Unique free-motion quilting designs inspired by tiles
Unique free-motion quilting designs inspired by tiles
This is a detailed tutorial by Ana Buzzalino touching briefly on the vast history of tiles. "When we think of tiles, what comes to mind are our kitchen floors, bathrooms, and backsplashes. But have you ever thought about their history? Who “invented” tiles? Where do they come from? And how were they created?", asks Ana. Inspired by her research on tiles, she includes instructions on how to transfer tile designs to your quilting projects. Supported by photos, material list, and step-by-step instructions.
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Time Travel Tiles Quilt
Time Travel Tiles Quilt
On Elaine Theriault’s travels, she spotted the tiles in the restroom at the Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, and every time she saw them, she thought they would make a great quilt pattern. When the tile theme came up for this issue, she decided to use those tiles as her inspiration. She used her ‘creative license’ to make the design quilter friendly. While the piecing looks complicated, strip piecing and creative cutting speed up the process. Pick your favourite colourway, add a complementary sashing colour, and you'll have your version of this beautiful quilt in no time! Instructions include diagrams. Finished measurements 58"" x 69½"" [147.5 x 178cm] Unfinished block size 11"" make 30 blocks
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Take Time Quilt
Take Time Quilt
Jennifer Houlden is a quilt/pattern designer and textile artist. She loves to teach workshops and present trunk shows. Tiles have always fascinated her, and their designs make great quilts. The Take Time Quilt is created with just one block that when put together has the look of an hourglass where the dark triangles and cornerstones meet up. It also creates an elongated star with those dark triangles. Life is about taking time for ourselves whether it be to let the sand squish between our toes while walking along the beach and watching the waves roll in or by engaging in another activity that allows us to relax and enjoy the moment. It’s the moments that count so Take Time to enjoy them with this wonderful quilt wrapped around you. Finished measurements 63½” x 63½” [158.75 x 158.75cm]
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Every Which Way But… Bed Quilt
Every Which Way But… Bed Quilt
Quilter and teacher, Paul Léger, was inspired by the arrow symbol to make a unique bed quilt that measures 83” x 108” [211 x 274cm] and uses half-square triangles and the sew-and-flip method to accomplish it. Includes cutting instructions, piecing diagrams, and instruction photos.
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My Japanese Garden Wall Art
My Japanese Garden Wall Art
When quilter Heather McArthur was a girl, her family provided a short-term homestay to a Japanese high school student named Ako. Heather recalls Ako as a quiet and gracious young woman, and when Ako left, she gifted Heather with a lovely Japanese Yukata (a summer-weight kimono), which she has kept and treasured all these years. This Japanese Garden Wall Art project was inspired by the gifted Yukata. This issue’s theme provided the perfect opportunity to finally cut into the lovely floral cotton fabric. Heather uses the hexagon shape for the blocks as it reminds her of paving tiles in a Japanese garden, and the sashiko flowers float like lilies in a Koi pond. Includes instructions, photos, and flower template; also includes Heather McArthur’s article about Japanese fabrics, Quilting with Japanese Fabrics – What You Need to Know. Finished Size is approximately 28” x 18” [71 x 46cm] Note: The size of the finished wall art will be determined by the layout of the blocks. Yours may be different from mine, depending on how you choose to lay out your finished blocks.
