Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
If this was my calendar, I would be constantly tempted to quilt!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Start with a 9-inch square of muslin, and attach selvages. See http://www.selvagequilts.com/ for step-by step photos of this process. Then sandwich with backing and 3 layers of Warm and Natural quilt batting. I machine-quilted mine a little bit. Bind just like a quilt. Add a crocheted loop if you like.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Make a cup of tea or coffee and take a look at Julie's blog: http://www.quiltdivajulie.blogspot.com/. There is so much to see at this "thinking quilter's" blog. She even quotes my favorite doctor, Dr. Seuss. "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
UPDATE: Finally, here is the pattern for the Fandango quilt.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
My selvages usually run the whole width of a block, but it might be interesting to butt two or three selvages together like these tiles.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
P.S. Elena makes custom selvage items (like table runners, quilts, and pillows). You can contact her via http://www.quiltsbyelena.com/.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
To go right to the etsy page where you can read about these cards, click on: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13953035
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
They are 4" wide at the bottom and 5" tall (not including the jute loop). They are "selvaged" on both sides, and there is batting in the middle, so they feel nice and soft. A pretty vintage button at the top, and a selvage tree trunk at the bottom, and there you go.
You could whip up some of these for your quilting buddies (or yourself), or go to Elena's page at etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16311891.
Where does she get all these creative ideas?
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I recently visited Block Island, a small charming island off the coast of Rhode Island near Connecticut. I was delighted by the abundance of stone walls, their sometimes "lacy" construction, and someone's clever method of preserving their wall from the wear and tear of foot traffic! The bottom photo was taken from the porch of a hotel near the ferry landing, now deserted for the winter season.
If you lived here you would have to quilt all the time because everything else is a one-hour ferry ride away! Sounds like paradise to me. Savoring the beauty of places like this "fills our tank" for artistic expression in our quilts, don't you think?
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I sure hope we get to see June modeling this fancy jacket at our next Empire Quilt Guild meeting. We meet at the Fashion Institute; how appropriate is that?