Thursday, April 27, 2017

Strip Pieced Pyramid Blocks Tutorial

 Hi there!

I am here with the second installment of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild Block Of Every Other Month ( #KCMQGboeom) its a mouthful for sure! So this month we are doing strip pieced pyramid blocks. Anything strip pieced is awesome. It always looks like you worked really hard, but it actually really simple. I am showing how to make the basic block, what you do with it is up to you. I choose to use my pyramids in a border around the Lone Star block from February. You can do that, or here are some more options.

This is the way I used my pyramid blocks for my BOM. I used them as a border. You can use your blocks in many different ways though.

This layout is alternate pyramids

This is regular pyramids.

This layout is diamonds.

I made so very many pyramids that I have enough to make a whole quilt. I will be staggering my pyramids and adding a lot of negative space so I can play with quilting the heck out of it.

If you follow my video tutorial I would love to see what you make! I think these videos are pretty fun. Please let me know what you think. We have fixed the audio problem from the first video so that is good. Also, let me know if there is something you would like to see. I plan to add some long arm quilting videos as well but let me know if you would like to see a specific type of block or quilting design I can do almost anything and my mind is always so full it is hard to pick from the options.

Have a great day and happy sewing!


I won a Cotton+Steel Bernina. Crazy right?

Hi there everyone!

I sure hope you and your loved ones are all healthy and happy. We are good here. I have so many great things to share that I feel like I may burst. I get to go pick up the Cotton+Steel Bernina sewing machine that I won. What?!?!?! Yes indeed! I WON a Bernina sewing machine I still feel like it is a dream. So so crazy. So tomorrow I will find out if it is all a big hilarious joke or not. You all know that Cotton+Steel is my favorite fabric, so much so that I order it by the bolts so I can have unfettered access to it...and I sell some on the side in my shop.

Alice from Bernina asked which one I wanted and I choose the blue one. I mean heck, not only did I win a Bernina sewing machine, I also get to PICK which one I want. Its name is Hello Lovely. Isn't that sweet. Well, I will know more tomorrow. I get to go to Mea Bernina in Lawrence, Kansas and take 2 classes on how to operate the new machine. Goodness Gracious I am so excited!