Wool applique octagons

Wool Mouse

This merry mouse is the work of Karen at Moose Bay Muses. Her choice of wool for both the applique and ground lends the piece a warm, folksy feel. She shares on her blog many more of her octagon blocks made in this style, but with different motifs.… Read More ...

Free pattern: Naruko quilt

Naruko

This quilt has an edgy modern feel but if you look closer you’ll see sweet motifs make up the non-pieced squares. It’s the Kokeshi novelty print collection designed by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman. At their site you can download the Naruko quilt pattern for free and start your own sophisticated, yet … Read More ...

Trapunto mini quilt

Sew Trapunto

Not sure why Vicki of Sew Inspired was ever afraid of trapunto, as she did a great job with it on this mini quilt. The gray letters s-e-w pop (stuffed with batting) against a colorful patchwork ground. This would make up quickly for a gift or … Read More ...

Tutorial: Hexie Lion Pillow

Lion Hexie Pillow Abby

Golden hexagons make up this friendly lion’s mane as the front of this hexie-shaped pillow. Maker Abby, of While She Naps, nailed this design explaining on her blog how this is the first hexagon pattern she’s created using EPP (English Paper Piecing). She shares the … Read More ...

QAL Christmas Sampler

Christmas Sampler blocks on string of lights

‘Last minute’ is not usually seen in the same sentence as quilt making. But Julianna of Sewing under Rainbow is showing us otherwise by hosting a Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL (Quilt Along). The first downloadable pattern is already published, go to Christmas Read More ...