First I have to tell you that I've know Amanda a long time. I will never forget how welcoming she was when we first meet. Then every time she sees me, she will make time to chat. If we lived close to each other I know we'd spend a lot of time together.
To celebrate her new fabric she created this super fun sew along. You need her templates, and the patterns at then at her website. It's such a fun idea as the templates can be used for so many things!
Each block is giving a name that relates to how she feels about her friends. We got to pick which image we wanted to do.
You know me, I selected the largest flower there is, and it's called Warm.
Since this sew along is about friendships, I decided to show you Amanda's project in another friends fabric.
Author and talented quilt designer Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting joins me again today! I wanted to catch up with her, talk about her finished Splendid Sampler 1 and get a few details about keeping organized as she makes a lot of projects, I need some tips!
I love catching up with designer Jacquelynne Steves! She has fun projects, a gorgeous newsletter and a cool sew along. Today I asked her to talk fabric selecting with me, one of those topics near and dear to a quilters heart.
I’m so excited to have Vicki McCarty of Calico Patch Designs shop in Morehead KY back on the show today. And we convinced her fun husband Tom to join us! Vicki & Tom own and run the shop and so many fun things have gone on since we last talked, like being selected for the 2018 Fall Quilt Sampler magazine!
With our blocks on point and the setting directions, we can sew sewing that one section and cutting fabric for the border.
Many of you told me you would be using different fabrics you collected for the setting. So in the pattern the directions are for a square cut in half once. This uses a smaller piece of fabric. But if you have yardage, I have directions below on how to cut in half twice so the outside has straight of grain.
AND Keep reading as I have another fun project starting you can join me in...
Remember at the end is where you upload your quilt block photo to be in the running to win my monthly mystery prize!
My quilt will be auctioned to support St. Judes, so honored!
Block #6 is Strawberry Star.. and the videos by Fat Quarter Shop shows you how to make it.
Most importantly, we are benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with this year’s quilt along. We are asking for a small donation in exchange for downloading each month’s pattern, and together Fat Quarter Shop and Moda will match up to $20,000 of your donation
It’s great to have the talented Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Springs back! You know Wendy’s amazing quilts, her great stitching and lately her daughter Gwen has been doing embroidery! We are talking the two world of Wendy… free motion quilting and hand embroidery with her daughter.
I’ve long followed Melanie Ham’s youtube channel. She does super fun and engaging projects. Quilts, crochet and a bit more! I wanted you to meet her and someday I’m REALLY going to get back to crochet as she has such cute projects!
Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs is a talented fabric designer and manufacturer of the most adorable accessories ever. If you have seen a binding baby, then you’ll know how clever Shari it. I asked Shari to share some behind the scenes of the life of a designer with me with during the second half of the show today.
Button Club #3 has a Twist! The amazing team at Just Another Button company has 3 ideas for you to work with all in the 6" Finished block size.. and guess what? ONE option is a block from our Splendid Sampler 1 book!
TRUE CONFESSIONS these are my blocks from sewing book, I think I'm going to put them to a GREAT use over the next 12 months! Read on.... you are going to LOVE this!
I'm SO EXCITED to be sewing along for year #3! My goal is to use my Splendid Sampler blocks, some of the applique and to create a red/aqua/white quilt to hang... goals are good right? Keep scrolling to download the sweet bird!
Carolina Asmussem is a talented designer and quilters. She creates very unique one of a kind quilts. She also teaches machine quilting on your home machine, so you can learn how to do amazing things! Carolina quilted the Aurifil 2017 Designer of the Month quilt for the company and I can't wait to chat with her about that
Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop joins me to share about an amazing international project she is doing with songwriter Meaghan Smith called Our Song. This is such a cool project! I honored that Andrea asked me to share what community means to me.
I’m thrilled to have author, designer, instructor, and quilt expert Donna Lynn Thomas back. We are going to chat about tiny piecing techniques and sampler quilts. If there is time, we'll chat about what a quilting cruise is like. We have both taught on them, and many people want to know what they are all about!