Tag: hand quilting

It’s my birthday and wow what a year

As I said: it’s my birthday! In honour of that here is a post reflecting on my year, and especially on how far I’ve come as an artist. if a woman can’t brag about her achievements on her birthday, when can she right? And this was quite a year. I’ve fallen in love, got my…

A double wedding ring quilt for a doubly lovely couple

This week one of my best friends married! CONGRATULATIONS!!! The quilt above is my wedding present. I wanted to give them something special, to show how happy I am for them that they’ve found each other. So naturally, I referred back to quilting. This quilt symbolizes how their love for music binds them together. Although…

Paper piece a rose and experimentation with quilting materials

Let’s start with a bold statement: paper piecing is way easier as patchwork, applique or any other quilting technique. This might be because it’s the first technique my mother taught me, but that is not all (my first block was a paper piece log cabin block). There are some key benefits to paper piecing. Paper piecing…

How to make a rose quilt design

In this post, I show the process of making the quilt out of a pattern I talked about earlier: A rose and experimentation with quilting materials This is a pattern I’ve made for my mother. Prior to this one, I made an owl shoulder bag. That one went well and I got positive feedback so I…

The big quilt: different applique techniques

Simply said applique is sewing a piece of fabric onto a background. This is different from patchwork where one sews the pieces of fabric together. The benefit of applique is more possibilities for shapes and such.  For example, the musical notes and the moon phases below would not have been possible without applique. The downside…