Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Several years ago I bought a box of hand stitched vintage dresden plate quilt blocks at the estate auction of a local philanthropist. The outer curved edge and center were turned under and basted ready for applique to a background block. the plates are almost 16" in diameter. There are 18 of them. None of them lie flat. They are stained but not worn or faded. There are small prints , large prints, feedsacks, geometrics and novelties.
The plates were purchased "just because". …Continue
As an introvert I am not used to sharing my thoughts with the "world" so this is my new beginning. I will start with the sewing room that my husband is building for me at our winter home in Texas. He wants me to stay longer in Texas than is my preference thus a separate room for keeping me happy. And happy I am!! It has windows positioned to get the morning and afternoon sun and gulf breezes. I am collecting ideas for furnishings and…Continue
I designed two different grape quilts for the free-on line publication of Asian Fabric Magazine the instructions will be available to download later this month for free.
Am trying to put my Stacked Squares quilt together. Still have more blocks to finish but I was getting too excited to wait any longer so today I pulled out my design wall and started putting the blocks up on it. I am using almost all of the AdornIt fabric that I had left over from making the granddaughter's outfits…Continue
Added by Jana Anderson on February 7, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Hello from snowy Kansas! We could get up to a foot of snow before this storm is over, but I’m staying warm and cozy in my office today. Luckily the electricity is still on and I’m typing away, while watching the snowy scene just outside my window.
I have three bird feeders right outside my office window. I took…Continue
Added by Linda Hubalek on February 4, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments
My kids are giving me a hard time, lovingly, but a hard time nonetheless. It would seem that over the course of creating the 15 quilts of the project 2013 - The Year of the Christmas Quilt, I became obsessed (their word, not mine) with chicken. Now granted, I do like the idea of chickens and fresh eggs and non-chemically enhanced, free range chickens providing the meat that…Continue
Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on February 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments