Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Movie Recommendation

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is a delightful movie starring Helen Mirren. The sets and the scenery are beautiful. The story is interesting. Good ending. No chase scenes, gun fights or any objectionable stuff. My 85 y/o mom and 27 y/o son liked it too. Go see it.

By the way, Stephen Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey created this movie.
 See the fxguide for videos. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Westminster Abbey

Quote from Michele Carolla: "The recently restored pavement before the high altar at Britain’s Westminster Abbey, where by tradition coronations are staged. Done in the reign of Henry III in the 13th century, the design follows an elaborate, enticingly complex set of geometric patterns."

Read more at The Reader. Btw, I'm not making a quilt based on this pattern!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Huge Scale Knitting

Huge scale knitting by Jacqueline Fink from Sydney, Australia of Little Dandelion
Read Jacqueline's story here. More great photos too.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


This print was posted on moth speaker on Tumbler. Hand prints, maybe with signatures, might make an interesting quilt. You'd need fabric paint, but JoAnn stores have it in every color. How about adding beads, embroidery, buttons and charms for a crazy quilt look? Or a clean black and white format is nice too. I'm starting to feel a new quilt coming on!
Have you made a quilt featuring hands? Email a photo and I'll share it here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Teresa's Binding

Teresa from Nashville, Tennessee (blog: A Quilt and a Prayer) shows how to make this elegant binding with a tiny inner border in the photo below. So simple once you see the photo!

Once again proving that a picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks, Teresa!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joan's Memory Shirt Quilt

Joan Jordan made this beautiful quilt for her mother using shirts that belonged to her step-father. The planes on the back are in recognition of his service in the Army Air Corps. 
Her mom keeps this quilt on her bed. Aw, sweet.

Joan added the green fabric for a subtle punch. Nice job, Joan! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Duck at Rest

"Runner Duck at Rest" by Ruth B. McDowell. Ruth is truly a quilting rock star. 
Read about Ruth. See all her books