I was more than thrilled when Shayla from Sassafras Lane asked if I would participate in her Foundations Fabric Blog Tour. Foundation is a fabric line designed by Shayla for Windham Fabrics with the perfect rainbow palette.
Ever since I released my Hello Pouches pattern I have wanted to do a little improv piecing work on the base of the pouches. These fabrics gave me the perfect opportunity. I especially loved quilting my pouches with these prints. Each hand drawn print created the most perfect quilting lines to follow.
I accented the rainbow patchwork with mini pipping which highlighted the colors so nicely.
I am also hosting a Sew-A-Long through the year of 2018. #12minisin12months A mission to create more mini quilts for my sewing space while connecting to other creatives and improving and learning new skills. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to create my February Mini from this Foundation fabric. Here...
I'm so excited to have you all along for this mini creative journey this year. I have already been so inspired by your incredible mini quilts! Part of the reason why I wanted to plan this mini quilt sew along was to share simple tips to help improve your quilting and sewing skills. For this first "tips and techniques" post, I want to go over how to choose fabric for your mini quilt projects.
Choosing your fabric is, in my opinion, one of the very best parts of any project! Whether you're at the quilt shop or digging through your fabric stash or scrap bin, you are working with a fresh canvas and taking the first step in bringing a new creation to life. Have fun picking your colors, prints, and textures for your creation!
Here are my four tips:
Choose high-quality fabric. This may sound obvious, but there is a difference...
Hello quilty friends,
I've outlined below what tips I'm going to cover this year as part of my resolution to create more often with mini quilts. Each month, as I post new tips, I'll link to the post from this page, so you can always come back to this page if you need help finding a post.
February: Choosing fabrics
March: Cutting tips
April: Needles and thread
May: Piecing & pressing tips
June: Quilting tips
July: Binding Tips
August: Pattern favorites
September: Paper piecing tips
October: English Paper piecing tips
December: Final post
I want to give special thanks to the generous sponsors of this sew-along—they are the reason I have so many great items to give away to you every month! You can look forward to fabulous giveaways from:
Quilters Dream Batting
Patterns By Annie
Cluck Cluck Sew
Riley Blake Designs