Author Archives: Gigi Khalsa

Go with the (Color) Flow!

It’s not breaking quilting news to declare that color makes a big difference in a quilt’s design, and it can look drastically different depending on how color is chosen and applied. The challenge is figuring out which colors to choose … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Nuts & Bolts is Finished!

It’s finally finished and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you may remember way back to 2015 when I started making this version of Nuts & … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Panel Parade!

A lot of my work recently, both at the office and in my own quilting projects, has revolved around using fabric panels. I can’t get them off my brain; there’s just something (OK, several things) about them! They’re attractive just … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Santa Fe Sunrise

Have you looked through the new McCall’s Sept/Oct 2017 issue yet? On the last page, I talk a little bit about how I love the quilt Santa Fe Sunrise, deigned by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. I think this pattern … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Ideal Notions

Do you have a favorite quilting notion? While there are a few items that every quilter needs to make quilts, many of the absolute necessities have to do with fabric preparation. Have you noticed that? For example, most quilters would … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: T-Shirt Quilts

Have you ever made a T-shirt Quilt? I’ve been saying I’m going to make one for about 8 years now, and I swear I’m just about to get around to it! Since doing some recent spring (OK, fine, summer) cleaning, … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Patriotic Projects

Fellow Quilter-Americans, I bet you know what’s coming up! Summer is here, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate July 4th, our nation’s Independence Day. Do you like to decorate for this holiday? While it’s generally pretty warm for … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Designing Quilts

Do you design quilts or quilt blocks? How do you work when you do? When I design a quilt or a block, I like to use graph paper and a pencil to sketch out lots of ideas, but there are … Continue reading

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I Still Love This Quilt: It’s Finished!

You guys, I finished it! I finally finished my version of Kinabalu! If you’ve followed along with me making this quilt, you may remember that I started it way back when. If not, read about the process here. I changed … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Kids’ Quilts

I don’t know about you, but I love to make quilts for kids. One reason is that they’re just fun; I get to use cute or silly prints and wild color combinations that adults might find odd. While I’m serious … Continue reading

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