Friday, March 6, 2015

Fabric from Sweden

Textile design from Sweden from the blog: textile design projects
 I find that a fabric like this is hard to use in a quilt because it has equal parts dark and light but 
I like the interesting silhouettes.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shopping Cart Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the shopping cart giveaway is Abbigail from Calhoun, Kentucky! Yayy, Abbigail!

Amazing Machine Quilting!

Martha Briese of Oregon did this beautiful machine quilting when Cindy Needham was the guest teacher for Martha's guild. You can see more about this project on her blog: Nana
Wow, I'd like to try this. It looks like flowing Zentangle!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Design Wall Today

Today I'm working on a quilt for Melanie in Ohio. She wants a 72" x 84" quilt to hang in her foyer that goes with her abstract rug and a custom painted ceiling. She emailed me some photos of the space. I mailed her a pile of possible fabric swatches and she chose her favorites including abstract prints, batiks, a few modern prints, and some solids. This quilt contains all of them. 
I'm in the process of sewing the horizontal rows to each other. That's why there's a white space in the middle, but that will be closed up. And there will be a 6" outer border. Her inspiration was my Serendipity quilt. It looks so much different done all in solids vs. prints, doesn't it? 
Back to the sewing machine. We have new snow and ice. Perfect for quilting!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Art Yarn

Hand-spun art yarn: Sitara by Yarnmantra on flickr. Wouldn't this look gorgeous couched onto a crazy quilt? Wow! Click on the link to see many creative yarns.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tree of Life Selvage Quilt

This Tree of Life selvage quilt was made by Cynthia Fuelling. It is one of the quilts in my 2008 AQS book: Quilts from the Selvage Edge. I like Cynthia's version with the nice border! My quilt is shown below.

 See instant download selvage quilt patterns here: 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Angela's Asterisk Quilt

A modern, light and airy version of the Asterisk quilt! This was made by Angela Pingel and featured on her blog: Cut to Pieces. I love that black block. Cover it with your thumb and the lights seem to go out in this quilt. Uncover it and it's snappy again!

Want to see lots of Asterisk inspiration? Click here then scroll down.
Want to see the Asterisk pattern? Click here
Happy quilting!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Color from Sweden!

Today is the last day of February and we are needing some color! Saini Salonen designed this fabric for Boras Boras of Sweden. It's from the 1960-1970's. 

Here's another view (above) from Scandinavianseance on Etsy.

I found this "Yellowtail" fabric in 4 colors online at Rakuten Global Market. It's made in Japan.