Happy Friends, I just came through a sewing marathon. I am exhausted, but am glad that I got another thing checked off my list! I am obsessive about making lists, and “me versus list” sums up my life most days.
Monday, March 14 – Island Batik Intro – be sure to stop by for the giveaway of a free fabric bundle! You will also see what outfit I wore to church yesterday when you visit Island Batik’s blog today. Totally unplanned… I chuckled when I saw the picture!
Tuesday, March 15 – The Fit Quilter – Adele is using the Desert Rose collection to make her version of Crossings! You have got to pop on over to see her quilt – simply gorgeous! Adele is a quilt designer herself — check out her work, and the patterns she has for sale!
Wednesday, March 16 – Pamela Quilts — Pamela gives a batik-y twist to my Flight of Colors pillows. Pam is also a Craftsy Designer, as well as Etsy Shop owner. Do take a moment to check out her offerings!!! And there’s a giveaway of a copy of my book!
Hello Friends, I hope you are well. Where I am at, we are currently living like snowbirds in a giant ice chest… we got snow last night… we haven’t even had the “epic” snowstorm/blizzard predicted for us this weekend. All the snow stuff gives me the perfect excuse to share my Snowbirds quilt with you! The quilt was featured in Fons and Porter’s Quilting Quickly (November/December 2015) issue.
Snowbirds is totally precuts friendly, and a quick and easy to make and finish lap quit that will surely sweeten anyone’s life. I love the mix of black, brown, green, orange, purple and pink together. I had used a Katherine Ann Patty Cake, designed by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics.
Here are a couple more pictures… here you see the quilt with my favorite childhood books that are now also Miss Baby’s, and her “Kotik” (after the white seal in The Jungle Book).
I quilted feathers in the style of “trip around the world” using Aurifil 50 wt thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting. These are long feathers compared to the usual ones I quilt. It’s always more difficult to quilt large on a domestic machine. If you do, make sure you know your stitching path well.
GIVEAWAY: RJR Fabrics is generously sponsoring the giveaway of a Kathrine Ann Fat Quarter bundle. THANKS, RJR Fabrics!
TO ENTER: Between now and next Thursday (1/28/2015), leave a comment and tell me what your favorite theme(s) for fabric lines is – kids, florals, novelty, etc. Winner will be announce the following Monday.
I am still running late — and haven’t had a chance to catch up on your emails and blog comments. Hope to get to them soon. However, I did find this gem of advice from a Dove chocolate wrapper my husband left on my work desk a couple of days ago… NOW, I know why I am always running behind on things – I am not staying up until the sun rises!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. You all take care, and enjoy the rest of your day!
p.s. You might think you had seen the fabrics featured on this blog. You did!!! I had another editorial feature with the same fabrics — Sherbet Stars in McCall’s Quilting (Jan/Feb 2016). Click here to view more pictures.
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