Tips & Tricks: Lone Star Quilt

The traditional lone star quilt is the base for Our Song, Your Reflection. This beautiful classic design uses strip sets cut on the diagonal to create a large-scale pattern. Here are some tips to make this a successful endeavour! First things first: Don't be scared. Once you get going, it's a ton of fun with very rewarding results. Choosing fabrics: If… Read More

Flying Buttresses

American Patchwork and Quilting's Challenge for QuiltCon 2018 was Flying Geese. The prompt asked participants to modernize a traditional flying geese block with any variation, and make it into a modern quilt using modern quilting elements. Finished quilts could be any size. That is a generously open challenge! As artists, we often stare at blank canvases… Read More

Tutorial: No Waste Flying Geese

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

Crow Quills Analog

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