After the launch of our brand new Guide to Quilting Class last week, we are quilt obsessed! To get your creative juices flowing I have pulled together my favourite inspirational quilting blogs for you. Quilting blogs make it super easy for everyone to come together to share information and tips, as well as some amazing patterns!
With the move into Autumn in the UK, we are both definitely thinking more about quilting. I know from experience that you can never have too many quilts in your home, so why not start a new project? Both Rachel and I have quilting projects on the go at the moment, how about you?
Amy Smart is a mum, wife, and quilter who’s sewing journey started at an early age. She has a huge amount of helpful information for all levels of sewer on her blog. Diary of a quilter is a great space for gorgeous quilt patterns and tutorials.
One of my favourite patterns from Amy is A Bushel and a Peck, you know how I love a scrappy quilt and this one is just so cute!
Kerry Green is the Kerry behind Very Kerry Berry. She loves in Devon in the UK and has been sewing since she was a child. She loves to quilt as well as make her own clothes, and everything in between. As well as her quilting blog, she is also an accomplished author who has many quilting books under her belt.
I love the little extra’s that Kerry gives you in her quilting blog, such as this super cute Mini Happy House block. She used the block to turn them into lavender bags, just an example of how patchwork doesn’t always have to mean quilts!
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Rita Hodge is the woman behind Red Pepper Quilts and since she started her quilting blog in 2009 she has created a great resource space for quilters of all experience levels. She has a flair for fresh modern quilting and is quite a prolific sewist. She seems to share my love of scrap fabrics, which is always a good thing!
I am currently using one of Red Pepper Quilts tutorials for my latest quilting project, the Postage Stamp Quilt. I have only just started but I am loving it already!
If you are looking for fun tutorials for modern quilting projects then you should definitely check out A Quilting Life. Sherri provides great tips on how to take your quilting to the next level. She is also an accomplished author with her quilting books A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home, and Fresh Family Traditions.
We love Sherri’s take on the Log Cabin block which she used to make these gorgeous potholders in her free tutorial. Remember that the Log Cabin is one of the blocks featured in our Guide to Quilting online class.
Fresh Lemons is one of my favourite quilt blogs and has been for a long time! Faith, the author, has been quilting since 2009, and she offers helpful advice using an encouraging tone. I just love her fabric choices and her modern, fresh aesthetic. On top of that her quilts and blocks and just beautiful!
I just love this quilting block made out of half square triangles, it really is stunning! Half square triangles really can be transformed into so many designs, they are such fun! (The Half Square triangle is also featured in our Guide to Quilting class)
The Cluck Cluck Sew quilting blog is a beautiful blog, written since 2007 by the author, Allison. Since then her quilting blog has grown to develop a large loyal following, which is completely well deserved! Allison shares her quilts and other sewing projects in her blog, but she also offers some super fun projects and amazing tutorials.
Her latest blog post showcases a colourful Bat Quilt she made which is so cute! She had previously made a black and white version for her son last year but really wanted to make a colourful version.
Jo from The Crafty Nomad is another British quilter and I just love her quilting style. She loves a rainbow quilt and as you know I also love a rainbow! The Crafty Nomad has a huge range of quilt patterns as well as smaller makes, both paid for PDF’s and free tutorials. There really is something special for everyone at every sewing level.
One of my absolute favourite quilt of her’s is a foundation paper pieced beauty called Rainbow Kites. I just love the shape of those kites and I may have to add it to my ‘must make’ list!
Suzy Quilts is rooted in a love for the heritage and tradition of quilting but she also loves to craft unique, contemporary textiles. I love her style of quilting and the fact that all of her projects, large or small, are so beautifully made. Her quilting blog is a wonderful expressive space with lots of projects for you to sew along with, we know you are going to love it.
Rachel is currently making an amazing version of Suzy Quilts Hexie Stripe Quilt. It looks so good so far, I can’t wait til she shares it with you all!
In Color Order is another quilting blog that I have been avidly following for a long time. Jeni Baker is one of those bloggers who not only shares her quilts with you but shares a slice of her life too. You get to see her amazing sewing prowess but also lots of real life things that make her very approachable. She also has a super cute pet bunny called George who features regularly in her blog. If you are a collector or love to cook then you will also share in some of Jeni’s other interests, she has an enviable collection of Pyrex dishes that are swoon-worthy!
I love this Vintage Nine-Patch pdf patter from In Color Order, it’s definitely my kind of colourful, scrappy quilt! It was inspired by a quilt made by Jeni’s great-great-grandmother, which I think is just amazing!
Have you always wanted to make a quilt but not known how or where to start? If you are new to quilting there can be lots to learn and we are here to make sure it’s fun at every step! This Guide To Quilting class is the perfect gentle introduction to anyone wanting to learn how to quilt. We promise the first time you make a quilt will not be your last!
Here is a little video from us all about it :-