Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Keep an eye out for the new May/June issue of Quiltmaker...but here's a sneek peek of one of my favorite quilts!
I'm really excited to tell you about this quilt. This year I designed the Blocks of the Month for my guild, Empire Quilters in New York City. This was the block that we kicked off the year with in September. I called it "Candy Stick," but I like Quiltmaker's name better, "Asterisk."
My challenge was to design a block that looks difficult, but is actually easy and fun to make. Those are my favorites. It also had to work as a scrappy quilt and have wide appeal. Many quilters participated and we had a great time. (I made this quilt in advance to show the guild how it would look, and it's one of my favorites. I like how Quiltmaker photographed it too.)
The Empire Quilters Block of the Month can be seen at: http://www.empirebom.blogspot.com/.
Monday, March 29, 2010
http://www.scrapsandstrings.blogspot.com/. She just finished a spider web that you have to see. Thanks again, Brenda!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
In today's post Jill tells about meeting fellow selvage quilters at the show as a result of carrying her new tote!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Another interesting fact is that she used the selvages from 72 yards of fabric to make this quilt. I had no idea! (Her friends contributed selvages, of course.) Nice job, Anya.
You can read more about this project on her blog: http://www.hillscreekquilter.blogspot.com/
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Katie from Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia just finished her first selvage project, a selvage lampshade! She found the tutorial on www.selvagequilts.com and decided to give it a go. That's the spirit! You can see more of her stuff at: www.5starbaby.blogspot.com.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Great job, Jill!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Jackie and I are having a Giveaway of two autographed copies of "Quilts from the Selvage Edge." Visit her blog to hear the podcast and enter the Giveaway: http://www.cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/. The winners will be announced March 23. Good luck!
BTW, Jackie quilts customer's quilt tops, and she has an online fabric store and an Etsy store...she is one busy lady and lots of fun!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Wonderful job, Jacquie and Angela! You are making selvage quilt history!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Visit Abby's blog at: http://www.mutteringsfromthemoor.wordpress.com/.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Kimbuktu creates lots of beautiful items for sale. See http://www.fabricfascination.blogspot.com/. And her website: www.kimbuktu.net.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I've heard this book is in the stores. Tell me what you think.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Here's an example of how Japanese fabric manufacturers make their selvages more interesting. I hope other manufacturers follow their example and make their selvages prettier too. Then our current selvage quilts will look like antiques!
Years ago selvages were very plain, just the company name in a "typewriter" Pica or Elite font. Remember that? Older fabrics don't have anything written on the selvage at all.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
- Kathie from the US, blog: http://www.inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com/
- Kathleen C. from Connecticut
- Janet from the Yukon Territory, Canada
Let me know if you prefer a Charm Pack or Selvages, and I'll get these prizes in the mail.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
The photo above is for illustration only, from bing.com.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Until then, we're just sittin' here.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
- Visit http://www.lessonsfromelephants.blogspot.com/ and sign up to Follow.
- Then come back here and enter a Comment for a random drawing.
- Three winners will be announced Thursday March 4. Good luck!