21 August 2008

New Project: Hannah's Fresh Linens

I'm plowing ahead full steam these days with projects in all stages:

  • Paula's Princess Bed quilt is a lot nearer completion than my last post lets on

  • Mindless Crochet Blanket has progressing well. I think I even found nice marbley fabric for the binding

  • and now Hannah's Fresh Linens: The pattern is from a booklet I bought in Charlevoix and the fabric is a pack of fat quarters of Moda's Quilt Pink.

    Currently the blocks are contrasting but I might change them to tonal to dial down the busy-ness. Off to the design wall I go.

    19 August 2008

    Rotary Cutter Question

    I'm in the process of cutting fabric for a new quilt and thought I'd be a good girl for once, using my cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler. But it is driving me to despair because my blade is so dull.

    My question is how often do you renew your blades? One per project?

    7 August 2008

    Not too pleased

    with my progress and the whole thing in general: my piece for the repetition class is not shaping up as well as it should.

    This is partially due to the fact that while on holiday, the only quilt-related thing I did was shopping. And giving away my latest work. But I already posted about that.

    So this is it:

    Essentially I've tried to use different paper cut outs for different shapes, then decided to just cut free hand, then changed my mind again and had my kids cut or draw a shape for me to cut.

    I've also gone back to one of my earlier posts (here) for inspiration. And I think I will continue dragging my feet here ...

    5 August 2008

    Favourite Quilt Shop

    We did a day trip to Charlevoix, MI, and I stumbled across what is now my favourite quilt shop:

    Hearts to Holly
    107 Mason St.
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Phone: 231-547-2729

    It is a quilter's paradise with a wide selection of fabrics and super-friendly staff. It took a lot of restraint on my part to not just buy up the whole place. Instead I got my first ever jelly roll. And lots of ideas in my head.