifs, colors and fabric. Not this one.
What time is it? What is it time for? For me, it is time to start a major new quilt project. And this quilt is all about… time!
One of the best things about teaching quilting workshops is seeing the students’ final results. When this student showed up for class with a stack of bright hand-dyed fabrics and matching hand-dyed thread, I knew she was going to come up with something special.
Are you looking for a heartwarming quilt-related gift for a child or grandchild in your family? Kristy’s Quilt is based on the true story of a spunky little 10-year old quilter who blossoms at the In Stitches Quilting Retreat.
To make it easier to make your own table runner with flourish – either in a workshop or on your own – there are now four kits available. Choose from two sizes and two colorways to make a beautiful heirloom for your home or as a special gift.
It is always fun at this time of year to get out the Christmas decorations and for me, that includes a few wall quilts.
Glitter Hologram is a metalized polyester thread, ideal for adding sparkle and dimension to embroidery or quilting. I used it to stitch snowflake designs onto circular candle mats.
We celebrate the fourth anniversary of Kathy K. Wylie’s Quilting Blog with our annual retrospective of the top ten most-viewed articles from the past four years.
I will be giving away a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 to someone who left a comment during the blog tour last week. And the winner is…
Welcome to the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 blog tour. My block “Fiddleheads” was inspired by the center motif in the violin block from the quilt Instruments of Praise.
One of the demos at International Quilt Festival that really captured my attention was by a vendor from Spain called Apliquick. She showed us how her appliqué tools could be used for a glue-basted preparation of fabric patches.
My entry into the 2013 IQA Silent Auction is called Roundabout. The design is based on the center medallion from the 2011 IQA Founders Award-winning quilt Flourish on the Vine.
Discover three methods, along with some helpful tips, to create beautiful stained glass window quilt designs.
It is my very great privilege to be part of the teaching faculty for Quilt Canada 2014. On-line registration begins Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 and you can find more information here.
Canadian Quilt Talk is a weekly on-line podcast hosted by Brandy Lynn Maslowski. This week’s Episode 15, being released Thursday October 10th, will include an interview with me!
Kimono Silk is a 100-weight Japanese filament silk thread. I used it to add decorative quilting to a small clutch purse.
A myriad of shapes are possible simply by repeating or overlapping circles. These appealing circle patterns make great machine quilting motifs. Here are just a few ideas.
In our series of Art Concepts for Quilting, we have yet to examine the geometric shape of circles. This beautiful shape has been so prominent in my recent work that I decided to write about it now.
NiteLite Extra Glow is a 40-weight polyester glow-in-the-dark thread from Superior Threads. I used it to embroider decorative elements on a pillowcase.
Abstracted is a Fiber Art Network exhibit where pairs of artists were challenged to illustrate their subject, one in a representative fiber art piece and one in an abstract/non-representative piece. Read about one pair here.
MasterPiece, from Superior Threads, is a 50-weight Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton thread. I tested it for piecing, applique and machine quilting. Would I consider switching from Aurifil?
After 13 years of quilting on my faithful old Bernina 170, I am now the proud owner of a Baby Lock Crescendo sewing machine.
Kathy K. Wylie is a multiple international-award winning quilter specializing in appliqué techniques in a "contemporary traditional" style. She lectures and teaches all over the country at guilds, shops and quilt shows and is a CQA/ACC Certified Quilt Judge. Her work has been featured in magazines, and her designs are available as individual patterns as well as in her book "Sewflakes: Papercut Appliqué Quilts."