Twinkling in the distant night sky is a white dwarf star with a core of pure diamond. Think of it! 10 billion trillion trillion carats, just floating around in outer space! (I’m suddenly feeling an inclination for space travel…) So beautiful, and yet, so out of reach!
The Diamond Dance Quilt, however, is accessible to even the least experienced quilter! This project is quick, easy, and so much fun! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Take one look at The Surprise Half Hexi Quilt, and you might start to feel a little nervous. Did Jenny get tired of easy patterns? Have we graduated to advanced quilting? What happened to quick and easy?!!
Never fear, my friend! This pattern may look intense, but Jenny’s got a little magic up her sleeve that’ll put your heart at ease!
Click HERE to get a free downloadable PDF of The Surprise Half Hexi!
Confession time! What sends shivers of fear down your spine? Ghosts and goblins? Things that go bump in the night? Handing the car keys to a 16-year-old for his first solo drive? Truth be told, I used to be afraid of applique. Too time consuming. Too exact. Too labor-intensive. Right? Wrong!!!
Today we’re sharing an applique method so quick and easy, you’ll be whipping through the Inside Out Quilt at lighting speed! These appliqued blocks are neatly finished with a teeny zig-zag stitch, and boy oh boy are they cute!
Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need to make your own Inside Out Quilt!
I love the way a simple sashing gives each block its own importance. Those little strips of fabric are pretty powerful! But sashing isn’t just for framing blocks; they’re so much more versatile than that! Today we’re adding strips of sashing to half hexies in a classic hexagon braid pattern to create a block as beautiful as a stained glass window!
Something so simple as a sashing creates a completely new look to the familiar Friendship Braid Pattern and this beautiful quilt features Victory Findlay Wolfe’s new fabric line, Mostly Manor! Isn’t it fabulous?
Click on the button to watch the tutorial and shop for supplies to make this quilt! If you try it out, be sure to share a photo with us on social media using #sashedhalfhexagonquilt
Today we introduce to you a brand new blog series, Tutorial Reboot! We’ve invited some of the amazing quilting bloggers out there to try out some of Jenny’s tutorials! With a new tutorial every week, it might be difficult to keep track of all the best ones, so we’ve asked these bloggers to pick one of their favorites and revisit it! Let’s dive in! Here is Kelly Bowser, aka Kelby Sews, with the first Tutorial Reboot: the Simple Hexagon Quilt!
My name is Kelly—though I’m often called Kelby since my “sewing name” is Kelbysews — it’s ok, I understand the confusion and respond to both names!I always loved painting/crafting growing up and even through college, but it often took a back seat to academics.After becoming a stay at home mom of 2 boys, I felt it was time for my artsy side to get some attention!I taught myself to sew and quilt 5 years ago as a creative and intellectual challenge since I was watching dust gather on my law degree.I jumped into sewing headfirst and was soon happily drowning in fabric!
Jenny’s Hexagon Quilt tutorial using the 5” half-hexie ruler is amazingly easy to follow!This is a perfect quilt for an experienced beginner who has already made a simple square patchwork quilt and wants to step it up!
The video tutorial clearly shows you how to cut and piece the hexagons so there is no confusion!I love that you don’t even have to unfold the jellyroll strips!You can simply cut two half-hexie pieces at once with the jelly roll strip folded! These half-hexies make adorable placemats, table toppers, and quilts!You could even use leftover jellyroll strips/charm squares/scraps in your stash to make half-hexie mug rugs (large coasters) for your friends this holiday!
The hardest part about making a quilt using this method is that you have to layout the entire quilt before begin piecing since each row depends on the one before it.After I decided on a final layout, I took several pictures just in case my pieces got mixed up later.I tend to take lots of pictures of my quilts in progress because they help me see the quilt from a new perspective and help me find boo-boos!Then I simply stacked the pieces in rows and chain pieced like a maniac!Raise your hand if you love chain piecing!!!(You can’t see me through your computer screen, but I have both hands in the air waving around)