Tuesday September 2nd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘The Quilt Life’

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]

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]

Imaginary friends

Imaginary friends

In 1998, Susan Else got bored making flat abstract quilts and decided to try making some cloth figures. Suddenly, fabric became a skin for three-dimensional objects and she was able to tell stories as never before. I, for one, am glad she did! I’ve been a fan of Susan’s [Read More]

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FREE Block Pattern: Rainbow

FREE Block Pattern: Rainbow

Join four RainbowBlocks to make a fun, foundation paper pieced 12″ square that makes great use of rainbow-color [Read More]

Chilly Challenge

On a blazing-hot Wednesday afternoon in Paducah, KY, several staff members represented the American Quilter’s Society [Read More]

Enter Now! 2015 May Be Your Year!

Enter Now! 2015 May Be Your Year!

AQS Quilt Contest Coordinator Andrea Ray is pleased to announce that we are now accepting quilt contest entries for AQS [Read More]

Free Janome Pattern: JUMPING JACKS Quilt

Free Janome Pattern: JUMPING JACKS Quilt

It may look like a work out, but these jumping jacks are easily made with wedges! Kaye Wood shows how to quilt this [Read More]

“Dew”dles in the Grass at Chattanooga

“Dew”dles in the Grass at Chattanooga

We received the following note from Alexa Lett, a member of an art community of Chattanooga, Tennessee that is housed [Read More]

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