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FMQ samples – part 20

FMQ samples – part 20

The 100 Days project is now officially at the three-quarters mark. I really never imagined to be able to reach 100 different patterns and more than a few tutorials to go with them. There are still 23 patterns left in the set of 100! That is a little over 3 weeks of patterns left… Number … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 19

FMQ samples – part 19

This pattern must be my new favorite… Pattern WARPSPEED. Stitched on an 1 inch grid with a pre-marked 2 inch orange peel.   Pattern TUMBLE; leaves tumbling through the air on their way down to earth. Stitched on an 1 inch grid with pre-marked 2 inch orange peels.   Pattern CROSS STAR. Stitched on an 1 inch … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 18 TUTORIAL

FMQ samples – part 18 TUTORIAL

This week’s tutorial is based on a zentangle drawing tutorial I found on Pinterest. The specific drawing pattern is called Clem and is designed by Erika Bonham Kehlet and can be found on the Pattern Collection website. I am in love with this flower! . Stitched on an 1 inch grid; the flower totals 2 inches. … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 17 – TUTORIALS

FMQ samples – part 17 – TUTORIALS

What a lovely weekend it has been! Spending time with the people you love, doing the things we love. And too boot extra time to sew! Can’t beat that, right? So let’s start this blog post with the two tutorials!!! Pattern DANDELION. The golden thread made me think of the dandelion flower.  Stitched on an 1 inch … Continue reading

Baby, baby, baby!    Sudoku Quilt TUTORIAL

Baby, baby, baby! Sudoku Quilt TUTORIAL

One of my all-time favorite ways to create a baby quilt is to use a sudoku puzzle answer key. I have described my technique before, but as so many new followers have signed up, I will explain again. This tutorial will explain how to make a baby quilt, finished size 36 x 36 inches.  I believe this … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 16 – TUTORIALS

FMQ samples – part 16 – TUTORIALS

After finishing the Hot Green quilt top last weekend, I am happy to return to the 100 Days Project with my Free Motion Quilting patterns. This post starts the second half of the 100 patterns. BUT FIRST… BUT FIRST, I have to ask you to go over the No Hats in the House to cast … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 15 – dense fillers

FMQ samples – part 15 – dense fillers

It feels like summer has arrived! The weather is getting warmer and warmer. The national exams of our senior high school students have passed and the grading has begun. While the seniors are waiting for the results to know if they have passed or not, the other students are still going to regular classes. Our … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 12 – tutorial Orange Peel

FMQ samples – part 12 – tutorial Orange Peel

Hello all my quilty friends! It was a fantastically beautiful day today with bright sunshine and dramatic dark clouds. The garden is coming into bloom and the bulbs I planted a few weeks ago are starting to show their first leaves. Tomorrow we will celebrate Mother’s Day and certain nephew’s 5th birthday… I forsee lots … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 10 – tutorial MOD POMME

FMQ samples – part 10 – tutorial MOD POMME

Today’s set of patterns and tutorial reminds me of a cross section of an apple with its seeds. So here is a seventies-style apple design , which I have named MOD POMME because using some French instantly gives something style, right? 🙂 (Pomme is French for apple) When you combine This MOD POMME with a partial orange … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 8 – tutorial TWIST and play

FMQ samples – part 8 – tutorial TWIST and play

Last two blogposts gave you several variations of the TWIST pattern. Here are some more ideas using the same pattern elements. I have called this pattern ‘ONION FLOWER’ as the curves in each grid remind me of a quartered onion. Thinking about the onion helped me to keep the shapes uniform while stitching. The pattern is stitched … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 6 – tutorial TWIST

FMQ samples – part 6 – tutorial TWIST

Let’s twist! This is one of my favorite grid patterns out there. I have called it TWIST. I have seen it many times on people’s quilts and I am always struck by the energy it brings to the patchwork. Even though it looks difficult, it is relatively easy to do. The pattern is stitched out … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 5 – tutorial SLINGSHOT

FMQ samples – part 5 – tutorial SLINGSHOT

I have been playing with a FMQ pattern that I have decided to name SLINGSHOT. The pattern is created by stitching a curl/spiral and then slingshotting your way out. In the tutorial above I started in the top left corner, but you could of course start in the top right. The next picture shows you what you … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 4 + tutorial

