You may recall my BFF Kirsten posting on my blog a few months (?) back about the basics of quilting. A lot of you commented that you had never done a quilt, but would like to! Well, as I was finishing up my Make Life baby quilt top, I thought to myself, “This is a great quilt for a beginner. It is simple, colorful, and can be easily quilted with a regular sewing machine foot. Why not show how I did it for those thinking about dipping their toes [...]

You may recall my BFF Kirsten posting on my blog a few months (?) back about the basics of quilting. A lot of you commented that you had never done a quilt, but would like to! Well, as I was finishing up my Make Life baby quilt top, I thought to myself, “This is a great quilt for a beginner. It is simple, colorful, and can be easily quilted with a regular sewing machine foot. Why not show how I did it for those thinking about dipping their toes [...]

I love this idea but I bet I could use a city map of my neighborhood as my guide. Parks would be done in green fabric, the creek that runs past my house would be blue, etc.     City Grid: A Modern Mini by @swimbikequilt

I love this idea but I bet I could use a city map of my neighborhood as my guide. Parks would be done in green fabric, the creek that runs past my house would be blue, etc. City Grid: A Modern Mini by @swimbikequilt

Log cabin blocks with Kaffe Fassett fabrics and fussy-cut centers.  Wanda Hanson, 2009, Exuberant Color

Log cabin blocks with Kaffe Fassett fabrics and fussy-cut centers. Wanda Hanson, 2009, Exuberant Color

Granny Square block using some alternate assembly instructions that use triangles instead of squares for the background fabric. Links provided for instructions. This quilter found this method easier to work with overall because of there not being bias edges all around and because there's no waste of background fabric.

Granny Square block using some alternate assembly instructions that use triangles instead of squares for the background fabric. Links provided for instructions. This quilter found this method easier to work with overall because of there not being bias edges all around and because there's no waste of background fabric.

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