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 […]
I designed this on prequilt.com and made it for my dear friend, Daphna Levit. It’s my second quilt finish! I wanted a gradation from solid navy blue to white, with a green accent.
It makes me so happy, I just want to snuggle it! I learned so many valuable things by doing this: Quilting is very very hard work! Manhandling even a lap quilt through a small machine (this is 60″ x 60″) is actual physical labour and is painful on my slightly arthritic hands. Gloves help. I don’t think I’ll try to […]
An excellent face mask tutorial with lots of intformation about mask making in general. Links to full instructions and free downloadable pattern in video notes. I love that this doesn’t need bias tape (which is hard to find) and has hints about making adjustable ear elastics.
Mask of the Day: Be scarier than the coronavirus! David wanted a shark’s grin nose art mask I used A.B. mask by a nurse for a nurse’s pattern to make this — the mouth is made with machine appliqué– red fabric with teeth from fusible interfacing — I also stitched the interfacing on to be safe. After discussions with my […]
Latest mask for David: We wanted something large that would cover his whole beard. I also picked up some fat quarters and extra wide double fold bias tape so I have more colours/patterns!The pattern is AB Mask: for a Nurse by a nurse: it’s the third pic: it’s a jpg — print it out at 100%. Cut two, sew the […]