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Recently I participated in a great little pincushion side swap with my MQTS* flickr group.
These little swaps are so much fun! This round I was assigned Kristin as my partner. She's a lovely young woman and very talented quilter. Kristin and I traded a few emails and I spent a lot of time exploring her flickr stream and her flickr favorites trying to get a sense of what kind of pincushion she'd like. Three things really stuck with me as I was thinking and planning. I knew from the very ...
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I finished a little sashiko project that I started a long time ago. It was just a little practice piece that I bordered and lightly quilted with a puffy batting.
The solid fabric in the center that holds the needlework is called Essex. It's 50% linen and 50% cotton. The weave is a bit looser than flat cotton, so it's nice to work with. The large sashiko needle and thick thread glide between the threads. The border is Japanese Indigo fabric.
I love my little mug rug. Perfect for a drink and a little snack.
I carry Sashiko ... read more
Okay, today I'm sharing the final photos from my quilt guild's 10-year anniversary exhibition from September 26-28. If you missed part I or part II, please follow these links.
Today is an admittedly random selection of eye candy that I particularly enjoyed for one reason or another. Rather than drone on, I'll just let the photos speak for themselves but feel free to ask questions if you want more information on a particular piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by; hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of the exhibition, not that this at all even ... read more
Wikipedia defines a selvage (US English) or selvedge (British English) as a self-finished edge of fabric. Normally, these are cut off and discarded in the process of making a quilt (or any fabric article), but I've been saving mine for just this kind of project.
|Selvage mug rug|
This month is going to be very busy for me, so I'll be taking another break from the rugs.
With that said, here's the winner of the letter "C"
Maer over at The Hard-Rock Quilter tagged me to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop. I met Maer @ an online mug rug swap and was BLOWN away with the beautiful pieces of ART she created for me!! So much more than Mug Rugs!
In answer to Sophie over at Sophie Junction's question "does anyone know who started this? and Or why there isn't a nice long list somewhere of everyone who has blogged an Around the World Blog Hop post?" My answer is no but I think that like she and Kate over at Kate's ... read more
Oh dear I almost forgot to post the winner of the teapot mug rug.
The temperature has been divine. Here where I live in central-ish Texas, we have yet to reach 100 degree weather and I doubt we will at ...
I have a huge list of things to get done this week and not sure if I'll actually get anywhere on that list, but blogging seems to be a good way to procrastinate!
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The next mug rug to give away is.....
I am very excited to get back to mug rug give aways. It's much safer and not hard work at all.
Here's what's I've chosen for the first give away of August.
So today was finally the last day of term for the kids, the summer holiday has officially started and it will be very short with just under 6 weeks off. And of course, last night, I was frantically finishing the teacher's presents. I made some little key pouches from Heidi's tutorial (similar to the one I made last week for the sample swap at the Fat Quarterly Retreat). In total I made 10 of these little pouches: 1 as a trial that I kept for myself, 3 for the sample swaps, 5 for the teachers and 1 ...read more
WARNING: If you think quilting isn't funny, or are easily offended by (im)mature language, I recommend you stop reading now. You've been warned.
Back in April of this year, The Bitchy Stitcher wrote a fun post that tickled my funny bone. I set out to make some of her amazing modern quilts. In miniature. I also found a short thread (that I can't find now) over on the Quilting Board where there was some butt-hurt that lasted about three posts until someone pointed out that her new book, Modern Quilting: F*ck Yeah!, was a joke ...
I am so excited to be participating in the Summertime Mug Rug Swap over at The Quilting Gallery ! I got my swap partners name a few weeks ago in the middle of the move, and we have been talking via e-mail for the past couple weeks. Her name is Debbie and she is from Australia ! I am so excited to have an Aussie partner !
The theme for this swap is Summertime, obviously, but we were encouraged to talk to our partners and decide between ourselves how we wanted to interpret that theme. Debbie and I are so much on the ...read more
Perfection is pursued by a lot of sewers. There are a few ways we can achieve perfection is through pinning, cutting corretly and paper piecing.
Paper Piecing can be a tricky technique. But, really when you understand it, the possiblities are endless! There is no stopping what you can print and sew. You name the topic, you can find it in a paper piecing pattern.
This project is perfect for your scraps bag. Snatch up some fabric scraps and print off the pattern. You will be sewing 1 mushroom of each kind. So one copy is just fine.
Understand that ...read more