Category Archives: Inspiration

Patternless Flight

I have a little wall hanging in my cubicle that I designed and made quite a while back. I like looking at it, but I recently decided that it could be a perfect gift for a particular someone in my … Continue reading

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Call Me “Distractible”

I’m going to give you a peek at my sewing life at home. I think when I’m done you’ll understand why I have so many PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks).  Maybe this is an effort to self-analyze.  My inability to … Continue reading

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Calm and Low Contrast

Well, instead of finishing quilts in progress, I went ahead and made another quilt top. It’s just so fun! Now I have one more work in progress that I’ll have to get basted and quilted, but I figure there are … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Wrap Up

We hope you had as much fun as we did visiting all the designers’ blogs from our Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour! There are more designers featured in the issue than have blogs and we’d like … Continue reading

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It’s Groovy. It’s Far Out. Can You Dig It?

A few months ago, I saw a blog by Bill Volckening with this wonderful, reversible, polyester quilt from the 1970s. I fell in love with it. I studied the photos and figured out how the quiltmaker made it and I … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 4

The 21 quilt patterns in Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 will certainly last more than 4 days, but today, Day 4, is the last day of our Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog … Continue reading

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Let’s Do the Traditional Twist!

Welcome to the last stop of Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Tradition with a Twist 2015 blog tour! It’s been really fun to see all the different quilts and hear from the designers who made them, but there are even more … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 3

Here in Colorado, we pretty much never have normal weather. I’m pretty sure it’s winter, season-wise, but the weather this week has been more like winter with a twist of summer.  It snowed last week and it’s supposed to snow … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour! We’re celebrating the release of this brand new issue full of original quilt patterns by visiting the online homes of some of the designers and giving … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 1

The concept of Tradition with a Twist Quilts is one that’s both fairly simple and very complex. It’s equal parts traditional quilting and modern quilting. It’s taking the old and making it new again. Our designers for Quilters Newsletter Presents … Continue reading

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