Stitchin' Post Blog

Pumpkin Pincushions
These little cuties are faster than carving and you can use them year after year. Add some pumpkins to your Halloween, Thanksgiving, or fall décor. You could even make one for...
Bag Crazy - Part 1
Have you ever made something, and liked it so much, it started a landslide of similar projects? That's what is happening here. We've gone a bit bag crazy.
Part 2 - Marmalade Dreams Quilt-a-Long
I love this section… so much I created a small quilt using the top and bottom triangles, Diamond Days. Before I show you that...
Welcome to - Marmalade Dreams Quilt-a-Long
Hello! I am so excited you have joined me for the Marmalade Dreams Quilt Along. It is going to be a fun five months, I have tips and tricks as well as...
Auditioning Colors in the Design Process
As quilters, when we audition possible fabrics for projects, it is difficult to make a final decision until we actually see them interacting with each other. It is hard to tell what is going to work. For years, I have sewn together small...
New Release: Intuitive Color and Design, revised edition
As I was setting the table for the holidays, I unpacked my Color Work Table Runner that I love to put out for my holiday decorating. It reminded me of what a fun class...
Packing for Quilter's Affair
I was chatting with Lawry after Beach Retreat about how to pack for a quilting workshop or retreat.  I'm sure glad I did because she has a ton of tips, some that are even specific for Quilter's Affair which is coming up very soon!  Here is...
Fancy the Studio Cat - Gets Gussied Up
Fancy has a Very Big Weekend planned soon and she wanted some fashion advice......So I booked her a fitting with my Personal Seamstress, Jill.  After a fitting and design consultation...
Love Pillow
Its the season of love, and what better way to show it by making the LOVE pillow from the Simply Color RED book.  Kristin Shields (pictured) and Gin were on the task to help make this month's sample, and said...
The Souks of Marrakesh
The Souks.... A combination the entire Mystic collection and Kona Cottons..... The Souks is the open air marketplace in the medina (center)  of Marrakesh.... it is a maze of tiny stalls and vendors with every possible product you could need....I...
Peacock Pavilions... Oh My
Hello... I have been working on my newest collection of fabric for fall...the designing phase and got so caught up yesterday that I forgot to post... good grief. At least it was because I was on a really good roll....Anyhow.......
Mystic Blue
Happy Friday!!! It is a beautiful blue sky day here in Sisters...perfect day to share with you my Mystic Blue quilt that is made out of the blue palette in the Mystic collection and Kona Cottons. This quilt is a...
Embroidering on Fabric with a Print
Hello Friends.... I love embroidery. Over the years I have embroidered bits and pieces of my fabric designs. Adding stitching to quilts, bags, and pillows whatever I can think of that will add a little more texture and color to...
Gypsum Quilt with Valori Wells
Happy Friday!!! I wanted to share with you my Gypsum Quilt made out of the black and white palette of Mystic, for Robert Kaufman. Gypsum was inspired by the Berber Rugs in Morocco and the gep carvings throughout the architecture...
Kantha Stitching with Valori Wells
Today is one of those winter days I am not  fond of... it's cold, raining and the roads are icy. A good day to be in the studio. A good day to sit by the fire with a nice cup...
Big Island Pillows - Raw Edge Applique
Inspired by Hawaiian quilts, this pillow uses a raw edge appliqué and cross hatch machine quilting for a modern twist instead of the traditional hand appliqué and quilting.  For this project you will need Blue fabric, a text fabric, Fusible...
Favorite Party Recipes from Jean Wells
 With the New Year upon us, Jean is sharing a few of her favorite festive recipes. Parmesan Artichoke DipJean Wells Wonderful party food!   14 oz. Can of artichoke hearts, drained and diced. ¼ Cup - Green onions, finely chopped...