Bob Ross was a master of helping those painting along with him enjoy the journey...and embracing the idea that there are no mistakes, only happy little accidents. Join liZ and Elizabeth in this episode of Stitched as they discuss Bob Ross, crazy quilts, and the imperfect perfectness of quilting.
What do you get when you mix the history of indygo in the United States, the birth of the blue jeans, quilting, and Neil Diamond? You get Episode 11 of Stitched "Forever in Blue Jeans".
And stick around at the end for our newest segment "I've Got a Notion"...in today's episode we are talking about pinking shears.
Traditional raw edge applique quilts from Hawaii are as striking as they are distinctive. Join Elizabeth and liZ as they recount the origins of these beautiful quilts and then stick around for the new segment at the end of the episode called "I've got a notion" to find out why your pin cushion is shaped like a tomato.
It's hard to imagine The Wizard of Oz without picturing Dorothy in her iconic blue and white gingham dress...but where did this print come from and how was it named?
Join Elizabeth and liZ as they wander down the yellow brick road retelling the history of one of the world's most recognizable prints...gingham.
And for gingham inspired projects visit Simple Simon and Company where you can find a pile checked quilt patterns and tutorials. Like THIS TUTORIAL that walks you through how to make an oversized, gingham inspired baby quilt.
Vintage Yo-Yo quilts were created using scores of hand stitched yo-yos. Many of these yo-yo's were made with scrap fabric that when, upon closer inspection, and viewed separately from the quilt in its entirety aren't that charming. But...when viewed in context with the rest of the quilt top create something magical.
Join Elizabeth and liZ for this episode of Stitched to learn all about the endearing history of yo-yo's.
And for more quilting inspiration, patterns, and tutorials check out their website: Simplesimonandco.com
One long day a penniless traveler, a terrible lightning storm, some homemade beef jerky, and and a group of strangers collided...reminding me that a quilters heart is golden.
Join Simple Simon and Company as they take you on a journey across the country to a parking lot late one night where they were introduced to the magic of the quilter's at Gee's Bend.
Butter: creamy, golden, and delicious has inspired more than delightful dishes and tempting desserts....it was the inspiration behind the Churndash Quilt Block.
Join Elizabeth and liZ as they walk you through the evolution of making butter, the creation of the Churndash quilt block, and "meet" Grandma Lova...pronounced "love with an A", in this brand new episode of Stitched.
And for more Churndash inspiration click on over to www.simplesimonandco.com. There you can find Churndash quilts, pillows, and even pot holders.
If I Had A Million Dollars is an episode that combines frontier gardens, The Barenaked Ladies, Christmas trees, and chili all into one story about a little known quilt block called "Corn and Beans".
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Geese fly away from and return to the same location year after year...they always know how to go home.
Join Elizabeth and liZ as they talk about Flying Geese Quilt blocks and family traditions.
English Paper Piecing is a historical method used to create quilt tops by hand one stitch at a time. These hauntingly personable quilts are all just as lovely as they are unique.
Join us as we talk about what is at the core of these quilts...the handiwork...and how changes over time can only add beauty and depth to the mosaic...both in quilting and in motherhood.
And to check out a post that will walk you through a simple English Paper Piecing project you can click HERE.