Happy Monday to you all! Our heating is currently broken and its bit cold in the house. Fingers crossed the repairman coming in an hour can fix it quickly. (Send warm thoughts!)
In the meantime, I wanted to share a link to my video interview with Britain-Based quiltmaker Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten. She is one of my Ruby Ruler™ Ambassadors and I love seeing how she is using the Ruby Ruler™ to check color values on her curvy-pieced quilt designs. She manages to create very interesting tunnel and tubular effects using curved piecing and color value.
OK, full disclosure, this is not a question I am asked on the regular. But in workshops I teach, I’ve seen some, well, creative ways to hold and cut with a rotary cutter. 😬 Some have learn one way, when just starting out, and have a hard time relearning safer ways to handle a rotary cutter.
I get it.READ MORE
Recently, I told you a bit about Aurifil Thread’s series for 2020, their free Designer of the Month series. This year, they are celebrating the new Color Builder thread collections. Each month a new block is posted by a different designer, inspired by one of these Color Builder boxes. I am kicking off the year with a block I designed for January, called called Milano. It’s inspired by the color builder collection “Milan Grey” and the city of Milan.READ MORE
A few months ago I previewed the new lines shipping to quilt stores this March from the designers at Ruby Star Society. I was immediately drawn to Rashida Coleman-Hale’s line called “Stellar”. It is full of happy, space-related prints done with a whimsical twist. And bits of gold! I was inspired to create a quilt pattern for it almost immediately.READ MORE
Crossing a big goal off my to do list for 2020 right here at the start-
Today I’ve launched a brand new weekly video series on my Youtube channel. Q(uilting) and Answer is short, weekly videos that answer quilting questions I get asked. You’ve asked at my lectures and workshops, and I’ve been keeping a running list.