Quilt The Book [Progress #1]
ocean waves quilt by wooden spoon quilts

Yesterday I listened to Carolyn Friedlander’s Hand Work is Fun Webinar (which I loved!).  It got me thinking about the applique quilts in Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration and how, given how slow I’m likely to be, I really should make a start on them. So today I spent some time going through the […]

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No Ripping Foundation Paper Piecing [Part Two] Cutting and Sewing
No Ripping Foundation Paper Piecing by wooden spoon quilts

Yesterday I shared Part One of my “no ripping foundation paper piecing tutorial”. Part One covered preparing the block templates from freezer paper and preparing cutting templates. Today I’m covering how to cut the fabrics and sew the block. These instructions refer specifically to my Sugar Loaf block but you can adapt the instructions to any foundation […]

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No Ripping Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial [Part One] Preparation
no ripping foundation paper piecing tutorial by wooden spoon quilts part one

As promised yesterday when I released my free Sugar Loaf Block pattern, here is my tutorial for foundation paper piecing, no paper ripping required. I’ve broken the tutorial into two parts. Today I’m sharing Part One, Preparation. I’ll show you how to create your block template using freezer paper and how to create cutting templates […]

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Sugar Loaf Block [A Free Pattern]
Sugar Loaf Block by Wooden Spoon Quilts

My first downloadable pattern is ready to share! It’s a super simple foundation paper pieced pattern for the Sugar Loaf block that I first used here in a pillow. You can find the pattern in my brand new Craftsy Store. And best of all, it’s free!! I’m a little excited to have finally got to this […]

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Quilt The Book
quilt the book by wooden spoon quilts

Did you see Jolene’s (Blue Elephant Stitches) recent blog post Quilting Through a Book? Jolene posted that she is planning to make all the quilts from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley, then she invited her readers to join her by either making all the quilts from Camille’s book or any other book of their choice. No […]

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Hello, Bear Challenge [Wagon Wheel Quilt]
wagon wheel quilt by wooden spoon quilts

Bonnie Christine from Going Home to Roost is currently hosting the Hello, Bear project challenge. The challenge is to use anything from her Hello, Bear line, which includes not only fabric but also stencils, wall decals and wallpaper. The timing is perfect because my son is in need of a new quilt and I’d been thinking how great these […]

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Starting a Wagon Wheel Quilt

  Starting a quilt is one of my favourite parts of the whole quilt making process. This quilt is particularly fun to start, the fabric choices have been made, there’s just the cutting and piecing to focus on. I’m using template plastic to mark the fabric and scissors to cut each piece out. It sounds […]

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry
Sugar Loaf Quilt

I’m so good at leaving things to the last moment! Here’s my last moment entry to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy from Amy’s Creative Side. I’m entering my Sugar Loaf Pillow in the mini-quilt category.  Since I last blogged about this pillow, it’s been received by Sami, my partner in the Great Pillow Fight Swap. The idea for […]

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A drunkard’s path pillow
A drunkards path quilt

The X-Factor pillow swap run by Tiina (Cottilello on Flickr) is one of my favourite swaps. This swap works differently from any other swap I’ve taken part in. First of all, each round has a theme. The latest round was all about the drunkard’s path block. The other twist is that partners are not assigned until […]

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Marsala: 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge
Raspberry Kiss Quilt

I finished my Marsala Quilt for the Pantone 2015 Quilt Challenge! I seriously did not think I would! It wasn’t an easy process and the quilt turned out nothing like my original plan. My first problem in making this quilt was that I didn’t have any Marsala fabrics. No problem, I thought, I’d pick some up on my trip […]

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