Category Archives: Quilting

Creative Juice #131

Creative Juice #131

Get your artistic on!

  1. Korean artist Aeppol.
  2. An easy way to try out free motion quilting ideas.
  3. I love Zentangle challenges! It’s always interesting to see the unique interpretations. Here’s one recent challenge and the responses.
  4. The things we skip that end up costing us time and productivity.
  5. Too beautiful to eat.
  6. Funny animal photographs. Best viewing strategy: check out each year’s finalists. Click on the first picture to enlarge, and then click the arrow at the right side of the pictures to scroll through.
  7. Some little art works made from found objects.
  8. I love how this artist challenges herself. We could all practice one thing daily for an extended period.
  9. Playlist for air turbulence.
  10. As if you needed an excuse to drink wine, here are some things you can do with corks.
  11. Architectural drawing, including some in-progress videos!
  12. Celebrating Women’s History Month with the Rockettes.

13 Sources for Free Quilt Patterns


quilting dinh-pham-527665Quilters, you won’t know whether to thank me or curse me for today’s post.

If you’re like me, you have a whole library of quilting books, boxes full of quilting magazines, and sacks of quilt patterns. I’ll never exhaust all the possibilities those resources hold.

But I’m always looking at more ideas. My Pretty Quilts board on Pinterest has nearly 1200 pins; I’ve saved over 40 videos and articles on my Quilt Tutorials board so I can refer to them as necessary.

So I often check out quilt and block designs online. Here are some especially good websites for free patterns:

  1. Quilt Inspiration
  2. All People Quilt
  3. Connecting Threads
  4. American Quilt Society
  5. Bluprint (Craftsy)
  6. The Quilting Company
  7. Free Quilt Patterns
  8. Quilt in a Day
  9. Generations Quilt Patterns
  10. Hoffman Fabrics
  11. Robert Kaufman Fabrics
  12. Andover Fabrics
  13. AGF Fabrics

Now it’s your turn. Do you have favorite sources for free patterns? Or a favorite quilting site in general? Share in the comments below.

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Creative Juice #130

Creative Juice #130

Beautiful things to admire or make.

  1. Fish made out of junk.
  2. Winter in beautiful Romania.
  3. Oscars fashions from years back.
  4. Beautiful Zentangles.
  5. Quilt tutorial: Teresa Down Under teaches how to make Delectable Mountain blocks and how to arrange them to create different kinds of quilts.
  6. What matters most to an artist?
  7. Like donuts? Wonderful watercolor tutorial.
  8. Your cat needs a ladder.
  9. Mardi Gras, but different.
  10. El Alto’s architecture is over the top.
  11. Free quilt patterns to make for St. Patrick’s Day. (Well, maybe for next Patrick’s Day!)
  12. These beautiful wedding dresses and bridal head dresses almost make me want to get married all over again.

Creative Juice #127

Creative Juice #127

Somehow I got out of sequence. This should have been last week’s collection. Somehow I misplaced it after I found the Grant Snider piece. . .

Creative Juice #128

Creative Juice #128

May you be full of wonder this weekend.

Creative Juice #126

Creative Juice #126

Oops! I neglected to post some Creative Juice last Friday. I hope this wonderful batch more than makes up for it.

Creative Juice #125

Creative Juice #125

Stuff to make, thoughts to ponder.