REVISED List of Quilting Podcasts- – April 2017

I will be posting this yearly. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. When possible I post the direct feed to a podcast. You can download them also on any podcast catcher you may have, like iTUNES or Stitcher.  I am sure you have an app of some sort to do this.  THE LINKS AR.E HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE to make them easier to find.

I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster. IF YOU find some new podcast please add a link to the comments on this post.  I wish I was a better programmer so I could make this blog post prettier but I am self taught and half the time I never know what I am doing when it comes to programming.

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog.
  •  USE the various windows for that browser …
  • SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET
  • Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST
  • TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

The podcasts are in no particular order ….. except the first one… that one is mine.

 

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Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams…. THIS one is mine!

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

This podcast is mine it is totally irregular uploading of episodes since I work as a full time nurse and when I come home from work I am totally tired. To be honest I have not gotten very far in my FINISHES this year. I love quilting and try to keep working on my projects… but it is slow going. I do blog and podcast about the the quilt books, notions and newest techniques I buy.

I have been very bad at podcasting this past year…. I hope to do better… that said I am not removing my link.
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Off-Kilter Quilt

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com

OFF KILTER QUILT the WordPress BLOG

http://offkilterquilt.com/

OFF KILTER QUILT new blog page

…. … OFF KILTER QUILT has a new web page … adding it here till I get around to the next update of this web page

Frances is a children’s book author who has taken up quilting in the past 8 years. She is a dedicated finisher and takes you along on her journey. I loved listening to her podcast over the last 5 years as she progressed from a newbie with a new to her sewing machine to an accomplished quilter. This past year Frances has started writing QUILT related books and quilts to relate to her books.  She entered two quilts in QUILT CON.  Recently she has been designing her own quilts both for her books and because THAT IS THE WAY SHE ROLLS.

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BIRDS in the AIR by Frances ORoark Dowell on Amazon

FRANCES’ QUILT FICTION can be found on this link

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Frances is from North Carolina and talks about her life, her kids, quilting and the weather. ( joke) She also often talks about the books she is reviewing. Frances often wanders off topic but so delightfully. I look forward to everyone of her episodes and often listen to them more than once.

FRANCES has a new podcast for Creative Writing for kids…..

Started in APRIL 2014 … loved them wish their were more

http://www.francesdowell.com/category/creative-writing-for-kids/podcasts/

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BTW …. I will post links to Amazon and other sale sites but as of now I do not have any affiliation to these sited and do not get any compensation for doing so…… Just trying to make things easier for my readers.

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Hip to be a Square

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com/feed/podcast/

direct podcast link page

Pam is the most prolific and consistent pod-caster and quilter. Her out put is amazing especially when you consider she works at home at a very busy job and family life. She talks alot about her process. I follow both her blog and podcast in Feedly so I do not miss an episode. Pam  with her friend Lynn also started a video podcast  QUILT SHOW on YOU TUBE.  Pam posts the video and the audio for this show…. if you have not seen it you will want to check it out.

Pam and Daisy are currently reading books together and then reviewing them as part of the podcast. Their book picks are interesting. I know you will find this an interesting quilting podcast to listen to… she will definitely inspire you to keep at your projects.

PAM now host THE STITCH TV SHOW on

YOU TUBE

THE STITCH TV SHOW

THE STITCH ON YOU TUBE LINK

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VICKIE’S CREATIVE CORNER 3

 

DIRECT RSS FEED
https://mycreativecorner3.podbean.com/feed/  

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VICKIE’S BLOG ….. MY CREATIVE CORNER 3
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MY CREATIVE CORNER 3 — PODBEAN LINK to find the newest episode

I met VICKIE at last year’s 2016 AQS GRAND RAPIDS QUILT SHOW.  This past year she launched her podcast and has been very consistent in getting a podcast posted.  She is a long armer and avid quilter, she also participates in other crafts.  In the summer her husband and her go on the road and participate in multiple HIGHLAND GAMES.  Her blog and podcast has been fun to follow.  I think I have a particular fondness for her podcast because she is a fellow MICHIGANDER and I can really relate to her posts.

http://mycreativecorner3.podbean.com/feed/

DIRECT LINK for CREATIVE CORNER 3 FEED

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LAZY DAISY QUILTS ( and READS)  …..

