Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
I love that more often that not , when I engage in conversation, most likely I will get to hear a quilt story. Some watched a much loved family member making a quilt. Others started a quilt in college or when a baby was on the way. I have made a lot of quilts , given them away , sold some , and finished some for both other quilters and just regular folk that want to save a family heirloom.
Someday, I hope to meet the artist named Carrie Bloomston . Her vision of telling one's story is one I embrace and am determined to share with one and all. Every person has a story and most story's have a quilt in them , if not as leading lady than as a very important extra. If you love quilts and live around Danielsville Ga ( a suburb , giggle, of Athens, Ga. ) bring a quilt or just come and look. I plan to be sewing , on a quilt of course.
Sew Something y'all !!!
Thursday, February 4, 2016
As I wrote that title , I thought, huh?
The definition of a quilt is 3 layers of fabric, bound by stitching through all 3 layers.
Hopefully, the maker will see the wisdom in finishing the edges.
All finished quilts are 3-d but just like a most words in the English language,
3-d can mean many things.
In this case , I mean adding dimensionality with another layer of fabric.
I am teaching a class at City Square Quilts in Hoschton ( pronounced H-shh-ton ) Ga.
on February 11th 2016 at 10 am.
10 Minute Quilt Blocks by Suzanne McNiel
Below is my sample.
The book is available for purchase at City Square Quilts.
There are a lot U tube videos of Ms. McNiel making these quilts , they are wonderful , you never need to buy her book. Wait , what ?The book is worth it if you want to make larger quilts and don't want to figure out how much fabric to buy . Lots of folks believe Cratsy and U-tube are all anyone needs to learn a craft and they are great. There is so substitute for a hands on class.
I have played with and somewhat mastered the technique which has been around for a long time. I have seen it called everything from 3 dimensional Bow-ties to Cathedral Windows.
Sew Something today !