Friday, September 19, 2014

Pretty Moda Selvages

This new fabric called "Rejoice"from Moda features little birds as color windows. Both selvages have shaggy edges which add some nice texture in a selvage quilt. I like how the new fabrics have such interesting selvages. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jenny Bowker's Shimmering Triangles

This stunning quilt was made by Jenny Bowker a textile artist and quilting teacher who lived in the Middle East for many years. She offers a variety of classes including one for the quilt shown above: Shimmering Triangles

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sewing Machine Quilt at Fresh Figs

This mini quilt featuring sewing machines and fancy spools of thread was made by Joanna Figueroa at the Fresh Figs blog. She will be making a pattern for this quilt soon. So clever! I especially like the blue floral machine. 

P.S. Ellyn says the pattern is available. If I find it I'll post the link.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

June Calender's Poet Selvage Quilt!

June Calender of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the Calender Pages blog made this selvage quilt that features 12 women poet's pictures and some of their poetry. There are another 24 poets included in the borders. These photos show the quilt on exhibit at the Bayberry Quilters annual quilt show in August. Not surprisingly, the quilt won a Viewer's Choice ribbon. June was making a statement about women poets being marginalized by critics and academics, hence the selvages. Very creative, June! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wilma Al-Uqdah's Selvage Quilt is a Winner!

"Selvages with Attitude" by Wilma Al-Uqdah of Texas won First Prize and Viewer's Choice at her guild's quilt show this past weekend. It measures 67" x 85." Look at how the turquoise makes the selvages pop. And the border fabric is a brilliant choice too. She still has a big collection of selvages and I suspect she has more selvage quilts in mind. Nice job, Wilma!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today is Net Neutrality Day

As I understand it, the FCC is considering a bill that would give preference to big companies on the Internet, and move smaller users, like Etsy sellers, into the slow lane. 

Quote from Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy:
"...the FCC has proposed an end to the open Internet. This proposal has alarmed the Etsy community and employees. One seller, Beth in Oregon, said “If internet users find it too difficult to load our websites and see our products, it will be impossible for us to grow or succeed.” The FCC proposal threatens any business that relies on the Internet to reach consumers, stream video, process payments, advertise services or products, speak their minds, or do just about anything else. It therefore demands my time, as it should yours."

Spoon image (above) from Milk & Honey

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ellen Hart's Selvage Quilt Needs a Name

This amazing selvage quilt is the work of Ellen Hart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
It measures 53" x 73." Isn't it a beauty? I like all the color. And the narrow black sashing.
Ellen hasn't named this quilt yet. Do you have any suggestions for her?