June Solids Challenge Quilt and Giveaway!

Since January, I have made one mini quilt / quilt sketch a month inspired by my podcast with Gwen Marston and using Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids. (Past projects include a monochromatic red piece, a green monochromatic quilt, a chocolate brown quilt, a white and green improv piece and a pink/orange wonky log cabin.) For this month’s challenge, I decided to try Nicole Daksiewicz (Modern Handcraft)’s method for …

Penny Layman Interview. Paper Piecing: Week 3 {Learn More, Sew More}

Eight years ago, Penny Layman started her blog Sew Take a Hike .  A dental hygenist by day, she has become an expert in foundation paper piecing.  Her designs have been featured in Optical Illusions,  Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making, Pillow Pop, Modern QuiltsUnlimited, Stitch magazine and more.  Her newest book, The Paper-Pieced Home,  came out on January 9th.  I …

Fabric and Thread. Basics. {Learn More, Sew More}

Fabric and thread are fundamental components of your sewing adventure.  For me, choosing fabric and thread are one of the best parts of the process!  You are choosing fabrics you (hopefully) love to be made into a design you love to create something you love.  (Okay, that was a lot of love!  HA!)  But really, the color options are endless. …