Check out our resident Strip-It(TM) expert, Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek, as she demonstrates some of her favorite quick, fun & practical techniques for using Faye Burgos’ Strip-It pre-printed stripe fabrics. From easy half-square triangles to piano key borders to wedges (shown) and much more, you’ll learn how to achieve pieced looks with precision, in a fraction of the time. Watch the video now! We’d also love to see YOUR creative strip-It ideas, too! Send us a description and a photo or two, and we’ll send you a fabric thank-you!
We thought you’d enjoy seeing some adorably brag-worthy pix shared by one of our favorite quilt designers Vicki Bellino, showing her granddaughter, Lexi, with some of her quilting & sewing projects. Vicki explains, ”
Lexi started playing with scraps of fabric on my design wall at a very early age – between 3 and 4. I taught her to sew before she was 6 and she was a natural at it. She practiced sewing precut charm squares together and learning about 1/4” seam allowances. She made her first quilt at 7. After making several charm square quilts, she told me she wanted to make a quilt with triangles, so I taught her how to make half-square triangles. What followed shortly was a pinwheel baby quilt she designed all by herself, and a variation of an “O” block quilt.
She’s 11 now and has made 5 quilts, learned to do fusible appliqué and of course, English paper piecing. She’s now able to use a rotary cutter and is very proficient at choosing fabric and laying out blocks to design a quilt on her own. In fact, she prefers to do it all on her own without my help!
It gives me such joy to spend a weekend quilting with my granddaughter and to watch her grown into such a proficient quilter at such a young age!
How many of our other quilting friends are sharing your quilting passion with the next generation? Tell us about it! – lisa s
OK, we’re biased, and we love just about everything Vicki Bellino creates over at Bloom Creek. So we think you’ll also enjoy her tote bag kit, featured in the Sept/Oct 2012 issue of McCall’s Quilting. It’s sewn up in HICKORY HOUSE prints by Faye Burgos in the taupe/black combo, a smart look for city, country or anywhere your busy life take you ; ) And Vicki’s even offering a convenient KIT for it, too!