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Karin Jordan
Exeter, New Hampshire
Stitch | Sew | Design | Create | Share | Enjoy
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Can you believe Thanksgiving is over and we're now heading into December?! Today is Colton's fourth birthday. After that, all the Christmas decor comes out and the Elf on the Shelf may or may not arrive—he's pretty pesky and forgetful! The first holiday item to be put into use is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Leigh Laurel Studios
This project arrived as a surprise in a box. Each member of the Sizzix design team received a package with identical contents — an owl die, a half square triangle die, a circle die and a small bundle of fabric. The only rules were that we had to use at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Leigh Laurel Studios
The kids took over this quilt last winter before I could even bind it (click the link for the block tutorial). Then it sat in my WIP pile until recently when I decided to dedicate a good portion of November to finishing a few old projects. This is the first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
A few months ago I swapped my studio with the playroom. The kids tend to play everywhere, and I realized that more often than not we were all cramped together in my small studio. This is my favorite corner of the new space — the walls are all freshly painted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
It's been a while since I've made something not associated with a deadline — just a project that I want to do in between everything else. From time to time Lu Summers sells packs of hand printed scraps in her Etsy shop and I've had two packs sitting untouched for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Today I am thrilled to be helping my friend Melanie Tuazon (melintheattic on Instagram) launch her new quilt pattern, called Peek. When she first posted photos of her work in progress I *may* have gushed about it just a little. Okay, a lot. Hopefully I didn't embarrass myself. . One... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Another scrap happy project is complete! I've recently sorted my fabric scraps into two groups — prints and solids. The prints now take up a huge basket near the desk in my studio; the pile seems to grow overnight while I'm sleeping. These two blocks only made a minor dent.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
This week in my studio Chillingsworth was introduced to Spellbound and some Shimmer scraps left over from my nine patch pillow tutorial the other day. By looking at the Sizzix dies in my collection I realized that the trapezoid shape would fit with the two traditional flying geese triangles to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
It's hard for me to say no to a large, comfy pillow. When I was at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, New Hampshire with a bunch of quilty friends this summer I came across these two prints called Shimmer Stripe from the Shimmer line by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
I'd seen a few examples of this block on Instagram—made by fellow Harmony Circle members of do. Good Stitches—and everyone agreed it was a fairly time-consuming block. Knowing that, I took my time choosing fabric in blues and greens with a pop of red (as requested) and had a great... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Each Sizzix quilting team member is making a 16.5" boot block that will be assembled into a quilt in California and sent to Quilt Market in Houston. They sent us each a boot die and we were asked to do whatever we wanted (always fun!) as long as we signed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
I wanted to make a baby quilt that wasn't too girly, so I pulled Sunprint Mercury in coral, Robert Kaufman Chambray in black, and ash and limestone Cirrus Solids by Cloud 9. To soften it a little bit I added Abalone in Quilting Cotton by A Creative Mint and Beaded... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
I finished this quilt top back in January for a blog hop and then set it aside as I moved on to other projects. It was finally sent out to Melissa for quilting and I finished it this past weekend while away visiting family in Pennsylvania. Her quilting is fabulous... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Well, it happened. I've been doing monthly bee blocks for do. Good Stitches since December of 2013 and I've never been more than a few days late. Somehow it is August and these are my May blocks. Okay so it's not 'somehow'; I accidentally crossed them off my to-do list... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Hi! I'm over on the Sizzix blog today with an EPP tutorial using the new Rose Star die with some Alison Glass prints. There are 49 little pieces in this 9" block, but I discovered a shortcut that enabled me to sew part of it together with the sewing machine.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Hi! Thank you for commenting. You are absolutely right; I used 54 charm squares to make this pillow and not 36 as I originally wrote, which means that two charm packs are needed instead of one. I have made the changes in the tutorial - thanks!
Whenever I can include my kids in a creative project, we all look forward to it. Mine are too young for the actual sewing of these dolls, but they took the lead in choosing all the felt and fabric. I never would have thought to add a bright pink pocket... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
This is my most over-Instgrammed quilt, and also the one that's taken me the longest to complete. It was worked on with not one but two friends, making this one of my most treasured projects to date even though it is not my design (it's a free pattern by Lee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
The magnetic Kona Color Chips that hang on the wall in my studio are in issue 12 of Quilt Now magazine. I was about to turn my Robert Kaufman Color Card into a velcro contraption until I saw the empty metal bulletin board sitting unused in a closet. It's now... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
I've made seven of these bags, which is amazing as I tend to have a hard time making a second of anything. The pattern is by Michelle Patterns and is easy to follow, even for beginners. The grocery bags are lined, reversible, have reinforced seams and are washable. Way better... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Hi Liz, A queen size would be great! I mapped out the original pattern on graph paper and added rows and columns until it was twin size. I had a huge piece of graph paper, so I could allow one square to equal one inch, but you could always have one square equal two inches and do it smaller. I suppose graph paper could be taped together, too! I never cut the sashing until I can measure the piece it's being added to, just to be sure I don't cut it too short. Does this make any sense? I'm happy to help further if I can! Best, Karin PS - I tried to email you back directly but the email address provided with the comment bounced. :( Hope you see this note!
Sometimes when I'm making bee blocks or other scrappy projects I'm too lazy to use my scraps. I open the scrap drawer and then get frustrated when the fabric I pull is too small for the project. This is my way to quickly go through my drawer and pull out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Hi! I'm over on the Sizzix blog today with a tutorial on how to turn a plain, ready-made dress or beach coverup into something much more fun with a simple appliqué. I chose red, white and blue as the Fourth of July is just around the corner (how is that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios
Hi Alice, I am so sorry that link didn't work for you; thank you so much for contacting me. Apparently there is a conflict with two discount codes that are going on and I have changed the link on my site that will direct you to the correct place where the SUMMER2015 code will now work without a credit card - I tried it myself with a different email address. Please try again with the new link in the text in my blog post, and please let me know if it works for you. Best, Karin
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2015 on My 90-Minute One Hour Top at Leigh Laurel Studios
Earlier this month I blogged about how I love jersey knit. I've been waiting to get through a few quilty project deadlines so I could make a few pieces of clothing, starting with this One Hour Top. The pattern is by Fancy Tiger Crafts and there is an excellent Creativebug... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Leigh Laurel Studios