Sunday, October 1, 2017

The other day, I went teaching applique at The Country Crossroads quilt guild.
It was a lot of fun. Beautiful scenery.
There were 17 in the class and everyone did such a great job!
Pattern is called Maggie's Flowers and can be found on the website under The Quilt Merchant patterns. We also have a kit for it...
Below are some pictures from the workshop, sorry I didn't take pictures of everyone's work...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I have been busy lately... made some progress on some...
Beautiful flowers from a very nice customer into a very cute vase!

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: