Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my Paisley Feather Video Tutorial! Since it went over so well, I made another one!! The Swirl Hook is a fun variation of a basic swirl design that was in my first book, “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters”. I love to use it in blocks that have points, such as triangles or stars. Those hooks can reach right into those points and help you fill in the spaces so nicely!! But even though it’s not a hard design, it’s easier to learn when you see it in action. In this video tutorial, I break down the design and then show you how to use it in a meander. Hope you enjoy it!! Once you master the Swirl Hook designs, check out this quick video that show you how to use the Swirl Hook design in a diamond-shaped block. Another fun way to use the design! I hope you enjoy, let me know if you have any questions!!! Permanent link to this post (165 words, estimated 40 secs reading time)
So, it might be obvious that I am going through a phase right now……a paisley feather phase. I have only blogged about it several times. Such as this basket quilt: Or on this Red and White Amish quilt: Well, after several promises, I have finally put together a video tutorial on how to quilt the paisley feather! (If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably have already seen it) Check it out and let me know what you think, it’s the first “real” video tutorial I have put together. Happy (Paisley Feather) quilting!! Permanent link to this post (95 words, 2 images, estimated 23 secs reading time)
Are you stuck in a quilting phase? If so, you are just like me! It’s inevitable….once you have been quilting long enough, you will probably find yourself going through different quilting phases. I am no different. First, I went through a feathers phase (once I finally learned how to quilt them). Then a few years ago, I went through a swirl phase. I wanted the phase “put a swirl on it” to start trending (alas it didn’t). Now I am in a paisley feather phase. What’s a paisley feather…you may be asking. (Even if you aren’t asking, I am still going to tell you) A paisley feather is a machine quilting design that is a feather with paisley petals. Clear as mud? Let me show you…..I just so happened to use it on today’s quilt Read more… This is a preview of Are You Stuck in a Quilting Phase?. Click here to read the full post…..
This quilt was a mystery….for awhile. It’s a quilt designed by Tula Pink as a mystery quilt workshop for Craftsy. Since I get to quilt all her quilts, you know I got a sneak peek before the class went up. But now, I am finally getting around to showing you the finished quilt! Since I also have a class on Craftsy called Dot to Dot Quilting, I decided to use the designs taught in that class on the quilt. I think they work splendidly on the quilt top, if I do say so myself! Even though the class teaches several different designs, I opted for the Diamond design. I really like how it enhances the shape of the block and really sets off the quilt. Of course, since I usually can’t quilt just straight lines, I threw in some other designs as well! Read more… This is a preview of A Mysterious Quilt. Click here to read the full post…..
How would you like a free quilt pattern? How about a free quilt pattern and a story? Today’s blog post is going to include both. First up, the Coral quilt featuring Drift (my latest fabric collection). I actually designed this quilt several months ago while preparing for my latest Craftsy class, “Small Changes, Big Variety” . Instead of using boring quilted samples, I designed a quick and easy quilt to showcase all the designs taught in the class. Now….several months later, I am just now getting around to writing up the pattern and making it available to my awesome blog readers. Better late than never, right?? The Quilting Normally, I am a big fan of using a thread color that blends in with the fabric. I feel that it helps keep the quilting from overwhelming the quilt top. However, in this instance, I broke my own self-imposed rule. To really help the quilting show up on camera, I decided to use a contrasting thread color in the tan blocks. After some serious deliberation, I chose a beautiful teal color.