Archive for January, 2009

If you build it, they will come

And boy did they ever. The fabulous Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studios threw out an Improv Challenge to make some blocks for charity.


Within 2 days over 100 quilters signed up. Wow! That’s quite a few quilts right there. Jackie of Canton Village Quilt works and her friend Pam have offered to longarm quilt all the quilts. Another Wow! There is a flickr group to watch the progress of the blocks as they are completed. Already quite a few posted and it’s only day four. It’s an exciting and creative project that will spread some great benefits to others. You can’t go wrong with that.


January 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Urban Couture Quilt Design

I wanted to try designing a quilt pattern for my Urban Couture FQs and I liked the possibilities that an assymetrical block gave you. I did a variation on the half square triangles and strips that were in this quilt and came up with the block below. I’ll be using 7 or 8 different fabrics for the yellows, blues and greens. The reds have four fabrics and the browns have five. The colors are much more dominant than when I tried this approach for this quilt so I believe that the result will be more cohesive. I’ve got all the strips cut and half of the “Triangles on a Roll” pinned and ready to sew. I got a call from the repair man about my baby and it should only be a week or so, phew.


January 7, 2009 at 7:57 am 3 comments

Sewing Room Makeover

That’s what you do when your baby is in the shop for repairs. It could take up to three weeks… gulp! The repair man was effected by the ice storms before Christmas and has a backlog. So I’m cleaning, planning and cutting.

sewing-room-makeoverI turned the sewing table so that the quilts could have room to move as I’m quilting them. (Notice the new extension table there that’s waiting for a trial run. If you can, after all, it’s clear plastic.) The cutting table is adjacent and the ironing board is right behind. A compact little working space. The shelves in front have current projects, batting and some home dec fabric. I’m pretty pleased with it so far. The test will be when the machine comes back and I give it a good workout.

One of the new projects I’m cutting for is a lap quilt made from a fat quarter pack of Urban Couture by Basic Grey for Moda. Aren’t they gorgeous? More on this one later.


January 5, 2009 at 11:53 am 4 comments

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