Friday, April 30, 2010
The blog party yesterday was so much fun! Thanks for all the Comments. I love to hear from you. My husband and I went out for lunch and hiked to a waterfall on the NY/MA border. It was so beautiful. Cool and sparklingly sunny. Relaxing and fun. Oh, and I got some Assam tea at Harney Tea. Yumm. Hugs to you all.
P.S. Those colorful candles are real! (Not made in Photoshop.)
Thursday, April 29, 2010
And we have some party favors too. Leave a comment (say hello to each other) and you'll be entered to win a little package of interesting new selvages! There will be 10 winners announced next week. We'll take a virtual field trip to a surprise location that day too.
Tomorrow I'll tell you how you can win a vintage Singer Featherweight!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Visit Julie's blog at: http://www.quiltdivajulie.blogspot.com/. Julie's blog has been named one of "55 Rad Blogs" in the new issue Quilter's Home magazine. Yayyy, Julie! (By "rad" they mean funny, interesting and easy to read, in case you were wondering.)
This is what Julie had to say about the label below:
Awww, 4th anniversary. Happy anniversary Eric and Lauren!
It's not pieced onto the back but stitched on so that it will be quilted into
the quilt. I used a Sharpie to write on the freezer-papered fabric, removed the
paper and heat set the printing, pieced a bit, pressed some more, and finished
with selvages (giving me woven edges and no turning under).
How clever is that? Good thinking, Julie!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Please email photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, where you live, and the title of your quilt. Jpegs as attachments, please, or I can get the photos off the Internet if you give me the link. Thanks!
I appreciate the beautiful quilt photos you've been sending!
Amish Log Cabin by Karen Griska.
Monday, April 26, 2010
This quilt was made by Jacquie at http://www.tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/, and you can see her tutorial there (or click on the linked photo in the sidebar here on this blog). It looks like she used a fancy stitch on her machine to do some of the quilting! It gives the solid blocks texture. Wowzers, I like it!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Be sure to visit Jill's blog and enter her give-away: http://www.cre8fmomquilts.blogspot.com/. (Remember she made the selvage cornices and the incredible selvage chair. Amazing.)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Take a look at Pam's blog: www.forquiltssake.blogspot.com.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
If you'd like to share a photo(s) of your group quilt for exhibit in the up-coming "Online Quilt Museum" please email them to email@example.com. Include the name of your group, who assembled the quilt, where you're from, and the title of your quilt. Thanks!
The quilt above was made by Margaret Cibulsky, Ellen Foster, Helen Beall, Karin Eckert and Linda Andrews, members of Empire Quilters in New York City. It was inspired by the December 2009 Block-of-the-Month, "Amish Buggy Quilt." I really like this one!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
If you've made an optical illusion quilt that you'd like to share with the up-coming OnlineQuilt Museum, please email photos (whole quilt and one or two details) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 19, 2010
I bet we have a few 4" x 4" squares of fabric from the 20th century hanging around, right? I think I have a few. :)
To contact Patty, visit her blog: http://www.pattythequiltlady.blogspot.com/.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
To celebrate her anniversary, Jackie is having a give-away. Two winners will get 12 fat quarters of their choice from her inventory of gorgeous fabrics. Wow! You have until the end of April to enter.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Our existing selvage quilts will soon look like antiques now that selvages are getting more modern. Did we selvage quilters inspire Moda to spruce up their selvages? Maybe so.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I'll be introducing my new site soon. It will be called the Online Quilt Museum. It's not up yet.
I made this quilt in 2004. I love those colors. There's so much you can do with the simple one-patch.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Step Two: Add the little squares, WOW!
Step Three: Add more little squares. This quilt amazes me!
Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia made it in April 2009.
Thank you Linda for taking these photos showing us how you did it.
See Linda's blog at: http://www.q-linda.blogspot.com/.
My Mom has asked me to make a quilt for a fund-raiser. I'm thinking of making an Asterisk quilt with gentle florals similar to this one. I'll show you when it's done.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
This giant flower reminds me of the big pieced flowers that Ruth McDowell is so well known for.
Birds and other animals were a very popular theme, after floral motifs. Now I'm thinking of putting together a needlepoint project to keep on hand for the summer. I'm inspired.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The two winners (chosen at random using www.random.org):
- Stephanie from Ohio, USA
- Lizzie from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Please let me know whether you'd like the selvage pack or the charm pack, and your mailing address.
These "traditional" sea horses are found in most of the world, except in the far northern and southern regions. And it's true, the Dads give birth to the babies.
You can view huge numbers of fish underwater, through very thick glass, which is how you want to view big sharks like this!
Friday, April 9, 2010
- "Gee's Bend Look-Alike" Make a quilt that could pass for a Gee's Bend quilt.
- "If You Were a Quilt, What Would You Look Like?" Would all your points match, or would you have lots of embellishments? It's something to think about.
- "Modern Broderie Perse" Cut out images from printed fabric and applique them onto your quilt. (Any kind of applique.)
- "Quilts You Can Read" Put words on your quilt: pieced, applique, embroidered, printed on the fabric, written with pen, baby bracelet beads, whatever you want. Choose one word, or write out a quote, a message, names, places, lyrics, thoughts, anything.
- "Make Your Own Antique" Using whatever techniques you like, make a quilt that looks like an antique. We're not trying to fool anybody, just having fun.
- "Quits From the Future" Imagine what quilts will look like in 2060, then make one.
- "Self-Portrait" A playful version of yourself done in fabric, fibers, etc. Just 12" square.
- None of the above. Keep thinking. (It's okay to say this. You can still win a prize.)
Leave a comment telling which idea(s) you like best, or none of the above.
On Friday I'll pick 2 winners at random who will receive a charm pack or a package of selvages, whichever you prefer. Just a little thank you for your help.
11:38PM - Winners were just chosen. Thanks so much.