Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Be sure to visit: http://www.katwise.com/. Click on "About." She has an Etsy store too.
Thank you to Junky Chicken for blogging about Katwise. Stay tuned to read about her soon.
Kay hasn't taken the plunge with selvages yet, but she does hang out at the Selvage Blog. That's the first step, right? Check out her blog: http://www.myolivebranch.wordpress.com/
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
JoAnne in southern California writes:
"My husband and I recently visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and this really fascinated me. What's pictured is a hanging "sculpture". There was no sign telling about it or giving anyone credit for making it. It's made of all kinds of different plastic bowls, baskets and containers hanging from fishing line or something like that. They swayed in the breeze and children were having fun running through it. You have shared some unusual things with us so I wanted to share this with you. Enjoy!"
Thank you, JoAnne! I love this sculpture, and it must make an interesting sound when kids run through it too. So clever!
Greetings and hugs to all our visitors from France and Texas today!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This is definitely a one-of-a-kind sewing machine! Just the thing for the quilter who has a warm place in her heart for the old Singers, but no, wait, maybe she wants a new machine. I found this photo on the Internet - just an attention grabber with lots of ads posted near it.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
"Earlier this year, before I knew about you, I made a selvedge quilt, too. It's called "15 Selvedges," and it's in the "Edges" special exhibit that was at Quilt Festival Long Beach this summer. It'll be at Quilt Festival Houston. "
"I am new to the selvage game and a friend turned me onto your site and blog. Attached is a pic of my first (but not last!) selvage project. I love your site, thanks so much for the inspiration!"
Thanks for sharing this little selvage chick with us Gretchen! Very cute:) I love all the ribbons. Is that little black eye a color window or a button?
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"I had a toy sewing machine too, and I found the same one (above) for my daughters on 'Emmaüs' (a sort of flea market for homeless people in France) for 2€! It does not really sew, but you can play with wool. It is very appropriate for my young daughters! They like to sit next to me when I 'play' with my sewing machine."
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Darlene's made this purple tote bag using a bit of her selvage collection and a pattern from McCall's Quilting magazine. What a conversation-piece this will be at her next guild meeting. Good job, Darlene!
She says she's now hooked on making selvage items and is almost finished with a bed-sized purple zinger quilt! We'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lynne in New England was inspired by the quilt on the cover of my book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" when she made this stunning wall quilt. She has such an artistic eye. Look how she handles all those blues, and the little splashes of red, orange and yellow are just right. I also like how the quilting lines echo the selvages. The red cherry dot near the center of the quilt, the brown lacy strip in the southeast corner, and that sparkling black and white binding...oh this quilt has it all! Yayyy, Lynne!
Lynne made this selvage quilt for a Doll Quilt Swap. Here's what she had to say about it:
"There was a discussion on the swap forum about what some abbreviations mean. I didn't know what kwim was, so I proposed some funny possibilities... like Kisses With Important Messages... Kiwis With Impromptu Mangoes? Kangaroos With Illegal Machineguns? My swap partner (who's flickr name is quiltinkimmie) suggested "Kimmie's Wonderful In Michigan."So when I had this very long, very blank selvage I had a little idea... and wrote that on the edge of the selvage and sewed it in the quilt."
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is definitely an onion chair experience, don't you think? (If you missed the "Onion Chair" post, see: http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/what-can-this-onion-chair-give-us.html)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
See the bee on the left? I just discovered it!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Do you know anyone who doesn't know what this is? Take a minute to introduce someone to poison ivy. You may help them aviod weeks of itching! I had a case of poison ivy on my leg in August and decided to post this photo as a public service.
I've heard awful stores of people unwittingly making wreaths and centerpieces with this nasty stuff! Do you have poison ivy in Australia? (No. See Comments.)
I took this photo and invite everyone to spread it around.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
It reminds me of my fan quilt (see sidebar at right). In the close up photos you can see embroidery around the red circles. I really like this one. I'm not buying, just looking. :)
P.S. Wouldn't it be fun if we could travel back in time and talk with the quilter who made this?