The Free Motion Quilting Project: No Sewing Until You Quilt with Ann Holmes, Podcast Episode 46

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

No Sewing Until You Quilt with Ann Holmes, Podcast Episode 46

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Ann Holmes, the creator of my favorite No Sewing Until You Quilt It applique technique. Get to know Ann and her assistant Rachel and how this cool technique works in this podcast.

Listen to the episode or download it to listen anytime:

Or watch the podcast and see me cooking sausage and apples for lunch!

Click Here to check out Ann's website Ann is both a stained glass artist as well as a quilter and her goal in creating the No Sewing Until You Quilt It Applique technique was to easily make her original stained glass art into quilts.

It's a wonderful technique for creating smooth curves without having to sew. Yep, you do have to glue though! You can watch Ann's videos to see how she does No Sewing Until You Quilt It on her YouTube Channel here.

Ann mentioned working on many quilts in this podcast. One of my favorites is Summer's End which is also on the cover of her book:

Another beautiful example of what you can do with the No Sew technique her with Enchanted Evening:

The last quilt here is Cygnus where flying geese form a quilting constellation. These beautiful swirling shapes make me want to go pull out fabric right now and start slicing! Remember, this is not pieced - it's turned edge applique built on a base of French Fuse:

I do hope you'll check out Ann's website and her YouTube Channel to learn more from her.

We carry her book No Sewing Until You Quilt It and package it with a 1 yard pack of French Fuse so you can try the technique immediately. Click Here to learn more.

Now for the updates around the house!

This week I've shared a huge three part binding series to guide you through all the steps to binding your quilts completely by machine.

That finishes up our Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt completely! This has been a wonderful project and I've really loved sharing it with you.

Remember you can always join in the fun and make this quilt too. Click Here to find the quilt pattern in the book Explore Walking Foot Quilting.

We will be continuing the Machine Quilting Party into March working on our Marvelous Mosaic quilt. Every Friday you'll find a new quilting tutorial guiding you through quilting a new walking foot quilting design on your home machine.

This quilt along has definitely been keeping me busy and this week I've been filming the videos for Prism Path which we will begin in April.

I've also been working hard on my fiction novel Mally the Maker. It's funny, just last week I thought I'd settled on the subtitle, but nope! I just changed it again. I'm going to wait until I finish the book completely before I finally settle on the final title.

I've also been working hard on a very fun project made from this month's Quilty Box. The box included an awesome Sidekick Ruler that is so wonderfully designed. It cuts diamonds and triangle shapes super easily and very accurately.

So I've tumbled down the rabbit hole that is Tumbling Block quilts and I'm not sure I'll be emerging anytime soon. These are so much fun!

Be looking forward to this Tumbling Block Mini Quilt tutorial on Monday Feb 26th.

Nope, I didn't get much done on Dream Goddess or fabric design this week because I spend a lot of time playing with tumblers. But I had loads of fun and made a quilt just for me and that feels great.

A lot is changing in the quilting world and as I mentioned at the end of my introduction, businesses that were once considered the best and brightest can suddenly disappear.

It's certainly made me much more introspective this week and take stock of what I'm creating and sharing, and how I feel about my business in general. I'm working on letting go of a lot of weight I've been carrying around in the form of regrets and working happier and lighter.

It certainly feels amazing to be wrapping up Mally The Maker and I'm really looking forward to what comes next for this new quilting / writing challenge.

I love hearing from you so please leave a comment if you enjoyed the show and let me know what you're working on as you listen!

Click Here to find all the podcast videos listed in a playlist so you can listen to them all in reverse order. Yes, binge watching or listening is a great thing!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day 

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