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Giant Curves: New Quilt Top

Giant Curves: New Quilt Top

on Dec 19, 2014 in Blog, pattern, quilt | 1 comment

CURVE QUILT Ok. that is alot alot alot of CURVES.  I showed you how I was drafting the pattern and setting in the seams in the last post.  I decided to prep everything first to make curved seams as easy as possible in a “chain piecing” fashion.   I only used 3 pins per seam: one pin at each end point and one pin at the apex of the curves. I also...

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Giant Curves: New Quilt Pattern

Giant Curves: New Quilt Pattern

on Dec 16, 2014 in Blog, pattern, sewing | 1 comment

  I’m working on a new quilt for myself.  It is going to be pretty great.  Each block is 18″.  I mean, that is huge!! I did the regular ole drafting with paper and rulers and curved edges and seam allowances and everything.  No computer on this one.  The templates are on freezer paper. My plan is to make the whole queen size quilt with fabrics from...

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Vintage Antique Quilt Top

Vintage Antique Quilt Top

on Nov 27, 2014 in Blog, quilt | 1 comment

  Happy Thanksgiving! On this day of families, thankfulness and gathering, I wanted to share a family quilt story with you. Wowsa, right?  This is a quilt top made by my grandmother’s granny.  I guess that would be two greats, for me.  As the story goes, great-great-granny was a twin back when twin’s names matched.  Nora and Dora, cute right?  This...

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New MODA Hexagons Made Easy Kits

New MODA Hexagons Made Easy Kits

on Nov 22, 2014 in Blog, fabric stash, Kits, quilt, website | 0 comments

New Kits are HERE!   I’ve decided to mix up the selection a bit for my Hexagons Made Easy workshops.  Happy to announces the Wishes by Sweetwater MODA Fabric Kits are here!  Hooray! Hooray!  You can grab one right now, over in the shop. This is what 30 un-assembled kits look like.  Oh, bolts are so beautiful.  Only thing lovelier might be those pre-cut...

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Ebay Quilt Alliance Auctions

Ebay Quilt Alliance Auctions

on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, charity | 0 comments

Each year the Quilt Alliance hosts a challenge open to quilters all over the world.  The challenge this year was “Inspired By“.    You were to use the QuiltIndex.org  to find inspiration for your mini quilt.  The mini measures 16″ x 16″ when complete. The Quilt Index  is unbelievable, and  the amount of work they have put into organizing so...

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Quilter’s Guild of Arlington

Quilter’s Guild of Arlington

on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog, business, trunk show | 0 comments

  Looking to see many many many quilts & stitched projects on Tuesday, Nov 11th? Are you in the Arlington TX area? I’ll be presenting a trunk show featuring projects from Deploy That Fabric, Learn to Sew Easy Curves and Hexagons Made Easy.  Swing on by. I’ll have books, patterns and shirts available at the show. See you Tuesday! Meeting...

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Row by Row Rockin Row Robin

Row by Row Rockin Row Robin

on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, quilt, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you weren’t with the blog a few years ago, you might have missed this Mystery Row Robin  Quilt Along organized right here on ReannaLily Designs.   It was a summer project in 2011.  The mystery is over and all of the row patterns are revealed. This project was really fun.  Each row is authored by a different blogger.  So you get Mystery, Rows, Blog Hoppin,...

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QuiltCon T-Shirt Contest

QuiltCon T-Shirt Contest

on Nov 2, 2014 in Blog, contests | 1 comment

Rejected. I gave it a go.  This is my entry into the QuiltCon t-shirt contest.  I’m not finding the link to the original call for submissions, though I know the contest entries ended Oct 22nd and was open to MQG members. I decided to go with Sugar Skull or Candy Skull theme.   And what better day to share my design than Dias De Los Muertos party weekend?...

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Text Trapunto Technique

Text Trapunto Technique

on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog, quilt, quilting | 0 comments

I’m so excited to share the Text Trapunto Technique with you!  This workshop is coming to the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild on January 10th.  We’ll be making the Ampersand Quilt Block shown. Can’t make the workshop?  Grab the Text Trapunto Technique pdf over on Craftsy. We’ll be using regular home sewing machines to create this 15″...

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Celestial Star Quilt Along

Celestial Star Quilt Along

on Oct 14, 2014 in Blog, quilt | 0 comments

  Have you seen this Celestial Star pattern by From Blank Pages, Diane Bohn?  It is amazing.  It is so versatile and the block finishes at 24″.  THAT’S HUGE!  After seeing all the different variations all over instagram, #celestialstarqal, I had to try it.   Proud to say the block is made mostly from background scraps and color scraps  from the...

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Stitches Be Crazy Shirt Winner

Stitches Be Crazy Shirt Winner

on Oct 12, 2014 in Blog, contests | 0 comments

Stitches Be Crazy T-Shirt WINNER     Congratulations! to @WhatTheBobbin over on Instagram, who reposted the t-shirt picture to win her very own shirt!  Please email me, and I’ll be happy to drop your shirt in the mail.  reannalilydesigns@gmail.com If you didn’t win, not too worry – you can still grab your shirt over in the shop. Stitches...

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Taggy Blanket

Taggy Blanket

on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog, sewing | 0 comments

  Taggy Blanket ~~~~Let us call this the BEFORE picture.~~~~ I used the Scrappy Taggy Blanket tutorial and simply omitted the “scrappy part”.  Instead I had two pieces of fabric cut 16″ square.  One quilter’s cotton and the other one is dot minkie.  OH an my ribbons, those didn’t match anything at all…. Each ribbon is secured...

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