For those interested in English paper piecing, or those who want to learn, I'm doing a giveaway on my blog that you might like - a copy of my new book and an assortment of paper pieces used for all of the projects in the book. You can find it here:
I don't think I'm the only fabric hoarder out there but I confess I'm one. A couple of weeks ago I took my machine to get it serviced so took the chance to clean my whole sewing room. That is except "THE DREADED CLOSET!!!!" My husband made the entire closet into shelves and I love baskets, so it is full of baskets full of scraps of material and sometimes whole pieces as I found out. That's not counting the cabinet that is full of fabric. I have more empathy for hoarders now. I see them…Continue
I would love to hear if anyone else has made a 10 minute block quilt. I have had several blocks done now for quite some time and as one of my resolutions for this new year, I have decided to finish projects! Yay! Gonna finish those projects! Yep, let's see how long I keep this up. Probably about the next time I walk into a quilt shop and another new fabric jumps out and calls my name!
I started my 10 minute blocks right after I watched the YouTube video. They really…Continue
Am thinking about doing a Two Color quilt for my son & his girlfriend for their
new place. She likes primitive decor & has made some curtains for the bedroom.
Primary color is Brick Red. Was looking over some of my patterns & texted them
a photo of Bears Paw, was also thinking of something applique?
Anyhow, the other color would be beige. Any suggestions, comments, or advice
as to what pattern to work with. If anyone knows a good site…Continue
One of my grade school classmates died suddenly this week from some yet-unknown health issue. Eventually, after the autopsy is finished, family and friends will know what struck down the man liked by so many, but now all we can do is just wonder—and remember.
He was the class clown, often times the start of mischief in our boisterous large class of almost thirty students (all in one room those days).
In his adult life people knew him as a family man, auctioneer, their kid’s…Continue
This is my little girl's latest smocked dress. I made it from navy blue micro-velvet so it would be warm for her this winter (she loves wearing dresses). The smocking is done in cerulean blue with matching pipine and matching ribbon polka-dot trim. It is cute. I first tried to…Continue
Wish I could take credit for this creation but I can't. In 2010 while on vacation out West stopped in a quilt shop in Wyoming and saw this wallhanging and fell in love with it; it's about 24" x 18" and made with tons of tiny fabric pieces. It looked like an actual photo. I guess there is a place to send a photo and they will make a pattern of it; that's what this person did. It is gorgeous!…Continue
Photos of recently completed projects. Coffee one is small and hangs on wall in kitchen. I tore off wallpaper and border and painetd so needed new wall decor. The heart one is for Valentine's Day and hangs on livingroom wall; I have several hangings for that wall so I can change them with the season or holiday. Most are about 36" square.…Continue
he Price of Children
> This is just too good not to pass on. Here's something absolutely positive for a change. I have seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this is the first time I have seen the rewards listed this way - Vern
> The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140.00 for a middle-income family. Talk about price shock! That doesn't even touch college…
ATTENTION! Block Swap #11 has been posted on the Discussion Wall of BLOCK SWAPPERS, INC.
Added by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on February 2, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments
For the month of February, Connecting Threads is offering a special promotion where you can get express 2-day shipping for a flat rate of just $10! That is a $6 savings (plus the cost of shipping if your order is under $50) from their normal expedited rates. Whether you are rushing to finish up that last minute Valentine's Day project, or if you just like faster gratification (definitely applies to me!), this is the deal for you. For more details and any restrictions on this…Continue
Added by Teri on February 2, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
It seems like it's been forever since I posted on here. Maybe some of you can identify with two children in school, their activities both church and school related...& then working full time, coming home and working some more... only to feel wiped out at the end of the night and just want to crash. (add to all of that--that I've been a single mother for the last 7 months) I haven't been getting a lot of quilting done--but I do work on it whenever I can even if it's for just 5-10 min…Continue
The little buggars are done. I got up at 6am to get these little monsters in the oven and done before my Jo Morton Class this afternoon. Thank you to all who helped me thru this. Oh, by the way....No one mentioned the stomach ache that comes with eating tasting the frosting. There should be a warning on the recipe....WARNING: Do not comsume too much frosting. Now to find the tumms. …Continue
Is it just me? Whenever I rotary cut a quilt top and then chain-piece the blocks for it I end up with extra blocks that I don't know what to do with. I was thinking some of you may have some that you don't know what to do with either. At any rate, if you're willing to send them to me, I will piece them together as a sampler quilt and donate the quit (if red white and blue) to Quilts of Valor, or (if in children's colors) to Primary Children's Medical Center. I have…Continue
I have posted pics of the class I took from Sue Spargo at Road to California on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com . I loved the class, and Sue was a Great teacher - very patient with all of us, as we struggled to learn how to embellish her basic designs, while tapping into our own creativity! …
In my last blog, I was explaining how I was making quilts for my 3 girl cousins who are turning 60 this year. Here is the second one. This is my 1st Drunkards Path. This cousin lives in the Bay Area so I thought the modern prints would be great for her! Her birthday is in May, so thankfully I have some time! It was a fun pattern to make...think I'll make one from Batiques (sp?). Have a great day all!