Block 5 of our Zen Chic BOM 2018 Sew-Along is more challenging: We sew a compass block with foundation paper piecing, curved seams and hand appliqué. It’s actually a skill builder block. But no worries, with the detailed tutorial on how to sew the pieced ring you can manage this modern and fresh block.Read More
Are you in the mood for a stylish improvisational quilt that only needs one Layer Cake and some yardage for the background? Try my new quilt pattern LET’S FLY!Read More
We wish you a merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the holidays by sewing along with us in our Moda blockheads 2018 project! This week we move on with Block 37 hosted by Sherri McConnell. It’s a more time consuming 18 " square block, just perfect to immerse yourself in extensive sewing fun.Read More
Block 4 of our Zen Chic BOM 2018 Sew-Along is an exciting mix of modern graphic elements implemented in a classical geometric block design. The arrows represent an element of our everyday life, inspired by impressions from the airport, internet or smart phone. They are made from traditional flying geese units for which you can find some useful sewing tips here in my blog.Read More
We continue with our Moda blockheads 2018 free quilt along project with Block 36 hosted by Jo Morton. Her block, named Rolling Stone, is a traditional 6” block that can be interpreted in many different ways, using color blocking or fussy cuts, whatever fits your style!Read More
This week we present block 35 of our Moda blockheads 2018 free quilt along project. It is hosted by Laurie Simpson from the Minick and Simpson sisters, who are known to design beautiful classic quilts for a traditionally decorated home.Read More
If you want to get the teenagers in your family excited about quilting try my new quilt pattern XOXO that gives text messaging a whole new dimension.Read More
A sneak peek on the new issue 15 of Simply Modern by Quiltmania with 12 fresh projects, exhibition reports and artist portraits.Read More
For Block 3 of our Zen Chic BOM 2018 Sew-Along I have some useful tips for you on how to sew the perfect hour glass block. See here, which practical tool I used to receive the most accurate seam line for the pointed tips in the center.Read More
This week I present my new geometric quilt pattern DELIGHT with diamond shaped patches in light colors and a modern, straight echo quilting. If you love the interplay of colors on a late summer morning, like me: bring it inside and enjoy it all winter with this minimalist quilt design.
We also keep on working on our Blockheads 2018 sew along project with Block 33 hosted by Stacy Iest Hsu. She puts a spotlight on a classical eight-point star, which completely changes its appearance depending on your placement fabrics. See my interpretation of her design in my blog.Read More
When Carrie gave me kindly a copy of her newest book, my fingers started at once itching. So many cute pincushions - I couldn’t resist to sew some. Come and stroll with me through the book.Read More
Some of you are still waiting for their fabrics to arrive, so we will have a little “pause” here and bring some bonus tips in order to let the waiting people catch up with the project.Read More
Check out my playful new quilt pattern BABY BALLS made from fabrics of the SPOTTED collection, which lately arrived in stores. The size of this quilt is perfectly suited for a play rug or baby blanket and it’s a great sewing project for grandmothers-to-be, like me.
We also move on with our Moda Blockheads 2018 sew along, presenting block 32. It is an easy to sew Double Quartet Quilt Block, hosted by Betsy Chutchian, who loves to create traditional quilts and antique looking fabric lines.Read More
Get a glimpse of my newest collection DAY IN PARIS presented at Fall Quilt MarketRead More
My new collections SPOTTED and MORE PAPER are now both available in shops! We want to celebrate the sales launch with a series of four brand-new quilt patterns including different compilations of the two lines, starting with the pattern SKY this week.
Furthermore we keep on working on the Moda Blockheads 2018 project with block 31, which is an unique mixture of traditional and abstract design elements, including challenging features, like a curved seam. Read more to check out, which trick I used to simplify the piecing.Read More
This week we present Block 2 of our Zen Chic BOM 2018 Sew-Along. It’s a classic pieced block, a so called Mosaic Block.
I also have to announce some minor corrections to our cutting instructions after the helpful feedback of one of my very attentive clients. You can download a PDF with all revisions here in my blog.Read More
This week we have the pleasure to host block 30 for our blockheads 2018 by Moda free quilt along project. The block design is quite unknown, you might never have seen it before. It’s named after the famous Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, who created the most impressive buildings like Sagrada Familia in Spain. See here why I fell in love with his art…Read More
Here is block 29 for our blockheads 2018 by Moda free quilt along project: Courthouse Step, hosted by Carrie Nelson. This is a simple and quick block to sew, which you can actually do while waiting for a noodle casserole in your oven to get baked. Multitasking, haha…Read More
We are kicking off the Zen Chic BOM 2018 Sew-Along with Block 1. Still time to join the project, to buy some of your favorite fabrics and get the pattern!Read More
Here comes block 28 for our blockheads 2018 by Moda free quilt along project: Lincoln’s Platform, hosted by Barbara & Mary - Me & My Sister Designs, the both most hilarious designers in our Moda team. Why? Find out in my blog post.Read More