Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  Hope Santa brings you something stitchy in your stocking!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A visit to the Fourth Corner Quilt blog

We are very fortunate quilters in my neck of the woods. We have lots of great quilt shops to frequent, hang out in and feed our passion. And when I say lots - I mean lots, as in no fewer than 10 shops within a 20 mile radius from where I live! Each one unique and bringing their own style and contributions to my addiction to love of quilting.

One of those great shops is Fourth Corner Quilts in Bellingham and I was a recent guest on their blog. Check it out and be sure to stop in the shop if you're up in the "tundra"(as my parents refer to it.)
Happy stitching!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pattern correction

Apologies and a pattern correction are in order! I found out today there is a measurement error in my Time to Sew clock pattern that appears in the Winter 2013 issue of Quilter's World.
The Dresden fan blades should be 3 1/2" not 5". Completely my fault. I used some leftover blades from another project and they originally measured 5". I wrote the directions a while after making it and forgot I trimmed them down to 3 1/2" so they would fit in the frame! Lesson learned!
If you are using the template from the magazine,  just measure 3 1/2" from the bottom of the blade and trim the extra from the top.
My sincere apologies!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Red love

Here's a little bit of red love to get you in the holiday spirit if you're not there yet. I saw this beautiful quilt by Grace Hawley last summer at the Busy Bee Quilt Show in Monroe, WA. I love Hawaiian quilts anyway but this one was a beauty - and in my favorite color, no less!

"More Hibiscus" by Grace Hawley
 Completely original and done by hand. The craftsmanship - or should I say, craftwomanship - on this was amazing. Thank you for sharing Ms. Hawley and giving us something to aspire to!

If you're in the area next summer, check out their show. Great location and lots of great quilting happening there.

Happy holiday stitching,