I've been seeing many people finishing there Star Storm quilts! They are so fun to see!! I leo all the different color ways folks are making my quilt in! Have you mad one yet? Send me pictures! or tag me on instagram #starstormquilt #vfwquilts @victoriafindlaywolfe
Uniqueandnovel has a beautiful beach version made!
The Bootscootinquilter is in a roll! TWO STAR STORM quilts done!
Material Obsession in Sydney, AU! Helen made hers!
Speaking of STARS!! My THUNDER STRUCK class has been producing a huge amount of really awesome star quilts!! Here's a shot of the student work from QuiltCon! This pattern is also available at my website.
We have a big storm heading our way this week. I am hoping it and the following storm do not mess with my trip to Japan on Saturday!! Yep! Back to Japan! Family time!
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It's freezing here in NYC today (15 when I walked the dog this morning)...Our building's steam heat is not keeping up with the cold, so it's very COLD IN MY LOFT right now...as I write this, this very moment, this is what I look like..
I have silk long underwear on head to toe, a wool sweater, a fleece jacket, and my hat!!!
On a warmer note: I head to CRAFT NAPA on Wednesday... I will unthaw then.
(No, being a Minnesota gal does not mean I should be used to the cold. That is why I don't live there anymore... LOL)
We have been receiving so many awesome gloves and hats for our drive! We look forward to seeing more of you at the Party on Saturday at the store! We have a lot of them hung up, and it's so COZY in the store! Holiday hours are party hours are listed below, and at VFWquilts.com
We may have gotten carried away on the decorating! hehe!
It's been an amazing year. Yes, it's hard work being a small business owner, long days, long hours, but ultimately I am doing something I love. I share that love with you all.
Today I am encouraging you to SHOP SMALL.
My shop carries all my own products, My fabrics, My books, my Acrylic templates, thread sets, patterns, and other goodies... All of these items, is how you survive in this industry by having my hand in multiple areas: Plus all the travel, and teaching that I do. VFWQUILTS.COM
What I love about this industry is that I meet the most amazing people. Quilters are the best! My shop allows me to meet you here, when you come to NYC. If you can't come to NYC, please visit my website shop. If you are over seas, please email us to get you accurate In't shipping quotes... We are always here to help.
We being , Me, and my small staff. We all work hard at our job, we love being creative, we love being creative women building a small business... We need your support to shop small.
Stop by the store, we are always happy to do some show and tell for you of the quilts we have on hand.
I've been slowly building my Harley T-Shirt Quilt. I love that T-shirt quilt shave such a Stigma attached them as being sometimes goofy, but this is proof you can do Amazing Quilts with them! CUT THEM UP!
Inspired by one of my own quilts, Cloudy Day, I designed this line of low-volume, fresh prints, infused with a few pops of natural, bright colors. A complete collection that will look amazingly scrappy all together, making "light work" for the quilter!
My Quilt CLOUDY DAY, was my inspiration for this new line... I can't wait to share it with you! It sure looks good on my home-away-from-home, hotel room here in Houston for the next 10 days!
You may know me for making an obscene amount for Double Wedding Ring quilts.
I didn't make you do a MINI double wedding ring block! Aren't you happy? hehe. ;-)
But I do like the idea of FULL Circle stitching! So I threw in some Appliqué Polka Dots, because I do LOVE polka dots almost as much as I love Double Wedding Rings. And STARS? Well, That is indeed a second obsession of mine... I LOVE STARS!!! So, putting a bit of everything I love into one block, is how you get:
There are multiple ways to do appliqué, I suggest you do what suits you.
If you are new to appliqué, cutting the paper templates and basting the fabric around the shape or washable glue, sticking the edges over is probably best for you.
I tend to do a mixture of both. I like the circle template for making cute, tiny circles... other times I like the back basting technique... (picking out the basting stitch that I show in the video, and following the holes of your basting to needle-turn your seam allowances under a few stitches at a time...)
Cut out your circle paper template. Cut out your fabric with your 1/4" seam allowance around the circle...
Next, with a knotted thread, run a basting stitch evenly around the ouster edge, insert your paper template, and draw up the thread to gather the fabric around the circle paper template...
Then you can give it a press, find your center of the square by folding each way, place your small "dot" in is center, and appliqué it to the background.
I can use the my shapes as templates for the half curves as well. I cut my fabric larger, than snip around the curve slightly, so I can run a washable glue stick around the paper edge, and turn the raw edges under... and appliqué into place.
Once you have appliqued your pieces on the Squares, you can go ahead and assemble your block according to the instructions at the pattern.