Monday, February 11, 2019

Moonlight, a Strip Quilt and Pattern



 "Moonlight" is my most recent quilt finish. The (Kona Ash Gray) sashing color gives a moonlight look to this quilt. And I love the piano keys. Using only two strips rather than four, and placing them asymmetrically adds a little modern whimsy. I used the same striped fabric for backing and binding. You can see the striped binding in the photo above. And here are some detail photos below. Pattern coming soon on Etsy. I'll keep you posted.







Saturday, February 2, 2019

Interweave Quilt Pattern



Are you sewing your stash in 2019? (see over 3,000 pics at #sewingmystash on Instagram) Here's an interesting scrap pattern to consider: Interweave. Fun to make. I'm listing this finished quilt in my Etsy shop as well. 

I hope you are all staying warm, especially in the Midwest USA. Polar vortex, go away!




Saturday, January 26, 2019

Movie Recommendation: Green Book





I highly recommend this movie: Green Book. The characters are engaging and the dialogue is spot on. It's funny and moving. The music is great. It has a nice ending. What's not to love? Go see it.
(Not for little kids because of language and brief scenes.)




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gnome/Pixy Hats from Amber Studios on Etsy



Amber Studios is known for fabulous storybook style sweater coats, and now her latest offering is gnome/pixie hats! Click here to see more pics of this hat. Or visit Amber Studios to see other handmade upcycled beauties. What a feast for the eyes! 
Nice work, Barbara!


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Record-Breaking Thread Useage in 2018





Yup, 38 spools of thread were emptied in my quilt studio in 2018! Usually I average about 20 spools per year, so despite the flimsiness of this measurement, it's a milestone.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

New Puzzle Quilt Pattern!






Here's my first finish of 2019! A fun scrap Puzzle quilt measuring 45.5" x 60." I love this one; it reminds me of good family times. I used my scrap stash for this, including that black and white polka dot fabric that finds its way into many of my quilts. My sister Eileen gave me a pack of Cotton and Steel prints that I love. This pattern also has 6 photos of other design variations for inspiration.
See the pattern here: Puzzle Quilt Pattern