Quilt Back Party on Instagram: Sept. 18-22

Quilt Back Party on Instagram: Sept. 18-22

We kick off #partyinthequiltback today! From September 18-22, post photos of your favourite quilt backs using the hashtag #partyinthequiltback and win daily prizes from our awesome event sponsors. Wondering what to post? Quilt backs or portions of quilt...
Tutorial: Cutting Fabric Diamonds

Tutorial: Cutting Fabric Diamonds

This week’s quilt block of the 2019 Summer Sampler is “Altitude” and features a mountainous landscape with the most beautiful sky you can imagine behind it. I designed this block to help you cut and assemble 45 degree diamonds. The result is a dynamic...
Tutorial: Wrapping Your Embroidery Hoop

Tutorial: Wrapping Your Embroidery Hoop

An easy way to spruce up your embroidery hoop for display is to wrap it. It brings the final product up a level for a finished look without using too much fabric or effort. When you’ve worked hard on a piece such as Canned Pineapples, it’s nice to give it...
Tutorial: Basic Embroidery Stitches

Tutorial: Basic Embroidery Stitches

In this post, you’ll get an idea of how to make some simple embroidery stitches to complete your Canned Pineapples hoop quilt! We’ll cover a back stitch, woven wheel stitch, and a running stitch. I’m not an expert in this realm, but I sure have fun...
Colour Post: The Glowing Effect

Colour Post: The Glowing Effect

Starry Night — one of the world’s most well-known paintings — has been subsumed into the image bank of my mind and probably influenced the design of my hoop quilt design, Canned Pineapples. In this post, we’ll talk about how to choose colours...