Mark your calendars! The Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16 Road Rally Blog Tour is coming soon. Get ready for quilty giveaways, designer tips, fabulous new blocks for your quilting bucket list, and fun, fun, fun!
Yes, I have a brand new block in this issue, too. You can read all about it on the first day of the blog tour, Monday, November 13th. If you're not already one of my followers, be sure to sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of this post for more details, reminders, and special newsletter reader only coupons.
Here's a sneak peek at the cover of the upcoming 100 Blocks. Don't you love the cover redesign? It looks gorgeously modern! I will be giving away a copy or two of this new issue, and more on blog tour day, Monday, November 13th. See you then!
American Quilter Magazine, the Summer 1995, Volume XI, No. 2 issue. This magazine features Debra Wagner Defines Machine Quilting, Pieced Roses, The Difference Project, The Journey of the Seven Sisters, and more.
This fabulous issue of American Quilter magazine is in used, but very good condition. 66 pages of great ideas for quilting.
American Quilter Magazine, the Spring 1995, Volume XI, No. 1 issue. This magazine features The Spirit of Africa, The Critical Eye ~ What do you See?, Fractured Landscapes A More Painterly Approach, Collage Applique, and more.
This fabulous issue of American Quilter magazine is in used, but good condition. 66 pages of great ideas for quilting.
Old World Santas in Redwork is an outstanding quilting book, by the popular redwork artist Marge Wooters. This book is filled with techniques and tips regarding all aspects of quilting, plus seven projects featuring the redwork Santas.
This book is softcover, in good condition. Color photos and black and white diagrams. 16 pages. Copyright 2000.
This book includes an Introduction, Quilt Fabric Requirements, Nine Santa Patterns in two different scales, and more. There is a lot of in depth information accompanied by helpful, step by step diagrams.
Kindred Creatures is an outstanding quilting book, by the popular artist Laurel Burch. This book is filled with techniques and tips regarding all aspects of quilting, plus twelve projects for applique and embellishment.
This book is hardcover, in excellent condition. Color photos throughout. 96 pages. Copyright 2001.
This book includes an Introduction, Walking in Laureland, Mariah Moonbeam and Friend, Summer Flutter-Bye, Folkloric Flutter-Byes, No-Sew Flutter-Bye Frame, Embracing Horses, Heart Filled with Love, Rainbow Friends, Dream Believers, Mythical Dogs, Feline Fairies, Kindred Creatures, Carlotta in the Secret Garden, Tips and Techniques for making Laurel's Quilts, Resources, and more. There is a lot of in depth information accompanied by helpful, full color, step by step photos.
For all these and many other fabulous quilting and sewing supplies,
Today I'm showing the Purple Passion quilt. This quilt features curvy paper pieced blocks with a matching border of squares and triangles.
Quilt Size: 82-1/2" x 94-1/2"
Block Size: 12" x 12"
Fabric: Tonga Batiks and Pop, by Timeless Treasures
Batting: Warm 100, by the Warm Company
Thread: King Tut, by Superior
These are the beautiful fabrics used in the Purple Passion quilt. The quilt top features four purple batiks and one charcoal fabric. The second from the bottom is the backing fabric.
The Purple Passion block features paper foundation pieced curved sections alternating with the charcoal fabric.
In this photo you can see the border. The border echoes the curved block design with pieced squares and triangles in the same color sequence. You can also see the swirl quilting design. I only quilted over the charcoal fabric, using a matching thread.
Here is a photo of the Purple Passion quilt on my bed. It fits well! I have a King sized bed. This would drape over the sides nicely on a Queen size, too.
The Purple Passion quilt and pattern are featured in the new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited, Issue 21. It begins on page 14. This should be available at your local quilt shops now, or you can order either a digital or print copy online here: MQU Issue 21
If you sew a Purple Passion quilt, please share a photo. I would love to see it!
Show your beauty in this gorgeous dress in two views. Dress is loose fitting, wrap style, below knee length, with extended shoulders, shoulder pads, yoke, inside ties, and belt. Optional elbow length or long sleeves.
Great for the office. Feel confident!
This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Size 14, 16, 18. Vintage 1986.
Have you heard about Quilty Box? It's a box of quilty surprises delivered monthly to your mailbox. What fun! I received my first Quilty Box this week, the October box. So excited ~ I couldn't wait to see what was inside.
Each month's box is curated by a different quilt designer. This month's sewlebrity is one of my faves, Leah Day ~ awesome! The little booklet includes an interview with Leah, instructions to make a project using the included fabric, plus a cutie pie pumpkin block.
Also inside this month's Quilty Box: Two one yard cuts of gorgeous Island Batik fabric.
Matching Isacord thread.
Soak quilt wash, a pack of Clover self-threading needles (I love these!)
Tutu notions holder and pincushion. This looks really neat-o! It fits over a wide mouth mason jar and you can customize the pincushion part with the fabric of your choice. I'll be trying this product out soon and showing my result in a future post. Can't wait to try it out.
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Sorry, Supernova quilt. Your time to fly free is over.
As I showed in my last post, I quilted the Supernova quilt with an allover loopy meander. It was easy, stress free quilting for me. Sometimes I need that.
This is the bottom edge of the quilt. Yee-ha! It's always exciting to make it to the end.
Here is the quilt, rolling off the quilting frame and draped over the ironing board.
All loose thread ends were woven into the quilt.
I usually cut my binding from fabric that matches the outer border of the quilt. But I went wild this time and cut it from two of the orange fabrics used in the quilt top. I alternated the two fabrics as I sewed the binding strip together. I'm living on the edge - Ha!ha!
This is the second orange fabric I used. Both fabrics are batiks.
Stitching the binding to the front of the quilt.
View of the quilt and binding as it comes off the back of the sewing machine. Almost finished!
A beautiful cut of polyester rayon blend fabric, Blue White Speck Challette Fabric. 50 percent polyester 50 percet rayon blend, 60" wide. Machine wash warm, Delicate Cycle, Tumble Dry Low, Use Cool Iron.
The design on this fabric features an allover white speck over a blue background. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!
So, I quilted about half of the Supernova quilt last week. I'm planning on finishing the quilting today. I chose this Olde Golde King Tut thread from Superior Threads. I really like the way it looks against all the bright colors of the Supernova quilt.
Life has been a little crazy at my house for the past couple of weeks, so I'm just doing a stress-free all over loopy meander design. Here's how it looks against the black in the border.
And here is how it looks over the pieced blocks. I'm feeling a little guilty that I didn't challenge myself to a more involved quilting design, but sometimes I just need to do something relaxing and fun. How do you approach your quilting? Please leave a comment below.
A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric. Lilac Parade Beige Plaid, by The Buggy Barn, for Henry Glass and Co. Fabrics. 100 percent cotton, yarn dyed, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.
The design on this fabric features a beige and purple plaid. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. This fabric can also be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!