Another beautiful crazy quilt by Allie Aller. "Crazy for Plaid" appears in Allie's book, "Quilting...Just A Little Bit Crazy" by Allie and Valerie Bothell.
Star Members can watch Allie in Show 1906: Crazy for Crazy Quilts.

CrazyforPlaidbyAllieAller - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

CrazyforPlaidbyAllieAller - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

CrazyforPlaidbyAllieAller - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

CrazyforPlaidbyAllieAller - 36 Pieces Rotating

CrazyforPlaidbyAllieAller - 100 Pieces Rotating

CrazyforPlaidbyAllieAller - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Allie Aller

Another beautiful crazy quilt by Allie Aller. "Crazy for Plaid" appears in Allie's book, "Quilting...Just A Little Bit Crazy" by Allie and Valerie Bothell.
Star Members can watch Allie in Show 1906: Crazy for Crazy Quilts.

Original Photo: Allie Aller


While this is not about quilting, it is textile related and proves, "just because you can make something, doesn't mean you should."

***Warning - some of these images you can't "un-see," but they will make you laugh.

This is supposed to be a wedding dress.


(photo: viralnova.com)



A few weeks ago we showed you Ricky's quilt, Mirkwood (Yes, the name Mirkwood is a nod to the dark forest in The Hobbit.) Ricky made it from raw edge fabric snippets that were put in place using temporary spray adhesive. The top was placed over Ricky Tims Stable Stuff Poly (a medium weight tear-away stabilizer that is polyester based). Then the bits were stitched with free motion stitching. Notice that the stitches are really huge.

Ricky does this by moving the needle fairly slowly up and down, then moving the quilt so that the stitches will jump at a length of about a quarter-inch or so. This movement is zig-zaggy to create random stitches going in all directions.

When the quilt is layered, it is quilted with the same sort of quilting over the fabric confetti area and then the open spaces were quilted with meandering echo quilting.

Here, Ricky has put together a video showing just how he does the quilting using a big stitch over the confetti snippets.


The colors just shimmer in this beautiful crazy quilt from Allie Aller. 

Star Members can watch Allie in Show 1906: Crazy for Crazy Quilts.

CrazyintheGardenbyAllieAller - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

CrazyintheGardenbyAllieAller - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

CrazyintheGardenbyAllieAller - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

CrazyintheGardenbyAllieAller - 36 Pieces Rotating

CrazyintheGardenbyAllieAller - 100 Pieces Rotating

CrazyintheGardenbyAllieAller - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Allie Aller


Join in the fun as two great friends, Lois Podolny & Nancy Arseneault stop by to teach Alex and Ricky a few lessons about quilting.

Show 1907: Machine Quilting Friends debuts Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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What can you get with 12 Fat Quarters? A quick and easy quilt. For every 2 fat quarters, you will get 3 quilt blocks. So how big or small the quilt will turn out is all up to you. Laura at SewVeryEasy used a bundle of 12 fat quarters for her quilt. How many are you going to use?

The Pacific International Quilt Festival is celebrating 25 years at the Pinnacle of the Art of Quilting! From Oct 13 -16, 2016, they will have over 800 traditional, innovative & modern quilts and garments from all over the world, an All-Star quilt instructor line-up, a special "Then & Now" wearable art competition, and of course, a fabulous merchant mall. 


Looking for the quilt made by Francis Scott Key's wife? You can find it at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Did you know the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles contains over 1000 textiles? Yes! This includes historic quilts, contemporary art quilts, textile-based art forms, as well as garments and textiles from around the world.

Just a tiny bit of the collection:
-Linsey-woolsey whole cloth quilt, c. 1820
-Mosaic quilt top made by Mary Taylor Lloyd Key, the wife of Francis Scott Key, c. 1830
-Over 35 crazy quilts, including one made by the San Jose Auxiliary of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
-A historic collection of over 200 molas from the Kuna people, native to the San Blas Islands of Panama

Click here to learn more about the collection.

Want to enjoy the beauty of patchwork along with the beauty of the outdoors?  How about a patchwork tent? You could probably make your own, but we aren't sure you'd want to get it wet and dirty. And actually, this might be cheaper.

(photo: fieldcandy.com)

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