Friday, November 09, 2018

Squared Away Cutie Quilt

The very first Cutie Pattern I designed was Squared Away.  This is one of my very favorites for that reason.

I also love it because it requires no border yardage so I can use my precious fat quarter packs.  It is also super-fun to quilt!

The areas of alternate ribbon candy quilting plus the wool batting make this a true joy to quilt.  If ribbon candy isn't your specialty, try using my 1 1/2" ribbon candy stencil.

This fabric is called Dreamfield and I've been hoarding it forever.  It looks so great in this quilt.

I already gave this quilt away and it is being loved by a lovely friend of mine.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

My day on the Splendid Sampler!

WooHoo!!!! Party!!!! Today is the day my block is released from The Splendid Sampler 2 book!

Turn to page 126 and start stitching!

I named my block Ticker Tape because of the way I plan to quilt it -- with ribbons!  Ribbon candy quilting makes me so happy that I think of parades and parties and celebrations:

As a machine quilting teacher, I plan the quilting as I'm piecing the quilt.  I will only stitch in the background of the block, leaving the pretty fabrics unquilted and puffy:

Do you like ribbon candy quilting as much as I do?

You can learn to quilt ribbon candy quilting in my Craftsy Class or by following one of my new stencils.  Ribbon candy quilting is featured in several of my YouTube videos.

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To see everyone's Ticker Tape blocks, visit The Splendid Sampler blog.

Friday, November 02, 2018

A Cozy Autumn Sweet Tooth Cutie Quilt

I can't count how many Sweet Tooth Cutie quilts I've made; the number is certainly higher than my fingers and toes can handle.  There's something about the skinny strips and alternating ribbon candy stitching that makes this quilt bring joy to my heart.

Recently I finished a cozy, scrappy autumn colored Sweet Tooth Cutie quilt:

Maybe if I cover up my entire wood pile with quilts, it will split itself and stack itself into neat little piles?

What are your feelings about ribbon candy?  I'm in LOVE and very comfortable quilting it in all directions.  My students asked for a stencil to help them with their ribbon candy, so I happily obliged.  I use a 1" ribbon candy stencil for this quilt.