Apr 132014


There wasn't enough time to finish a block today but there was time for some virtual sewdown shenanigans on Instagram. Search IG for #virtualsewdown for some photos (until I can figure out how to show the photos here).


 Posted by at 9:54 pm
Mar 302014

Tax season is usually busy, this one is busierThis afternoon was the first time I sewed this week. I’m very happy I got a block done, it really is an uplifting feeling to get something creative completed. My plans for this quilt have changed since watching the MQG webinar earlier this week. The new plans will take a lot of time (and white fabric).


 Posted by at 8:25 pm
Mar 272014

Just one, really. Instead of the first rule/suggestion/whatever being Modern Quilts are made to be used (in bold) try something like Modern Quilts should be constructed as if they will be used. Two of the questions at the end of the webinar were asking for clarification on this rule. It rubs people the wrong way. Why not prevent that by making that first rule less…harsh? Just a thought.

 Posted by at 10:40 pm
Mar 222014

I should finish this quilt top, right? Well, I kinda like the idea of working on blocks during this busy time. It lets me accomplish something even when I have a short amount of time to sew.

I’m trying to recreate some blocks I made for our quilt guild. I really liked the look and I wanted to make more. The one technique I’m adding to each block is what I’m calling franken-fabric (I’m sure there’s a right way to call this). I’m cutting big pieces of fabric into oddly shaped, smaller pieces then sewing them together to create fabric with many stitch lines. It started as a necessity: I wanted to use scraps to create the blocks for our guild’s opportunity quilt. I had to piece the smaller scraps together because I just didn’t have enough. Now I like what it looks like.


the franken-fabric pre-squaring



 Posted by at 10:08 pm