September

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.

Turned-Edge Applique: Challenge #5

We return to our series about the challenges of turned-edge appliqué with the topic of outside points.

July

The hot, lazy days of summer have arrived. Here is July in my quilt about time.

Turned-Edge Applique: Challenge #4

The fourth challenge we are going to tackle is turned-edge circles. We’ll look at three options: needle-turn, gathered, and Apliquick.

June

June: the last month of spring and the entrance to summer. What does it look like in my quilt about time?

Turned-Edge Applique: Challenge #3

A smooth turned edge is most commonly an issue along outside curves. Here are some tips for addressing this appliqué challenge.

Divide and Conquer Applique

What do you do when the appliqué shape precludes a sufficient seam allowance? Divide and conquer!

Fiddleheads

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.

Apliquick Appliqué Tools

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.

2013 IQA Silent Auction

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.

Stained Glass Appliqué

Discover three methods, along with some helpful tips, to create beautiful stained glass window quilt designs.

Cymbals and Braces

Cymbals are repeated twice in Psalm 150 and four times in the quilt “Instruments of Praise”. And what are braces?

Flute Block

“Praise Him with the strings and flute”, it says in Psalm 150. Here is the flute block from the quilt Instruments of Praise.

Violin Block

Psalm 150 continues with the exhortation to “praise Him with the strings”. I decided to interpret “strings” with a simplified violin.

Tambourine and Dancing

We’ve been taking a closer look at the quilt Instruments of Praise, which was inspired by Psalm 150. The psalm says to “praise Him with tambourine and dancing.

Lyre Block

Psalm 150 says to “praise Him with the harp and lyre. Find out more about the lyre block from the quilt Instruments of Praise.

Trumpet Block

“Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, it says in Psalm 150. And so, one of the blocks in the quilt Instruments of Praise was designed to showcase that instrument.

Instruments of Praise 2

Four years after completing the original, find out why I am making this quilt again.

Applique with Underlays

Have you ever looked at extremely skinny appliqué patches or points and wondered how on earth the seam allowance was…

Canadian Quilters Association Best of Show

Flourish on the Vine was chosen as the 2013 CQA Best of Show! I receive a lot of questions about this quilt, so I thought I would share some of the more common ones with you here.

Capstone

Welcome to the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 7 blog tour. My block “Capstone” was inspired by the center medallion in my quilt Flourish on the Vine.

Handbag with Flourish

Add a flourish to this Grids & Grommets handbag from Indygo Junction, using the vertical motif in the Flourish on the Vine Pattern Pack.

Short Table Runner with Flourish

Find out how to make a 12″ x 40″ table runner using the Flourish on the Vine Pattern Pack.

Flourish in the Middle

This cute round mini-quilt measures 9″ across and would look great on an accent table or as a centerpiece. You could even quilt it with heat-resistant batting and use it as a trivet!

Applique with Fusible Thread

Charlotte’s Fusible Web is actually fusible thread from Superior Threads. Learn how to use it for applique and find out how to make a Four Hearts A-Flourish wall quilt.

Long Table Runner with Flourish

Find out how to make a 12″ x 56″ table runner using the Flourish on the Vine Pattern Pack.

Flourish of Fruit

Flourish of Fruit is an oval wreath made from two of the same swags that were used in the borders of Flourish on the Vine.

2012 IQA Silent Auction

My entry into the 2012 IQA Silent Auction is called Compact Four Corner Flourish because it is based on four corner motifs from the IQA Founders’ Award-winning quilt Flourish on the Vine.

Spinning Star Free Pattern

Welcome to another destination on the Canadian Christmas blog hop. This week, I present Spinning Star – a design that can be used any number of ways, including appliqued, quilted, and beaded – plus a recipe for our traditional Christmas Eve tourtiere. Thanks for stopping by!

2011 IQA Silent Auction

My entry into the 2011 IQA Silent Auction is called Flourish Within. It is a reproduction of the center motif in the larger quilt Flourish on the Vine – a finalist in the 2011 IQA judged show Quilts: A World of Beauty.