Our Quilting Blog
Pam Owens (Pam's Quilt Basket in Charlotte, NC)
My customer's mother enjoyed embroidering so much that she bought sets of stamped embroidery blocks for each of her children and grandchildren. For the last 25 years she's been finishing sets and passing them to her daughter or daughter-in-laws, who have featured these blocks in a quilt for the special recipient. I've loved helping my customer with these quilts, and I recently finished three for her - one with dahlias for a special Aunt, and two with red heart blocks.
I finished one of the quilts with West Wind, and I was thrilled to try out your new Lucky Hearts pattern on the second two, they both worked great! My customer has come to appreciate my quilting so much that she used a solid red backing on the second set of red heart blocks to better see the quilting. And she has decided to give the first set of red heart blocks to her brother and keep the second set for herself! She shared that now she is energized to complete more projects, because she is so happy with our results!!
From Christy & Christy Jr. - We love this story because it shows how quilting is shared by multiple generations and can be imbued with so much unique personality. We love that so many of these quilting treasures are going to your customer's family and are thrilled to play a small part in that. Thanks for this great story Pam!
Christy Jr made this quilt for her daughter, Elly, and it was so much fun to make we had to share! The pattern is from Missouri Star, and is called the Disappearing Four Patch.All you need are your standard rulers, rotary cutter, iron, sewing machine, and five inch charm squares. We used Fossil Fern Quilting [...]
Lori Kepley shared the story of this quilt with us, and we asked to share it with you! She used last year's free pattern set "Clifton" to finish the quilt with four patterns; Clifton Block 1, Clifton Block 4, Clifton Sashing, and Clifton Triangle p2p. Every February Lori meets a group of quilters near Williamsburg, [...]
This is one of Christy Sr's own quilts! The central block provided the perfect opportunity to showcase a large, intricate block, and she chose Autumn Swirl Set I Block 1. You may not think a pattern so intricate would stitch out well, but as you can see it looks fantastic! The sashing was quilted with our [...]
This is one of Christy Sr's own quilts! She loves scrappy quilts, although Christy Jr thinks it's to justify her fabric collection
As soon as I received the Hawthorn Mystery Set I envisioned a whole cloth made with some of the patterns. So I set it up in Creative Studio 7 by first deciding what the length and width would be. I settled on approximately 100 inches square as a good size.I then had to decide how [...]
Melinda shared the story of this lovely young lady and her first quilt! Dylan received a sewing machine for Christmas last year, and has been coming to Melinda's studio since January to learn to sew. She turned 10 in late spring and has made lots of small items. They decided a great summer project would [...]
Our friend Rett does such beautiful work, and she recently shared this table runner with us! She used a single repeat of our Seeds of Change Edge-to-Edge 1 to quilt the blocks on either side of the appliqued flower block.There is echo quilting around the flower, with a small flower sashing to finish the border. [...]
August 21, 2017 will be an out-of-the-ordinary day! A total solar eclipse will cut diagonally across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Those living in the 70-mile corridor making up the path of totality will experience day becoming night for 2-1/2 minutes.And what better way to celebrate this extraordinary event than with [...]
Periodically we take the opportunity to say "Thank You!" to all our customers who have shared pictures of our patterns stitched out on quilts. We have a few recent ones shown below to serve as inspiration for your next quilt. Your creativity and expertise in crafting these works of art is amazing, and we are [...]