Safari Moon Blog Hop & Safari Cruise Quilt Preview

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Cristy | 0 comments


Hi! Welcome to my stop on the Safari Moon Blog Hop! I'm so happy you're here.


Safari Moon is a stunning, bright and bold new fabric line by designer Frances Newcombe, for Art Gallery Fabrics. 

I had the pleasure of getting to know Frances at Spring Quilt Market, last year, in Portland. She was at Market to have a little fun, and to help wrap her mind around what Fall Market might be like for her....

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Posted in Glue Basting, Paperless Paper Piecing, Quilt Blocks, Reviews

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Along: Introduction

Posted on October 03, 2013 by Cristy | 0 comments


Welcome to my first quilt-along! I'm so happy you're here! The Double Wedding ring has been one of my favorite quilt blocks for as long as I can remember. It's also one of my favorite classes to teach. When I started thinking of which quilt design I'd like most to share in a quilt-along, Double Wedding Ring was it, without a doubt.

My first Double Wedding Ring quilt, from 2005.
As a teacher and...

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Posted in DWRQAL, Glue Basting, Piec-lique, Quilt Blocks

Piec-lique Circles & Drunkard's Path: Tutorial

Posted on August 16, 2013 by Cristy | 0 comments


Piec-lique (pronounced: piece-li-kay) is a technique, developed by Sharon Schamber (my mama), for creating any type of curved seam. More than 10 years ago, She began developing the technique , and published her book, "Piec-lique: Curves the New Way", with AQS, in 2005. For those who have taken classes from my mom, or myself, the technique is often an "Ah-ha!" moment. We've seen eyes light up and...

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String Quilt Block: A Foundation Piecing Tutorial

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Cristy | 1 comment



String quilts are pretty fantastic. They're so much fun to make, a great way to use up scraps, and can help build a lot of confidence if you're just beginning to learn to piece and quilt.

How to make a string quilt isn't new, and there are lots of other great tutorials out there. I learned how to make my first one from a blog I adore: Film in the Fridge.

I use a similar foundation piecing, aka paper...

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Posted in Glue, Quilt Blocks, String Quilt, Tutorial