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Starfish Joy Quilt Project Square
Starfish Joy Quilt Project Square
During the pandemic, Laurie Russman was faced with a conundrum: SO much time to spend in her studio…so little inspiration as she spent days doom-scrolling the latest news on the ever-more-alarming pandemic. Her cousin, a fellow artist, suggested making something smaller to fill the days. This coincided with Laurie reading the book by Ingrid Fetell Lee, Joyful, which suggests that even in the toughest of times, we can celebrate those little joyful moments in everyday life. She started creating a square a day… her stack of Joy Quilt Project squares now exceeds 70 and has become something of a fabric sketchbook, with some motifs re-appearing in much larger pieces. In keeping with this issue’s nautical theme, this starfish square was inspired by a plastic starfish in her studio, a memento of the many live ones she remembers seeing while on her honeymoon. Includes: material list, petal and leaf templates, instructions, and instruction photos. Finished Measurements 6” x 6” [15 x 15cm]
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Sea Change Wall Quilt
Sea Change Wall Quilt
Positioned between Arctic and temperate regions, cold and warm currents, shallow and deep Atlantic waters, Newfoundland and Labrador is well known for its rich marine ecosystem. These transitions provided a template for this pattern, which uses value changes and contrast to create a quilt with a bright, nautical feel. Creators Ralph Jarvis and Corey Follett also used a large swirl print with lighter and darker features to create texture, movement and depth associated with water and waves. The Quilted Stash studio practice often brings together a variety of quilting techniques within a single project. In Sea Change piecing and appliqué also meet and mix to represent the North Atlantic and the beauty and complexity within it. Includes templates finished measurements 45” x 45” [114 x 114cm]
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Ship Ahoy! Wall Quilt
Ship Ahoy! Wall Quilt
Elaine Theriault couldn't resist taking the liberty of creating a cheeky project instead of one that's more serious for this nautical-themed issue! If a sinking sailboat isn't your thing, she suggests making the sailboat block only, adding a border, and creating a cushion or wall quilt. The two sailboats are paper pieced, so it'll take no time to complete the project. It is the perfect size to practice this technique if it’s your first time at paper piecing. Includes paper piecing tips, templates, and step-by-step photos. Finished measurements: 10" x 26" [25.5 x 66cm]
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Come Sail Away Wall Quilt
Come Sail Away Wall Quilt
Come sail away on this quilting adventure where you’re shown how to create curved pieces of fabric in various colours for a stunning bargello-style sunset and the sea. The adventure continues when Paul shows you how easy it is to make the sailboat templates yourself using a curved ruler! The pieces are sewn using bias tape and a twin needle. A fun quilting project that lets you exercise your designing ability. Includes material list, instructions, and instruction photos, and sailboat templates. finished measurement 41” x 44” [104.2 x 111.8cm]
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Lighthouse Triptych Photo Frames
Lighthouse Triptych Photo Frames
Using the Top-of-the-Line Sewing and Embroidery Machine PFAFF® creative icon™ 2 and items like the Extension Table with Adjustable Guide or Quilt Table, ¼” Quilting Foot for IDT™ System Stitch-in-Ditch Foot for IDT™ System or Clear Stitch-in-Ditch Foot for IDT™ System, Sewing Star Foot for IDT™ System, and Quilt Binder, all help to make what seems to be a challenging project, easy. Living on the East Coast of Canada gives designer, Margaret Sweete, a first-hand view of the ocean and its unique coastline which inspired her to create this triptych wall art to display photographs of her favourite lighthouses. These panels are designed to be able to change the photographs by inserting new ones under the center fabric folded corners. Includes full material list including sewing feet, step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish this pattern using Top-of-the-Line Sewing and Embroidery Machine PFAFF® creative icon™ 2, and EQ8 templates. Finished Measurements Overall wall art 30” x 68” Each triptych is 18½” x 14½”
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Making Hexagon Quilt Blocks by Machine
Making Hexagon Quilt Blocks by Machine
Join Ana Buzzalino in her studio as she is inspired by Kaffe Fassett’s floral fabrics to make a hexagon quilt. This is a tutorial on how to make the hexagon quilt blocks instead of using English paper piecing. Includes: the material list, photos, and instructions on how to prepare, cut, and piece the hexagon quilt blocks together. Ana Buzzalino www.anabuzzalino.com Instagram: ana_buzzalino Facebook: anabuzzalino
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Owl-Flower Pencil Case
Owl-Flower Pencil Case
