Month

September 2016
Last week we made the Rabbit Hole block – an 18″ snail trail in tribute to Alice and her trippy rabbit hole. If you need to catch up, here’s the tutorial. Considering we’ve done quilt projects for the last two blocks, we put our heads together and changed it up a bit. Take a look...
Inspiration has hit and you want to enter a quilt contest. Here are a few things to consider. Check the age of the quilt. Not all quilts can be entered in every quilt contest. Most quilt contests specify an age for the quilt. The general rules will give age guidelines. For AQS quilt contests the...
Do you have boxes of silk ties stored away? Whether precious treasures of loved ones or collected from rumage sales, grab your collection, sit down with Sharyn Cole, and be inspired.       Visit our previous post, What is a Tuffet?, for a list of tuffet resources and an introduction to Sharyn Cole’s iquilt...
Enter your quilt in a quilt contest and you will…   1. Start taking your art seriously. Did you ever realize quilting is more than a fun time-filling hobby, quilting quickly becomes an expression of the quilter. From the very first choices, you start putting your unique mark on your quilt. Why not celebrate that mark...
The vintage block (Snail Trail) from days gone by, gets a whole new look when you super size it. We played with denim, but it works great with fun textures or large prints. The twisting chasm reminds me of Alice falling down the rabbit hole.
Perhaps you have a pile of blocks laying around that didn’t quite work out for your last project or they are left overs from several projects. Gwen Marston has just the thing to try!    Learn more great ideas with Gwen! Visit her iquilt online classes. Gwen is also an AQS Author, check out here latest...
Sit down with a cup of something warm and visit with some of the Chattanooga winners.   See Jan’s process descriptions on her blog.       Watch Shelley Doyal describe her quilt and put it in motion.           Watch Patti Sandage describe Capricho and explain part of the process she...
Last week we made the 24″ of Fabulous block. If you need to catch up, visit the tutorial. We couldn’t resist setting it with children’s fabric for a little playful fun. To vary the pattern, we used the same block, but two different colorways. Fabulous Fun Quilt Measures 74″ x 98″        ...
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