After half a year quilting on my tiny but gallant Kenmore (6.5″ throat!) I got myself an early birthday present 🙂 It’s a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6650 and it’s taking some getting used to — it’s amazing how much an extension of ourselves our sewing machine becomes. This new machine has my entire wish list of quilting machine […]
NB: Edyta Sitar’s Thousand Oaks quilt pattern is available on her website or in her book, Patches of Blue. I’m a collage artist and I found choosing the fabrics for this appliqué project almost exactly like composing the materials for a paper or multi media collage. You need 9 fat quarters worth of fabrics for the appliqués. From each fabric […]
My current active project is Edyta Sitar’s Thousand Oaks Quilt (you can find the pattern on her website and in her book, Patches of Blue). Sitar has based her design on the very old appliqué block often called Oak Leaf and Reel, which has a history in the United States dating back at least to the 1830s. Barbara Brackman has […]
I’ve already made Edyta Sitar’s Dot Dot Dot pillow three times, (I purchased the pattern from her website) but now I have the whole book of gorgeous pillow patterns! So excited! I’m very enthusiastic about this because of the variety of techniques featured and Edyta’s videos for Fat Quarter Shop about them. I know I’ll learn a lot as I […]
I bought Edyta Sitar’s book Patches of Blue which arrived a few days ago, and I’ve been working on this appliqué pattern. I’ll post more details next week , but I just wanted to share a photo of my first blocks!
Over the last week and half I’ve made three versions of this pillow: in blue and whites, in green and in reds. My first pillow was the blue and white one. I fussy cut lots of circles and auditioned them together, I ended up removing those that were too turquoise, and kept the grounding colour navy. I used all kinds […]