mini quilt Geta

This psychedelic-style pinwheel quilt is so much fun to look at and according to its maker, Geta, quick and easy to make. She uses a raw edge applique technique for the top and quilts the layers together with invisible thread. …

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Optical Illusion pot holders

Jenifer of 42 Quilts made modern this oven mitt (I mean pot holder) using a simple log cabin quilt block. Hers is one of many clever projects found in a new book, Kitchen Stitches, by Martingale. Psst, Martingale is …

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Amy Blue Chair tries new quilting stitches

Kati of From the Blue Chair shows on her blog how she’s embraced free motion quilting in the past 12 months. She’s trying new stitches like pebbles, leaves, and swirls in this quilt she calls “Layers”. Visit her post to

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GenQ envelope Inside Bench

I feel like skipping when I spot my latest copy of GenQ in my mailbox.

GenQ Fun Mail on Bench mag only

It never disappoints. I want you to know the joy too, so I’m going to host a GenQ magazine subscription giveaway in a future post. …

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skating sue free quilt block Craftsy

Jennifer O of Sewhooked Craftsy offers (for a limited time) a free download of her sweet quilt block design based on the traditional pattern Sunbonnet Sue. Called Sweet Skating Sue she utilizes a paper piecing technique to get it …

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Improv Christmas pillow

This festive holiday pillow is the work of Krista of Poppyprint. The way she used strip piecing – lovely, the way she used color and form – priceless. Visit her post to learn more about it and see lots …

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DWR Modern Quilt winner

This quilt made by Natalie Sabik is one of the winning quilts in the Double Wedding Ring (DWR) contest hosted by the NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild. Go HERE to see many more beauties.

Image credit: NYC Metro Mod

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Thank you Megan Dougherty for giving me the best laughs I’ve had since I read a copy of The Sweet Potato Queen’s Book of Love by Jill Connor. Like Jill, Megan’s brand of humor is equally irreverent, only Megan’s subject …

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Tokyo quilt block_BlossomHeart_BigCityGirl

This elegant quilt block is the creation of Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts. Inspired by living in Japan, she explains this represents Tokyo and is her contribution to the Big City Girl QAL. She shares how she made …

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Modern Christmas Tree QALDense Quilting sketch FMQ

Christa is hosting a Quilt Along (QAL) on her blog for a Modern Christmas Tree wall hanging. On the color diagram you see her quilt pattern for piecing the top. On the other she generously shares her sketch for free

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zig zag quilt pattern Pere Noel TeresaDownUnder

Teresa of Teresa Down Under shares on her blog how to make this Christmas-themed lap quilt. She’s broken it down into three parts, the first is piecing the quilt top – notice she’s using gorgeous holiday fabric. The second is …

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monster quilt pattern googly eyes

I spied these googly eyed monsters on a quilt designed by Jen Eskridge of Reanna Lily Designs. By far, it’s the cutest Halloween decor I’ve seen this season. She says it’s a fast quilt to make, plus she offers …

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coffee pot paper pieced

Svetlana has renewed her interest in paper piecing; she admits in large part due to discovering patterns made by Sew-ichigo. The one shown here is my favorite pattern she’s sewn up, Kitchen Classics Enamel Coffee Pot. Visit s.o.t.a.k.

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quilted embroidered coasters

These coasters are embroidered with pretty flowers atop two shades of linen, then quilted. Sweet and modern, visit Waterrose Etsy to see this and other homemade goods by this talented maker.

Image credit: Waterrose

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ikea hallenknopp fabric

This HÄLLEKNOPP fabric yardage is available at IKEA, in stores only. First, the black and orange color scheme makes it great for Fall or Halloween decor. But best of all, the design reminds me of the 1000 Pyramids quilt pattern. …

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