Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Call for quilts for Japan

Hello everyone. I'm here! Just very busy with dd's figure skating show. Lots and lots of work, but so worth it when I see her on the ice.

I do want to tell you about a cause that I feel compelled to participate in - Quilts for Japan.

Quilter's Newsletter magazine is doing a collection of quilts to send to Japan earthquake and Tsunami victims. You may read more information about it here:

There is also Quiltsalott blog that has information on the subject.

Thank you for your visit!

Enjoy the day! Hugs!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Scraps etc......!

So glad you enjoyed the tutorial on mass production HST. Some of you expressed a fear with working with the bias on the outer edge of the square. There is really nothing to fear at all. It's not any worse than the other method. Do give it a try!

Thank you for the starch suggestions. Vicki from Field trips in Fibers provided a link to her own starch recipe. You can view it here. If you are acquainted with Vicki, you know it's been tested and it works! ;o) I plan on making a batch as soon as my other starch is gone. Thank you Vicki!

On the quilting front.......Have you seen this new book by Tara Lynn Darr - Simply Charming Small Scrap Quilts of Yesterday?

It's a great book for using all of your scraps.

Since I am not a scrap hoarder, the book provides me with lots of inspiration!

I know that some of you have no issues with scraps. I mean, you have them all categorized into size etc... Myself, once I've finished a quilt top, I want to get rid of the left over pieces. I'm talking the pieces and not the yardage that may be left over, that goes back in my stash! ;o)

Often, I will think or look for a project to use my left overs. Don't get me wrong, I do have a scrap drawer! But what's in there are fabrics that I will want to use again, real soon!

When I am not attached to a fabric, in a box it goes for donation to a worthy cause! That's how I clean out my stash to make room for fabrics that are more me! You cannot imagine how liberating that is! Why hang on to fabric that is not your taste anymore?

From my scrap drawer, this is what I made from the book:

The pattern is called Grannie's Scrap Box quilt!

What a great way of using your small scraps! Who doesn't have a gazillion small pieces looking for a purpose? lol

I'm so glad that my small pieces found a home in this cute quilt!

Thank you for stopping by! Keep well! Cheers!
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