Here's an easy way to put a modern patchwork twist on simple quilt squares: insert a decorative strip of fabric. Detail from 'Stones,' a modern quilt featuring irregular angles and inserted strips. From Quilting From Every Angle by Nancy Purvis. This trick, taken from Nancy Purvis's new...
Fall has definitely arrived here in New England. Time to haul out the patchwork comforters, haul in the firewood, and make sure there are plenty of cocoa fixings in the cupboard. This Village Table Pocket patchwork project by Yoko Saito reminds me of my neighborhood. The woods behind our home are ablaze...
Do you ever wonder where trends come from? How is it that all of a sudden it seems like everyone is quilting with a hexagon motif and then the next thing you know, color blocking is all the rage? One of the recent trends that seems to have come out of nowhere is the popularity of English paper piecing...
The first time I laid eyes on Malka Dubrawsky's quilts a few years back, I sat up and took notice. Now, here was someone who was taking basic patchwork quilt blocks and giving them a fresh and contemporary spin using color and freehand cutting and piecing. Since, then I have seen Malka's work...
12 Jun 2012
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If you opened up your GPS or Google maps and did a search for the intersection of traditional and modern quilting, I bet the pin would drop right on top of Malka Dubrawsky. Malka has an amazing eye for taking basic patchwork quilt blocks and giving them a fresh and contemporary spin using color and freehand...
18 Nov 2010
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One of the hardest things for me at quilt shows is observing the no-touch rule. As much as I completely understand it, I often silently thank the quilt guardians for keeping me on my best behavior. It's so hard to resist all those touchable textiles! So, every time I return from doing a show like...