I wonder sometimes, how our grandmothers found the time to make such fantastical hand stitched quilts, when I often find myself, with all the modern conveniences, unable to accomplish much of anything. Busy with a full time job, grandchildren, and church activities, I just wanted to sit this week out. I picked up a book […]read more
There will be no Exhibit B.
The hat almost works. It's a little big, but it covers my head. I just don't like it as much as I thought I would. Mostly it's hot.
I guess I'll have to wait until this business of the middle-aged heat wave ... read more
When I come home from our monthly Out of the Box Fibre Artists meeting - I was all hipped up and didn't get to sleep until late. So many quilts, techniques and ideas....and never enough time!!!
This month's speaker, Sharon Collins, sure wowed me! For whatever reason, I'm totally intimidated by paint and fabric dye - but after seeing her work, I just have to learn this! She is creating these amazing landscape art quilts with her hand-dyed cotton, silk and silk organza. Some of her pieces have 4 or 5 layers. She uses a technique called flat ...
I also bought some fabrics I had stashed in my online basket along with some yummy Cotton + Steel:
Our weather is looking pretty bad for tonight. My plan is to take a long nap and then I can stay up with Rita and Vince can sleep since he has to work tomorrow and I don’t have to do anything except get a haircut. My real plan is: Get the crate out, put it...read more
W zeszłym roku powiedziałam sobie, że na urodziny torebki szyje się szybciej niż poduszki więc w tym roku uszyłam torebkę listonoszkę dla 10-cio latki.
Torebka wyszła szybka, prosta, nie w do końca w guście mojej Córki ale nawet Jej się podoba i jest w guście Koleżanki. A przy okazji nauczyłam się robić kokardy.
Druga torebka listonoszka szyła się niemal równocześnie z poprzednią. Jest dla mojej Córci, bo zobaczyłam ostatnio, że poprzednia torebka którą dla Niej uszyłam osiągnęła kres swych dni i była już za mała.
Zużyłam kawałek pomarańczowego pluszu (szyło się okropnie...) i ostatni kawałek tkaniny z końmi, który już ... read more
Hi everyone! Today we are celebrating my friend Bernie and the expansion of her Etsy fabric store, Needle and Foot Fine Fabrics. You can find the shop HERE. Bernie has had a shop for a while, but a couple of months ago she expanded it into a full service fabric store carrying new fabrics and some vintage pieces and patterns. Bernie is also sponsoring a great giveaway, which appears at the end of this post.
To the project! Here is what I made with fabric that I got from Bernie's new shop:
I used the Modern Tykes line and ... read more
3 of the purses/bags reached their destinations yesterday, and were greeted enthusiastically.
These 2 were mailed today, and are eagerly anticipated by Betty.
Betty selected these fabrics back in January. The last 2 purses will be given as presents in the next few months.
Now to figure out what to work on next. It's not like I don't have a l-o-n-g list of 'to do' projects, but, I just don't know what I ...
I'm still working on these Sawtooth Stars! Got quite a few, but still need more.
What blocks have you been working on this week? I would love to see. Link up your fabulous blocks. You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off! This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.
1) Please link up only to the page on your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage. Flickr and Instagram pictures are also OK ... read more
It has been a while since I last worked on this project. The hand quilting was 3/4 done. So, a few weeks ago out it came and I've been busy working on it since. Before I knew it the quilt was done! Then a bout of stomach flu got in the way and so it sat for five days. Once I recovered from that, the binding was done a little bit at a time. When I got tired and needed to stop and rest (read more
Welcome back! Yesterday, I highlighted some of the many benefits of WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins.
Today, I‘ll show you some of this thread’s benefits in action by using it to sew a quilt block with different thread weights in the bobbin and spool.
One of the features I love about DecoBob thread is its ability to blend with the fabric when sewn.
I’ll be the first to admit that I prefer to match my threads to the fabric, unless there are many shades or different colors. With the ...
Well, here's an interesting and fun coincidence. There is a fabric print design just like Barbara's patchwork design, and it is in the Bible of fabric identification books, Eileen Trestain's "Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide". There are two editions of Dating Fabrics, and this neat little swatch is in the first, which covers the period from 1800 to 1960. The second edition covers the period from 1950 to 2000. Both books ...
|The sun's back in Rancho Palos Verdes.|
|The binding is on and this quilt is done!|
|Another row added to my coins quilt.|
|Closer view, the turquoise and orange are the wow element to me.|