Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sock Quilts!


This clever quilt "Odd Socks" was made by Juliet (originally from Scotland, living in New Zealand). Her blog is the Tartan Kiwi. You can see her patterns here. My favorite sock is the blue one in the upper right corner. I like those polka dots. Nice low volume background too.
Great job, Juliet!

Now I'm thinking about sock quilts, so here are some more.


The sock quilt (above) is the creation of Harriet Dennant. Lots of buttons and nice hand embroidery on this quilt.


The "Lost Socks" quilt was made by Teri Christopherson at Black Mountain Needleworks. She made a pattern for this quilt. 


This quilt "Looking for a Mate in Galesburg" was made from donated socks sewn onto felt. This was a public art project. You can read more about it on Susan Lenz's blog Art In Stitches.


Baby socks quilt made by heatherstrunk on Etsy. She makes them using the customer's baby socks.
Cute idea!




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Glow in the Dark Cupcakes!


Hold the phone! Glow in the dark cupcakes from Recipe Snobs are made using tonic water and jello. She explains just how to do it here. And it doesn't look that hard! Oh my gosh, this is so cool! I wish I'd known this when my sons were little. But I'm saving it for possible grandkids!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cook Breakfast Overnight in the Slow Cooker!


Here's a recipe to remember when you have overnight guests. Set it up before bedtime and wake up to a delicious breakfast that yields 8-10 servings. I'm going to try this! See original post here


Thursday, January 22, 2015

New City Lights Quilt Pattern!


Here's my newest quilt pattern, hot of the presses! City Lights is a soft raw-edge applique quilt that's great for beginners who want modern style. Directions for wall size and twin size are included. 


After the first time you machine wash and dry it, you'll have to pick off lots of threads. But not so much after that. See the pattern.


Your Own Personal Handwriting Font


I know there are countless fonts out there. But did you know you can even make a font out of your own handwriting? A fellow from Nepal who says he's a perfectionist will do it for $5 on fiverr.
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Also take a look at handwriting fonts on Google and  Pinterest

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kaffe With Giant Quilt


I found this photo of Kaffe Fassett in front of a giant quilt on Pinterest. There was no description or link. Does anyone know the story here? Pretty amazing.

UPDATE: Here's some info from Alida:
The picture of Kafe was taken in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands during a quiltexposition in “Het Fries Museum” in 21-03-2008. He is standing in front of the leaning tower “the Oldehove”

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Clever Binding Tip!


Here's a tip from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts showing how to finish attaching quilt binding. I think this is much better than the way I've been doing it. Maybe you'll like it too. She leaves a long tail of binding at the beginning and the end. Then she attaches them as shown in her photo above. See her tutorial here. Pretty smart, Rita!

Monday, January 19, 2015

What Does Your Coffee Say?


This is what my coffee says to me every morning, doesn't yours?
I hope you have a quilting-filled day!
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Would you like your photo or message featured in a cup of coffee? Rizky will do it for $5 on fiverr.
He does it in just one day.