Guest Post: Frugal World Traveler Tutorial (Part 2)

Welcome back to Stitching with Swampy.  In Part 1 of this tutorial series, we sewed the trip around the world block.  Now we are ready to the sew the bordered economy block to alternate with our trip around the world blocks. Leftover from the previous tutorial you should have the following: Low volume fabric A … Continued

Guest Post: Frugal World Traveler Tutorial (Part 1)

It’s been a slow year in the pukeko social scene, so it’s time again for a quilting tutorial. Today, we are going to create another alternating layout of blocks including the ever-popular trip around the world and economy blocks. We will be using low volume fabrics with high contrast dark and accent fabrics to create … Continued

Guest Post: Improv Stripes and Braids Blocks (Part 2)

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Improv Stripes and Braids tutorial series. We’ve already completed our Improv Stripe block, so let’s get right into the Improv Braid block. Left over from last time, you will need the following: 3 sheets of copy paper/lightweight paper large enough to be cut into two 12 1/2″ squares OR freezer paper … Continued

Guest Post: Improv Stripes and Braids Blocks (Part 1)

Hello again, it’s me, Swampy, and I’m back with a two part tutorial to make scrappy improv blocks using strings.  In these tutorials, I’ll talk you through assessing the value of your fabrics and how to use basic foundation paper piecing techniques to create blocks for a dynamic quilt design.  I’ve split the tutorial into two … Continued

Guest Post: Cross Alternate Block Tutorial

Hello and welcome again to Stitching with Swampy! Swampy here (of course)! I heard you needed a block to alternate with your Greek Cross blocks and Robyn was busy with unicorn nonsense, so I whipped up this tutorial. Let’s get started.