Quilt design inspiration in London Museums

One final post from our travels to the UK this summer, if you don't mind. It's so fun to find beautiful quilt and design inspiration where every you go, so I thought I'd share a few last pictures of some pretty design I came across on our travels. Above is the Museum of Natural History (literally across the street from where the Fat Quarterly Retreat was held ....more

Modern Quilt-as-you-Go pattern book

I first tried quilt-as-you-go sewing as part of a Bee-swap a few years ago and REALLY liked it. Basically, it's piecing your fabrics directly onto the batting and then adding more quilting if you like. Basically quilting the quilt by blocks and then assembling the quilt blocks and adding a back ....more

Fabric + Shopping in London

I've already shared a couple of posts of fabulous fabric shopping locations in London - the Cloth House and Liberty of London. By no means am I the expert on all the great sewing shops in London, but I there were a few other shops and spots that I hit during my short stay that I thought inspiring and share-worthy. Another great resource for Liberty of London fabrics is Shaukat in South ...more

Playful Petals Quilts

I was asked a few weeks ago by Corey Yoder (who you may also know as Little Miss Shabby) if I would like to review her new book Playful Petals. I am a fan of Corey and her talent so I was excited to read Playful Petals. This book is full not only of beautiful patterns and inspiration, but also some really great skills and information ....more

Cover quilt at Love Patchwork and Quilting

This summer I had a SUPER fun invitation: to create a quilt for one of my favorite magazines, Love Patchwork & Quilting. And then, I ended up on the cover of the most recent issue (Issue 12)! (AAaaahhHH!) This is my first time ever as a cover girl and I must say, it is pretty fun! ...more

Patchwork Pumpkin quilt block and table runner tutorial

A couple of years ago I made this simple patchwork pumpkin throw pillow. It's an easy project perfect for using up scraps. Here's a tutorial for this quilt block as well as some other patchwork pumpkin projects to make some quick scrappy Halloween decorations....more

Liberty of London + Liberty fabric giveaway

One of the places I was most excited to visit during my trip to London is the iconic Liberty of London store. It's literally one-of-a-kind. The Liberty store is located on Regent Street in the heart of one of the trendiest and poshest shopping districts in London ....more

Fast Four-Patch Quilt Tutorial

Today I am sharing a quilt tutorial for a fast and simple four-patch quilt over at the Riley Blake Blog. I love this simple design for making a quick, scrappy quilt. This design works really well for showing off a busy 'focus' fabric and then pulling contrasting colors and prints in the four-patch blocks to go with it ....more

Quick Column Quilt patterns

This cheerful quilt is created with a quick pattern from a new pattern book from sewing guru Nancy Zieman called Quick Column Quilts. This new book is exclusively about quilting and features 13 new patterns for quilt designs all created in columns. The linear effect makes the projects quick and gives a modern look to each design ....more

Charley Harper giveaway from Fabricworm

Today there is a very fun giveaway from sponsor, Fabricworm. I think that Fabricworm was one of the first online fabric shops I shopped from some years ago. They are still one of my favorite go-to sources for unique prints, including a great variety of Japanese imports ....more