piece and play with jean wells

Piece and Play!


Jean has donea series of articles for
American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine in 2015.

You can follow along on AP&Q's website as well:

You can find our posts for each lesson on our blog:

(Free download at the bottom of this page for Frame Facing
and Hanging Sleeve instructions.)

american patchwork & quilting magazine

Lesson 6

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - December 2015

- 5 Quilts to Curl Up With
- 30 Gifts Under $30 to Make or Buy
- Table Decor Galore!
- Piece A Project Tote



Blog Post to Come:
Planning Composition - wall hanging.

american patchwork & quilting magazine

Lesson 5

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - October 2015

- 10 Tips to Make Curves Easier
- Designers Share Quilting Breakthroughs
- Strip Piecing for Any Skill Level
- Autumn Abundance - 3 Seasonal Projects



Blog Post:
Design Inspiration from Landscapes - journal cover.

american patchwork & quilting magazine

Lesson 4

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - August 2015

- Quilts in Every Style & Size
- Passion for Precuts
- 27 Tips & Ideas for Strips, Squares, & Fat Quarters
- Make it Mini - Tiny Quilts, Big Impact
- Build Better Log Cabins



Blog Post:
Slice-and-dice piecing - table runner.

american patchwork & quilting magazine

Lesson 3

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - June 2015

- Our Big Color Issue
- Your Guide to Choosing Fabric
- Creative Breakthroughs for Stash Busting
- Succeed at Scrappy
- Mix It Up - 3 Looks for Every Quilt



Blog Post:
Skinny Insert Strips - small zippered bag or purse.

american patchwork & quilting magazine

Lesson 2

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - April 2015

- Gift Idea - EAsy-Sew Pincishion
- 55 Tips to Make Quilting Easier, Faster, & More Fun
- 3 Super Scrappy Throws
- Behind the Scenes with Judy Niemeyer



Blog Post:
Itty-Bitty Piecing - tablet envelope.

american patchwork & quilting magazine

Lesson 1

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - February 2015

- 47 Smart Organizing Solutions
- Tips to Tackle Clutter:
Stash Fabrics, Tools & Rulers, In-Progress Projects
- Traditional to Modern Quilts to Suit Any Style



Blog Post:
Freehand Curved Piecing - pillows & pincushions.


image from April 2015 american patchwork & quilting article by jean wells



Lesson 2 used fast2fuse for a stiffener for the sides of fabric envelopes to hold your tablet or larger mobile devices, and Jean uses the applique pressing sheet under her project.
(fast2fuse has a double sided, fusible adhesive).

You can find fusible products on this page...

Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman are available here.

You can find more inspiration from Jean Wells in her books.

journey to inspired quilting book by Jean wells

Journey to Inspired Art Quilting
by Jean Wells

Softcover, 112 pages, color, from C&T Publishing.
Expand your creative horizons and embrace the process of developing your design skills using your own intuition. Jean provides you with more design guidelines and new exercises to hone your natural intuitive skills, then she encourages you to go out there and express yourself! Packed with inspiring quilt images, this book walks you through effective approaches to art quilting from journaling your ideas to unifying your design. Includes 9 classroom-tested assignments.

$29.95: [Add To Cart]

intuitive color and design book by jean wells

Intuitive Color & Design
by Jean Wells

Softcover, 96 pages, color, from C&T Publishing.
Jean Wells gives you the assignment of your life: put away your ruler and use your inner vision to design and piece spectacular, free-form quilts you'd never have guessed you could create. You will never see quilting in the same way again.

• 11 creative exercises take your use of color, design, and piecing in dramatic new directions, including unique, 3-D "off the wall" quilts
• Use photographs and journals to find inspiration
and develop your ideas
• Learn innovative finishing methods
that show your quilts at their best
• Classroom-proven techniques make the adventure
easy for any quilter

$27.95: [Add To Cart]

Free Download: Quilt Facing Finish Instructions from Jean Wells


Free Download: How to Make a Quilt Sleeve from Jean Wells