Right now I am at quilt market and am getting so inspired I can hardly sleep. I am hoping to have loads of pictures to share when I get back. If any of you have anything specific you want me to find, leave a comment and I will hunt it down.
Yesterday I got to meet Kate Spain, fabric designer extroidenaire. She is just as lovely in person as her fabric, which is saying a lot in my book!
I don't know what it was about the Jingle BOM but I feel like I have hit the wall here. Right now I am in Houston for Quilt Market and when I get home next week the Jingle finishing directions will be at the top of the to do list. For right now, enjoy these pictures I was able to take of some leaves.
I am currently working on the finishing directions for the Jingle BOM and I have a little tutorial here about trimming large blocks. I'm using my vintage re-make to demo here. This block finishes at 24" and needs to be cut to 24 1/2". When we do the Miss Kringle center, that will need to be trimmed to 27 1/2" but the technique is the same.
First I mark a 24 1/2" square on my dining room table using masking tape. The tape is 1/2" wide and it is 24" from inside edge to inside edge. I also put a couple of pieces of tape through the center so I could center the block.
Next I put the block on this marked square and center it.
From here I mark along the tape (inside edge) to draw the 24 1/2" square onto the quilt block. After that looks good and centered, I trim the block with scissors.
A few weeks ago I posted about my new, really cool lap desk. You can read about it here. Anyway, as I mentioned, I have been working with the shop owner about designing a custom sewing box. Well, here it is folks! Isn't it a beauty?
Les, the shop owner, now has these for sale in his Etsy shop. These are made to order and can be custmized for your own specific needs. This would be the perfect gift for someone special...or yourself (hint hint). If you use the code "Russek" he will even give you a discount. Check it out at:
Hello everyone...I'm kinda slowly clawing my way back here. Here is a shot of my design wall this morning. We are currently working on a Special Interest Publication at work where several of the staff re-make a vintage quilt with up to date fabric.Here is my offering, all ready to be quilted by my friend Karen.
Be sure to check out the lovely design inspiration over on Judy's blog.
Hello everyone. Here she is, the Aurifil Designer for October, Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew. I got to meet Allison at Quilt Market last year. I just love her clean, bright style. Her booth was so pleasing I kept going over there and sitting down.