Oh wow! So I posted in the Quilted Block of the Month group for the first time in over seven months. I thought it was longer, so win! The intervening months have been full writing, quilting, and sales related road trips all over New York state & New Jersey covering my territory. I have a… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month
Creative Brain has taken over, deciding to take her time deciding how to get the Big Idea for this quilt: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfWTUm8hzu7/?taken-by=terilucas In taking her sweet ol' time she's decided to go ahead and take a bunch of already pieced four patches, stitch those together, then add 9'' x 18'' rectangles. Said fabrics are all chosen… Continue reading I had to Laugh
So after taking the seam ripper to Letha's Electric Fan Quilted Block of the Month to remove some stitching that were behaving badly, well it wasn't so much the stitching as poor basting on my part. However it's so much easier to blame the quilt than take ownership of poor work on my part,… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – next step part 1
On a bright, lovely afternoon the stitching started badly. BADLY For some reason a birds nest built up on the back of a quilt as I stitched. Wow. Evicted that bit of nonsense forthwith, started stitching again. Not five minutes later I stitched a big pleat right into the front. Well. That little quilt is… Continue reading Can you believe this nonsense?
This whole impractical color wheel is causing me to change the way thread gets stored: rather than by fiber, it's by color. Whaaaaa? Yeah. Years ago I spent an afternoon stitching with Elizabeth Rosenberg in her quilt studio. She sorted her thread by color rather than fiber, it befuddled me a bit, because isn't fiber… Continue reading Sorting
Now that Quilt Market is over I can come back to the Quilted Block of the month. Our last block is this amazing kaleidoscope block, which I finished a while ago. The next part of this block will be drawing it on a solid piece of fabric, then adding quilting. I'll be talking about batting,… Continue reading Stay Tuned!
Good Saturday morning friends. This is a morning of several tales of how we, as creatives, can over think things, make some mistakes, and that we can recover. So, this morning as I sipped coffee, and realized it's Saturday. Saturday, you know the day I'm committed to posting the Quilted Block of the Month. I… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – Brain Overload it’s a Think
If you've been following on Instagram you may have taken a gander at this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXd2DDuB-KX/?taken-by=terilucas I've been working on a batik kaleidoscope quilt on and off over the last several weeks. It all started with the Sizzix Big Shot Pro, having the ability to cut the pieces quickly, cleanly and easily. There are a couple of… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month September 2017 Week 1
Technical difficulties sometimes present big problems. Other times they are opportunities for learning. Something went screwy a while back, causing something to happen to the version of Microsoft Office installed on my computer. I have an open source that I can use for documents, power point presentations, and graphics, it's simply not as intuitive as… Continue reading August Block of the Month An Original
Finishing is such a good thing. And finishing this first block of the month was fun for me. This week got away from me a bit, the block reveal will be soon. The one motif I didn't cover yet is the suns in the lower right hand corner. What I like about this,… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month: That corner bit