As many of you know, I just got a new sewing machine and I’m also interested in developing my quilting skills. Add to that that I have two kids in their late teens. One has already flown the coop and is living far away and another who seems overly anxious … Continue reading →
My husband came in the house a few weeks ago and declared rather matter-of-factly that we were going to India at the end a January. The daughter of a long-time business associate of his was getting married and we had been invited to the wedding. I know the family too … Continue reading →
European-American Quilting History In my last article about quilting history called Learn Some Quilting Traditions Passed on for Generations, I mentioned the fact that the African-American quilting tradition is not very well documented. The European-American quilting textile tradition, on the other hand, is only slightly better documented I’ve discovered. Starting largely simply … Continue reading →
Family quilting traditions have been passed on for generations since the 1600’s or even earlier. In those days, the women (sometimes the men too!) in the family created a quilt as present for a family member who is about to get married or was expecting a child. Quilts were considered … Continue reading →
elebrity role models are quite influential these days –especially for kids and teens who are still in the process of fashioning their own identities. According to Oliver Goldsmith, people seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. This is, of course, also true for adults. We are … Continue reading →
I love living here in the Caribbean. The sunshine, the relaxed lifestyle, no income taxes and of course the color. Bright color everywhere. From the ocean and beaches, to the homes, the beach bars, the tourist attractions, (the tourists themselves!) and the wonderful bright and colorful nature of our islands. … Continue reading →
Hi! Stephanie from Swoodson Says and I have the most fun round-up to share with you today: baby quilts! I still have the baby quilt that my Grandma made me, I shared it here. Baby quilts are the best – smaller size, faster to sew, super sentimental, and they’ll definitely … Continue reading →
Every now and again an older project needs a facelift. (Don’t we all!) My kitchen accessories are no exception. I’ve made plenty of potholders in the past, but I’m a messy cook and they get dirty, then stained, maybe even a little burned on the stove and of course washed … Continue reading →
Hi everyone! It’s Jann from Newton Custom Interiors again. I love sewing for my grandchildren, and I especially love sewing something for them when they’re newborns. Today, I’m going to share with you how to make a baby quilt. This is what I made for my newest grandson when he … Continue reading →
Working on quilts has proven to be difficult. The slightest rustle of fabric and Oliver is all over it, whether its at the sewing machine, being layered out on the table, laid out for photographs, or freshly out of the wash. He has truly found his happy place. Except not … Continue reading →
Well, not actually a how to, just sharing how I started out with a little paper piecing. I’ve mentioned a lady called Lucy several times now who lives in the US and comes to Cayman to scuba dive with my hubby. She’s helped me out with her long arm quilter, … Continue reading →
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