Recently, our own Pati and Regina took to the road, including a visit to Yankee Cloth in Wallingford, CT, where they treated attendees to wonderful presentation! They had the crowd entranced as they shared tips for creating Lucy Boston style quilts and other English paper piecing techniques. It begins with novelty stripes like HISTORICAL STRIPES by Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts and ends in a surprising variety of looks, dpending on how you cut the fabric motifs. Of course, Pati also incorporated her favorite supplies from Paper Pieces to simplify the intricate-looking process.read more
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Today was a great day! Did my usual walking with Ruth first thing in the morning.
I played games for a very short time this morning - unusual for me. I tend to keep playing and before I know it, it's noon. Today I had Charlie on my lap, and played till she got up. She moved around 9:30 this morning. I was working on laundry as well. When she decided to go outside, I pulled out the Dragonflies in Flight" 2 Fabric Applique Quilt.
I took over the dinning table. The lightbox is on the right of the ... read more
Modern Mermaids Thread Catcher Set Modern Mermaids is a thank you gift I made for Heidi of Red Letter Quilts. Heidi is a swimming coach by profession and loves the water, so that was my inspiration for her thread catcher. The bag turned out a bit bigger than I intended. I loved the Heather Ross "Calypso Mermaids" Munki Munki fabric so much that I wanted to show it off. Modernread more
On Tuesday we launched the EQ7 Seasonal Row-A-Long with the first set of rows from each of the 4 seasons and some filler rows as well. If you missed it, you will want to go back and read about it here. Plus here are some fabulous prizes for giveaways that you'll want to register for. You can also read all about the EQ7 Seasonal Row-A-Long, all the participants, and all the giveaways here.
I thought I'd share a little bit more about my row with you since there was so much information on the original blog post. You ...
QUILT STATS The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 60 inches. 80 patchwork blocks measuring 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches, each block is made from four strips of fabric ~ 2" x 6.5" incl. seam allowances. (for piecing instructions please see this blog post) Approximately 100 different quilting cottons. The "green" quilt challenge that I set myself has been accomplished. I wasread more
So remember back ages ago when I cut up my flannel scraps into 2.5", 4.5", and 8.5" squares to make scrap quilts? Well the first one is finally done. This is the one that had more manly colors.
The scrap quilt finished at 56"x72" and it's super cuddly with a flannel back and everything. I used a slightly fat seam allowance to make sure my seams wouldn't ravel.
This is another quilt to be donated to Covered in Love. With the latest batch of quilts we are up to over 20 donated!
20 families ... read more
Hello everyone! For anyone who is on Instagram, we are having a Giveaway to celebrate the fact that Bev figured out how to put an account on Instagram for 44th Street Fabric! Just go to 44thstreetfabric on Instagram and like the post, become a follower and invite a friend to enter the Giveaway! The prizes will be a Hello Darling layer cake and a Hello Darling jelly roll!
If you aren't on Instagram, we will shortly be announcing another giveaway with one of our friends and a great pattern designer! So be sure to check back here this weekend ... read more
I cannot tell you how excited I am about my latest finish. I am a huge fan of Jacquie Gering's work - I just love the simple, clean and modern style of her designs. I love her colour choices and I especially love her passion for what she does. She inspires me.
I’ve been in the mood to knit, but not anything overly complicated. So I rummaged around my stash and found this beautiful skein of purple fair trade Peruvian wool that I bought years ago. I’m going to knit a chunky infinity scarf with it.
I don’t need another scarf, so I think I might sell it. I’ve never sold anything I’ve made before, but I’ve been looking at prices on Etsy, and I’m thinking of opening a store of my ...read more
Progress on Whimsical Baskets Quilt
The weather has been wet and cold here at Pine Valley Quilts. A good time to hide away in the sewing room. The Whimsical Baskets Quilt has been calling to me, so I decided it was a good time to get it basted it and start the quilting.
Feathers seem to be a good fit for this quilt, I randomly quilted some feathers into the background of the applique center.
Cross hatching seem to be the obvious fit for this applique center, I have one side of the crosshatching done and today I will hopefully ...read more
Linking up with Heather for Needlework Tuesday [on Thursday!]
Occasionally I have issues quilting batiks but this one gave me no trouble. BJ needed it ready for her friends' wedding the end of the month so she has lots of time to bind and attach the label which I made separately since I did not have the details in time to embroider the backing.
The fourth step to my Mystery Quilt-Along is finally done thanks to the low humidity of the past couple of days during which time I spent many hours happily playing in my upstairs sewing studio.
|Mystery Quilt-Along Step 4|
I decided on a French braid border and for those of you who have never made one, you'll find that it is surprisingly easy to do.
Below is one of the many links I found on how to go ... read more
Hi All! I just got home from the hospital! PIN IS OUT! Thank you God! -- fingers are not moving the way I want. Surgeon was surprised with bruising, but not surprised about the swelling. He said everything else is great. I did hold my breathe when the surgical pliers came out trust me..they look the same as any other pliers! Chef watched as I did my Lamaze breathing that was used 26 years ago! Chef said it was like watching someone pull out nails from a baseboard haha! My physiotherapist kept me focused on breathing! Thank you Vanessa!
I am fine....just need some stitching time. It is my therapy, you know.
|ROMAN STRIPES BY SHERRY A. BYRD|
Vibrant and Boldly Unique Quilts Expand the Notion of Craft in:
This September, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents Yo-Yos & Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts, an exhibition showcasing a dynamic and visually vibrant selection of ... read more
This is our son, Kyle and our Pastor, Martha McCracken, on his confirmation day in July of 1996; we lived in Puerto Rico at that time and were members of Grace Lutheran Church in Santurce. Pastor Martha was a woman of many talents and was then, and always will be, a model of faith to me. I received word this morning that Pastor Martha unexpectedly passed away this week, I just know that she'sread more