I made my first hexagon quilt many years ago. I love the one-block quilts, and this one was perfect for hand piecing. I am a big fan of hand piecing, but even if you are not, you can machine piece hexie quilts just as well.
Hexagon quilts are all the rage right now. Everything old is new again! Take a look at these hexagon patterns. There is something for everyone!
I fell in love with hand quilting years ago when I was a much younger quilter. In those days, most people finished their quilts by hand quilting. The machine quilting craze had not yet begun. That made no difference to me because I took to hand quilting right away. My mom taught me when I was in high school. I remember getting up early before school so I could get ready and still have a few minutes left to quilt. Even today, I feel the NEED to get my hands on a quilt and put some stitches in. If I go a few days without the opportunity to quilt, I start to get wrestless.
If you’ve been thinking of learning how to hand quilt your first quilt, or if you’re pretty new to hand quilting, this video is for you. You will learn:
How to mark a quilt
How to choose a quilt pattern
How to use a rocking motion to add several stitches at a time
What thread to use
Which needs to use
Here are where you can get the tools I mention in the video:
The Rail Fence Quilt pattern is a traditional block that is also beginner-friendly. If you’re looking for a pattern for one of your first quilts, or you’re looking to make a fast quilt to give away as a gift, the Rail Fence pattern fits the bill. I’ve collected a few different variations of Rail Fence patterns to share with you!
We have a lot of Canadian geese who visit the lakes in my area. They are beautiful birds that I enjoy in the summer. We know Fall is upon us when the geese begin to gather. Soon they will begin to fly south. The geese got me thinking about “Flying Geese” quilt patterns. I haven’t done one in quite a while. Here are some Flying Geese Patterns I found that you might also enjoy.
I’ve been working a lot with precut fabrics these days. Jelly Rolls are still as hot as ever. I’ve also been dabbling with quilts that have a little more of a Modern feel, yet are easy to make. I’ve found some patterns that give us the best of both worlds; Jelly Roll Friendly Quilt Patterns that have a Modern look and feel. Even if you are a traditional quilter, you will love some of these patterns. Take a look!
I don’t remember the first fat quarter I purchased. When I first started quilting, they didn’t sell fat quarters. You simply had to purchase a quarter of a yard. Quilters began asking shops to cut the quarter yard to be 18 inches by 24 inches to get a more usable sized piece to cut for patchwork. And the fat quarter was born.
Now I have dozens, maybe hundreds of fat quarters in my stash. And thankfully pattern designers are now making patterns specifically designed to use with a collection of fat quarters. Here are a few of the fat quarter quilt patterns I found!
I love picking up charm packs, and flipping through all the wonderful fabrics that are collected together ready to use. In case you’re not familiar, a charm pack is a pack of 5 inch squares of fabric from one line of fabric. This means they are usually well matched and look great together. I have found some patterns that lend themselves very well to using charm packs. So if you have a charm pack, pull it out and take a look at these patterns:
Baskets are one of the most traditional quilt patterns, withstanding the test of time. They can be made with traditional fabrics, colorful prints. They can be filled, or kept simple with just the basket itself. It’s been a while since I’ve made a basket quilt. I thought it was time to see what patterns are out there and available. Here is what I found:
I have fallen in love with Big Stitch Hand Quilting. I love hand quilting, and I love embroidery floss and pearl cotton threads. I’ve known for a while that Big Stitch is a way to combine the two. I have been waiting for the right quilt to try it on. This quilt fit the bill. It’s simple and I thought Big Stitch Quilting would add more interest. And I was right. Not only is it fun, but it really added to the visual appeal of this quilt.
In the video I used the following products. Here is where you can get them for yourself:
Over the years, I’ve seen some really cute quilts made from house blocks. Some have been very colorful. Some have had touches that are made to resemble the quilter’s house. Some are made for house-warming gifts. Some are made by beginners. Some are made by experienced quilters.
There are lots of different ways to make a house quilt block. I have found a few I want to share with you.