Alex and Ricky welcome back Edyta Sitar, who is the designer of the TQS 2018 BOM quilt, The Patchwork Barn. Edyta loves designing and making all of her own quilts. She talks about loving scrappy quilts and using an anchor to tie the parts together so your eye can rest. When she isn’t going scrappy, she loves working in blue and white as the colors are versatile and timeless. She gives tips for fabric selection, including the Rule of Five, when only working in two colors.
Edyta is a big proponent of testing out ideas and techniques before making a quilt. She shows how working small can allow you to see how colors and blocks come together before making a large version.
Want more tips? Edyta also demonstrates a clever binding technique that reduces bulk in the corner. And if that’s not enough, she introduces a second color way for the TQS 2018 BOM.
Edyta also brings part of her large collection of her own and antique quilts for a giant bed turning on the set and talks about the children’s book she wrote that includes a quilt project.
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Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts)
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Alex and Ricky welcome back Edyta Sitar, who is the designer of the 2018 BOM quilt. They discuss some of her recent books and techniques and take a look at her quilts.
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Edyta shares why she loves working in blue and white when she isn’t going scrappy. She has tips for fabric selection when you work in only two colors, including the "Rule of Five", and building a block with two colors.
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Edyta shares tips for what makes a successful scrap quilt using examples of her own designs and antique quilts in her personal collection. It’s a giant bed turning on the set.
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Edyta is a big proponent of testing out ideas and techniques before diving into a large quilt. Working small allows her to see how colors work together, how blocks come together, etc.
Along with showing how to take a two-fabric block and make it appear different (by placing fabrics in a different location) she also has a very clever binding technique that reduces bulk in the corner. And, if that weren’t enough, she shares a second colorway for the 2018 BOM.
Edyta is now an empty nester and all that that entails. This new place in her life has allowed her to write a children’s book that includes a quilt project.
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