Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A "strippy pillow" I made for someone special, the tutorial can be found at
Quilting in the Rain

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Middle of the week, just finished my first pieced quilt and am waiting for my 505 spray to come in so that I can try my hand at stippling on something larger than a pot holder sized practice piece...
The 505 spray came in and I won't ever try to quilt without it - ever!
Love this stuff.  It's true what they say about the spray holding every layer together like it was one 
single piece.  A definite must have when first learning to quilt.
So here is my finished baby blanket -also on Etsy.  (once again, the lighting is off)

While waiting, I set the quilt top, batting and backing aside and made another strippy table runner and this time I added a couple of mug rugs
(appearently these things are quite popular and I've not been sticking my head out of my rabbit hole enough to follow such things)
I used Lecien and Kaufman fabrics and listed them in my Etsy store as a set. (update: sold on eBay;)

Today I'll work on a strippy pillow with a twist.  Sometimes I get inspiration from something that has nothing to do with quilting or sewing in the least.  But other times I get inspired by something awesome that someone else had a notion to create before I ever happened along.  Either way, it keeps me at the sewing machine and computer - two places I love being :)

Going to practice some free motion stippling on my Singer home sewing machine.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

National Poetry Month  (I did not know that until today)

My pick with no doubt, is:

Something has spoken to me in the night, burning the tapers of the waning year; something has spoken in the night, and told me I shall die, I know not where. Saying:

"To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth--

"--Whereon the pillars of the earth are founded, toward which the conscience of the world is tending -- a wind is rising, and the rivers flow."
    ~Thomas Wolfe - A stone a leaf a door

    Do you have a favorite? 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I made a fabulous find at eBay about a week ago-
A dreamy cream cotton dotty fabric with lovely peach roses made by Yuwa...  I have since tried to hunt down more and have been dissapointingly unsuccessful in my quest.

I pondered what to do with it for only about a day or so and came up
with mixing it along with a blender so as to stretch my tiny treasured stash.
I made a lightly quilted, chunky rag-quilt shoulder bag with tall pockets and have added a tutorial for it HERE.

This bag is currently for sale in my Etsy store!
(update: it sold:)

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