hand piecing

Book Club QAL: Parade of Quilts!

Book Club QAL: Parade of Quilts!

I can’t believe it! It’s over! What a wonderful QAL this has been. The community, the inspiration, learning new skills–it was amazing! We didn’t want to end it without showing off all of the lovely quilts that were submitted to the line-up. The beauties below […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL: Grand Prize Reveal!

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL: Grand Prize Reveal!

It’s been much fun watching all of you sew your beautiful blocks! And I cannot wait to see the gorgeous quilt tops and finished quilts that you are going to put together! For those of you that do take those blocks, sew them into a […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL: What’s Next

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL: What’s Next

We are coming to the end of the Book Club Hand Pieced QAL–but there are still some fun things ahead! You’ve got an extra week to link-up any blocks you finish before June 11. If you are in a mad dash right now and finishing […]

Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

I can’t believe it! We’re here! The ninth and final block of the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Elizabeth. Our lovely Elizabeth is from the book Into the Wilderness. It’s a generational story which is represented by the Elizabeth being the corner […]

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Here we are at block 8 out of 9! As I mentioned last week, this month we are tackling curved piecing. We started with some gentle curves with the Emma block. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Claire. […]

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Here we are at the last month of the Quilt Along! This month we are tackling curved piecing–which I think is easier when sewing by hand. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Emma. We named this block after […]

How to Hand Piece Curves

How to Hand Piece Curves

In the Book Club pattern, we have several blocks that require sewing curves. It’s not difficult, but there is a technique to it. And the technique is exactly the same whether you are sewing by hand or machine. Here are our next three curvy blocks. […]

Book Club QAL: Jo Block

Book Club QAL: Jo Block

The sixth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Jo. I bet you’ve already guessed that Jo is from Little Women. Symbolically, there are four triangles, representing the four sisters, all pointing toward a center square, which represents home. (Disclosure: This […]

My Favorite Thread Weight: 80 wt

My Favorite Thread Weight: 80 wt

The Aurifil Artisan Challenge for April is to share all about our favorite thread weight. As a quilter, the most common thread weight that we use is 50 wt, and I love it and use it every day! But the less commonly known weight that […]

Book Club QAL: Cathy Block

Book Club QAL: Cathy Block

The fifth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Cathy. Cathy comes from the book Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy. When Cathy Scarlet starts up a catering business with her friend Tom Feather, a long-time dream quickly starts to spin her […]