Because I AM and I Do ….

http://ldq.outlandishthreads.com

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Daisy’s podcast … she is so real.  She says it like she sees it.   Daisy use to be a costumer but now works in a quilt shop where she does the long arming.   She discusses all aspects of quilting,  current happenings in her life and what she is currently reading and watching on tv.  She is currently designing embroidery for the TV show OUTLANDER the patterns are available for free on Craftsy AND thru  FANDOM IN STITCHES.                

LINK TO FANDOM IN STITCHES  

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http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/ Katie’s Quilting Corners

http://feeds.feedburner.com/KatiesQuiltingCornerPodcast

 

http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/

 

Katie is a 30s something quilter / crafter,  as she calls herself.   She talks about her quilts, her life and the recent changes, and her beloved dogs.  She took a hiatus from podcasting but has since returned and is putting out new episodes in audio and occasional video .  She recently designed an awesome pattern that is free for download in craftsy…. absolutely love the pattern and hope to do it this summer.

I am catching up with her new episodes and have her on my FEEDLY blog catcher.  COME and join the conversation.                                    .

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HOBBIES UP TO HERE PODCAST AND BLOG

This podcast was started earlier in 2015 but I just discovered it in February, 2016. The conversation is between Dori the mom and Kati the daughter. They discuss various hobbies but quilting is their main focus. They also talk about what is going on in their life at the time of the podcast.

Currently there are 31 episodes and they are an absolute hoot…. I have been listening going back to the beginning …. I have added them to my FEEDLY BLOG READER so I do not miss a post / episode.

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN TO PODCAST… I think you will enjoy it.

Direct RSS feed to HOBBIES UP TO HERE…… YOU can also download them from iTUNES

http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/atgyk-3cd3d/Hobbies-Up-To-Here

RSS FEED for HOBBIES UP TO HERE

BLOG LINK > LINK to HOBBIES UP TO HERE BLOG

https://www.facebook.com/hobbiesuptohere/ >>>>

HOBBIES UP TO HERE FACEBOOK PAGE

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CRAFTY PLANNER :

CRAFTY PLANNER DIRECT LINK TO PODCAST EPISODES

Sandi Hazlewood.is the creator of Crafty Planner.  She has great interviews of quilters and crafters … she is equal opportunity.   When I listen to Sandi’s podcast I know I am in for a treat.

http://craftyplanner.com/podcast/ >>> CRAFTY PLANNER

 

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WHILE SHE NAPS on iTunes
on iTunes … ABBY GLASSENBURG … WHILE SHE NAPS….. JULY 2014

.. DIRECT DOWNLINK TO … WHILE SHE NAPS ….

Abby post about quilting usually from the business side of quilting.  She host great interviews with the stars of quilting.  Her posts this year has been most enjoyable.  

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https://www.buzzsprout.com/70645.rss

DIRECT RSS FEED DOWNLOAD LINK

https://leahday.com/

LEAH DAY started a new podcast.  She does talks about what she is doing in her various endeavors and she does interviews of quilters…. some famous and some just regular home grown quilters.  She stared out posting weekly but now has cut back to every other week…. of if LIFE GOT IN THE WAY once a month.  I think you will enjoy listening to her posts.

I down load her on iTunes ( and you know I do not like iTUNES) but that way I have not missed an episode.

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I first saw Pat when she presented her trunk show soon after I was introduced to quilting back in 2005. To think of it I think she was the first national teacher I had been exposed to. Pat was also the first podcast I use to listen to when I learned about podcasting in 2010. ( Remember I am not of the computer generation that learns how to use a computer in grade school. Computers had not even been invented when I went to school.) Pat currently works with American Patchwork and Quilting magazine but she had been podcasting for several years before she affiliated with them. Pat has been in the quilting business for years and has interviewed many of the nationally known quilting divas. She always have interesting guest to listen to. Pat publishes weekly so you can count on her when you want to listen to podcast while working on a project she always has something quilty to listen to.

Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio

PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

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SLIGHTLY MAD QUILT LADY from NEW ZEALAND ….. 

CHARLOTTE SCOTT … The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady from NEW ZEALAND

http://theslightlymadquiltlady.podbean.com/

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Charlotte’s accent ( She has told me I am the one with the accent…. Ha! Ha! ) She talks about her new studio quilting space and her life on a boat.  She also does interviews of other NEW ZEALAND quilters.   She is a sought after Art Quilter and is in demand for classes…. I think this lady is going somewhere …. hope to see her on THE QUILT SHOW some day. 

