MJ Kinman's gem quilts sparkle much like the gems she recreates in her quilts. You can read my introduction to her work here. MJ created a twelve month series of birthstone patterns that capture the essence of each gem. She worked with Paintbrush Studio making fat quarter bundles that capture the essence of each gem.… Continue reading Gem-o-logical
Today is a rare two-fer day I get to review two books, and give away a copy of one of the books. Celtic Woven Knots Raymond Houston 72 pages $18.99 availabe on Nacho Grandma's Quilts link below. I first "met" Raymond Houston of Nacho Grandma's Quilts on Alex Anderson's first quilt show. He created a… Continue reading Book Review Day: A Two-fer
teeny-tiny Quilts 35 miniature projects tips & techniques for success Donna Lynn Thomas 112 pages softcover $29.95 e-book $23.99 all photos courtesy C&T Publishing C&T Interview with Donna I can actually see this tip working on any sized quilt simply because it's a brilliant tip: "Sometimes there’s no perfect pressing solution. In that case, if… Continue reading Book Review Day: teeny-tiny Quilts
The spring of 2016 seems a lifetime ago. More than one thing bothered me about the original headline: Not Your Grandma's Quilt: Just a couple of years before I'd learned that my Nana (Grandma's mom) quilted for other people. As the sentimental one the opportunity to have one of those quilts Patchwork Blankets: so many… Continue reading Trite & Truth
A while back the Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived for use in my sewing room. I fell in love with this get-the-cutting-done-so-you-can-get-stitching-right-now machine. We were planning a project with the magazine and cutting a boatload of hexagons with a rotary cutter and ruler, while doable, wasn't really high on my list of things that get me… Continue reading A Box, and a Dream
And she said Flowers are red young man Green leaves are green There's no need to see flowers any other way Than the way they always have been seen Harry Chapin Flowers are Red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVpkzZpDBA The other day the topic of Community came up on the Faith blog as a result of leaving a quilting… Continue reading The Rules of Quilting
Admit it, you're singing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhZba-P7R18 This is a tale of gratitude. Ready? Last night my Rowenta was evicted from my house. Permanently. Allow a little latitude. Some years ago my iron stopped working for no apparent reason. A trip to one of my favorite shops to obtain a new iron. Plugged in new iron,… Continue reading Hot! Hot! Hot!