I love when I find something new on the internet that is a helpful tool. Think of all those times when you wish you could audition your fabrics with a pattern before you start cutting. Or you have just the right pattern in mind, but aren't sure what colors or fabrics you want to use. Pattern Jam is for you! I first heard about Pattern Jam this spring and I'm so glad to have Emily Taylor hereread more
|I love pieced backings! Lots of ladies attending my classes love them too. Look at the fabulous back Gail made... a lovely accompaniment for the front... and you can see the lovely quilting better this way too.|
|New Sue fiddled and diddled all day to make these ...|
My ALYOF goal for July (goal post) was to get the border on my Celtic Solstice quilt and prepare the backing fabric.
I really appreciate all the suggestions on border. I decided to go with a narrow white border and will either go with the green as binding or an aqua.
The final decision maker was the amount of fabric I had on hand. This quilt ended up bigger than I original intended when I ordered the backing fabric. Wasn't room for another border.
Backing fabric all prepared and the quilt goes off to the spa (aka my long ... read more
Did you miss me? I've basically been on vacation for the past 3 weeks, which meant not much quilting and not much blogging. I've enjoyed myself immensely, but tomorrow I go back to work and things around here will be back to regularly scheduled programming.
Two of my quilt are going to their forever homes tomorrow. Is there anything better than quilts ready for gifting?
The Sherwood Forest quilt is for a wedding, along with a couple of jars of pepper jelly.
The Sherbet Lane quilt is going for a new baby, along with a couple of bibs ... read more
A sponsored giveaway.
|Fashionable Fabrics ~ Novelty prints|
Dennis and Tonia are kindly giving away ...
Do you know how much fun it is to meet a fellow blogger that you have been 'online friends' with? I had this opportunity at our local quilt show when this young woman came up to me and introduced herself. Well, it was so exciting to meet Sarah Vee and she is so talented and sweet that I am just thrilled to be hosting part of her blog hop!
Sarah has this fun site called Sew Joy Creations. Here you can see all her cute patterns.
Right now she is having a sale of a special compilation of all of ...
I also quilt some of my smaller pieces on my regular machines. This one is the Pfaff 7570, 14 years old, in my Koala cabinet in the main ... read more
I love this block. It looks harder than it is….which makes you look like a professional quilter
The seam in the center is hidden behind the flying geese part, making it an illusion.
2- background 3″ X 3″
1- flying geese 3″ X 5 1/2″
3-D Flying Geese Quilt Block Tutorial~
1) Fold the rectangle in half and finger press
2) Place this folded rectangle in between the two background squares- lining up the raw edge. The fold will be just beyond 1/4″ from one edge of the background squares
3) Sew along the side ...read more
.............even with the guild meeting closed for the summer months there are lots of activities going on. I can't believe it has been so long since I posted on my blog...
Nancy Rink’s fb status from Monday July 28, 2014.
I am MAD as Hell! Thieves broke into my studio over the weekend and stole virtually every quilt (see the album What the Thieves Stole). This is an oh so wonderful follow-up to the break in a week and a half ago in which one quilt was stolen. We had beefed up security but the thieves paid no attention. They just ripped the alarm from the door and busted the security lights. Am I paranoid or am I just being targeted?! I have posted images of the main quilts ...
Oppilaat toivoivat keväällä, että syksyn kurssi voisi olla jotain samanlaista kuin kaksi vuotta sitten ompelemamme sampler.
Kun sitten talvella satuin netissä näkemään yhden naisporukan ompelevan yhdessä Maalaismysteeri -nimistä työtä, opetussuunnitelma syntyi kuin itsestään.
Nurmijärven opiston opinto-oppaassa kerrotaan, että syksyn kurssin mallityö on nähtävissä täällä blogissani. Päätin kuitenkin, että mallityöni tulee edistymään samaa vauhtia oppilaiden ompeluiden kanssa, joten omaa valmista työtä ei siis ole vielä näytettäväksi. Hätä ei kuitenkaan ole tämännäköinen, sillä maalaismysteeriä on ommeltu jo ennen meitäkin ja töitä on nähtävissä ainakin seuraavissa blogeissa.
Tilkkululla Tämä on Marittan blogi, hän on mysteerin kimppaompeluidean äiti. Hänen bloginsa oikean reunan tunnisteista löytyy ... read more