New Friday Tutorial: The Spring Rain Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Spring Rain Quilt

Make a Spring Rain Quilt with this Step-by-Step Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

I love a little shower of rain. It’s just so peaceful to sit at my sewing machine and listen to the gentle pitter-pat of raindrops on the window. It’s too wet to work in the yard, too wet to run to the grocery story, and way too wet to cut the grass. I’ve racked my brain and come to the conclusion that on a rainy day, the best use of my time is quilting! (Curiously, I’ve come to the same conclusion about sunny days, snowy days, and even plagues-of-locust days.)

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This week we’re learning how to make The Spring Rain Quilt. It’s the perfect project for days that are too drizzly (or too hot, or too windy…). Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and get everything you need to make your own Spring Rain Quilt!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Cutting Corners Quilt!

New Friday Tutorial: The Cutting Corners Quilt!

Make a Cutting Corners Quilt with Jenny Doan in her Free Video Tutorial!

Cutting corners is usually looked down on. It’s the lazy man’s way out, ease over quality.  It’s duct-tape car repairs and “premium” chicken nuggets filled with mystery meat. But when Jenny talks cutting corners, you can bet she’s talking about creating something that is as completely fabulous as it is easy! Today’s Tutorial, Cutting Corners, combines strip sets and half square triangles together into one gorgeously simple design. It’s scrappy and it’s clean at the same time!

Free Cutting Corners Quilt Tutorial!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and learn how to cut corners Jenny style!

Free Cutting Corners Quilt Tutorial!

New Friday Tutorial: The Jenny’s Tents Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Jenny’s Tents Quilt

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One of my favorite things about quilting is how many simple, basic quilt blocks you can put together to create a completely awe inspiring design that is completely unique and your own. Even just changing the fabrics can transform a simple half square triangle quilt into a masterpiece! This tutorial is no exception. What looks like an intricate design is just a HST block snowballed on one side! Isn’t it beautiful? You can make it too!

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It kind of looks like a scrappy chevron, doesn’t it? It’s just so cute! What fabric will you use to make your own version?

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Click on the button below to WATCH THE TUTORIAL and find everything you’ll need to get started!

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Half Square Triangles…

Half Square Triangles…

Today is just one of those days, where I just want to play with my fabric!  You know what I mean?  Somedays you have very specific ‘projects’ you are making and other days you just want to be free with the fabric to create what you want.

Aren’t the colors just dreamy? Lovely, really is the perfect name…

I just love half square triangles for that very reason.  Pretty much, the possibilities are endless and I just LOVE that. (most-days, hahahaha)  Either way, I am having fun today, with this line by the amazing {and absolutely adorable) Sandy Gervais!  It is called Lovely.  And isn’t it, though?  It is the perfect line for Spring and Summer.  I think so anyway.

This is just one charm pack, and makes a great size table runner.  (not sure on the exact size, since it isn’t sewn yet.)  Laid out this way you have a few extra blocks.  Thinking I may make them into a pillow or a placemat or some coasters…who knows.  {ooh, or maybe a hot pad}

It really is….just one of ‘those’ days.  🙂

Hope yours is happy.

Sarah

Zippity Doo Dah!

Zippity Doo Dah!

My, oh my, what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine, heading my way…Oh sorry:)

This is my inspiration:qam_a_quiltsandmore_0209It’s a darling quilt from the cover of the Quilts and More magazine…I was looking at it and realized that it was made with half square triangles. Wow! I thought, I could do this with a charm pack.

So, I took two Zippity Doo Dah charm packs and made half square triangles using Kona Muslin (80 5in. squares) then laid them out…It was much easier than it looks! My kind of quilt!  I am so pleased with the results…Here’s mine all finished up:  p4130113I love how the striped squares turned into zig zags. This has got to be the cutest Americana Fabric! I can’t wait for picnic season to get here!  For the magazine and pattern click HERE.