FMQ samples – part 4 + tutorial

It is time to revisit the orange peel pattern. For those of you who would like to know how to stitch the orange peel, there is a great video by Karen Miller on YouTube. She uses a square grid which is on point. In my sample in the picture above I used a regular grid (like … Continue reading

Foundation Paper Piecing Tip

Foundation Paper Piecing Tip

Sometimes a symmetrical paper pieced block, like a star, can contain awkwardly shaped pieces. I have taken up creating my own templates to be a bit more frugal with my  fabric and to be able to precisely fussy cut. Fabric here in Europe is at least twice as expensive than in the USA. We have to be … Continue reading

Honey for Christmas

Honey for Christmas

Almost a year ago I ran into a quilter’s stash in a flea market.There was some great quality cotton there, but also lots of craft fabric. I wanted to finally use some of this fabric as it is just sitting in boxes, not doing much. As I have been revisiting some of my own older patterns … Continue reading

Blogger Quilt Festival – Mini

Blogger Quilt Festival – Mini

This is my entry post for the Blogger Quilt Festival  for the Mini Category. In February I created a flower pillow that I wanted to share with you today. As the pillow is about 20 inches across I am entering it in the mini category. If it was square it would be about 80 inches … Continue reading

BLOCK-aliscious #4

May 2014…. that’s how long ago I last wrote about my  “BLOCK-aliscious” project! Okay, you all understand that sometimes blocks get shelved for a while and these ones sure have been. Receiving some new fabrics got me going on the pattern again. YAY! My quilting buddy Kim gave me BAGS of scraps! Some of went … Continue reading

Flower Pillow – TUTORIAL

Flower Pillow – TUTORIAL

Yesterday I showed you the results of my experimenting with flower pillows and the FMQ. If you have not seen my previous post, please have a look. There are some pictures there that might interest you. Today I will show you how to create your own pillows! It’s tutorial time!!!   Besides the regular quilting … Continue reading

Flower Pillow

Flower Pillow

Last time I was in my Local Quilt Shop I received a tutorial flyer for a very cute round pillow. Everytime I buy fabric there, I get one of these nice tutorials. Great stuff! (I have tried to find this tutorial online, but could not locate it.) As you can see, the tutorial has you … Continue reading

Christmas Quilt – block 1

Christmas Quilt – block 1

A few weekes ago I decided to join a QAL at Springleaf Studios. Each month we create one block. It is actually the same block each month. I didn’t have the right fabric, but I ran into a quilter’s Christmas stash at a second hand market. YAY! Once I had the fabrics I only had … Continue reading

Small quilts part 05

Small quilts part 05

Just before Christmas, I came across the Anita’s Arrowhead pattern. The block is created through a very clever cutting technique starting with the squares: one light and one dark. At the moment the pattern is still FREE to download. I really liked working with this new type of block construction. Very inspiring! The pattern starts … Continue reading

Feather wreath tutorial

Feather wreath tutorial

Have you ever tried to FMQ a feather wreath? Did you know you do not need a stencil to do one? I have taken lots of pictures to show you how. Soooo… get ready for this picture heavy post!   Before we start: – I used a Frixion pen to draw on the fabric. The … Continue reading

BLOCK-aliscious #2

BLOCK-aliscious #2

Hello hello! Last weekend I started a new project and wrote this “mission statement”: “I will be patching HST blocks on a regular basis for the next couple of months.  I will be using this schematic for the lay out of the blocks. I will be selecting the blocks randomly. I will be doing the … Continue reading

BLOCK-aliscious #1

BLOCK-aliscious #1

I started a new project…. another one….  a very cute one! I do not know if to call this new project of mine a QAL or not… I will be patching HST blocks on a regular basis for the next couple of months. Maybe you want to quilt along with me? I will be using … Continue reading

Blogaversary – 1 year!

AMAZING!!! 1 year… …ago I started this blog, and I am so happy I did! My life has changed for the better. Quilting and blogging have become my creative outlet to a busy fulltime teaching job as an art teacher in a high school / college. I so needed my own creative process and growth … Continue reading