Quilting with a Walking Foot

This is all about the Bernina walking foot, but I’m sure it translates to other brands too. Meet the Walking Foot #50.


more wonky stars

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting arrived in the mail yesterday and the cover features Sparkle Punch, a wonky star quilt by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh! Fransson. I was all excited, but then remembered I pinned this a while back (saw it on Gail’s Pinterest board :)) as a potential future project. The entire pattern is free online at Elizabeth’s website – she presented it as a Quilt-Along earlier this year. I love the way she made the back.

edited to add: p.s. Let me know if you want an invite to Pinterest – you need to have a Facebook or Twitter account though.

Welcome to adventures in quilting

When Block Party came out, I was immediately jealous of the camaraderie among the members of that virtual quilting bee. Then I was envious of the results of their quilting efforts – “modern”, “Gee’s Bend”-ish, improvisational, interpretive, essentially riffing on traditional quilting patterns. I loved it.

Nancy turned the book into a club and people joined, slowly at first, and now we’re up to 10 members. Seven months have passed, and we have seven quilts in various stages of completion. We plan on meeting until everyone has at least one quilt, and I know I wouldn’t mind continuing beyond that. This blog will hopefully add some glue to our group and serve as reminder and inspiration.