Sunday, October 29, 2017

Star Kisses Sew-Along - Weeks 4-5

Welcome back to the Star Kisses Sew-Along!  If you've been chain-piecing along with me, this is the best part because you finally get to start sewing complete blocks! 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Star Kisses Sew-Along - Weeks 2-3

Welcome back for week 2 of the Star Kisses sew-along!  The cutting is done and it's time to start piecing the blocks. 

I almost always chain-piece.  It's faster and more efficient, and with so many quilts on my to-do list, I need all the advantages I can get!  So, I structured the sew-along based on chain-piecing.  Of course, if that isn’t your cup of tea, do what works for you!

During these next two weeks, we’ll be working on sewing the various block segments.  These include the flying geese and the corner squares.  I have some tips for both, so let’s get right to it!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Star Kisses Sew-Along - Week 1

Hello!  Welcome to Week 1 of the Star Kisses Sew-Along!  I’m really glad you could join us.  I’ve been itching to start this quilt for weeks and I’m so excited to finally get started! To see the full schedule, check out the Sew-Along page.  If you haven’t already purchased your pattern, you can do so at Woodberry Way.

Week 1 is all about cutting.  I like to get all of my cutting out of the way at the beginning.  It’s usually not my favorite part, so the sooner I get that done, the sooner I can start sewing! 

First, grab your fat quarters (and fat eighths if you have them), and let’s get started!  I’m using 12 red and green fat quarters by Bonnie and Camille for a Christmas quilt.  My first Star Kisses quilt used a variety of colors and used more than 12 fabrics.  

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Welcome to my blog!

Hello!  Welcome to my blog!  It is extremely bare-bones right now, so please excuse the simplicity.  I originally wanted to wait until I was able to figure out how to create a really professional-looking blog like so many other quilters out there, but then it probably would never happen! 

After a lot of thought, I decided to go ahead and set up a very basic blog so that I would at least have a place to post things that would be easy to get back to later.  It will also let me go into more detail than I can on Instagram (IG).  If you don’t already know me from IG, that’s where I typically hang out and post quilty pictures.  You can follow me there @piecedjustsew. 

If you do already follow me, you probably know that I’m hosting a sew-along soon and it begins in about a week.  I’m planning to share some tips that should help you with making the Star Kisses quilt by Woodberry Way.  I know that some quilters are not able to join in right now, but still want to join later. 

I know from personal experience that trying to find a particular IG post days, months, or even years later is sometimes just about impossible.  IG has a great feature now that lets you save photos, but if you’re like me, you’ve saved so many photos by now that you still can’t find that post that you KNOW you saved way back when!

So, long story short, I figured it’s better to have a basic, maybe less-than-professional-looking blog than no blog at all.  I plan to post each week of the sew-along on both IG and here.  I may go into more detail here than on IG, depending on that week’s focus.  If that’s the case, I will always mention that in my IG post, so that you’ll know to hop over here and check it out! 

Maybe someday I’ll figure out how to have a fancier blog, but first I’ll need to figure out how to keep my brain from short-circuiting whenever I start reading about HTML!  In the meantime, I hope you get some value out of what I do have here!

Until next time,