Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fabric and Crochet Quilt!

While I was admiring pillowcases with crocheted edges yesterday, I found this elegant fabric/crochet quilt. It's from The Whoot in Australia. It looks like one-patch and four-patch blocks made like pot-holders, then bordered with a crocheted edge. The off-white roses are a very nice touch.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pillowcases With Crocheted Edges - Nice Gifts!

Good idea! Beautiful pillowcases with crocheted edges would make great gifts for my sisters. Lots more inspirational photos on Pinterest too. The photo above is from Polka Pics

And here's a good resource for making crocheted edges: The Finer Edge, Kristin Omdahl.

Monday, October 17, 2016

More From Hata Larson

Old tee shirts, monk cloth, and now beads! This looks like fun. See more from Hata Larson of Rusia here

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Low Price on Kona Solids!

The Fabric Shack in Ohio offers Kona solids for $5.49/yard! ($9 at JoAnn) They carry 303 colors, and 12 of them come in 108" wide too.

Source article: Laurie's Place "The Best Sites for Buying Fabric."

The pretty color above is called "Breakers."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Riel Nason's New Selvage Quilt Book!

This beautiful selvage quilt is the work of Canadian quilter and fiction author Riel Nason.
I love the delicate detail in this quilt. Look at that lattice. Yayy, Riel!
Riel's newest book is published by C & T Publishing. 

See all her books on Amazon here.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Road Sign Humor

Found this photo on Facebook. I don't know who's photo it is. I wonder how many times this has been photographed. Haha.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Join the Team: "Quilters Step It Up"

Join the team "Quilters Step It Up" and simply increase the number of steps you take each day for 2 weeks starting on Oct. 13. I started this team. 

You might want to use a fitness tracker or you might not; it doesn't matter. See FAQs.

I recently got a Fitbit Alta which counts my steps each day. It helps me stay motivated. (eBay was cheapest.) You might prefer to keep a log of minutes spent walking. This will be fun. 
Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Couture Fantasy Coat from Amber Studios!

Look at this floral fantasy coat from Barbara at Amber Studios! Isn't it stunning? 
She starts with an upcycled boiled wool sweater, makes it into a coat, and then it's loaded with the most exquisite handmade embellishments! I've seen Barbara's coats in person and they are over-the-top wonderful. She takes her customer's measurements, listens to their preferences, and then creates a coat of their dreams. They all have a feminine shape and lovely drape.
Feast your eyes in her shop, and view her sold items too. 
Not only is she a fabulous artist, but she's a sweet person too.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Apple Quilt from Russia!

This beautiful collage quilt featuring apples is the creation of quilt artist Valentina Maximova of Russia. You can see more work from this artist here
I love the colors.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Here's That Pink and Gold Again

I'm noticing this beautiful color combination lately: pink and gold. This is a saffron yellow antique Persian Kerman rug from the Nazmiyal Collection. It measures 5' x 9' and is listed for $18,500.
Very detailed design! Beautiful!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Quilters Guild of Plano, TX

Look at this gorgeous quilt! Lots of fancy piecing and applique. This was a raffle quilt made by the Quilters Guild of Plano, TX in 2011. They have lots of quilt photos on the Gallery page of their website. Nice job!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Kristin Shield's Improv Quilt

These quilts just keep getting better and better! This is "Bright Lights, Big City" by Kristin Shields. It measures 29" x 30." Photo by Sherri Lynn Wood of daintytime on Flickr. This quilt was inspired by a quilt in Wood's book: The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. Wow!