But before I get to the happy hour bit. I did a bit of a tidy up in my sewing room yesterday. Oh my goodness was I ever over due for that! A while back someone gave me thread stands for both Superior and Aurifil. These very useful stands were sitting in the middle of… Continue reading Happy Hour
I don't remember if I ever showed the full piece. A little taupe Radiance, a little silk batting, a little Superior Tiara Silk. Oh my. Have you seen this gorgeous variegated 50 weight silk thread? When they have the Tiara in the booth there will be a good chance that this little piece is in… Continue reading Decided to go ahead and do it!
As I mentioned the other day I'm going to share how I come up with the quilting motifs for a quilt. I'm going to start with Twilight in the Bronx which is entirely my own, move on to Tilde, Feather Zone and @play. Each of these quilt are very different and each has its own… Continue reading How I choose quilting motifs part 1
Every once in a while I have a Southern Comfort Manhattan in memory of my mother-in-law. The other day was one of those days where her memory was very present in my heart. Here's to you Joy! Now back to our regularly scheduled program...QUILTING!I'm continuing to work on "I feel enormous in your Lilliputian world"… Continue reading Making progress
It's hard not to sometimes, post on facebook that is but I know not everyone who reads my blog follows me on facebook. I'm okay with that so for those of you who follow me on facebook, some of this will be a bit of a repeat. As an opening aside Keith sent the next… Continue reading Mini-me Round 2!
Facebook has certainly made connecting with quilters so easy and such fun. Working in a quilt shop I get to see all kinds of books come through and "Comfort Quilts From the Heart" is one of the earliest I remember as it arrived within a short period of time after I started working. What prompted… Continue reading an Interview with Jake Finch
I've been working on Serendipity As Well for a few weeks. What started out as an experiment learning, playing & practicing with Superior's silk has become a series with two (nearly) complete pieces. I have 3 pieces of silk left that will become part of the series. One is a cream & light brown plaid… Continue reading The Quilt Speaks
I've been purchasing Superiors silk thread on & off for months. As they were going through the process of announcing the thread coming out I was incredibly excited. I've quilted with silk from two other companies and love the effect of the silk, loved how it quilted and quite frankly I love the look of… Continue reading Playing with Silk
Visiting vendors at a quilt show is delightful. The different fabrics and tools they have available are different than those lqs's near home. It's also an opportunity to support other local quilt shops or businesses. Hand dyed fabric attracts my attention. When I saw the Rainbow Dyes booth I knew something would go into the… Continue reading Maine Quilts part 1
Thread inspires me. I love thread. I love the color, texture and possibility thread offers as part of the quilting process. I think I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of Superior Threads. King Tut and Masterpiece have been main stays in my thread stash for a loonnnng time. Masterpiece is incredible for piecing… Continue reading Inspiration part 3