Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Mary how do you get any quilting done with this breath-taking view outside your door? Thanks for this photo.
Friday, August 28, 2009
These two mailboxes cracked me up on a recent drive through Connecticut. I love the post above, so elegant yet modest. Definitely an Onion Chair person, don't you think?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Visit her blog at: www.monfilrouge.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Where in the world do you live and quilt? Show us a photo.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
You've probably heard of "Quilt in a Cup." (You make a mini quilt and insert it into an insulated cup for a quick fun project - and perfect for selvages.) Now Dianne Springer also has "Quilt in a Clock," "Quilt in a Mousepad," "Quilt in a Clipboard," "Hooked on a Quilt," "Quilt on a Chair," and a rug pattern too! You can see all this cool stuff at: http://www.quiltinacup.com/.
While Dianne is busy coming up with all these ideas for adding quilt charm to useful objects, she saves her selvages for me! Am I lucky or what? The photo above is just the top of a big pile of selvages that arrived today! Gotta go sew. Bye for now.
One more thing: you could use selvages for any of her projects. See my "Selvage Quilt in a Cup" here: http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Quilt%20in%20a%20Cup Send photos of what you make to the Selvage Blog. We want to see!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I love lakes. Looking at this photo, I can hear the little waves lapping the beach. You are so lucky, Mary! Thanks for sharing your lake with us.
See Mary's blog at: http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Samantha Kelly is a quilter who lives in Sydney, Australia. The beach above is near her, and Samantha, I've walked along that very path overlooking the beach! What a gorgeous place! Winter in Sydney is very gentle compared to New York. Both places have equally good quilting weather, though.
In the photo below you can see the view from Samantha's balcony at sunset. You can see Centrepoint Tower in the distance. Just beautiful. Thanks for the tour, Samantha. Check out her blog at: http://hand-quilter.blogspot.com/
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thanks for inviting all of us to your front yard, Selina! You can tell your husband that you had over 500 quilting buddies visit today.
You can also visit her blog at: http://selinasvintage.blogspot.com/
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This bag is the idea of an advertising genius in the Netherlands. See his blog at:
Friday, August 14, 2009
"I saw your pic of NY and you said, send me your pics of the world outside your door. Well, here's mine. I live in a little town in the mountains in Southern California called Forest Falls. It's named for our "Big Falls," which are about 1/4 mile away from my house. (I can hear them when I sleep at night--so relaxing.)"
Oh, that sounds so nice! Nothing like the sound of water fall asleep to. (But watch out for that bear!)
Take a look at Cyndi's blogs (and read more about the bear):
Thursday, August 13, 2009
See Anya's blog at:
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Isn't it fun to be "invited" to all these quilter's porches and yards?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Lois in Nashville, TN has this view from her sewing area. I love Nashville; we lived there for 14 years. Wonderful people, gentle climate, and all kinds of music. Lois says:
"I'm a beginner sewer/quilter who is back sewing after 30 years (high school home ec class). I started back in April with a big project (redoing the upholstery and curtains in our airstream travel trailer)."
Yikes! That is a big project. See her blog at: http://www.lowdownfromlois.blogspot.com/.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I just received these pre-cut fabrics from Laura Sampsel's Fabric Square Shop. Aren't they delicious? I'm starting to appreciate how the variety in a charm pack can really jump-start a scrap quilt. Sometimes you just need a smidgen, not a whole fat quarter.
I couldn't help laying out a few squares of the pretty Kaffe squares above. (My surface was wavy; the squares are accurate.)
The soft arrangement below is a jelly roll called "Spring Magic" by April Cornell from Moda. I'm tempted to just sew all these strips together "as is" for a summer hammock quilt. (If I had a hammock. I guess I could set one up between 2 parking meters. I'd probably have to feed them quarters every 15 minutes. That sounds restful!) Just kidding, not whining!
Have you visited Diane's blog? http://bearcreekquilter.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/flimsy-friday-posted-called-off-on-rain-delay/#comment-501