Paper Piecing

Paper Piecing

My local quilt guild recently offered a paper-piecing class with Penny Layman (author of The Paper-Pieced Home) and I was thrilled to be able to attend.  Look what I made!   One of the class's organizers expressed surprise that I…

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Quilt Like An Artist

Quilt Like an Artist

I want to take a moment to point you guys towards one of my favorite books: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon [affiliate link] This is a book filled with solid advice…

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Books To Watch Out For In 2015!

Books to watch out for in 2015!

A few books I've been excited about have shown up on Amazon.com for pre-order, so I wanted to bring them to your attention! (1) My dear friend Lynn wrote a book on scrap quilting called Every Last Piece.  It's available for…

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Wish-worthy Quilting Books

Wish-worthy Quilting Books

The family I just married into is really into Christmas. This is a big change for me.  The family I grew up in was only ever passingly interested in Christmas---there was never a huge build-up, a lot of Church-time, or…

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Book Review: Geared For Guys

Book Review: Geared For Guys

Today's review is of Geared for Guys by Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies.   Even if you're not aware of Emily's patterns, you may have seen her fun new fabric line: Technicolor. Image swiped from the Michael Miller website;  hopefully they don't…

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Book Review: Quilting Modern

Book Review: Quilting Modern

Today's review is of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilters by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson What it is: A review of seven techniques used by improvisational quilters, showing several quilts using each technique. Basic breakdown of the book’s contents: (1)…

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