Finding youor quilting sewjo

Tips for Finding Your SewJo

We probably all have those days or weeks when our quilting inspiration, motivation and energy just disappears.  It could be burnout (too much deadline sewing) or we might have lost our confidence (no one wants my quilts and, anyway, my quilts aren’t good, perfect or pretty  enough).  We have the time, we have the fabric, [ …Continue Reading ]

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Selvedge X Quilt Pattern Published

I am happy to announce that my Selvedge X Modern Quilt Pattern has been published and is available on Craftsy as a digital download. We all love to save those beautiful printed selvedges.  And, we really mean to use them someday in a special project. This pattern was designed to put selvedges to good use. [ …Continue Reading ]

Triangles Dancing Together

Improvising Triangle Mini Quilts

This month, I decided to enter the Curated Triangle Mini Quilt Challenge.  I decided to give myself some restrictions to further spur my approach to improvising one or more triangle mini quilts. My restrictions were: No curves! Straight lines only. Improvising design and quilting Machine quilting only (no hand quilting) Stash fabrics and leftover batting [ …Continue Reading ]

Patriotic Modern Front Cover small

Strings and Stars Patriotic Quilt

Here in the USA, we will be celebrating the 4th of July, Memorial Day and other patriotic events before we know it.   The Strings & Stars quilt from Patriotic Modern Quilts is a quick and easy pattern.  It was photographed outdoors in Philadelphia by the talented Kitty Wilkin….isn’t this a perfect setting for a [ …Continue Reading ]

Tea Pot Mat

Inset Circle Tea Pot Mug Rug

Here’s an update on making an inset circle.  It was my Island Batik Try A New Technique Challenge for March 2018.  I used one of my Inset Circle blocks to make a Tea Pot Mug Rug. A couple days ago I posted about learning to make pieced inset circles.  I decided that one of the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial

The Island Batik challenge for March 2018 is to Try A New Technique!  I chose to learn the 6 Minute Inset Circle Technique. Here’s my Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial!  As most of you know, in the past, I always cut my curved piecing freehand–no templates or pinning.  My circle shapes aren’t ‘perfect’–they [ …Continue Reading ]

Fibonacci 1 Cover Front

Using Fibonacci Numbers in Quilt Patterns

Now that I’ve published my first Fibonacci quilt pattern based on Fibonacci math, I’ve been asked why and how I started using Fibonacci Math in creating a quilt design. I was introduced to Fibonacci number series by a quilt colleague who was intrigued by how this number series might add other options for block design.  [ …Continue Reading ]