quilt patterns and inspiration for people who love to sew

Tag: Helen Draper

Berry Bliss Quilt

Berry Bliss Quilt

The exquisite Berry Bliss Quilt is a delightful addition to our Curved Piecing Collection. An overlay of applique petals form a lattice over the sixteen curved blocks and is an enjoyable project, especially for those who love to cut and stitch by hand. Stitching curves […]

Easter Egg Bunnies

Easter Egg Bunnies

This adorable Easter Egg Bunnies wall hanging has cute bunnies with big floppy ears and big bunny feet. It is easy to make with fusible webbing and a simple blanket stitch. Use your stash This little quilt is ideal for using fabric from your stash. […]

Stunningly Simple

Stunningly Simple

The planets aligned last week so I was able to spend time in my sewing room making a small quilt that was inspired by Maxine Rosenthal’s book, One Block Wonders. This dazzling quilt is a kaleidoscopic explosion of colour, movement and pattern. My quilt was cut from just 1.8m (2yds) of fabric (a […]

Kiku Blossom is True Love

Kiku Blossom is True Love

Many quilters will tell you that they have one or two fabrics that they love way too much to use. These treasures are safely tucked away for safe-keeping, just like granny’s good china. Some of the fabrics in my Kiku Blossom Quilt are some that I’d been saving […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts  — just don’t tell my other quilts. The simplicity of the design made it […]

How to Save Time, Avoid Bobbin Rage, and Keep Your Hair Nice

How to Save Time, Avoid Bobbin Rage, and Keep Your Hair Nice

When we first start making quilts we are full of enthusiasm and can’t wait to begin sewing. Sometimes this excitement will quickly turn to frustration when we hit a snag. Many of the smaller problems that plague new quilters are avoidable.  I can’t promise to fix all your problems, […]

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

When I first dipped my toe into the wonderful world of quilting, the traditional blocks were the most popular. How times have changed. These days the simplest block designs, combined with a clever use of fabric, can create wonderfully appealing quilts. These quilts can often be whipped up in no […]

The Legacy

The Legacy

For as long as I can remember I have loved to sew. Some of my fondest memories are stitching a rainbow of colourful stitches onto huckaback in the 1st grade. The joy I felt is still with me. I didn’t want to ever stop sewing, […]