Our Longarm Renters are Quilting Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese

Danielle Made this Flying Geese Quilt with a Layer Cake

Half square triangles are one of the most basic shapes in quilting. But there is a specific type of triangle used in quilting called “Flying Geese”. Flying geese are rectangular blocks with half square triangles in a contrasting color on two corners. They kind of resemble the silhouette of a flying bird in the sky. […]

Courtney’s Leaf Quilt

Courtney asked me to quilt her gorgeous Leaf Block quilt. I can tell she had lots of fun playing with color, finding the perfect contrast of bold and neutral. She asked me to quilt this with a swirly edge to edge design that balanced the structured rigidity of her quilt.

Many quilts out there are made entirely of one repeated block. Sampler quilts can have as many as a hundred or more different blocks, without a single block repeating. Courtney made this beautiful quilt with two repeating blocks, and I think it came out amazing! One of the blocks is a simple maple leaf in […]

Master the Flying Geese Block!

Discover your love for patchwork and learn a basic quilting element, the flying geese.

Once you’ve caught the quilting bug, there are certain blocks and shapes you’ll start to see over and over again. Some of those blocks will be super simple to piece, others will make your brain work a little harder! The Flying Geese block is one you’ll see all the time. It pops up in sampler […]

Our Renters Play with Shapes

Colleen used fun alphabet fabrics to make a super cute quilt for her grandkids! She played with the quilting and even added letters and words throughout!

The thing that makes quilting so much fun is the variety and possibilities that are out there of what you can do. From time honored classics, to more modern works of art, quilts come in all shapes and sizes. The following are a couple of quilts that used shapes as their inspiration. Kim created this […]

We’ve Got Some Exciting Classes Coming Your Way!

Claudia Pfeil Master Quilter DVD

I have been hard at work putting together my spring schedule of classes and I’m so excited for everything we have coming up! We’ve got everything from piecing techniques to machine quilting on the stand ups AND the sit down domestic machines. So are you ready to learn a lot this spring? Take a look […]