Category Archives: Block of the Month

Fancy Free Slouch Bag .. Kaffe Fassett for Freespirit

This Fancy Free Slouchy Bag pattern from Freespirit features Kaffe Fassett fabrics. It’s placed in the intermediate level of skill and technique so study the instructions carefully.   The pattern download needs careful putting together too, but we look forward to seeing your makes. Download the project here:   https://www.freespiritfabrics.com/product_images/Kaffe%20FassettFancyFree%20Slouchy_Blue.pdf

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Design Inspiration

The designs for modern quilts can come from so many different design elements: architecture, nature, art to name a few.  This week I will explore several design starting points for modern quilts, Minimalism The Tate define minimalism as: an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks…

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Fabric Part II

Last week Modern Quilts – Fabric Part I was published and this week we are continuing the theme of fabric. So far I have talked about solids or fabrics that read as solid but that is not to say that prints cannot be used in modern quilts.  They most certainly can! My On the Plus…

Making the Pieces Fit – or What To Do With Those Eccentric Odd Blocks

As requested… These were left over from demonstrating Eccentric Log Cabins (not so much a Log Cabin, more a Pile of Sticks, see the image at the top for my Dusk quilt…) at Festival of Quilts in 2017. Oddments like this are inclined to reappear at moments when I really need to tidy up. I…