Remember the binge I went on last week that resulted in eight pincushions that illustrated a glossary of colour terms? Here's how I made them. These use the tiniest of scraps; each measures 1" wide and 2" to 3" long. And they're so quick and satisfying. I don't know how you organize your scraps, but my usable… Read More
I have been following Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts for a little while now, and I have seen her produce pin cushions on a daily basis. What a great way to use up scraps. I was particularly enamoured with Day 8 of this current round of production and made one for myself. And… Read More
I hate wasting fabric. It's probably a function of my upbringing. The traditional way of making flying geese is pretty wasteful. And there is a better way. It's well-known, but I wanted to provide my own tutorial anyway. Time-saving techniques such as chain piecing and cutting multiples make these go faster. I have made hundreds… Read More
Louisa Glenn (@gracelouisagee) is a painter from Nashville, Tennessee. Her work is mesmerizing, with striking colours and always makes me think, "I should make a quilt like that!" (And someone did.) In this interview, Louisa reveals that a trip to the library led her down a new creative path, how she approaches colour, and how she interprets… Read More
My love for navy blue is right up there with my love for grey, black, and white. I imagine that it will adorn my living room or bedroom walls someday. What is special about navy is that it’s an actual colour; I surprise my architect self with this preference. What puts it into this category of… Read More
I work intuitively, organically, things just feel right. I like experimenting just to see what happens, but I also set boundaries for myself. - Lucy Engels Lucy Engels is the creative hand behind SkinnyMalinkyQuilts. Located in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lucy is first and foremost a printmaker, screenprinting being her favourite process. She began quilting in 2013… Read More
Why do they work together? 2017 Kona Color of the Year: Pink Flamingo with the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery.
This quilt is inspired by Andy Gilmore's digital artwork “08-25-10." The intention was to translate a digital process of generating art into an extreme analog version. The result was 2,160 triangles in 25 different shades. As my second quilt, this marked the beginning of an evolution in my work, where solids are used exclusively to… Read More