Elements of flowers as animals have been floating through Olesya Lebedenko’s imagination for several years. But one day walking by a garden full of gerberas she envisioned them with owl faces surrounded by colorful petals. She created this pencil case to carry with her wherever she goes. “I love flowers and wildlife! I always have a flower in my pocket!” says Olesya. This Owl-Flower pencil case is made using sewing and quilting basics and appliquéing the flower on the front side of the case using blind stitching by hand or sewing machine if you prefer. Includes: material list, instructions, templates, and order of stitching, step-by-step instruction photos. Designed by Olesya Lebedenko Patreon.com/olesyalebedenkodesign [email protected] Instagram Facebook
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Garden Therapy Quilted Banner
Garden Therapy Quilted Banner
Every spring Clodagh Coker, owner of The Quilt Store, can hardly wait to check out what new growth is poking out from the previously frozen ground and plan the annual trip to the local nursery to buy annuals and seedlings for a veggie garden. There’s nothing more rewarding and delicious than a fresh garden salad. Several years ago, she received a gift of a wooden sign with the saying “Gardening is Cheaper than Therapy and you can get Tomatoes”. It has been hanging in her kitchen ever since and is the inspiration for this quilted project which she discovered is equally as therapeutic. Blanket stitching around all the appliqué seemed like a daunting task at the outset, however, once she found the rhythm of the machine stitching, she found it to be very relaxing. Includes: material list with links to shopping, Garden Therapy Quilted Banner appliqué templates, instructions diagrams for constructing banner, order of stitching. Designed by Clodagh Coker The Quilt Store 17817 Leslie Street, Unit 40 Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8C6 www.thequiltstore.ca 905.853.7001
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Flower Power Wall Quilt
Flower Power Wall Quilt
Elaine Theriault loves learning new tools and keeping things simple, which almost sounds like an oxymoron. While she’s very comfortable with her Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC 2 for the piecing and the appliqué, she decided to learn how to cut the appliqué shapes with the Brother Scan N Cut. These can be cut by hand if you don't have a Scan N Cut. There are numerous ways to construct this wall quilt but for this project she decided to make three small quilts with one flower per quilt and tack them to a quilted base. Remove the tack stitches and switch out the small quilts for something else. If you prefer to make a table runner, piecing the flower blocks right into the sashing will make the project flat, preferable for a table runner. You could make just the flower quilts or add more or fewer blocks to suit your needs. The appliquéd flowers are large, with gentle curves, so the appliqué is FAST and easy. It's a super easy project and will add a fun splash of colour where you need it. Designed by Elaine Theriault crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.ca
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Hope Springs Eternal Wall Quilt
Hope Springs Eternal Wall Quilt
In this timely wall quilt, Paul Léger uses the stain glass technique to appliqué a modern quilt, giving it a whimsical cartoonish feel. While selecting the fabrics, he decided to use colours that show his support for Ukraine. Includes: material list, petal and leaf templates, instructions and instruction photos. Designed by Paul Léger www.paullegerquilts.com
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On the Other Side of the Picket Fence Wall Quilt
On the Other Side of the Picket Fence Wall Quilt
A row of Gerber daisies pops up above the picket fence to say hello! Appliqué, piecing, curved checkerboard piecing, thread play, and colour wash are exciting quilting methods used to make this sunny wall quilt. This quilted piece has a pieced background with green at the bottom behind the fence moving into the blue for the sky. It has a colour wash effect, and the sky is a curved checkerboard pieced design. Designer: Jennifer Houlden Quilts by Jen FB QuiltsByJen 705.835.3064
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Simple Landscapes with Stitch and Paint Tutorial
Simple Landscapes with Stitch and Paint Tutorial
Fibre artist and quilter Ana Buzzalino explains in detail how she creates exquisite landscapes in her fibre art pieces. Ana Buzzalino www.anabuzzalino.com Instagram: ana_buzzalino Facebook: anabuzzalino
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Abstract Quilted Landscape
Abstract Quilted Landscape
Quilter Elaine Theriault encourages you to take a break from rules and regulations of most quilting patterns and enjoy the process of quilting ad lib to create original one-of-a-kind fibre art quilted pieces. She explains the process of creating scenes according to your wishes and colour choices. Enjoy the flow! Designed by Elaine Theriault crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.ca
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A Simple Spring Landscape Quilt
A Simple Spring Landscape Quilt
Sometimes simple shapes can be very effective in conveying a spring-like landscape. Tania Denyer puts the fun into quilting by creating a colourful idyllic spring scene. Designed by Tania Denyer Instagram: tania.creates
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Harvest Time Glasses Case with Clasp
Harvest Time Glasses Case with Clasp
