Using an old algebra book for foundations we placed a yellow strip diagonally in each block with
red on one side and green on the other side.
and improvisational designing.
I've really got to think of a better name for this quilt. At the moment I'm just calling it what it is, a scrappy bear paw quilt. I really didn't want to be tempted by new patterns this year, but this quilt has special significance.
I’ve been busy with good things this week, so sewing some today was a treat. I started out doing more of these guys….
I remembered the MSQC tutorial from yesterday and decided to give it a try. The hard part was choosing which charm pack to use.
So I chose the ...read more
It is so fun to come back to a place after 4 years and see what these gals have been up to since our last visit!
One of the workshops we gave was Bricks in the Barnyard from Scraps & Shirttais II and some nice quilts came back in completed status to say hello!
This is one of those favorite workshops that just goes so slick.
Students come with all of the rectangles and squares cut, as well as bringing strips along for making the half square triangles after an Easy Angle Ruler demo.
The braid broder is made from leftover ...
Friday was the day, May 22, 2015. A friend invited me to ride up to a fiber festival in Dickson, Tennessee with her. She mentioned that another friend might come along - and she did indeed go with us. This was the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival. There were lots of vendors there selling fiber to spin or felt. A number of them were also selling yarn. Since I have my spinning wheel and a fiber blending board, my focus was on the fiber.
OH MY GOODNESS - there were so many choices. I saw living sheep and angora rabbits, fleece that had ...
We’ve been talking ever since the snow melted about a garden. Have we done anything?? NO. Time and circumstances just hasn’t allowed it. Starting a new garden spot is a little more hectic than normal too…so we drag our feet waiting for the weather and Hubby’s work schedule to align so he can get a spot plotted, grass killed and then call the guy to till it.
Finally last week I told Hubby I was over it. No garden this year.
UGH. That made me sad. I like a garden. I’ve over having a huge ...read more
I finally made it to the Camarillo farmer's market this morning. I've been wanting to go for the longest time. I used to go every week when I lived down that way and it was always a fun way to start the weekend. It certainly didn't disappoint!
But the big news is... I can finally reveal the quilt I made for my friend Pat! She should have it by now and even if she doesn't I doubt she has time to read my blog. Her daughter just gave birth to twins... a girl named Claire and ...
Last week I had just a really fun time quilting! Most of the quilts I quilt are fun, but this one was just a joy! I had this Metro Rings Quilt on hand for several weeks before I started on it because I had signed up to take a quilting class from Helen Robinson and Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful at the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City. It was a good move to wait, on my partread more
William and I were brainstorming the other day about quilt patterns that I need to write. I have a few quilts in my collection that are my original patterns but had never that about publishing a pattern for them. One of them was a quilt he had made himself in his early teens. I commented that I also needed to write the directions for the other quilt he made.... and the argument began. He was convinced we have all the quilts he had ever made right here in front of us. I was convinced there was one more; I even ...read more
Here are 4 things that keep you from better free motion quilting and some tips for fixing them.
|Their beautiful 2015 raffle quilt|
|community service quilt for Habitat for Humanity|
|Show and tell|
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I’m so excited to be teaching at Sparrow Studioz this fall! Follow the links to register– I hope to see you there soon!! Visit Sparrowstudioz.com for more information. It’s going to be awesome!!
Draw Like Kathleen Class
Sept 25 (9am-12pm) $55
Learn how Kathleen approaches choosing quilting designs, then practice drawing out designs to try out at home. Drawing class, half day.
A Cheater’s Guide to Quilting
Sept 25 (1pm-4pm) $55
Also, Quilting For the Lazy. If there is an easier way to do it, then ...read more
I haven't sewn a stitch since I was asked to design a line of fabric. Virtually all of my waking hours have been devoted to first coming up with a theme and then developing and working through the designs.
Book and pattern publishing aren't new to me. I published three books and over 200 pattern designs before retiring from the decorative painting industry in 2006. Fabric "publishing" or production on the other hand, is entirely new to me. Thank goodness the Creative Director at Blank Quilting was able to understand and embrace my vision and now ...