Friday February 28th 2014

‘The Quilt Life’ Archives

River Trees – The Quilt!

River Trees – The Quilt!

Two years ago, The Quilt Life highlighted Alex Anderson, Ricky Tims, and Jan Magee’s favorite holiday blocks. Since then, these blocks have been offered as a gift to you from The Quilt Life on the AQS website. You’ll find Jan’s 2011 “favorite block” pattern Four [Read More]

Tah-da!

Tah-da!

“Small” did not mean “instantaneous”, but it still didn’t take me long to finish quilting after I posted my progress last week. “Small” did turn out to be liberating, though. Experimenting with new techniques is not very scary when [Read More]

Strata: Week 2

Strata: Week 2

Did you think I’d have my strata quilt finished in a week? I did too. But as the expression goes, “Close, but no cigar.” It became quickly apparent that my fall landscape idea was not going to work as I expected. The sky was all wrong. Ditto the green [Read More]

Free Pattern – Foundation-Pieced Pickle Dish Block

Free Pattern – Foundation-Pieced Pickle Dish Block

Here’s a pattern inspired by the very first issue of The Quilt Life! Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims held their first TQL Cook-Off in April, 2010. The color was green, and Alex chose a recipe for her dad’s dill pickles as her challenge recipe. You won’t be “in a [Read More]

Starting a strata

Starting a strata

This weekend I am treating myself to some studio time. As a fellow quilt lifer, you know what a treat that really is! I have been totally inspired to make my own strata art quilt, using the ideas Heidi Zielinski shared in the October TQL. I love the idea of working [Read More]

Drying out

Now that the flood waters in Colorado have begun to recede, people are heading home to assess the damage. While the focus is on moving forward, family heirlooms and photos are more precious than ever. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (which thankfully remained dry) has [Read More]

Summer’s end

Summer’s end

The last few weeks have been so hot! It’s hard for me to believe summer is “officially over.” But it must be over—kids are back in school, and the Christmas decorations are on display at Costco. Some of my friends have even started their holiday shopping. While for [Read More]

Hands across the water

Hands across the water

It might be a week or so before you can get your hands on the October 2013 issue of TQL, but I couldn’t wait to introduce you to the people in the picture at the end of this post. They are, left to right, Anke Calzada, Jutta Hufnagle, and Johann Gutauer. Jutta is the [Read More]

What do Shaquille O’Neal and quilting have in common?

That would be Shaq’s mom, Lucille O’Neal. And she is the president of Mothers of Professional Basketball Players (MPBP), which is partnering with Camelot Fabrics in the Sew SocialProject to benefit Quilts for Kids. We are always looking for projects like this to [Read More]

Fabric Play – Free Pattern!

Fabric Play – Free Pattern!

A daily dose of fabric play will jump-start your creative energy. Darra Williamson shares her instructions for making a 3” x 5” fabric collage that can be as inventive as you want to make it. With your sewing machine, a little fusible web, and some fun fabrics, you may [Read More]

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