Sunday, January 31, 2010
What a great creative writing exercise! If you have some time, make a new cup of coffee or tea and get comfortable. These stories are fun to read.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
The only difference between these and the "popular string quilt blocks" is that the seam allowances gradually increase or decrease. So you don't have to cut wedges; you cut long rectangles. A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Above photo by Cory Dishbrow on Flickr.com.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Take a look at Jennifer's website and blog to see her fabrics and patterns. They are so gorgeous; you won't be disappointed. Visit: www.sisboom.com and www.jenniferpaganelli.typepad.com.
Since I've been paying attention to selvages I now know who designs the fabrics I love.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
You can see that she uses the "stitch and flip" method for adding selvages. That looks nice, but adds a little more bulk. I like her colors and the subtle diagonal seam. We'll have to wait to see the whole quilt, as well as all the other quilts in the challenge. It's all online:
See "2 Hippos" blog at: www.2hippos.blogspot.com.
See Stephanie's Loft Creations blog at: www.loftcreations.blogspot.com.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
You may have already been following her on http://www.mumblescafe.blogspot.com/.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This photo would make a nice poster for my quilt room. I have a high-resolution image; maybe I'll make some. And it does make me want to start a new quilt. (What doesn't?)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Also, see her post about clipping vs. not clipping those little "ears" you get when piecing. Tons of comments from readers, very interesting. You will like this blog!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Who would have guessed that in 2010 we'd like chartreuse...next to turquoise and kelly green too! Years ago I would have said "Ewww!"Now I think chartreuse goes with everything. What does that mean? That I just ride the tide of fashion (although usually about 10 years late)? I don't care; I'm just going to enjoy it.
When I was little my Mom told me that green and blue don't go together, red and pink were out of the question too. I think we're having more fun now, Mom too.
See more photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/goingsewcrazy/3789901038/
Thursday, January 14, 2010
My computer got a virus and I had the whole thing wiped clean. Now I'm trying to get all my stuff back on it, like my operating system, for starters. I have an external hard drive with my photos and files, thankfully. I had McAfee protection, but it didn't work in this case. Apparently hackers are targeting computers with McAfee and Norton security systems, according to the repair techs.
Helpful hint: If you get a screen saying that you have a virus, and another screen pops up offering to fix the problem if you simply click on "Install," don't touch it! Even though it looks like official Microsoft stuff. Those are villans looking for your credit card info. I didn't fall for it, but it's still a hassle to fix.
If you have sent me an email in the last week, it will be a while before I get to read it. I'm not ignoring you :) Don't worry; I'm not contagious.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Nice job, Erika!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
"I made this bag with blue and white polka dot lining and straps. It's for a friend who is much taller so maybe it won't drag the ground when she carries it. I'm planning to make another one for our guild's silent auction at the quilt show in April. These bags are large and will be great for keeping in the car for quick trips to the grocery. Be green - take your own bag and keep the plastic out of the landfill."
Take a look at JoAnne's blog at: http://nappinnanaquilts.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-selvage-bag.html
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Jen Duncan of Eureka, California just finished this great selvage chair for her sewing room. I like it. Here's what she says:
"I've wanted for some time to recover my sewing chair in selvages. It was an ugly fabric covered office chair but still worked fine so I couldn't justify throwing it away. Spent my free time during the past couple of days finally getting it done. Overall I like how it turned out and thought I better share it with you, since you are the original source of all my selvage-y inspiration! :-) Not sure what I'll be making with them next but you can be sure it'll be something because I really do enjoy working with them."
Nice job, Jen!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
http://henhousehomemadeagain.blogspot.com/. I like how she mixes Kaffe fabrics with old fashioned fabrics for a charming look. The little crocheted flowers are perfect, don't you think?
Browse her sidebar and choose categories "that you fancy." But be sure to view the teacup candles.