Thursday, July 14, 2011

I've Got A Secret!

Can't say anything more about it now, but I've been chosen to work on a special project for Quiltmaker magazine!!  I'm so excited and can't wait to share it with you!! 

So watch this space for more information and pictures in September!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Are ewe ready to party??
It's been a while since I've made a fabric post card, but wanted to send a special birthday greeting to a fellow sheep enthusiast.  So, out came the Timtex, fusible iron-on, the drawing paper and this little ewe was ready!

Thankfully, the post office cooperated and it landed in her mailbox on time.

Won't wait so long to make the next post card--these snail mail mini-quilts are a great way to try a new technique, play with some fabric and send some good wishes!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mother's Day Is Every Day, Right?

While at MQX, I found a lovely booth where they were selling table runner kits quite reasonably.  The owner was so sweet-natured, it was hard not to make a purchase.  Fortunately, one kit was of pansies, my mother's favorite flower:
Biggest table runner I ever made--almost 53 inches!
Uses this opportunity to quilt more feathers with invisible thread--just love knowing feathers are there, even if they aren't too visible!

The fabric amounts were off a bit, so there wasn't enough for the backing.  My mom loves the Aunt Grace fabric, so here's the backing...

Each girl's dress is a fabric from the Aunt Grace line--very cute!
And the finished project:

The pattern called for thick bindings, but that made turning those weird angled corners too much of a challenge.  Would recommend for a project like this to keep your bindings as thin as possible.

Good think my mother is patient--this table runner is her final gift for Mother's Day (2011).

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July's BOM Posted

July's block of the month, Off Set Squares, is up and ready for you at Ewes Quilting.  For some reason, unknown to us, there is something of a technical glitch in the graphics.  As soon as humanly possible it will be corrected, but we have to bring in a specialist--my brother, the web designer extraordinaire!