Folding Fabric onto Comic Book Boards

Hiya!

Last weekend I shared on Instagram that I was reorganizing my sewing room/studio and folding my fabric onto comic book boards.

Several of you asked to see a video, so here it is! I hope you find it helpful.

(p.s. that delicious fabric is St. John by Jennifer Paganelli for FreeSpirit Fabrics)

xoxo,
~Tara

The Evie – A Scrappy Vintage Beauty

I ADORE vintage quilts. This quilt made by Eveler Blankenship begged me to make her again. It’s a controlled riot of scraps and strings and bits.

Eveler's Original "Evie" Quilt

Here’s my version just before I finished putting her together (please excuse the night time studio lighting):

The Evie

We had a fabulous time making The Evie in my June 22nd class at the Sewing Doc!

My friend Pam Cobb of The Stitch TV Show joined us and made these lovelies! (Check out The Stitch on YouTube!!)

 

We’re doing it again on August 18th. Sign up to come sew The Evie with me!

Hope to see you soon!

xoxo
~Tara

Border Quilt QAL – A Checkered Tale (borders 1-4)

Here we are on the second installment of the Border Quilt Quilt Along hosted by Jen Shaffer of Patterns by Jen: the checkered borders and first few background borders.

I like to prove you can screw something up and make something beautiful out of it anyway. Let’s be honest: that’s half the battle of winning at life in general.

I made my applique center too large, so my 1st border on my Border Quilt is really a half border (top and bottom only). And I am totally fine with it. In fact, I love it.

Border Quilt - Checkered Borders
Border Quilt – Checkered Borders

I can already tell I’m going to be madly in love with this quilt when it’s finished. I have visions of hand quilting it… making it my slow project for next year while all the rest of the crazy spins around me. Some winter movie watching and a needle. Oh, can I go there now, please?

Be sure to pop over to visit the other bloggers sewing along with us. It’s really fun to see how different this quilt can look!

Becca – Pretty Piney
Joanne – Quilts By Joanne
 Marija – Mara Quilt Designs
Stephanie – Quilt’n’ Party
Daphne – Daphne Greig

In other news…

  • Seth Hackler, fearless leader of the Facebook group Quilting on a Budget has kicked off the sew along for my Churned Up pattern! Members of that group have access to a 40% off coupon code for the pattern. You’ll find it pinned in the announcements in the group.
  • I’ll be in Bethesda, Maryland next week attending my first American Quilt Study Group Seminar. I am BEYOND excited to be in the same rooms with some of our finest quilt scholars and historians. My whole life has led me to this. You know when you find that thing? This is mine.

Upcoming Events

  • I’m speaking at the 7:00 pm Cherokee Rose Quilters Guild meeting at Sutton Hall in Douglasville, Georgia on Thursday, November 15th. I’d love to see you there! The theme of my trunk show and talk is Quilting with the Fire of My Foremothers. Doors open at 6:30.
  • Catch me hanging out in the Just Wanna Quilt booth at Quilt Festival Houston in November! If you’re attending Festival, tap me on the shoulder and say hello!

xoxo,
~ Tara