I have a deadline on my latest project. The quilt needs to be finished and in the mail by November 15th. The fabric just arrived yesterday -- Moda Grunge in these delicious colors. Three hours on Friday night to make one block as a trial, then do all the cutting. This pattern uses an hour glass block as a starter. Once those were done, I was able to chain piece all the other units. The hour glass blocks took an hour and a half. I found this great Quilt in a Day ruler amongst
Woo-hoo! I have a block in the latest Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. It is the block I designed to represent my website. The magazine goes on sale in a week or so. It has some great blocks in it. I hope you'll check it out. And come back and see me on November 18th. I'll be in Quiltmaker's blog tour!
I am not a clothes seamstress. Never really had a desire to make clothes. However, I love about any kind of DIY. A friend of mine had a really cute long denim skirt on the other day. She is a stay at home mom of four and buys their clothes at second hand shops, which is where she got her long denim skirt. Not finding any ready made online I began looking for instructions on how to make one. I had a pair of sale "rip and repair" jeans that I didn't wear a lot and thought the
These guild members are so very talented. The biennial quilt show put on by the Village Quilters guild appeared to be a huge success. I drove over to visit the vendors, the boutique, and see some inspiring quilts. I was not disappointed. All the quilts on display were made by members. Beautiful work. Check out this beautiful Bargello made by my friend. And of course, I liked this version of Edinburgh Square, below. She called it Let the Sun Shine on Edinburgh Square. Love
I really enjoy woodworking. This is my second project and like the first, (the king bed)I couldn't be more pleased. These are my new privacy screens. I searched Pinterest for ideas and then came up with this simple plan. I used 1/2" by 2" boards to create a frame, using my Kreg jig. Then attached the thin 1/4" x 1" lattice slats on the back with brad nails.. I used hook and eyes to hang them from the existing railing so they are removable. I finished up the primer coat o
Years ago I created one table that is enough for all my sewing and quilting needs. Tonight as I was doing a little sewing I thought perhaps someone would like to see it and understand why I say this table is really all you need. It isn't fancy or on trend, but it is functional and practical. I made this table from stock items from Lowe's. Two kitchen cabinets on each side support the tabletop and provide storage. The cabinets are connected to the top using "L" brackets. T