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
"How do you get from here to there?" she asked. I promised to show her. When stitching on a pieced block, the ditch is your bestie. The ribbon candy ended at the peak, to start the next wedge there are two options: stop, tie off the thread, then restart in the next wedge. A viable… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month Part 3