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 MODERN SEW-CIETY ….

http://www.modernsewciety.com/

http://www.modernsewciety.com/category/podcast

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WEEZY WORKS HOME PAGE . . .

http://www.weezyworks.com

http://www.weezyworks.com/feed . . . WEEZY WORKS VIDEO PODCAST … DIRECT FEED

NEW VIDEO PODCAST FROM WEEZY WORKS a fellow TWILTER . . . .

Weezy is a twillter friend who I follow TWITTER. Weezy post video podcast but I can only view them when I am awake between MN to 0500 (eastern standard time.) I do download all of the audio episodes to my computer and listen to them when I listen during a sewing session. Weezy investigates all types of quilting and is a fun listen.

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Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast

http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog

http://www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com/

SANDI podcasts about her life as a mother of two girls ,  her quilts.  She is a designer of applique patterns and has been published in quilting magazines.  She is the author of  Little Quilts for Big Occasions .  Give her a listen.

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CRAFT SANITY with JENNIFER ACKERMAN HAYWOOD

JENNIFER IS BACK ON THE AIRWAVES … and she has a treasury of older podcast to check into… she interviews crafters and quilters.

links to CRAFT SANITY

LINKS to CRAFT SANITY PODCAST

Find her on iTUNES for easier download.

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SEWING OUT LOUD …

A mother & daughter team talk about the adventures of sewing as a business and a loving hobby.   I like their practical advice … and I love the stories on how to deal with customers and problems.  I down load them via iTunes as I had trouble finding them on an RSS FEED… but you can try the link below..

https://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/sewing-out-loud

SEWING OUT LOUD PODCAST EPISODES

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String and Story FACE BOOK QUILT VIDEOS

Holly Anne is a fellow TWILTER and started making quilt videos earlier this year.   I only get to watch them if I am awake at midnight…. when I am awake I make a point to check out her most recent posts.  She describes herself as a MODERN IMPRESSION QUILTER but also does T shirts for customers. 

https://www.stringandstory.com/

STRING AND STORY BLOG POST

https://www.facebook.com/pg/stringandstory/videos/

STRING AND STORY QUILT VIDEOS on Facebook

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HISTORY CHICKS is one of my favorite non quilting podcast.  I plan to make a thread for my favorite non quilting podcast but until then…. I am parking them here.  Check them out … even if you are not into history you will enjoy these ladies.

HISTORY CHICKS PODCAST EPISODES

http://thehistorychicks.com/category/podcasts/

 

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DEFUNCT PODCASTS:

These pages might have been taken down as it is rather expensive to keep it up but I am hoping they will come back.

PODCASTS no longer being published … but you may be able to download past episodes  >>> here is the link to that page.

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HOW TO DOWNLOAD A PODCAST FROM A DIRECT FEED

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

On the bottom of the post it says :

Like | Share | Comments | Embed | Download | Plays (100)

If you left click on Download it takes you to a download page… then right click on the icon that pops up

A window with various commands opens …. choose … SAVE AS, SAVE AS TARGET or Save File

( your browser will dictate the wordage)
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Save the file to your computer ( I use MY MUSIC) …

YOU can then listen with your MEDIA PLAYER

YOU can also download from i Tunes if you subscribe
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BEAR LAKE SEPTEMBER RETREAT 2016

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This is what BEAR LAKE looks like in September … oh do different … I even took a short hike.

Look here to see what BEAR LAKE looks like in the winter.

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I finally finished my daughters wall hanging shade…. at least the top got assembled.  We will sandwich it this weekend then I will start free motion quilting it.  The following pictures are of projects being constructed during the event…. We had such a great show and tell.

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There was so much great eye candy and I had so much fun . . . .

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MAKE YOUR OWN FABRIC : MILE a Minute technique ….

I first learned to MAKE FABRIC when I took a class at my local sewing bee back in 2005.  The instructor was snow bird and she had learned it the previous winter in Texas.  She came back in taught it to us.  Since then I learned several other methods.  I am going to post pictures of how to make your own fabric … my way.  I will post pictures and directions.  I will post tips about the methods and what makes the techniques I use better.

It starts with what you as a quilter have. I noted some of the tutorials actually cut yardage into chunks to use in their made fabric.   I use scraps and I have tons of them… going back 20 years or more.  As I pull out the fabric I discard any that are cheap, sub-standard fabrics…. Unless the fabric had meaning to me … i.e. fabrics from my mom, daughter, and family or special past projects.  If the fabric was questionable I just ironed on to fusible interface to reinforce it and used it anyways.  Once the fabric is made there are different ways of using the self-made fabric in your quilting.

