Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Barb's New Year's resolution was to buy only fabrics that have Elvis in them. She puts him in all of her quilts. (I guess she'd have to!) I like all the polka dot fabrics in the quilt above.
ADVICE FROM BARB: Sew real close to the finished edge of your selvages if you plan to machine quilt. Otherwise you get that little flap going in all directions. Good idea.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
http://www.harney.com/ or call 1-800-TEA-TIME for a catalog.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
"O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency; bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help; By word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Also click on one of the tags below to see the original post that appeared here.
What fun it will be distributing these quilts! I want to hear about that. I'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Be sure to visit the Selvage Blog the day after Thanksgiving to see a special post for tea lovers.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Would you like to send a Christmas card to one of our brave soldiers? Here's what you need to know. Send your card postmarked by Monday December 7th to:
DO sign your card, use "Dear Service Member, Family, or Veteran." Limit 15 cards from any one person, or 50 from any group. Bundle multiple cards in one envelope.
DON'T send letters, include your personal info, use glitter or include inserts.(This is a corrected post. The previous Walter Reed address won't work. Thanks for your feedback about the first post!)
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Take a look at our BOM projects: http://www.empirebom.blogspot.com/. Do you live near NYC? Come join: http://www.empirequilters.net/. Or visit us when you're in town. See website for details.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
"I like to use mixed media, like paper and fabric together. The rubberstamp is from Tim Holtz, the fabric of the background is old, I used a piece of dishtowel too."
Thank you Simone. I really like how it all came together. See more of her creations on her blog:
http://nadelstiche.blogspot.com/ (You can click on "Translate" and read it in English.)
Friday, November 20, 2009
"I found that a pot holder is a good way to practice my beginner machine quilting skills. I'll donate this to a holiday sale to benefit the Harwinton Public Library, along with my selvage pincushions and other stitched items."
I've never tried them so I thought I'd ask you. Do you have any advice for Joan?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Is this a narrow slice of the quilt world or what? A dog-themed selvage quilt! It will be fun to be part of her project. I'll show you the finished quilt soon. (Julie doesn't dilly-dally.)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I'm on a crocheting/knitting binge right now. I'll post photos soon. I'm making prayer shawls and small blankets. The blankets are really crazy. :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thank you to everyone who posted a comment during Quiltmaker's Blog Tour week. That was fun!
Visit Wendy's blog at: http://www.marthamacgyver.blogspot.com/
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Take a look at Iva's blog at: http://plainandfancypieces.blogspot.com/ especially if you want to see some great photos of Rome!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Margaret Zenk is a quilter from East Islip, New York. (I wonder if she lives near the Great Gatsby.) I love this spiky spinning star selvage quilt! Here's what she had to say about it:
"I've been quilting for almost 30 years. When I saw the book it unleashed something in me. I already had a sizeable stash, but now I see fabric in a totally different way. If I have to choose between two at the store, I buy the one with the nicer selvage. I look at FQs to see if they have selvages. I've asked my machine quilter to dig through her trash. I took apart an old apron because there was a selvage that I couldn't resist. I have a large box filled with selvages, even after making 4 quilts. The box weighs 9 lbs."
"I bought this pink striped homespun for $1 per yard and wanted to do something fun with it. I settled on a spinning stars design. Your blog devotees will appreciate that it doesn't take a lot of selvages to do this one. It's similar to the red zinger without the third edge. If you rotate the stripes like I did, you will get real movement. I saved some time by using a glue stick rather than pins to hold the selvages in place before stitching. Final size is 55 x 71. I haven't quilted it yet, but I made a 20" block for the back because I didn't have enough of the pink bubble fabric."
I love how it's a close relative of the Red Zinger! And I'm going to try using a glue stick too. I hope I remember to avoid sewing over the glue!
Below is Margaret's Gold Zinger. She chose gold to go with the rick rack that she wanted to use. It's perfect, don't you think? Did you know you can machine wash and dry a selvage quilt and nothing bad will happen? It's true. There are before and after photos showing this in the book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge."
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
GIVEAWAY: Scroll down to win a free copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! Good luck.
No need to compose anything fancy since this is a random drawing. Good luck.
(I'll post the winner's name; then you can email me your address. No need to give your email now.)
I can't wait to see this issue. It should be on the stands any time now.
Above is a spider web selvage quilt made by Anne Marie Cowley of Oregon. Below is a log cabin selvage quilt made by me.