Wizard of Oz Quilt

This is my latest project for a special gift for my daughter who has been a devoted "W of O" fan since she first saw the movie as a child.  I love finding Oz things for her.  When I discovered this Wizard of Oz fabric, I knew I had to make a quilt for her.  I then decided to embroider characters on it.  It is still in the quilting process, but here are a few pics.I just took an ordinary child's' coloring book and traced the characters....more

Wizard of Oz Quilt

Ohio Star Table Runner

It's a new year, so I need a new quilt to work on! I've been looking over patterns trying to decide what my next new challenge will be.  The runners-up are: Ohio star, lone star, and Irish chain. I decided to make a small project with the Ohio star to see how well it pieced and if I wanted to make a lot of them or not. I decided to go with a table runner. because it meant a few squares and a chance to practice my free motion quilting. I'm quite happy with the results....more

Working for Pins

Many sewers and quilters pride themselves on sewing without pins. They somehow feel it elevates their command of the skill, demonstrating they are able to precisely feed fabric past a feed-dog at lightening speeds. Nothing could be further from my truth. I use zillions of pins, the more the better, removing each one as it approaches the needle, having insured proper placement for the intended stitches. I need my pins. I love my pins. And, I wouldn't work without them. ...more

Adding an Extra Half Square Triangle

Using an extra block between traditional blocks can add a compelling eye-catcher.I was tooling around the Internet when I found Kay MacKensie's wonderful "ruminations," as she says, of her fondness for Jill Finley's book from Martingale Press called, "Home Sweet Quilt." Kay's web site and blog, "All about Applique," has much to offer, and in reading her post, I noticed a fun and simple design option easy to employ in your next project....more
HomeRearedChef Oh my, yes! It's like driving a car. Hard at first, but then...you don't even ...more

A Tropical Medley Quilt

Images: http://travelingquilter.blogspot.com/...more

Pat Sloan: Quilt Thoughts

I am intersted in what the quilt community here at Blogher is doing. Are you blogging yourself about quilts? Crafts? What type of quilting do you enjoy? Leave me a comment.. since I do not have blogher ad revenue I can't feed my blog here, I have to come and write a post. So I'm curious if you are interested? In Sept I'm in a blog hop AND i'm hosting a sew along.. do you do those things? Like them? a lot.. or a little? Let's chat!...more

Memories Sewn Into a Quilt

Memories Sewn Into a QuiltMemory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~Kevin Arnold...more

Pat Sloan Which would you pick?

I had an incredible time in NYC, meet fantastic quilters, ate incredible food and discovered something...when I got home I wanted to finish this up.. so which would you pick?.. see my blog for all the info http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/01/pat-sloan-which-would-you-pick.html...more

Blue and Yellow

Finally– after days spent typing rather than sewing, and a weekend spent tax-free shopping for the new condo– I finished up a commission that’s long been in the works.I’ve been making quite a few custom baby quilts these days and I have to say, people are getting wonderfully creative with nursery color schemes. The days of all-pink and all-blue seem to be behind us....more
I LIKE your quilts, they are strikingly bold and beautiful. Could you please enlightening me? I ...more