Blog Love | AllPeopleQuilt.com Staff Blog - Part 2
 

Blog Love

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Blogs We <3 This Month

Once a month, we highlight blogs our staff is reading right now!

 

 

A Quilting Life

If you know Sherri McConnell, you’ll know that she truly does lead a quilting life. As a Moda fabric designer, quilt designer, and author, her blog serves as inspiration to the quilting community. Her blog posts range from current projects and new patterns to blog hops and creative tutorials. Plus, her projects are happy and bright, making it impossible to leave her blog without feeling better!

Read her blog here. 

 

 

Pink Penguin

Ayumi Takahashi is a pattern designer and author with a playful sense of style! Her patchwork patterns are fun and practical–ranging from baby toys to bags. She has a creative eye for putting fabrics together for a unique project. Also, her paper-pieing skills are truly amazing and will motivate you to try her patterns!

Read her blog here.

 

 

Film in the Fridge

Ashley Newcomb is pretty much the cutest! Her designs (some free!) are hip, surprising, and still last the test of time. Her quilts are airy and work with lighter colors, which makes them easy to imagine in other colorways for anyone exploring for their next project. Plus, her blog posts pack personality, so you feel like you have a quilting friend through the computer!

Read her blog here.

 

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Blogs We <3 This Month

Once a month, we highlight blogs our staff is reading right now!

 

Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Fresh and fun are two words to describe Maureen’s blog and her quilts! Using bright colors, modern designs, and super cute photography, her quilts are not only eye candy, but total inspiration for anyone looking for permission to draw outside the lines with their creations. Her step-by-step instructions make sewing look effortless! Or visit her Etsy shop and buy a handmade item to own her style without the work.

Read her blog here. 

 

 

Pat Sloan

If you’re looking to kick your butt in gear, Pat’s blog is your go-to. She’s one busy lady–she hosts our American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, designs fabrics for Moda, is an author, and still has time to blog every day! Her blog is full of sew alongs, sewing challenges, and great tips and patterns for using your stash and finishing quick! Visit her blog for the inspiration you need to sew every day!

Read her blog here.

 

The Happy Zombie

Monica Solorio-Snow is one unique lady–both her fabric lines and her patterns! (If you haven’t seen her Ron Swanson quilt, you’re missing out!) She never does anything without giving 100% and she makes sure each creation reflects her style. Her blog is full of patterns, musings, pictures, inspiration, and of course, that  wit we all know and love her for!

Read her blog here.

 

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Blogs We <3 This Month

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Simplify

You would think a Moda Fabrics designer, Stash Books author, Craftsy teacher, and pattern designer wouldn’t have time to keep a blog. But rockstar Camille Roskelley has a beautiful blog that she keeps up weekly! Her quilts are fresh and gorgeous, her family is adorable, and she writes like she’s your best friend! If you need inspiration, patterns, or even a place to let your eyes relax, this is the community for you!

Read her blog here. 

 

 

In Color Order

 

As Jeni Baker’s blog name suggests, her designs are colorful and happy! Jeni tries to live a creative life each day. Perfect for those that dabble in more than just quilting, this blog features sewing, knitting, and thrifting adventures, too! Her patterns are very accessible and so fresh! And her fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics make it easy to add color to your quilts!

Read her blog here.

 

 

P.S. I Quilt

 

Rachel Griffin’s blog is a geometry lovers paradise! Her quilts and sewing projects frequently feature graphic designs, standout fabrics, and simple shapes. They’re big impact quilts without being overwhelming. Her eye for style is something we all are striving for! Her blog is page after page of gorgeous photos–and best of all, if you fall in love with a quilt, you can buy the pattern from her blog!

Read her blog here.

 

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Blogs We <3 This Month

Once a month, we highlight blogs our staff is reading right now!

Freshly Pieced

 

A self-described fabric-aholic, designer and author Lee Heinrich regularly updates her blog with gorgeous pictures of her works in progress. Her fresh style is not only fun to look at, but also completely inspiring! She gives great tutorials, free patterns, and has quilt alongs we’re dying to try!

Read her blog here. 

 

 

Crazy Mom Quilts

 

Amanda Nyberg, one of the authors of Sunday Morning Quilts, makes us look like slackers! As her blog title suggests, she’s a busy mom, but also an amazing quilter! Her quilts are modern, fun, and colorful. She has such unique designs and easy-to-follow tutorials. And the best part is, if you fall in love with one of her quilts, she sells them on her blog.

Read her blog here.

 

 

Red Pepper Quilts

Rita Hodge is an Australia designer and her blog is pure eye candy. From beautiful photography to fun designs to quilts we wish we had in our homes, her blog is page after page of happiness. Plus, she always has great giveaways and some helpful tips.

Read her blog here.

 



Blogs We <3 This Month

Once a month, we highlight blogs our staff is reading right now!

 

This month, we’re showcasing an amazing group of women who are starting their own division with RJR Fabrics. Called Cotton+Steel, the new company of designers includes Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Alexia Abegg, Kim Kight, and Sarah Watts. Each have their own style and bring a different design process to the table. Watch a video of their story and meet all the designers here. They’re set to introduce their first fabric collections in Spring.

 

Melody Miller

 

Not updated too regularly anymore (hey, she was busy starting Cotton+Steel!), it’s still fun to go through her past posts! Melody has such a unique design style and cute photography. The fabric designer and author of Rudy Star Wrapping blogs about her products, what she’s working on, and some behind-the-scenes info.

Read her blog here. 

 

 

Rashida Coleman-Hale

 

Rashida, from the blog i heart linen, has a great mix of posts–everything from tutorials and patterns to what products and fabrics she’s loving now. If you’ve ever seen her fabric line with Cloud 9 Fabrics, you’ll know that she’s deeply influenced by her time spent in Japan growing up. We can’t wait to see what she’ll do next!

Read her blog here.

 

 

Alexia Abegg

 

 

Alexia comes from an art and fashion background. She’s runs a sewing school and also a pattern company called Green Bee Designs and Patterns. You can find patterns for fashion items, such as clothes and bags, as well as quilts on this blog. Look for free tutorials (like the one pictured above!) and little peeks at her classes, fabrics, and sewing events she’s going to.

Read her blog here.

 

Kim Kight

 

 

Kim is a self-labeled fabric collector with a particular interest in midcentury prints. Her blog True Up showcases different fabric lines from around the world and tells about the design and a little of the history. She also has a great bank of designer and store interviews. She takes a different look at the fabric industry and makes for a refreshing read!

Read her blog here.

 

 

Sarah Watts

 

Sarah is a book illustrator, fabric designer, and licensing artist. Her work ranges from whimsical designs to dark scenes, but all with a beautiful hand drawn look. Her blog showcases sketches, designs she’s working on, and stories of her travels.

Read her blog here.