 

I have noted that the SELF MADE FABRIC of today seems to be different from the techniques and style of fabric I have made in the past.   This is not a criticism but an observation.  I think a lot has to do with what fabric scraps the maker has available.  Many of the fabrics are blockier because they are made from strips, squares, blocks of fabric.  My SELF-MADE FABRIC tends to be wonkier and more angled because I use a lot of shaped blocks and I trim at angles. 

 

MILE A MINUTE BLOCKS  ….

This was the first self- made fabric technique I learned, it was taught at the sewing bee I mentioned before.  What was really fun as everyone brought a pound of their fabrics in a bag then we threw the fabric scraps into the middle of the table.  ( We had set the rule the smallest scrap had to be at least 1-1/2 inches square.)  Strips, chunks, ugly fabric whatever we wanted to use.  Our instructor said not to try and control our fabrics … but of course I did.  I personally dislike scrappy quilts that mix types of fabrics together… I like muted, grey fabrics with other muted grey fabrics … and bright clear colors with other bright clear colored fabrics.  I mostly do not like them mixed together.  We were suppose to just grab a hunk of fabric and use it in our self-made fabric.  I, all ways the rebel, cherry picked my fabrics and only used contemporary, more modern, bright colored fabrics.

I will say that this block is often my leaders and ender projects or mindless sewing project at the end of a sewing session.  I do several blocks at a time in that I sew my retro, muted fabric into one block and modern, bright fabric into another and I do not use the same blocks in the same quilt.  If the scrap does not look good in the block I am making it does not go in.

  

TECHNIQUE:

Take a strip of fabric at least one inch wide. I often have wider because that is what I have in my scrap bag. 

Chain piece hunks of scraps selected willy-nilly down the strip.

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Trim your fabric strips apart. I usually angle my cuts but you can cut the fabric straighter ….. it is up to you.   You now have the start of your blocks. 

 

I press as I go as I use a small travel iron right next to the sewing machine. The pad is on a TV table.  I also have a medium cutting mat and rotary cutter on another TV table next to my sewing machine within reach. 

 

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I sew my first patches to a new strip or to another hunk of fabric, once again depends upon what you have in your scrap bag.  Trim your patches and repeat the process until the SELF MADE FABRIC is the size you want or need.

As I progress I make sure to off -set the first patches so that the patches are not all in the center of the fabric I am making. I like a more eclectic, mixed look to my patches even though they have a lot of the same fabric scraps in the blocks.  I do try to mix up the fabric patches with different scraps so the blocks do not look the same.

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I try to sew the added patches in a circular pattern similar to log cabin application.  That usually results in an interesting block.  Also adding triangles or hexagon shapes to the block  adds interesting angles.

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When the fabric is large enough I square it up to the correct size.  12.5 inch square is my favorite size.  Any cut off segments can be used on a different block.   

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TIPS: 

As I progress the block I use bigger strips of fabric to the outside of the block.  I dislike seams and small chunks of fabric on the outside as it tend to make the seams bulky.

You can make the seam allowance open or to the side that is a personal preference.  Opening the seams is time consuming so I usually just press them to the side.

Be sure your block is flat.  Press as you go with and iron or finger press.  I have seen blocks made that puffed in the middle looking like D cup breast… This is usually cause by poor technique not taking the time to trim well or press as you go.   

Style wise I try to keep different style of fabrics seperated …. brights and contemporary does not get into blocks with repro, muted, greyed fabrics.   I just think the patches look better that way..

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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Links to IMPROVEZATIONAL FABRIC MAKING :

Links to IMPROVEZATIONAL FABRIC MAKING :

I am planning a series of  “MAKE FABRIC” techniques blogs.   I have listed all the links to blogs that have instructions on how to ” MAKE your own FABRIC” that I found doing a Google search and asking my TWILTER friends for links to the blogs they use.  I will add more links as I find them. 

Making your own fabric is technique used in the past and is being used now in modern quilts.  ” made fabric” is often cut into shapes and used in a block.  Sometimes the made fabric is used to make an entire quilt.  I plan to post all the technique I have learned over the years.   Often the blocks look similar when finished but there are several different techniuqes that can be used to make the fabric.  EACH technique has advanages and disadvantages, I will try and reveiw each technique.

