Do your triangles end up looking more like “volcanos” than “mountains”? Ashley Nickels of Alphabet Summer shows how to sew perfect points every time.
I have been making quilts for 10 years and only in the past few have been learning anything about traditional patterns. I want to show you how I sew half square triangles and the methods [and pitfalls] of how to put them together into just one of the myriad of possible blocks using them.
Hexagons are “in” now, so I designed a block in the CutWork software that makes a small grandmother’s flower garden flower in just two pieces. When it is embroidered you can’t tell it’s not made from individual hexagons like a traditional block!
My oldest daughter is off to college this month! She will be 1,600 miles away from home so I thought I’d make her a little something for her dorm room to help her remember us while she is away.
I guess it’s true. All memories are colored the way we’d most like to remember them. Here I’ve applied “color-drenched lenses” to revisit a vintage family photo, then incorporated the resulting images into patchwork pillows.
How did it get to be July already? The holidays are only six months away – it’s time to start sewing! Here’s a simple-to-sew table runner from Sandi Gass at Sandi’s Sewing Connection in West Burlington, Iowa. Looking for something larger? Make more blocks and stitch them together to make table toppers and quilts.