Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Take a look at the block with the triangle above. The center has a 3-D optical illusion that I really like.
Her selvage quilting style differs from that of Gail Mitchell (the maker of the "Cat Mat" featured in the sidebar). Mary Frances features the printed part of the fabric, just adding selvages like the spice in a stew. Gail Mitchell, on the other hand, features the white stripe with the writing and uses hardly any colored printed part of the fabric at all. I love the results of both methods!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Check out Linda's blog: http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/. She says "succulent" refers to living richly and reveling in ordinary and extraordinary moments. Sounds good, like someone who would sit in the onion chair, no doubt.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
If you have a blog, you can ask them to add yours to their list, too. (By the way, they are in the beautiful city of Idaho Falls.)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Isn't this beautiful? I'm thinking about covering an upholstered chair with selvages. I know it's nuts, but wouldn't that be so cool? Tell me what you think. I would cover some foundation pieces, then have an upholsterer cover the chair with them.
Elena McDowell sent me this selvage photo. Do you think she would send me this selvage to put front and center on my chair? I haven't asked her; do you think I should? We have to establish some accepted ethics in this new frontier of qilting. :)
Friday, February 20, 2009
This is from Natalie of http://www.zebuladesign.com/ a quirky arts and crafts site. She sells her creations on Etsy. Yayy, Natalie. You get today's Onion Chair Award.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
See Moda: http://www.unitednotions.com/moda-ss_scrapbags_1008.pdf to buy directly.
Nice job, Silvana!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Visit Ann Marie's blog: http://www.runandsewuilts.wordpress.com.
Monday, February 16, 2009
"The bag is 7" x 10" and it is mainly for carrying around my iPod. This little bag is nifty. I can put the iPod in the front pocket, and my wallet and keys in the big pocket. It fits across my body, and the strap is long enough so I don't have to take it off if I have to go to the bathroom, for example. It's also light enough to wear under a coat. It's excellent for traveling, in that it's small enough to fit in a larger bag, and it protects my iPod. I can even turn it on and off without taking it out of the bag, so that's nice too."
Lynne blogged about it here: http://patcherymenagerie.blogspot.com/2009/02/selvage-bag.html. She took some photos during the process of making it that are very good. Nice job, Lynne!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Don't lose heart; spring is on the way! Wouldn't you just love to take a nap on these pink flower petals? I can almost smell the sweet fragrance and hear the songbirds.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Happy Valentine's Day Eve!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
She has written a hilarious post about the siren call of selvages, even when we have other pressing items on our "to-do" list. Boy, do I know exactly what she is talking about! Take a look at this post: http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/11/with-inner-fortitude-of-marshmallow.html
Monday, February 9, 2009
To get free stats about your website or blog, visit: www.statcounter.com. They give you some html text to copy and paste into your Gadgets. They walk you through it and it's really easy.
Every selvage quilter has her own signature style, made up of her choices of selvages, how wide she makes each strip, and how much of the printed fabric she reveals. Gail's style is awesome; using practically no printed part of the fabric, those color windows really stand out! I love it. Her kitten loves it too.
Visit Gail's blog at: http://www.quilt-knit-run-sew.blogspot.com/.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
We hope you're staying warm up there in Manitoba, Brenda!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
My favorite part is where she combined hot pink, red, and cheddar gold in one "block," and then put it between the electric blues and the pale pastels. She must have a massive yarn stash. Or, she did have one, at least.
Sarah London's new blog address is: www.sarahlondon.typepad.com.
Friday, February 6, 2009
You can see more of Anett's creations on her blog: http://allerleiausstoff.blogspot.com/
Thank you to Martina for suggesting that Anett send us this great photo. And a special "Hello!" to our many visitors from Germany.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
For more information see Sonya's post on: www.sagoontuesdays.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Before she goes on her trip, she will seriously clean her living quarters so it's "ship-shape" when she returns. What an interesting concept. Visit her blog at: www.calenderpages.blogspot.com.