 

Crumb along with me QUILT ALONGS

http://www.joscountryjunction.com/crumb-along-with-me-quilt-along

http://www.blogher.com/%E2%80%9Ccrumb-along-me%E2%80%9D-crumb-quilt-along-3

MOSAIC QUILTING  by Jaye the ART QUILTER  http://www.artquiltmaker.com/blog/2014/04/mosaic-quilting-for-a-project/

 

 BONNIE HUNTER

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/free-patterns.html

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/crayon-box.html

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/crumbs-crumbs-crumbs.html

Bonnie has several free patterns on her web page using self -made fabric.  I have included links to the ones I actually used to make blocks or entire quilts from.

 

Christa Watson:

Christa highlighted a quilt on her web page using a pattern from her book, MACHINE QULTING WITH STYLE,  highlighting the use of self -made fabric cut into a specific shape.

https://christaquilts.com/2016/01/15/facets-quilt-along-intro-and-fabric-requirements/  

https://christaquilts.com/2016/02/05/facets-quilt-along-week-2-improv-piecing

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Victoria, (Yes, I am being cheeky Frances and addressing Victoria by her first name only. I am old enough I can get away with it.) has multiple posts about making fabric.  

http://www.15minutesplay.com/p/tutorials.html

http://www.15minutesplay.com/2010/11/refresher-course.html

https://saskatoonmqg.com/2013/04/14/tutorial-random-piecing/

 From my google search:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRbMjOfldNg

 http://myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/2013/08/calling-all-scrap-lovers-improv-piecing.html

 http://gnomeangel.com/how-to-scrappy-improv-any-patchwork-block/

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NONNIE

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Book Review : 1000 BLOCKS by Quilter Marker Magazines

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1000 BLOCKS by Quilt Maker Magazine  is a collection of the first 10 issues of their block collection.  It is organized similar to the way the magazines had been organized from the beginning:  Applique, Foundation Pieced, Mixed Techniques ( fused, raw edge, hand sewn applique on pieced blocks, partial seaming, stitch and flip, pieced then slash and sew back together, foundation and standard piecing in the same block) and Pieced blocks.  What I really like about this book is the patterns are on a cD for the templates and many of the patterns. 

 

This book was great for me because I missed several of the issues that were sold out at my LQS when I went to buy them.  Since I now have this book I can give the magazines away to friends without guilt. 

 

The blocks in this book was sent in by both nationally known quilt divas and regular quilters who wanted to design blocks and quilts.  What I did notice when you looked at all the blocks the quality of the block designs greatly improved.  They were true designs and not rehashes of traditional blocks.  When a traditional block was submitted I disliked they did not use the original names but renamed the block.  I feel that dishonored previous designers and quilters.

 

One thing I did not like was how some of the blocks were dependent on the use of specific fabrics often no longer available.  These blocks can be made using other focus fabrics of the same scale, but I usually do not have suitable fabric.

 

I liked expansion of the block idea as there are magazines depicting  quilts made from the blocks.  (Only some of these quilts are in this book as illustrations.)  I always liked seeing the quilts made with the blocks as many of the quilts have secondary patterns.  I wanted to see more illustrations of the quilt blocks but that would make for a very fat book costing a lot more.  I have a feeling I will be re- drafting some of these blocks in EQ7 to see what the quilts look like.   I am hoping Quiltmaker and EQ7 (or another drafting software company) will publish these patterns similar to BLOCK BASE.  It would make it so much easier to make quilts.

 

The links to blogs and websites are noted when available this allowed me to add a lot of new blogs to my Feedly blog reader.  I see fun and quilts in my future when insomnia strikes.  I liked the designer index that is included in the book as it showed which designers submitted blocks over and over again.

 

I would like QUILTMAKER magazine should sponsor a challenge to quilters across the country to make quilts (crib, baby, child size)  with the block designs in this book.  These quilts could be exhibited in the AQS shows then donated the quilts to LINUS or various children hospitals and charities.  QUILTMAKER of course could publish an issue of the challenge entrants.

 

One thing that had me concerned as many of the pictures looked like an EQ7 rendering rather than a picture of an actual block.  This might be due to the fact many of the blocks were made in solid fabrics.  Pictures of the blocks proves someone actually made the block.  EQ7 renderings is great for designing but can the block be sewn as designed?  I know in the past when I tried my hand at designing I found there were times the block could not be sewn.

 

  The blocks in the book are all sized to 12 inch finished blocks so a sampler quilt can be made.  Or the blocks can be made in multiples and placed in a quilt top of your choice.  Examples of settings and yardages is included in the book.   

 

  I will still recommend this book to my friends.  I think it offers a lot for the cost and I love my encyclopedia of quilt block books since they provide inspiration and potential. 

