Finished Quilts This Week: HST and Improv

I finished two small quilts this week, hooray! My quilts tend to get stuck in a holding pattern after the top is pieced, so it always feels good to completely finish a project. Ombre HST Wall Quilt First up, I finished my half square triangle mini quilt made with ombre fabrics. For the quilting I […]

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Playing with Artful Improv Quilts

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a class called Artful Improv – Permission to Play! from Cindy Grisdela. The class was entertaining and stretched my design skills in new directions. I highly recommend taking one of Cindy’s classes if you get a chance. This particular class is based on her new book, also titled Artful Improv. We learned […]

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Accurate Half Square Triangles (HSTs) From Strips

All quilters love half square triangles, right? I sure do, and I just couldn’t resist joining a mini-quilt swap this month that is all about half square triangles. I found a colorful jelly roll of V and Co. Ombre fabric by Moda in my stash to use for my mini-quilt, so I thought I would […]

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Add a Drawstring to Reversible Bucket Hat

I love to make reversible bucket hats for the little people in my life. This adorable hat is a pattern (free!) from Oliver + S that you can make in less than a day. I usually choose a fancy or crazy print for one side and a plainer print for the other side to give the […]

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Color and Clarity Quilt detail

Color and Clarity Quilt Finish

Color and Clarity Quilt Finish I’m excited to share my completed Color and Clarity quilt today. The idea for this modern quilt came together pretty quickly and I am in love with these cool, clear diamonds. The quilt title refers to two of the 4C’s (color, clarity, cut, and carat) that experts use to describe […]

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