My very favorite quilts are the kind of quilts that are used and enjoyed. The ones that snuggle a baby or keep Mom warm during chilly little league games. The ones that follow you to the beach and the mountains and dozens of family picnics. They may end up with a smudge or a stain, but these quilts are always the best loved – and so full of memories! This week Jenny is whipping up a pretty new pinwheel quilt [...]
On the tiny Italian island of Burano, each little house is painted a cheery shade of pink, orange, green…you name it! You can wander every canal and alleyway and not find a single speck of beige; the cityscape is one giant rainbow! This week Jenny is stitching up a colorful city of her own. Each block resembles a curved scallop, but – you guessed it – it’s all straight seams! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Before 1920, American women didn’t have the right to vote, but you can bet your boots they had opinions! And you can find a record of their political voice in the loveliest of places: their quilts! When James K. Polk ran for president in 1844, he promoted a new northern border for the Oregon Territory at the 54°40′ north line of latitude. Polk’s supporters immortalized his campaign slogan, “54-40 or Fight,” with a quilt block so gorgeous, we’ve been [...]
If you’ve been quilting for long, chances are you have a stash of beautiful precuts just waiting for the right project. And sometimes…when that jelly roll is particularly gorgeous, you reallllly hold on to it. It’s too special to be “wasted” on a boring quilt, right? Well whip out that treasured jelly roll, friend, because the perfect project has arrived! Click HERE to learn how to combine four patches with fence rail blocks to create a quilt that will [...]
This week Jenny is working on a quilt so cozy, it’s like curling up with a warm cup of spiced cider. The Spice Rack Quilt is composed of both linen and flannel fabrics, and when those two contrasting textures meet, the results are a delight to the senses! Click below to learn how to whip up sweet little chevrons in this easy charm tutorial!