Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Penny was inspired by Amanda Jean's "Ticker Tape" quilt. See the tutorial on Sew Mama, Sew.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
No this isn't my porch. It's a Mexican restaurant south of Stockbridge, MA, a very classic New England "white clapboard with black shutters" town. The inside is just as colorful! But from the street, it's just a quiet pale yellow house. Oh, with bright yellow columns. :)
I can imagine my painter asking me, "So, you want everything white?"
"No," I reply, "I'm thinking bright orange, hot pink, electric yellow, and a creamy yellow."
Sunday, September 26, 2010
And if you love crochet, you'd better make a new cup of coffee before visiting her blog (and flickr page). I'm eyeing my crochet hooks right now.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wouldn't Melissa be astonished to see her quilt selling for this price!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
You can see more and enter the giveaway on her blog: The Last Piece. Good luck!
The photo below shows the packs that will be given away, one of each colorway. Five winners.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Does the block style (above) look vaguely familiar? I've seen photos like this tile quilt before and I think that was somewhere in my subconscious when I made my raw-edge quilt recently. The antique quilt pictured is needleturn applique, not raw-edge. Also, these pieces are curvy, and mine are straight edged. The fabrics are different too, but the overall "feel" is similar. The heart adds a nice focal point. I wonder what the border looks like.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This quilt sold for $202.50.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I think I would read, at first. There are so many things I want to read, but it seems like I never get to it. And then I would quilt. Maybe thinking about this will help me re-work my priorities and jump out of my ruts.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
I just received the nicest gifts from Joan of Smyrna, Georgia. She made a selvge cover for this quilter's notebook ("needlework companion"/idea book) and a selvagey bookmark. Aren't they beautiful? Thank you, Joan!
The little button closure is covered by this happy face resting on two yoyo-like flowers. It makes my heart smile :-) Also notice the red zig-zag stitching along the selvage edges. A nice touch.
A selvage near the happy face says "Blank Quilting." This one always makes me chuckle. It's like "flavorless chocolate." What's the point? Lol. Perfect, I like that one. Another good selvage is the "Girlfriends" below. I hope fabric manufacturers will give us more selvages with "useable" words on them, like "Happy Birthday," or phrases, quotes, lyrics, names, places...anything.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This arrangement would allow me to see my fabrics, and to remove a drawer and bring it to my cutting table. Each drawer is 11" deep and 20" wide. The 3" deep drawer on top would be good for tools, etc. They have liners so little things won't fall through the holes.
So what do you think? Would dust be a problem? Can they handle heavy loads of fabric? I fold my fabric, but I'm not the "fold around a cardboard template" type. Any ideas? What works for you?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This quilt measures 34" x 34." She had all the reds in her stash and she used leftover batting, so this quilt didn't cost her a cent! Her inspiration was the "Twilight Star" quilt in my book, "Quilts from the Selvage Edge." (It really isn't hard, especially for such a cool-looking quilt.)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Using my new reading glasses and best Picassa forensic tools, it may say: "Lois Sayles-Woods" on the label. Very nice job!
(Let me know of you have more info about the maker. Thanks.)