Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Clergy Stole with Vintage Buttons

This new clergy stole features 433 vintage buttons sewn in a wavy organic river pattern. It's the newest stole in my Etsy shop: Shadrach's. It weighs 10.7 oz. I made it while visiting with family over the Thanksgiving holiday. I loved making the flowing design.

If you have a minute to "Pin" or "Favorite" it on Etsy, that would be great. Thanks!

The buttons are from the 1800's and 1900's. Old saved buttons eventually end up in rummage sales, where I find them. Some are ordinary, others are interesting, like the bovine bone buttons with 2 large holes. Some of the buttons are square. They are mostly white and off-white, with some brown and a few other colors. 

These buttons represent the history of the people who wore them to school and work, to worship, to weddings and births, in illness, at sea, and possibly in the Civil War. Interesting to think about.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wrapped Chair

"My Mummy Made Me Do It!" by Tommy Simpson, exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts in 2013. This is one of several items featured on Quilter Beth's Blog.

It looks like it's wrapped with a variety of fabrics and ribbons. See the random knob that would be behind your right calf if you were sitting in the chair? Interesting.

Want to see more awesome chairs?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Aviator Quilt

"Aviator Quilt" made by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Vanessa has a pattern for this quilt. She says there is no paper-piecing or templates involved. She is a fabric designer for Moda.
Nice job, Vanessa!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Giveaway Winners!

The two winners of "Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks" are:

1. Jinger in Hawaii. Her blog is: Trials of a Newbie Quilter.
2. Wendy Caton Reed in Maine. Her blog is: The Constant Quilter.

Congratulations! Your magazines will be shipped tomorrow.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Modern Selvage Quilt from C & T

When I made the quilts for my book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" (AQS 2008) I tried to come up with a selvage version of many classic quilt categories including: log cabin, tree of life, Amish style, silk cigar ribbon quilts, stars, optical illusions, and so on. This courthouse steps quilt from C&T takes care of the modern quilt category! It looks like a maze, or interrupted concentric squares. Very nice!
This photo was posted to Pinterest by C & T Publishing.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

New Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - GIVEAWAY!

Here it is: Vol. 14! It will be on the stands soon, but you can win one now. See below.

See my block: Beach Umbrellas? Like all my favorites, it looks a little tricky, but it's easier than pie.

I love being called one of "today's top designers." Haha. Right next to Bonnie Hunter too! Cool.

Your comment on this post will be your entry into the drawing. Tell us what your favorite kind of quilts are. Random drawing will be held Saturday Nov. 12. Two prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be mailed anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016