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Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt.

Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt.

It has been a while since you saw anything from this kitchen project. The blocks are from the ‘Tea for Kate’ set that I designed in 2016. This is what I started out planning. I used lots of Alison Glass fabrics combined with lots of ‘pretty friends’. The blocks are 12x 12 inch and I … Continue reading

Quilting around the corner – type 5

Quilting around the corner – type 5

Happy Saturday! The sun is out, the flowers are in bloom, enough fabric to quilt up, good music on the radio… Let’s focus on the good today! Here is the fifth way you could quilt around the corner with a ribbon candy. I have dubbed it ‘Curl’ as that is last shape you stitch before … Continue reading

Quilting around the corner – type 4

Quilting around the corner – type 4

Welcome everybody! Today I will show you a fourth option for going around corners using the Ribbon Candy pattern. The concept of this option ‘Flow’ is quilting up to the diagonal in the corner (white dotted line). Once you are close to that diagonal you quilt, in one fluent movement, a corner flourish. You can … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 10

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 10

Hello everybody! I hope you are all safe and healthy. Many of you are homeschooling children, taking care of family members and / or friends and trying your best to stay healthy and shelter in place. I do hope you can make some time for yourself and enjoy some quilting or just look at pretty quilts. … Continue reading

Quilting around the corner – type 2 + 3

Quilting around the corner – type 2 + 3

Welcome to the second post on quilting around the corner with a Ribbon Candy pattern. Thank you all for your positive reactions to the first post. I hope that the explanation of type 2 and 3 will be as equally motivating to go and tackles those corners. In type 1 we worked our way to … Continue reading

Quilting around the corner – type 1

Quilting around the corner – type 1

Several people who commented on my posts on my blog or on Facebook/Instagram requested information on how they could quilt around a corner using the Ribbon Candy pattern, just like you would do in borders around a quilt. So I started drawing to see what I could come up with.  Almost directly, I came to … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 8

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 8

YAY! It is finally time to tackle the Ribbon Candy pattern variations! For those of you who are a bit unsure of what the differences are between a Wishbone and a Ribbon Candy pattern, please bear with me… I will explain! Ribbon Candy: Resembles a type of candy that is ‘gently folded’ like a ribbon. … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 7

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 7

Welcome back for another round of freemotion tutorials! This is the last of the posts dedicated to the WISHBONE pattern variations, but there will be more tutorials, do not worry! I have a whole set of ideas planned out concerning the RIBBON CANDY pattern. Endless possibilities! Some of you may have noticed that somewhere in … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 6

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 6

Hello again to you all! This is 6th installment of this series of Freemotion pattern ideas based on the Wishbone pattern. In this blogpost I am focusing on changing the shape the loops of the Wishbone. First up for today is this triangular design. The regular round loops are now turned into triangles. I did … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 5

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 5

Hello again! Are you ready for some more wishbone variations? The last two tutorials (in part 4 of this series) may have been a bit complex for some quilters with all of that mirroring going on. These next two new tutorials will have hearts as well, but not the complexity of the previous patterns. Two … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 4

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 4

Hello dear quilty friends, Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous posts on the series of wishbone variations! It is truly heartwarming to see so many people being enthusiastic about this project of mine. There have been quilters on Facebook who have shared their work inspired by the tutorials… it is just … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 3

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 3

Happy New Year to you all! Let’s start these ‘Roaring Twenties’ with some new tutorials based on the Wishbone Quilting pattern with some Ribbon Candy thrown in too. In the previous post I shared two options of alternating a large and small wishbone. But there are more options, of course! The first one is really dense … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 2

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 2

Hello freemotion quilting friends! It is time for the second post on the Wishbone and Ribbon Candy pattern variations. Before I give you some more basic options, let’s look at the big difference between Ribbon Candy and Wishbone. The top drawing is a sketch of Ribbon Candy. The continuous line propels itself without needing to … Continue reading

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 1

Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 1

The most recent freemotion quilting challenge by Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy has inspired me to create some new tutorials for you and also design some new freemotion patterns. In the Facebook Group for Angela’s challenge, many quilters commented they had trouble with the Ribbon Candy pattern and the Wishbone pattern. I saw … Continue reading

Little ones.

Little ones.

My colleagues are having babies again… ha ha ! I had asked the mother-to-be what color they had used for the baby’s room as an inspiration for this quilt. MINT! Seems like mint is extremely popular here. I added a dash of pink as I love that combination for little girls. I used my tried … Continue reading

FMQ samples – part 21

FMQ samples – part 21

The countdown to Summer vacation is on; just two more weeks of school! 14 Days until Summer and 16 patterns left on my set of 100 patterns. 3…2…1… let’s get to it! Number 84: pattern CLAM ECHO. Based on the classic clamshell design. The inside of each clamshell is echoed in an spiral toward the … Continue reading

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