This is as far as I've taken it this week... The inner border is on and the 2nd border is still in the works. Turns out these quarter square triangles take a bit of effort to get the points perfect. I've had to re-sew about a half dozen and use a template to line up… Continue reading An Almost Design Wall Wednesday
Snowing In October – Jim Names a Quilt
Jim walked into the guest bedroom -which also serves as my design wall and staging area - looked at the wall and proclaimed "snowing in October!" followed very quickly with "hey, that block needs to be turned...". See if you can find the block he's talking about... This top was partially made up by MOM. … Continue reading Snowing In October – Jim Names a Quilt
Design Wall Wednesday
Here is what's happening on the design wall... I have completely run out of neutral strings on my Scrappy Saber Saw Tooth Star. That's good news and sorta kinda bad news as I really DON'T want to make strings for the next border I had planned in the pattern. See the pattern below... All that… Continue reading Design Wall Wednesday
Headphone Cover Replacement Tutorial! – For old school earphones and people that can’t use ear buds…
Hi Everyone! This is a super quickie project. One I've had on the brain for a while but just this morning decided to do. Headphone covers! I'm old school. I have tried ear buds and other ear pieces but to my dismay, those usually hurt my ears. Jim has some super monster noise cancelling headphones… Continue reading Headphone Cover Replacement Tutorial! – For old school earphones and people that can’t use ear buds…
Stash Patrol – Working Out the Working Stash by Pulling out the Scrap!
I've had this on the 'To Do' list for awhile. I've been wanting to completely remove every little bit of fabric from this stash that is less than a fat quarter and get it cut up into useable pieces. Here's a look at what the stash looks like before I started my organization... It's not… Continue reading Stash Patrol – Working Out the Working Stash by Pulling out the Scrap!
Quilt Shop Quality -vs- Chain Store Quality Quilt Fabric, Is there really a difference?
This question was recently a subject of conversation on the Quiltville Open Studio Facebook page. And you know me. I can't leave well enough alone. I mean, the question is valid. Is there really a difference between what we buy in the Quilt Shops compared to what we buy in the Chain Stores such as… Continue reading Quilt Shop Quality -vs- Chain Store Quality Quilt Fabric, Is there really a difference?
Looking for Lube but Finding Fabric!…and some other fun stuff!
I'm in search of Singer Sewing Machine Lubricant. This stuff... I have some but with several antique Singer machines in the house I'm going to need more and I just can't find it anywhere. So my thought was to go in search of it at Estate Sales and Garage Sales. So far I'm 0-5. I… Continue reading Looking for Lube but Finding Fabric!…and some other fun stuff!
A Week In The Scraps!
As fate would have it, I realized early last week my camera was not in my 'usual' spot. What could I have done with my camera?! I love my point and shoot camera and I take it with me everywhere. It is so easy when the moment strikes and I need to take a photo.… Continue reading A Week In The Scraps!
The Value of Kindness
I’m re-blogging this post. Michael lost his equipment and was loaned another camera to continue his work. His work is amazing! I loved reading about his reaction to this gift of kindness…
The first image made after the act of kindness, sunset along the Columbia near home.
Believe it or not this is a photography-related post. I was recently surprised with a loaner camera! A person I met through my photography club, someone who went to the same college as I but who I don’t know well at all, saw my situation and took pity on me. She loaned me her Canon 60D because (she said) it wasn’t really being used.
Now I know plenty of other photographers who have cameras much better than that as backups (they shoot with top of the line cameras). And I have spent time shooting with these people. None of them were coming forward after learning of my recent misfortune, losing my camera gear over the waterfall. This is despite the fact that it would not have disrupted their photography. This was her only DSLR, she didn’t…
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Borders Almost Finished!
Whoot! I finished up the 4 patch border (2nd border) of the Churn Dash Quilt this morning... I want to thank Ginia of Early Morning Quilter for sharing her truly awesome technique for ripping out seams with me! Thanks Ginia, this saved me on another smaller section of the quilt this morning! (I digress). Click… Continue reading Borders Almost Finished!
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