Thursday, September 14, 2017

I always loved the Lemoyne star block! And we just got some new stamps for it! So I couldn't wait to try them! They arre on the website under Notions and then Stamps


 So I tried the 1" ones. You put the stamp on a clear acrylic block stamp. Then using fabric ink, you can stamp the wrong side of your fabric. Because they are clear, it is easy to fussy cut!


 When you are done, you just wash them with water and soap and let them dry...

 So then, you cut on the dotted line all the shapes, I prepared for 2 blocks:


Then you just hand piece the pieces together. I used Aurifil thread to piece them




Sew the diamonds four together. Then sew the two halves together. Then add the outside, one piece after the other so you don't need to start and stop all the time...


And here is the first block! Oh I love it!! It is so easy with the stamps! I can see myself making many of these! They are going to finish 3 3/8" square, so cute!
And what I like about them is that they are a very portable project!
I need to try the 3/4" size now... I am so excited!

















Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Thanks to Dawn who told me about this book, I found it!

It has been published for an exhibition that took place in Normandy, France in 2003... I bet it was an amazing event!



Do you know of Leah Zieber? She just wrote a book,  a wonderful story of the journey of Libby Morgan who is taught by her grandmother how to make her first quilt, and it's a hexagon quilt! 
If you are on Facebook, she just started a group of people reproducing that quilt. She has an Etsy shop where you can buy the book: ZieberQuilts

Have a great day!




Monday, September 11, 2017

I can't believe it has been 16 years already.So many died.So sad...




 And more pictures from the Madison show:











Sunday, September 10, 2017

We were at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI. So much fun! Here is our booth:


And here are some pictures from the exhibition:



















Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We had a wonderful night going to Lake Bluff guild meeting where Dawn Cook Ronningen was the speaker!
This was their advertisement:
Do you just love those "Hexie" quilts and all the variations thereof? Join us as Dawn Cook Ronnigen presents Hexagons & Mosaics 1840-2016 and learn about the history of hexagons and mosaic patchwork quilts over 175 years. Dawn will give numerous examples by the decades to help tell the story of the evolution of patchwork. Dawn will bring along about twenty quilts to share with us. Don't miss this special program.
Check out Dawn’s blog, collectorwithaneedle.blogspot.com

It was worth the drive!!! Dawn had a presentation on a screen then she showed actual quilts.
So I took pictures to share with you.
Apparently she said that one of the oldest hexagon quilts is from France!

Seen on the way to there!, very cool!

 Here is Dawn, such a nice woman!
 I love that one, dated circa 1850 with some earlier fabrics, see below


 This one is made out of wool



 1930's




 Dawn made this one

 This one, the center was from the 30s, and it was quilted later.


 Close ups of some quilts, this one is the one dated circa 1850



 This one was quite different, it is called stump work and plush work embroidery






 Dawn made this one
 This one too...








This is a French fabric from circa 1830!












Thank you so much to the guild to put up a so wonderful program and to Dawn for sharing her amazing quilts!!!