What made me fall in love with modern quilting is the potential to play with graphic design and fabrics at the same time. In this post I will explain the design process that went into my first original block design, the "Organic Diamond" block, which was recently published as "block study" in Modern Monthly by … Continue reading Ventures into quilt (block) design
After finishing my "digging deeper" quilt top, I felt both excited and nervous about quilting it. I was excited, because I wanted to explore and learn techniques that can heighten and add depth to a quilt design. But I also felt nervous, because I still have very little experience and consequently little intuition for what … Continue reading Overcoming quilting anxiety with a test run
My projects typically start with a fabric that simply inspires me. When I browse fabric stores, there are typically fabrics call out to me, but I don't always know immediately what they want to be transformed into. Often it's not a single fabric that attracts me, but combinations and the challenge is to figure out … Continue reading “Digging deeper” quilt top design
The project I'm going to talk about here started several years ago, on one of many afternoons that I spent sewing at my grandmother's house. My grandmother has sewn garments for decades and has accumulated a huge bag full of scraps. Often I would sit on the floor in her sewing room, empty the bag … Continue reading Bringing order into a scrappy quilt?
I mentioned in a previous post that I don't like throwing away potentially useful things and hence have accumulated a large collection of scrap fabric. A fun way to use up scraps, is to piece them together to form a patchwork fabric. I enjoy this a lot, because you get to essentially make your own fabric … Continue reading Quilted coasters from scrap fabric