 
HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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A quilt finish…. almost

While I am off on medical leave I got two quilt tops over the LISA BURMANN QUILT STUDIO who has done most of my long arming. My grandson, Nee-Nee designed the quilt with a little help from Nonnie.  Initially he wanted me to just sew up the two fabric panels right up the middle but I talked him into the quilt pattern I call THE THREE HOUR QUILT.  Basically one length of fabric was divided in half and each divided section was sewn on the side of the undivided focus fabric.  VERY SIMPLE but looks great on a bed.  The quilting makes this simple quilt special … and reversible.  I can see myself turning  the quilt over so the back side shows.   I had torn off enough fabric from each section of fabric to make my binding …. that will be the next thing I do after I pick up my quilt.

Let me know what you think about my not so little quilt… ( I meant it to be full size. It turned out to be queen size, as I measured wrong.)
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LISA BURMANN QUILT STUDIO in Dryden Michigan
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Gd Son's TIGERS Quilt
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TIGER QUILT after quilting. . .

Back of the Tiger Quilt
Back of the Tiger Quilt

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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REVIEW: Ruler Work for the Sit-Down Quilter Vol. 1 >> DVD by Patsy Thompson

 

RULER WORK for the SIT-DOWN QUILTER --the DVD Ruler-Work – for the -Sit-Down-Quilter-volume-1
As I have said before DVDs are my favorite way to get quilting instruction. Streaming and on- line classes are okay for those without restrictions to their internet but I have major restrictions on download on my service. DVDs can be played over and over again without internet… I just need a TV , a DVD player and my hubby out of my hair so I can play without worrying about cooking his dinner. I also want to say how much I enjoy the production value on these DVDs. Ernie has done a great job in that you can see how Patsy is doing the work with close ups. His camera work highlights what is important in the DVD the FMQ-ing. Too many other classes I have seen on line do not do a good job of close ups when demonstrating a technique.
I love Patsy’s DVDs and have everyone of them. She always goes into so much details in how she does things and takes a lot of the guess work and experimentation out of trying new techniques. She is so inspiring. I just got this DVD because I have been a little bored lately and needed some inspiration. I have been hearing about using rulers on a domestic machine but could not phantom how to do it….. So when I saw that Patsy had developed a new DVD series of classes. I just bought it site unseen and do not regret it. I had not planned to want to learn how to do ruler quilting but Patsy’s DVD got me over that nonsense and I have already ordered a series of basic rulers and a ruler foot for my machine.

I should mention that PATSY is a woman after my own heart she does her demonstrations on all kind of machines just to show viewers that a machine that can do FMQing can do ruler work. She shows working on a Bernina, a Janome, a Baby Lock and a GEORGE machine. ( The noise level on each machine was totally different and would be something to consider when you go to buy a new machine.)
I like that Patsy indicates what type of machine, type of foot ( modified or unmodified) the type of ruler (& source) she is using to do the work. Patsy quilts on a real quilts rather than just samples and I think that is important to inspire learning… I must also say I love her quilts, they are so vibrant.

CHAPTERS:

INTRODUCTION
RULER FEET
RULERS
BASICS OF RULER WORK
STRAIGHT LINE RULER WORK
CURVED RULER WORK

In the DVD Patsy discusses:

Safety issues of doing ruler work
A variety of different rulers from different manufactures.
Equipment needed to do ruler work, including sources and manufacturers.
TIPS and TRICKS to make your ruler work easier and more efficient.
How to modify ruler feet for improved visibility
How to modify drafting / drawing pencils to make them efficient
Patsy then goes into details on she designs her quilting patterns and her philosophy of her designs.

 

STRAIGHT LINE RULER WORK:

Stitch in the ditch
Straight line ruler work as frame works
Channel work …. Single and multiples
Channels with fill designs
FEATHERETTs
FRAME motifs in smaller quilt blocks
Using a LINE TAMER …
Changing scales and dynamic movement
Straight line ruler work in borders

CURVED LINE RULER WORK:

IMPORTANCE of designing on paper and sketching designs
Curved line rulers used for seaming patchwork
IMPORTANCE of direction of which way the seams are pressed .. open or to a side
Custom fill design using a ruler
Marking circular designs
Arcs and Arced swags
Curved ruler work in borders
Fill work in curved channels and arcs
HOW to fudge when your designs have changed
Tapered swags
Curved FMQing designs in diamond and square blocks

The DVD is titled Ruler Work for the Sit-Down Quilter Vol. 1 DVD by Patsy Thompson … I am hoping this means there will be more DVDs in the future.

 

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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