FOREVER FREE Block of the Month Group

I’m so excited to announce I’ve created a group to create a beautiful quilt featuring my new CalicoHorses fabrics by FreeSpirit!
You only get ONE first … and I am doing this to celebrate my FIRST ever fabric collection. I’ll always cherish this moment, and what better way to commemorate this event than to have a dedicated group stitching along beside me?

Koala Sewing Art Challenge

Here’s YOUR chance to join a fun sewing challenge, WIN prizes and HELP endangered Koalas! For sometime now, my heart has been drawn to the plight of the Koalas. And so, I’ve set the intention for this exciting sewing challenge to raise awareness, funds and most importantly HONOR and RESPECT to our dear friends. Although I’de planned to visit the sanctuary in August and personally deliver the funds …

Fabric Collage – Directional Pathways Part 3

As I continue to write this blog to help others, I must pause and reflect on areas with which some beginners are having difficulty. And so, before continuing with step 8, let’s talk more about fabrics. I tell students to choose large and small prints in darks, mediums, and lights. I avoid certain fabrics, such as batiks and solids, in favor of directional patterns that help build the collage…

Fabric Collage-Bonding the Pattern Part 5

It’s now time to decide how to build your fabric collage. There are many ways, however, I prefer to work directly onto my background fabric. I’m working like a painter— background, middle ground and foreground. I work in this precise order as I’m creating an illustration and not just filling in a cookie-cutter flat object…

Fabric Collage – Patterns and Templates Part 4

Once you have selected your fabrics and are comfortable with the colors it’s time to focus on your pattern. There are no hard and fast rules, so relax and enjoy this next step. An architects’s blueprints are the maps for construction workers. Well, your pattern is much the same…

Fabric Collage – A Closer Look Part 2

Take a closer look at the animal you are trying to create — is it wild or domestic? Does it live near a lake, mountain, ocean, forest, or desert? What makes this animal happiest…lying in a sunny spot, rolling in the mud, or chasing a butterfly? In Part 1, I directed your attention to light, medium, and darks of the colors you wish to use. But which colors should you choose?