Saturday, August 18, 2018

Day Three - Hat by Arturo Rios


Day three: Another creation by talented California hat-maker Arturo Rios. He avoids the challenge  of finding outfits to go with this hat. These incredible hats really feed my creativity!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Day Two - Yellow Hat by Arturo Rios


Another fabulous hat by California hat-maker Arturo Rios. This will jump-start our creativity!
One more hat tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Three Days of Hats - All by Arturo Rios


Arturo Rios is a fabulous hat-maker in Los Angeles, California. He offers his collection for sale on Etsy: Arturo Rios. I'm enjoying looking at his hats; it sparks my creativity. I'll feature another one  Friday and Saturday.

Now I need a formal outdoor event to go to. I don't know if I could pull this off, though. Could you?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Big Selvage Pillows


Barbara Cain is the author of "Go Big Go Bold, Large Scale Modern Quilts" and her quilts have appeared in many magazines too. She thought it would take a long time to save enough selvages to make anything, but creating these two beautiful selvage pillows (24" square) hardly put a dent in her selvage stash. Barbara used muslin foundation strips. You can read more about this project on her blog: Modern Quilting by B. Nice job Barbara!


Monday, July 2, 2018

Selvage Table Runner - Feathers


Take a look at Renee's reversible selvage table runner: teal selvage feathers on one side and rows of multi-colored selvages on the other. Renee lives in New Mexico. You can read more about this runner on her blog: Quilts of a Feather. Nice work, Renee!



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rewards of Climbing the Photoshop Learning Curve


Finally, the clergy stole photos for my Etsy shop Shadrach's have clean white backgrounds!  I recently got a new computer and had to learn Photoshop because Picasa 3 is now defunct. Picasa was great, except that it couldn't lighten just one area of a photo. It was all or nothing. So this is my reward for learning a new skill: crisp photos. I love it. Ah, the rewards of biting the bullet and leaving my comfort zone.

I'm looking forward to getting back to quilt-making. My collection of quilt pattern ideas is getting very big! And I'm still saving selvages. We'll see.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Boardwalk Quilt Pattern is Available on Etsy!


 

This quilt combines the charm of a classic string quilt with the light and airy vibe of a modern quilt.
See the pattern here: Boardwalk Quilt Pattern.

There's plenty of time to make a bunch before Christmas! Fun to make. No fuss.




I'm loving that black and white scribbly fabric (above). Can't find the selvage for details. I'll update this post when I find it. Lots of good fabric-arranging fun in the making of this quilt!