Friday, March 15, 2019

Selvage Quilt Exhibit at Brookside Quiltworks


Twenty of my selvage quilts are on exhibit at Brookside Quiltworks in S. Egremont, MA from now until the end of May. You can enter a free drawing to win the Monkey Wrench quilt. There are selvage pincushions with beaded pinsies available for purchase as well as patterns for many of the  quilts in the exhibit. 


And the gorgeous selection fabrics in this shop will inspire you too. I have my eye on her new shipment of Aboriginal prints. Next time.


This is my mom, Mary. We visited the exhibit yesterday, chatted with Catherine Kane the owner of Brookside Quiltworks, and then had a delicious lunch at Patisserie Lenox in nearby Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 



"Red Zinger" (above) is a popular favorite. Click here to see Zinger variations.


I love the optical illusion in "Glass Tumbling Blocks" above.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The First All-Selvage Quilt Exhibit!


Twenty of my selvage quilts are now on exhibit at Brookside Quiltworks in South Egremont, Massachusetts starting today and running until the end of May. Printed patterns for many of the quilts are available, and most of the quilts are available for purchase too. 

Catherine's shop is full of the most wonderful fabrics and quilt goodies! Lots of treasures and inspiration for any quilt project. 

Combine this with a nice lunch in nearby Great Barrington, MA and you have a fun outing!

Brookside Quiltworks is open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3.




Monday, March 4, 2019

Do You Know What's Coming Here Tomorrow?


Brookside Quiltworks is a wonderful fabric shop and quilt gallery in S. Egremont, Massachusetts. Come back tomorrow and see what's up!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Moonlight, a Strip Quilt and Pattern



 "Moonlight" is my most recent quilt finish. The (Kona Ash Gray) sashing color gives a moonlight look to this quilt. And I love the piano keys. Using only two strips rather than four, and placing them asymmetrically adds a little modern whimsy. I used the same striped fabric for backing and binding. You can see the striped binding in the photo above. And here are some detail photos below. Pattern coming soon on Etsy. I'll keep you posted.







Saturday, February 2, 2019

Interweave Quilt Pattern



Are you sewing your stash in 2019? (see over 3,000 pics at #sewingmystash on Instagram) Here's an interesting scrap pattern to consider: Interweave. Fun to make. I'm listing this finished quilt in my Etsy shop as well. 

I hope you are all staying warm, especially in the Midwest USA. Polar vortex, go away!




Saturday, January 26, 2019

Movie Recommendation: Green Book





I highly recommend this movie: Green Book. The characters are engaging and the dialogue is spot on. It's funny and moving. The music is great. It has a nice ending. What's not to love? Go see it.
(Not for little kids because of language and brief scenes.)




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gnome/Pixy Hats from Amber Studios on Etsy



Amber Studios is known for fabulous storybook style sweater coats, and now her latest offering is gnome/pixie hats! Click here to see more pics of this hat. Or visit Amber Studios to see other handmade upcycled beauties. What a feast for the eyes! 
Nice work, Barbara!


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Record-Breaking Thread Useage in 2018





Yup, 38 spools of thread were emptied in my quilt studio in 2018! Usually I average about 20 spools per year, so despite the flimsiness of this measurement, it's a milestone.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

New Puzzle Quilt Pattern!






Here's my first finish of 2019! A fun scrap Puzzle quilt measuring 45.5" x 60." I love this one; it reminds me of good family times. I used my scrap stash for this, including that black and white polka dot fabric that finds its way into many of my quilts. My sister Eileen gave me a pack of Cotton and Steel prints that I love. This pattern also has 6 photos of other design variations for inspiration.
See the pattern here: Puzzle Quilt Pattern