Legend tells of a restaurant patron who refused his fried potatoes so many times, the chef just ‘bout lost his mind. “Too mushy. Too thick. Make them again!” demanded the diner.
In frustration, the chef cut paper-thin slices of potato and fried ‘em to a crisp. Much to his surprise, the customer was delighted, and the potato chip was born! What a deliciously happy accident!
This week, Jenny experienced her own “happy accident,” and the result was the Tilted Nine Patch Quilt. It’s not the quilt she set out to make, but it sure is a beauty! Grab your favorite pack of 2.5 inch strips and click HERE to watch the tutorial!
It the unwritten law of the sewing room. All sewists must have a 2-year supply of precuts, a jar of random buttons, a drawerful of thread, and a shoebox filled with adorable waves of rickrack and other fun trims.
Rickrack is a vintage classic. It’s takes me back to favorite rag dolls, homemade aprons, and grandma’s kitchen curtains. Jenny’s new Rickrack Quilt has all that sentimental charm, and it’s a cinch to make, too! Click HERE to learn how to transform your favorite 2.5 inch strips into a zig-zaggy masterpiece!
Traffic jams can be caused by construction, accidents, or even a herd of cattle. (Wait…does that only happen in Missouri?) But did you know a tractor-driving sheepdog once created a terrible gridlock? So did a runaway robot, a massive Santa balloon, and a 42,000 pound honey spill! I must say, I prefer a Roadblock made of fabric!
This week Jenny is whipping up a Roadblock quilt with strip sets and a handful of easy blocks. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
What makes a sunset so special? I mean, every single night – just like clockwork – that same ‘ole sun sinks below the same ‘ole horizon. So why do we write poems and sing love songs and treasure every last drop of fading sunlight? It’s all in the details!
From the shape of the clouds to the moisture in the air, tiny variations work together to create a show of color and light as magnificent as it is unique! Orange and purple streaks. Dramatic rays of gold. Moody silver and navy blue. You just never know what Mother Nature has up her sleeve!
This week Jenny is working with two ordinary blocks: stars and 4-patches. Nothin’ fancy, nothin’ new. But when she stitches them together “just so,” The results are simply stunning! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
I always thought the daisy was such a sweet and simple flower, but it turns out I was wrong! The daisy isn’t a flower at all; it’s two flowers! The first flower is made up of the long, white petals we love to pluck while reciting, “He loves me. He loves me not.” The second flower is the cheery yellow center. I guess you could say every bloom is its own bouquet!
In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny combines simple white charms with a pretty roll of 2.5 inch strips, and the results are as sweet as a field of daisies!
(This quilt was featured in our special baby edition of BLOCK Magazine. Click HERE to order a copy!)