This is the quilt that's growing on my design wall. These fans are fun to make. No paper, no foundations.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This gorgeous selvage quilt was made by Natalia in Vladivostok. Her blog is: MishiNata.
You can translate the blog into English by clicking "Translate" at the top of the page.
The photo below is a close up. Most of her selvages don't have writing. Nice work Natalia!
It's interesting how each quilter has her/his own style for arranging selvages. Some are mostly white, others are colorful, some have lots of color windows, and so on.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tell me how many ufo's* you have. I don't know my exact number, but it's over 50. I prefer piecing to machine quilting, obviously. I'll get to them someday. This backlog doesn't bother me.
Want to see more pincushions?
*A "ufo" is an unfinished quilt project.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Look at what Melinda and the quilters at Quiltsmith in NSW Australia are up to!
I love these fussy cut hexagons. Wow!
Want to learn the best way to make hexagons? See the post about Julia Wood's and Peggy Rhodes' recent book: Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts.
Quiltsmith also has an online fabric store specializing in reproduction and Oriental fabrics.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This stunning selvage quilt was made by someone's mom. Dancingshiba has a flickr page where she posts pics of her dog...and this quilt made by her mom. So that's all I know about the maker of this quilt. Kids :)
I love the wide selvages and the quilting in the white spaces too. Nice job, Mom!
Friday, February 21, 2014
This little purse ornament is filled with pretty fabric scraps. It stands 4.25" high and might look cheery in your quilting studio. You can open it up and change the contents if you like. You can change the ribbon too.
To win, just leave a comment. Tell us something that you have in your sewing area for decoration or inspiration. Random winner will be chosen on Tuesday Feb. 25.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This "Line Art" quilt was made by Steph from Indiana. She featured a post on her blog answering all the questions she's received about this quilt: Steph's Stuff. Pretty quilt!
Steph likes scrapbooking, photography and quilting. She's a SAHM of 3. Before all that she was an attorney.
This quilt reminds me of my pattern: The Stacks.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Lois Cox of California (Bay Area) made these sample selvage blocks,
then decided to make the sheep quilt first.
She's making more sheep and she'll add the words: "Counting Sheep to Sleep."
Such a clean and cute shape for the little guys.
Lois does it all! Applique and piecing. She was having a very creative day! Nice job Lois!
You might remember Lois' World Strata quilt (shown below). Click here to see that post too.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
This pretty selvage quilt was made by Connie and featured on the Finely Finished Quilts blog.
The red squares act as their own foundation.
1. Cut the red squares.
2. Lay selvages diagonally across half of the block.
3. Top-stitch the bound edges.
4. Arrange the squares any way you like.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Antique African American Basket quilt from New Jersey, made in the 1930's, sold on eBay.
I love the colors and fabric combinations in this quilt.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
"Hip to Be Square" quilt by Kent Williams of Wisconsin was featured on Art Quilts in 2010.
I love the colors in this quilt. Kent makes large quilts but the exact dimensions for this one weren't given.
Read more about Kent Williams.
Monday, February 10, 2014
This gorgeous quilt layout is on Wanda Hanson's design wall. You know her from the Exuberant Color blog. I'm always so inspired by Wanda's quilts, and this one makes me want to run to my quilt room and get busy! I can imagine a quilt like this with some selvages here and there. Nice job, Wanda!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
This beautiful Olympics quilt was made by Marlene of KISSed Quilts in 2012. Take a look at her post for a tutorial. Also read about her connection to the Olympics here.
I've been in Big Sur, California (below) with my husband and two sons. We had a wonderful time.
Back home today and enjoying watching the Olympics.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Tonya Alexander from Eye Candy Quilts in the Pacific Northwest made these selvage covered hat boxes. She shows you just how to do it, starting at the beginning, below. And the story is charming too.
But that's not all! Wowzers, take a look at her quilts! Yayy, Tonya!