Friday, January 25, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
You all probably know about these already but I've just discovered them...Curtain Clips! I hung a curtain rod in my bedroom...see below...and i just clip the quilt up! I havent thought about these before because in my day...they use to be made with prongs...and you squeezed the hoop together and those "teeth" would bite into your fabric! Now they're made differently and are much easier on the fabric. Now I'll be able to switch up new quilts any time I desire! They also have large ones that fit the wooden rod hangers I purchased in Lancaster.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Finished this quilt and gave to my parents for their 80th birthday. I had given my Mom a couple of smaller quilts and she was asking for something larger. I found this fabric last year at NJ quilt show. It has metallic gold in it and looks really rich in person...not sure the picture captures that. I could only snap a few quick pics before I had to run.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Finished the top for Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street quilt. Took about 10 weeks to do, sewing a few days per week. This was a mystery quilt and I'll tell you why I love mysteries...because if I had seen the outcome at the onset I would've shouted "Hell no, I won't sew!"....so many pieces! and it looks so complicated! but in-fact, it was true to its name...Easy Street...easy peezie. My favorite part was putting all the blocks together...it didn't matter how you turned each block to sew, they went together smoothly. Took a lot of pins...a lot of pins...and you had to pin to make all the points meet. But I say to myself..."what do you want...to throw some quilt together...or carefully put together a piece of art"...LOL that gets me through all the pinning at least! I am NOT a perfectionist.
Well, here it is...
Well, here it is...
Monday, January 7, 2013
I'm working on the last part of BH's mystery quilt and I've noticed something that I never really thought about before...grays, shades of gray (and I don't mean the Book!) really make other colors pop. I've always loved the contrast of white with other colors but gray brings a certain "richness" to the pallet. Look at the picture below..pieced by Lavonna/KY...the oranges are more than halloween... they've been transformed.