So this was a post from 2016 but it’s been getting a lot of views lately and I thought it deserves a repost as the technique is still as useful even 2 years later. I hope someone finds it helpful. Kindly let me know what you think if you try this!
I “accidentally” made 32 HSTs 2 years ago and I said accidentally because I messed up the cutting of my Squares for the 8 HSTs at once method. I had seen the tutorial for that method somewhere but couldn’t pinpoint it when I needed it (I wasn’t on the blog then and I still don’t know why I didn’t do another Google search?) so I did the maths in my head and figured to get (8) 2.5″ HSTs, I need 2 squares measuring 11″. Needless to say, I was far from being correct! I stitched 1/4″ away on both sides of my diagonal lines but when I came to cut my pieces I realized my HSTs were way bigger than what I wanted so I stopped to find a solution. That’s the brief history of how I came about the 32 HSTs at once. Continue reading “How to make 32 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) at Once”
I am happy to announce a new Christmas mystery quilt along! There will be 12 blocks by 11 designers released every other Tuesday starting August 1 to December 5. Guess what, I am one of the designers and the best part, it’s free!
There will be 11 hosts meaning you will get to see 11 different versions of each block on the day it is released. The hosts will be available to cheer you on, share tips on making each block and to answer your questions if you get stuck. Amazing right?
With the blocks being released every other week, you will be able to set an easy pace . However, we do have a couple of weeks when we will release two blocks at the same time, but at least one block in each of those weeks is pretty quick. The benefit of doubling up on those two weeks is that the final block is released on December 5. This gives you nearly 3 whole weeks to complete your top before Christmas. Continue reading “I wish you a Merry Quilt Along”
I can’t believe how long I’ve stayed away from here…let’s just say between work, health and other “stuffs” I haven’t had enough energy for quilting or blogging in a while! I seem to be making my way out of this imposed hibernation though. Managed to come online every now and then but I can’t wait to catch up on what I’ve missed in the blogosphere and to hopefully have something to share with you soon.
Recall that in my blog hop post consider the flowers (which is part of a series of posts to come) I asked this question – If you had the chance to start over what advice would you give your new beginner self? I received so many wonderful advice that I promised to compile and share in another post. Who knows, it just might help someone out there right?
Continue reading “Retrospective Tips and Advice for Beginner Quilters”
Thank you so much for all your warm birthday wishes and for making my day very special!
Unfortunately, I keep getting disappointments regarding the delivery of my sewing table. At this point, I have resigned myself to patiently waiting for the delivery whenever it comes through. Consequently, I am not getting a lot of sewing done as my stop-gap setup is not the most convenient and piecing or small quilting is all I can do.
Anyway, I completed the Wonky Log Cabin Baby Quilt a while back like I mentioned in previous posts here and here. Over the weekend I made an attempt to photograph it. Now I can finally reveal the finished Quilt, I have to say I absolutely love this one, probably because I enjoyed the process of making it so much 🙂 Continue reading “It’s a wrap…First Finished Quilt of 2017”
It has been a while friends – Life happened as usual!
The Quilting Process series has fallen way into the background for a long time so before we continue, let me catch you up on what we’ve covered so far. If you are just joining, the series is all about the major processes involved in making a Quilt from start to finish.
Continue reading “The Quilting Process: Quilting your Quilt”
Hello again everyone, if you received my earlier post We are moving then you know we are in a new location. So far everything looks about right but please let me know of any observations, issues or questions in your comments… Thanks!
Besides welcoming you to the new location, I thought I should share with you some of the projects I’ve been working on as mentioned here. As a follow up on that post, I mentioned I was attaching the backing and finishing off my Quilt-As-You-Go Queen Size Quilt…I can gladly report it’s done! Continue reading “Hello from the other side!”
Thank God it’s Friday! Things are a bit quiet at work so I’m seizing that opportunity to quickly share an update on the decision I made following my last Work in Progress Post Decisions, Decisions… Thanks to everyone that shared their thoughts and suggestions on that post, your lovely suggestions were ringing in my ears as I made my decisions.
Quick recap, I already decided the quilt was going to have a pieced border (I had a rail fence block kinda thing in mind at the time) but then I was torn between having another round of border before or after the pieced border. I also needed to determine what color of fabric to use if I do decide on a border before the pieced border. I was leaning towards another round of black border but I found a floral fabric I considered for a minute (I eventually decided against the floral and I settled on using it in the binding instead, it worked perfectly!) Continue reading “Decisions, Decisions…here’s my Decision.”
Oh yes you read that right! I “accidentally” made 32 HSTs 2 years ago and I said accidentally because I messed up the cutting of my Squares for the 8 HSTs at once method. I had seen the tutorial for that method somewhere but couldn’t pinpoint it when I needed it (I wasn’t on the blog then and I still don’t know why I didn’t do another Google search?) so I did the maths in my head and figured to get (8) 2.5″ HSTs, I need 2 squares measuring 11″ needless to say I was far from being correct! I stitched 1/4″ away on both sides of my diagonal lines but when I came to cut my pieces I realized my HSTs were way bigger than what I wanted so I stopped to find a solution and that’s the brief history of how I came about the 32 HSTs at once. Continue reading “How to make 32 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) at Once”
I remembered when I was first introduced to English Paper Piecing in beginner’s class, I thought it was cool and easy. On one hand I thought I am not sure I’ll be doing a lot of this (not a fan of hand stitching – I think it takes forever) and on the other hand I thought this is going to be great to carry with me anywhere. Lately, it has become handy for keeping busy at those times when due to electricity outage I can’t use my electric machine.
Anyway, I have been doing bits and pieces of EPP mostly Hexagons and a brief experiment with diamonds but I got tired of those. I wanted other interesting designs that would be easy for me to make…I’m terrible at following patterns so it had to be something I could figure out on my own. Plus I have all these invitation cards from A box full of Junk that needed recycling 🙂 . Continue reading “English Paper Piecing (EPP) : Making your template”
Welcome back everyone! Now that the blog hop is done and holiday is over, it’s time to move on to a new project ?
I pieced the center of this work in progress last year but it ended in the unfinished object pile because I couldn’t decide what to do with it then. I picked it up again this year and added some borders. Then I planned to add a bigger border to take it to the desired size (A double bed size) but I wasn’t completely sold, so it went back into the UFO pile. Continue reading “Decisions, Decisions… A new work in progress”