Here we are in February – the month of love – and here is February in my quilt about time.
Since my quilt about time depicts each month of the year, I thought I would wait until that month to reveal it. So here we are, in January.
In this new series for the new year, we will address the challenges of turned-edge applique. Here’s the first one: marking the lines.
Apliquick is an innovative set of tools for turned-edge appliqué. I am pleased and excited to announce that Apliquick products are now available for sale right here on my website!
Clover’s Kanzashi Flower Makers offer some intriguing possibilities. What would happen if we layered different size flowers or fussy-cut the fabric or used fancy fabrics like lace or tulle? Let’s find out.
The weather outside may be frightful, but these fabric flowers are delightful! Find out how easy it is to make them using Clover’s Kanzashi Flower Maker.
My first contribution as a guest blogger at QUILTsocial was a step-by-step guide to fusible appliqué. The daily posts ran last week and here is a synopsis of the five articles with links to the original content.
Happy fifth anniversary to Kathy K. Wylie’s Quilting Blog! Every November, it has been fun to take a look back at the blog posts that were most popular overall, but this year I decided to look at the past year alone. How many would be the same? Let’s find out.
Here is my completed entry for the traveling exhibit “It’s Time for Colour”. Find out the neat trick I used for the machine quilting!
The Canadian Quilters Association is preparing two traveling quilt shows of 12″ x 16″ quilts based on the theme “It’s Time for Colour”. Here is my entry.
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.
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."