Sunday, September 6, 2020

New Quilt Pattern: Fair and Square, A Scrap Quilt

 





Scrap quilts are perfect for sheltering in place because you already have the ingredients in your stash. That was so smart of us to stock up on fabrics over the years for a time like this! I've been wanting to make a quilt using my collection of "low volume" prints. This pattern is easier than it looks. 
Here's a link to the pattern in my Etsy shop: Fair and Square quilt pattern


The pattern is available for download at the moment of purchase by clicking on "Find Files." 
Start creating now!

Use #fairandsquarequilt to show us your version of this quilt!
I'm on Instagram @karengriska.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

New Buffalo Plaid Face Mask



 Did you know that the buffalo plaid was designed 150 years ago by an employee of the Woolrich Woolen Mills? And it has become such a classic. It reminds me of autumn days spent outside raking leaves. But now this mask will be a favorite when we're indoors this winter too. I hope so because I bought a boatload of this fabric for masks. Haha. If I'm wrong, it will look good in a quilt (or two)!

See it here: Buffalo Plaid Mask.


Friday, August 28, 2020

Urban Batik Face Mask




URBAN BATIK is a new face mask in my Etsy shop. I think the fabric design looks like city lights. You can see it here. I found this gem at The Quilted Ewe in New Hartford, CT. Batiks are so mice to work with, and they have a nice dense weave too.

 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

New Face Mask for Lawyers, Judges, Magistrates, Legal Assistants...

Just listed today: Scales of Justice face mask for lawyers, judges, magistrates, legal assistants, etc.  Perfect for office or court. Available for purchase here

Made from 3 layers of fine quality quilter's cotton fabric. Because there are 3 layers, you won't need to bother with filters which may shift or bunch up. Less hassle and expense too.

Adjustable elastic ear loops make for a perfect fit. Slide the stopper beads to the right spot; they won't shift during use.

Gentle but effective nose wire prevents gaps (and steaming up of glasses). Make it just right, you won't even know it's there.

Hand wash and lay flat to dry for best results. 

Made in my home quilt studio. No smoking, no pets, lots of hand-washing. Fast free shipping.

See more at: www.etsy.com/shop/karengriskaquilts 




Friday, July 10, 2020

New Feature: Adjustable Elastic Ear Loops


Adding this little stopper-bead to the elastic ear loops is such a great idea. Now my masks can fit every size. The elastic is 1/4" wide and the bead is tiny, so it was tricky threading it through that little hole. The best solution was using a little metal crochet hook. It sounds so simple, but I tried everything before figuring this out! :) 
So if you're making masks, maybe give this a try.
Or visit my Etsy shop.


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Forest Chandelier in Italy



This is an installation in Italy by John Grade called "Reservoir." He made glass cups and hung them from a net. When they catch the rain they glisten. See more pics and info here. How beautiful!

Follow John Grade on Instagram @johngradestudio.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Elaine Seaman's Fabulous Pine Burr Quilt!



This stunning Pine Burr quilt is the creation of Elaine Seaman (Lakeside Quilters, Standish, Maine). 
This isn't an easy quilt to make. You need an adventurous spirit and Elaine has it! Nice work!

Here's what Elaine says about her quilt:
 I never make the same thing twice and this caught my eye for a challenge. You inspire those of us on a mission to step out of the quilting box. 😃 I hang them in my small hair salon so that the non perfectionists in the quilting world know they can try anything that catches their eye. You caught mine !

If you'd like to see the pattern for this quilt, click here: Pine Burr Quilt Pattern.