Reminiscent of her favourite place in the world, the Ukrainian countryside where her grandmother lives, is Olesya Lebedenko’s source of inspiration for this stunning and practical landscape project. The Harvest Time Glasses Case is a showstopper and a conversation starter wherever you take it. Designed by Olesya Lebedenko Patreon.com/olesyalebedenkodesign [email protected] Instagram Facebook
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Hosta Leaf in Fused Reverse Appliqué
Hosta Leaf in Fused Reverse Appliqué
Elaine Quehl is fantastic at capturing the details and nuances of a Hosta Leaf, and many gardners have admired her art quilts dipicting the varieties of the Hosta Leaf. In this feature she shares a simple project for a small, fused appliqué quilt with only two layers to get your feet wet and try quilting one of these beauties yourself. Designed by Elaine Quehl Quilt Artist and Designer elainequehl.com elainequehl.blogspot.com
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Fall Foliage Wall Quilt
Fall Foliage Wall Quilt
Are you ready for your next step in your quilting journey? Award winning quilter Claire Haillot was ready to let go of quilting rules and work with her gut feeling therefore improvising the design for the Fall Foliage Wall Quilt. The technique involves working with 60-degrees rulers. See how she went about making this fall splendour quilt. Claire Haillot www.quiltingwithclaire.com
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Canada the Majestic Wall Quilt
Canada the Majestic Wall Quilt
A dynamic machine embroidery duo collaborates to make two versions of the same quilt, replicating four majestic Canadian landmarks. Annette uses applique and Betty uses PhotoStitch Wizard in the mySewnet™ embroidery software, both create this masterpiece on the PFAFF® creative icon 2. Full instructions given from photo to finished wall quilt. Annete Janca Education and Marketing Administrative Support SVP Canada Inc.
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Sea to Sky Lap Quilt
Sea to Sky Lap Quilt
The Sea to Sky Quilt is a beautiful design using log cabin quilt blocks. It's an intermediate project which is sure to encourage a beginner quilter to explore this challenging quilt block. This design is easier to make than it looks. Designed by Heather McArthur [email protected] shutupandquilt.wordpress.com
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The concept and importance of RESILIENCE
The concept and importance of RESILIENCE
In this detailed tutorial, Ana Buzzalino describes step-by-step how to use oil-based paint sticks to make an art quilt that reflects her experience of the pandemic. Her word is ‘resilience’. Instructions include step-by-step photos and useful tips. Ana Buzzalino www.anabuzzalino.com Instagram: ana_buzzalino Facebook: anabuzzalino
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Give Thanks Table Runner
Give Thanks Table Runner
Quilter Elaine Theriault stitched out her expression of gratitiude from an embroidery file she designed in the mySewnet Embroidery Software, a software with over 246 fonts and the ability to create additional fonts. Elaine then played with the shape of the word ‘thanks’ and created a mirrored motif rather than have the word stand out by itself. What’s not to love about the subtle look! Designed by Elaine Theriault crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.ca
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Family and Friends Quilt
Family and Friends Quilt
Family and friends are what comes first for Paul Léger, and some friends can be more like family, hence the banner. Family is also represented in Braille in this banner. Designed by Paul Léger www.paullegerquilts.com
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Teach Peace Flower Power Quilt
Teach Peace Flower Power Quilt
A beloved symbol stands the test of time and is now more relevant than ever before. Inspired by living a peaceful life as a desired state of mind, Clodagh Coker of The Quilt Store created this stunning flower power quilt as a token to remember to always choose peace in our hearts, daily life, and in all relationships.The quilt measures 51" x 58". Designed by Clodagh Coker The Quilt Store 17817 Leslie Street, Unit 40 Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8C6 www.thequiltstore.ca 905.853.7001
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Live a Life Quilt
Live a Life Quilt
Blind contouring is a very liberating form of quilting for those who wish to express themselves through the art of quilting. It's a way of soothing emotions and the soul. Quilting artist Tania Denyer expresses what Covid brought into the light for her, bringing a better understanding and acceptance of herself. Includes instructions for the process of making your own design, threads, and fabric used. Designed by Tania Denyer Instagram: tania.creates
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Words of Gratitude and Wisdom Tree Subway Art
Words of Gratitude and Wisdom Tree Subway Art
Words of gratitude and wisdom are machine embroidered on canvas in this heartwarming portrait of a tree using ribbon embroidery, the mySewnet App, and theHUSQVARNA® VIKING® DESIGNER EPIC™ 2. Detailed instructions and photos make it a breeze to follow every step of the machine embroidery process. Designed by Betty Biberdorf Product & Event Specialist Educator Event & Sewing Specialist Coordinator PFAFF® and HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewing Machines SVP Canada Inc. [email protected]
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