Sunday, June 19, 2011
Well I'm the end of the trail of an awesome blog tour of the Teachers Pet Strip-Smart Quilt Book Tour.
It's a beautiful day today, so I grabbed Kathy's book, took it out on the deck and began to read the introduction on her ruler thoughts. That is "SO ME" on passing up rulers of any kind because of the though of now I have to figure out how to use the ruler, and I just don't have the time.
I am amazed on how Kathy designed all these fun, fast, and easy scrappy quilts she has been talking about for months. Now I know it's all about the ruler and her talent.
Ok, so my thing is applique. I absolutely love the scrappy look quilts. Here's my problem; I end up matching all my cut pieces and don't end up with a scrappy looking quilt. Tara from Sew Unique Creations has been trying to teach me scrappy. I buy a lot of Taras' fabric with good intentions, but there it sits on a pile until this book and ruler comes along. Kathy, I'll finally get to sew a scrappy quilt without, "does the piece look good here", or "will this really look scrappy when I'm finished?"
"I LOVE THE BOOK AND RULER" Thank You KATHY!!!
As for my favorite quilt in the book, hmmmmm hard to pick just one. So I'll go with the "Brownies a La Mode", its a quilt I'm going to sew with my granddaughters when they come for a week in July. But, my favorite is "Pick up Sticks" scrappy.
I thought it would be great to start a quilt for my grandson, "scrappy of course", he loves to fish. So I started sewing 2-1/2" strips together and here is the block I came up with, using my gone fishing fabric line.
Kathy will be drawing the names herself and announcing the winners! How cool is that? And I'm told there is a grand prize too!
If you want to learn more about Kathy's new book, you can view her website at http://www.the-teachers-pet.com/ or her blog at http://www.theteacherspet.typepad.com/
Take Time for Quilting and enjoy the outdoors and enjoy Kathy's new book.
It's awsome fun!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
It will have 18 to 20 projects, and the release date will be sometime in September.
I snapped a few pictures for a sneak preview before the models left here. I won't see them again until I get to Salt Lake City for the International Quilt Market later this month.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
"I apologize for not having a picture of my block available. I was on the understanding that Quiltmaker was going to post a picture of the block which I provided to them. I will try to recoop that picture and post it in the future. Thanks for understanding."
Join me in participating in QuiltMakers 100 Blocks Blog Vol. 3 linked at http://www.quiltmaker.com/100Blocks/ My block is designed from my new "Pheasnt & Turkey Season" fabric collection.
I am honored to be selected for this blog. Please Join me supporting this fun quilting blog. My block will be posted on Tuesday May 3, enjoy!!!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Working again this weekend trying to meet my 1st of March book deadline. It is a table topper book including 18 to 20 smaller projects. I'm gathering up a few of my newest fabric to sew the last couple of projects. The book should be out September 2011, I'll post pictures as the date gets closer.
More bird watching. Check out the redheaded woodpecker and the blue jay chatting.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Making Fresh Tracks
My favorite time to snowshoe or ski across the lake is right before the sun goes down. You just can't beat the exercise, especially when it doesn't feel like exercise. That's my kind of work out. I try to get in 3 to 4 treks a week.
Heads up on my new Fabric line. "The Nostalgic Hunt" fabric collection will be arriving some time in May or June. Great collection for generation's of hunters along with outdoor inspired scenes. Ducks, geese, deer, rustic cabins, and other great prints to quilt for you guys. I will show some of the prints when I get them.
Stay warm and I will chat with you soon.