I'm Janice Ryan and I live in Los Angeles with my husband, 2 children and 4 cats (I'm not sure who creates more havoc when I try to sew-the children or the cats). Despite the Cali address and Irish ...
I'm Janice Ryan and I live in Los Angeles with my husband, 2 children and 4 cats (I'm not sure who creates more havoc when I try to sew-the children or the cats). Despite the Cali address and Irish name, I swear that I am genuine Pennsylvania Dutch (and, no, that is not the same as Amish-feel free to ask me about this!). I've been sewing for as long as I can remember (some of my early memories are of my mom and I designing and sewing clothing for my dolls). In my former life (that would be pre-kids), I lived the vagabond life of a costume designer for regional theater, got my MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon, and then rode off into the sunset to become a costumer for TV and film in sunny California. Although I've had a long-time love affair with my sewing machine (I love it enough that my detour into the dark world of bridal alterations didn't sway me), I didn't catch the quilting bug until I was pregnant with my son, 5 years ago. In all my free time (ha!) I also enjoy fixing up our 1927 English Tudor home, unapologetically indulging in chick-lit, and exploring my family tree. You can check out my blog at www.betteroffthread.comView all patterns by designer (10) »
This spiral mini quilt makes a great wall-hanging, pillow, center block to a quilt...or whatever you desire. It is actually easier than it looks!
I have included templates and step-by-step instructions. You can also go to my blog for a step-by step photo tutorial on this quilt, where you will learn paper-piecing and reverse turned-edge appliqu.
Photo tutorial will begin week of June 9th 2013 and I will post blog entries here:
Part 1: Paper-piecing Curved Geese http://betteroffthread.com/2013/06/11/paper-piecing-curved-geese-a-tutorial/
Part 2: Reverse Applique http://betteroffthread.com/2013/06/18/reverse-applique-tutorial/