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How to Sew the Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt Block

How to Sew the Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt Block

The Nine-Patch quilt block, is simply nine squares of fabric sewn into a 3 X 3 grid.  You can create the block with a mix of print or solid fabrics. However, the layout of light and dark fabrics shown below is the standard design for the block. The use of nine equal...

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The Anatomy of a Quilt Journal

The Anatomy of a Quilt Journal

Do you keep a quilt journal?  I do.  It's not what you might envision though.  Mine is electronic.  There are so many cute quilt journals out there to purchase.  Not to mention all the great ideas for creating your own using an art...

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Vintage Four Patch Quilt Block: Easy Charm Pack Quilt

Vintage Four Patch Quilt Block: Easy Charm Pack Quilt

The Basic Four Patch Quilt Block The basic Four Patch Quilt Block is made by sewing four squares of fabric together into a 2 X 2 grid. A combination of light and dark fabrics defines the classic pattern. However, the four patches can really include any fabrics. Make...

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5 Reasons I Could Never Finish a Quilt

5 Reasons I Could Never Finish a Quilt

How do you finish a quilt?  And by that I mean how do you stay motivated to see the process through?  I started a lot of projects and set them aside after taking my first quilting class. However, when I decided that I was tired of half-finished projects, I...

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How to Fussy Cut Fabric for a Quilt Block in 3 Easy Steps

How to Fussy Cut Fabric for a Quilt Block in 3 Easy Steps

I completed the second block for my Destinations Quilt this week, and I wanted to share it with you. Chicago and Quilting I've visited Chicago several times and what stands out most in my memory is downtown.  The Chicago River, Lake Michigan, museums, and...

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A Simple Guide to Printing an Image on Fabric

A Simple Guide to Printing an Image on Fabric

I chose to make the first block of my Destinations Quilt using the retro Florida Keys decal for an image. Driving the Overseas Highway with the ocean on either side of me feels like the ultimate vacation right now. I don't remember the exact year I visited the Florida...

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Celebrate Your Travels with a Quilt

Celebrate Your Travels with a Quilt

This week I stumbled across some retro travel stickers that I've been collecting.  Those got me thinking about vacation of course.  Anyone else ready for a vacation? I love traveling.  Even when I did it every week for my job, I loved it.  There is...

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