• Baby Projects

      My brother and sister-in-law just had a new baby this month. I don't know why I've waited this long to work on a baby quilt. I had nine months but they just flew by. My niece had to be born to throw me into high gear making a baby quilt. I love making quick and easy baby quilts. This project only took me a weekend but it came out adorable. I used a Tina Givens Fairy Tip Toes panel and a minky like fleece for the back. I try to use minky on baby quilts as a ploy to make it the baby's favorite. Many young children are attracted to the tactile softness of the fabric. Continue reading

    • Precut Fabric Ideas

      Precuts are getting more and more attention as those pretty Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, Sweet Boxes and Honeybuns catch our eyes. Wish recently received new orders of Bali Pops, Neptune, and Fresh pre-cuts. Most quilters recognize the convenience of the pre-cuts but some wonder what to do with them. So we are all searching for the great patterns that are labeled for those beautiful Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, and Layer Cakes. Moda has several "cheat sheets" that can show you some common ways to cut Layer Cakes and Charm Packs. They also are very good about offering free quilt patterns for their various fabric lines. Don't feel like you have to be limited to that fabric line. There is nothing to say that you can't use a different line. Continue reading

    • Book Review - Piecing the Piece O' Cake Way

      Piecing the Piece O' Cake Way


      I love books. I find the collection in Wish Upon A Quilt difficult to stay away from. I like leafing through to see what the projects look like, what techniques are being demonstated, etc. Recently, I was leafing through Piecing the Piece O' Cake Way by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins. This book would be great for a beginner quilter or someone wanting to go back and refresh themselves on the basics. The quilts pictured are cheery and colorful. Every page of the 127 page book is packed with pictures demonstrating techniques and projects. I was impressed with the discussion on color and contrast at the beginning of the book. Continue reading

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