March 5, 2013
Here is a pic of my favorite quilt from the competition. It is called Techno Flakes by Amy Ellis. It is a great modern take on the hexagons - LOVE!
The negative space quilting is also nicely done.
I also saw a demo of Mistyfuse. I know it's been around for a while, but I've never looked into it or tired it. The sample from the demo was so soft, you couldn't tell there was any adhesive between the layers. It looked so impressive that I had to buy a sampler and am anxious to give it a try.
February 17, 2013
To catch you up on a few things since I last posted:
- I have changed positions at my real job twice. The first move started a long string of overtime and much less time to get to sew and blog in the evenings. This new move will hopefully give me a bit more time to give to sewing.
- I am now an official sewing teacher at Sew Vac Direct - apart from the "real" full time job. I am getting ready to launch a new class series beginning in March that will include projects that use the Accuquilt Go! dies. See my class schedule at the link to the right for more details.
- At Sew Vac Direct, I and another lady, Cathy who is one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet, have started a sort of Quilts of Valor program. We call ourselves the Old Army Quilters of the Brazos Valley and make quilts or any other sewn gifts for veterans, active duty military, and the families of our military. If you live in the area and are interested in joining us, we'd love to have your help! Just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cathy (email@example.com) for details.
- Another huge time suck has been getting prepared to start an owner build on our log home in Colorado. That's another story all together and hope to get a blog up soon that will document our journey.
February 5, 2011
I saw a new-ish feature on the Connecting Threads website where you can pick from all of their fabrics and make your own kit for 16 different quilt patterns. 7 of the quilt patterns are free to download! It's really fun to play around with and see the different effects you can get by just changing around colors. Here is the link to go play. :)
Here is a kit I put together based on their City View Quilt pattern. I made this pattern from all fabrics on clearance, so I could buy this 40"x56" kit for only $12.98 - not including backing or shipping!
Totally different topic, I saw this video the other day, and just loved it, so I thought I'd share.
January 26, 2011
I primarily use the fonts to run through my embroidery machine, but I've started playing with Adobe Photoshop CS5 - very cool stuff. I have no disillusions of becoming a graphics artist - I'm not that creative - but it's fun to tinker with.
I think I'll be adding these fonts. If you're interested in them too, just click the image of the font to get the free download.
January 19, 2011
My new cabinet is in and already full - except one drawer. I'm still lacking drawer knobs. They're primed, but not yet painted. They are going to be the same maroon as my sewing machine panel.
January 17, 2011
January 1, 2011
|My brother's handmade Christmas gift|
|Back of Christmas quilt|
|Homemade Dipping Olive Oil|
|Embroidered receiving blankets and a cashmere bear|
|In the hoop embroidery bear|
|Neck Tie Dresden Plate|
|Sewing Room Redo Project|