A Modern Quilting Blog

21
Jul

Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share

This post is part of a weekly series called Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share. Each week challenge yourself to create a custom bundle from your fabric stash based on the color scheme posted for the week. Then share a picture of your final bundle here on the Stash Share post. See all posts. This Weeks […]


11
Jul

Playing with Hexagons // In the “Studio” + Giveaway

This week I had the sudden urge to play with some hexagons and do some English Paper Piecing. I didn’t have a specific project in mind, I just wanted to simply play! I figured this would make a super fun In the “Studio” video for episode #10. Watch and see how I glue baste my […]


10
Jul

Layered Applique // Skill Builder BOM

This month for Skill Builder BOM we are making the Scissor and Rotary Cutter Blocks. These blocks are made with a technique called Layered Applique or sometimes called Applique by Number. This technique looks difficult, but it’s actually really quite easy. For this technique you use freezer paper templates and Liquid Stitch glue. I have some really fun […]


7
Jul

Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share

This post is part of a weekly series called Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share. Each week challenge yourself to create a custom bundle from your fabric stash based on the color scheme posted for the week. Then share a picture of your final bundle here on the Stash Share post. See all posts. This Weeks […]


4
Jul

What I’ve Been Up To

Today I was looking at my recent blog posts and realized its been weeks since I took time to share about what I’ve been up to. Summertime is usually a very busy time for my family, but even more so this year. Classes This last month I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach three […]


4
Jul

Fabric Giveaway Friday – $25 Gift Certificate

Fabric Giveaway Sponsor Today’s featured sponsor is Southern Fabric. Southern Fabric has been a fulltime fabric shop since 2004. They are located in the heart of Middle Georgia and sell online only. They currently have three lovely girls working for them – the newest employee is Ellen, who was brought in to run the shop while […]


27
Jun

Fabric Giveaway Friday – $25 Gift Certificate

Giveaway Sponsor Here is what Dragonfly Fabrics owner Amy had to say about the shop… “I love fabric.  I started Dragonfly Fabrics when I was manufacturing custom baby bedding and blankets for my online company.  What began as a few bolts turned into a few more and soon I realized I wasn’t just buying the […]


20
Jun

Fabric Giveaway Friday – Botanics and Kona Cotton

Featured Sponsor Marmalade Fabrics has a huge selection of modern fabrics from custom color bundles, to solid Kona Cotton, low volume prints, text prints as well as modern quilt patterns. Semi-Annual Clearance Sale It’s time for the semi-annual clearance sale at Marmalade Fabrics! Most of the shop is marked down from 40% to 60%. Nearly […]


13
Jun

Creating Color Harmony // Guest Post at RK

Today I am guest posting over at Robert Kaufman’s blog Swatch and Stitch! I am sharing about my process in choosing colors and fabrics for my quilting projects! Go check it out… Creating Color Harmony    Alyssa p.s. No Fabric Giveaway Friday today my busy life has messed up my giveaway schedule and I am trying […]


9
Jun

Ceylon Dress // Pattern Review

Why did I have to make those dresses last week? Why didn’t you guys tell me making dresses would be so addicting? Like I need something else to suck up my time, but I just couldn’t resist. About a year ago I purchased the Ceylon dress pattern by Colette Patterns. I knew someday I would […]


6
Jun

Fabric Giveaway Friday // Concerto Fat Quarter Bundle

Fabric Giveaway Sponsor Jackie has been quilter for 20 years, longarm quilter for 13 years, in business for 13 years, fabric shop for 4+ years, designer for several quilt Magazines, a National Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, and a quilting podcaster. Canton Village Quilt Works is a great shop to visit if you’re looking […]


4
Jun

Penelope Dress // In the “Studio” + Review

Apparently last weekend was dress fest around our home. Yesterday I shared the Clara Dress I made for myself and it was only fair that my beautiful daughter get a new dress too! While shopping at our local quilt shop last week she picked out the Penelope dress pattern. They had an adorable version displayed on a mannequin […]


3
Jun

Clara Dress // Reveal + Review

This week I realized that being a quilter has drastically made me a better general sewist. I began sewing when I was about six years old. My mom would make us Halloween costumes every year and I started to help her. I made a renaissance dress in middle school, various sweaters, skirts, shirts, pajamas and later I made […]


30
May

Biggest Quilting Giveaway by Fat Quarter Shop

Have you heard about the biggest quilting giveaway?  This is Fat Quarter Shop’s biggest giveaway to date and may be the biggest online quilting-related giveaway ever. The total value of this amazing giveaway retails at over $6,300 and is divided into twelve prize buckets. The prizes range from fabric bundles and books to notions and […]


29
May

Cross My Heart Mini Quilt

As you saw yesterday I will be teaching a few classes here locally one of those is the Cross Stitch Quilting Class. This weekend I made a class sample for the shop to display. Cross My Heart Mini Quilt My daughter Gwenyth helped me pick out all of the fabrics and watched me in every […]


28
May

Teaching Locally in Arizona

This summer I will be teaching some really fun classes at my local quilt shop, Scrapbooks ETC. If you are in Arizona or perhaps will be vacationing here I would really love for you to join me! Scrap Buster Class When: June 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Scrapbooks ETC in Mesa, AZ Register: Pre-register […]


22
May

Fabric Giveaway Friday – $25 Gift Certificate

Giveaway Sponsor Here is what Dragonfly Fabrics owner Amy had to say about the shop… “I love fabric.  I started Dragonfly Fabrics when I was manufacturing custom baby bedding and blankets for my online company.  What began as a few bolts turned into a few more and soon I realized I wasn’t just buying the […]


22
May

Topple Quilt

About a year ago I finished this little mini quilt which I call Topple. For a while I wanted to create a pattern in multiple sizes, then life happened. Someday perhaps I will make a pattern, but I figured it was about time I at least share it with you. And what better time to share than when […]


20
May

Quick Quilting Tips and Tricks // Blog Hop

Amy at a Diary of a Quilter hosted a fantastic blog hop a few weeks ago called Quick Quilting Tips and Tricks. She was promoting her wonderful new book Fabulously Fast Quilts that you must check out! The information in this blog hop was invaluable, here is a Pinterest board full of the tricks and tips. Amy decided […]


19
May

Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share

This post is part of a weekly series called Pile O’ Fabric Stash Share. Each week challenge yourself to create a custom bundle from your fabric stash based on the color scheme posted for the week. Then share a picture of your final bundle here on the Stash Share post. See full details. This Weeks […]