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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Humorous Tee - Sports


In an extended family of sports fans, this shirt tells how my husband and I feel about it all. Haha. (image found at Party Brew on Etsy)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nancy Sonneborn's Fabulous Fandango Quilt!



This stunning Fandango quilt is a recent finish by Nancy Sonneborn. What a beauty! Her blocks have a lot more pieces than mine. I love it! See the pattern for Fandango in the sidebar on the right.

This is what Nancy had to say about her quilt:
My fans started out a little wonky but improved as I kept at it.  They are all in the quilt and now,  I cannot tell which ones I questioned the execution of.  All the blocks are from multiple scraps I cut before beginning.  No blocks are identical but because I only used the original cuttings the colorway extends throughout.  The most fun happened once I began putting it together.  It did take a while for that time to come but the final product is so worth it.  I do love your patterns and "sewing by eye."