Accurate Stitch-and-Flip Corners!

It's Day 9 of the Back to School Blog Hop with Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio! I know you've already learned a lot in the past 8 days, so let's keep rolling! Do you ever wonder why your stitch-and-flip corners don't "fill out" the corner of the block like they should? In this tutorial, I'll show you two key tips to get those flipped corners bang on (we're lookin' at you, snowballs and flying geese!). 1 - Account for the width of your marking tool. The mark you make with your marking tool takes up space on the fabric. When you're marking, adjust the position of your ruler to allow for the width of your marking tool,...Read More

FREEDOM, More Than a Quilt

About a year ago I started noticing a theme emerging in my life. I was embarking on another new era. This one is about the LIBERATION OF SPIRIT. So when I saw this pattern for Freedom in Sherri Noel's new book Text It!, I knew immediately that was the one I had to make. I knew I had to make it fiery. After a few days, I knew it had to be RED (even though the pattern calls for a light background). I knew the sassy Bridgette print in Jennifer Paganelli's St. John fabric would be an integral part of this quilt (and a star!). That face, that hair! She embodies the FREEDOM of this piece.   Making this...Read More

Abstract Garden Grows Wild (and a Giveaway!)

I am tickled pink to be part of the Abstract Garden frenzy with Benartex! Because Holy Yummy Colorful Goodness! Also? How cool is it that this is happening Valentine's week and the Benartex blog is called Sew in Love with Fabric? When Christa told me her inspiration for designing Abstract Garden was so that she could get something to grow, I knew I had to create a flower explosion to show off just how much it could! And with her retro vibe it had to be a garden of yo-yos! Meet Mod Garden! Christa's unique sense of clean graphics and rich, bright, saturated colors just makes me happy. Super cheerful, every time. [caption id="attachment_1158" align="aligncenter" width="640"] #mymodgarden featuring Abstract Garden...Read More

Abstract Garden Blog Hop & Giveaway Today!

Today's the day! Let's get hopping on Christa Watson's Abstract Garden! Tuesday Sherry Shish from Powered by Quilting Lee Monroe from May Chappell Wednesday Annie Unrein from Patterns by Annie Pam and Lynn from The Stitch TV Show Thursday Linda Sullivan from Colourwerx ME! HERE! Stephanie Kendron from Modern Sewciety Friday Benartex Blog – Virtual Trunk Show of Christa’s Quilts   xoxo, Tara