Thursday, November 16, 2017

New African Clergy Stole


Today I cut into my latest Etsy purchase of African fabrics. I buy from sources in the US and Africa. I used to make quilts with these fabrics, but now I use them mostly for clergy stoles. When you view a whole yard, the bright bold designs can be overwhelming. But when cut up and blended together in a stole or a quilt, I think the result is beautiful.

See the listing for this stole in my Etsy shop.
(Clergy stoles are worn by many ordained Protestant ministers.)





Monday, November 13, 2017

How to Say "Quilt" in Thirteen Languages!


1. German = decke
2. Spanish = edredon
3. French = courtepoint
4. Japanese = kiruto
5. Italian = trapunta
6. Russian = stegat
7. Lithuanian = antklode
8. Finnish = peite
9. Swedish = lapptacke
10. Danish = dyne
11. Chinese = beizi
12. Irish = chuilt
13. Romanian = macat

Have you ever wondered what the word for "quilt" is in these other languages? I posted a quilt on Instagram and wanted to put the word for "quilt" in hashtags. I thought you might be interested.

The quilt pic above is the "World Quilt" that we made a few years ago here on the Selvage Blog. See the posts about it here

Saturday, November 11, 2017

New Quilt Pattern: Column Sampler!


Just finished! This new Column Sampler quilt is so much fun to make. "Liberated" quilt-making methods remove the hassle of measuring. This quilt has Snowball blocks in three sizes, Bowties, Shoo-Fly blocks, Checkerboards, and Birds-in-the-Air (variation), 
See the pattern here: Column Sampler quilt.
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Little tigers by Cotton and Steel add some extra whimsy. I can't resist adding fun surprises like this.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bird Selvage Quilt by Kathy



This beautiful selvage quilt is the creation of Kathy Boudreau in Maine. She is a member of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild. You can read more about this quilt on Louisa Enright's Blog
What a creative combination of selvages and whimsical birds!