I used Rachel Griffith's Flip Side pattern, but not Jelly Rolls. I just cut the fabrics myself and had to think about the colors a little, but I think it turned out pretty well.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I finally picked the winners for the 30's charm pack giveaway!
Kim, who said 'Love the Storybook VIII flowers, any color but my favorite is red!'
Paul, who said 'My favorite is Tick Tack Toe from Recess by American Jane for Moda'
Jackie, who said 'Love the ToyboxII bunnies & dots. My two favorite things bunnies and dots.'
Robyn, who said 'I like the happy flower dance, because it is really fun to say, happy flower dance.'
As for the resolution.
I'm destashing a bit and was taking photos of stuff for my Etsy store yesterday. Looking at how pathetic they are (and how bad my photos have become in general), I had a flashback to the days when I took really lovely photos with a "real" camera.
I think it's time to dust off the old SLR...
posted at 9:23 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I have about 30 minutes worth of quilting to do on this quilt.
It will be my fourth finish this year (and this month). I clearly got a late start.
The gloves on the left are my Machingers. Once you have a pair of these you will never want to free motion quilt without them again. Trust me.
And your jazz hands will look GREAT! LOL
posted at 7:40 AM
Monday, May 23, 2011
I had lots of fun quilting little details.(Excuse the photo quality. Natural light is still kind of iffy around here.)
(I will announce the winners of the giveaway tomorrow. I got a little carried away by the pillow this morning.)
Oh and the flower in yesterday's post was supposed to be a camellia. I don't think it matters though. As long as it's pretty.
posted at 2:19 PM
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Update: I'm getting a lot of "pansy", which is what I was worried about. How about this one? Just squint and ignore all the seam lines.)
posted at 1:57 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
That's how many 1930's reproduction fabrics I now have in the store!
I've spent the last week or so frantically scanning in fabric. Every fabric in my store is scanned in by me. This way I can ensure the most accurate color representation and scale.
Anyhow, you're probably thinking, "Why is she telling me this?".
Just thought I'd give you something to read before I got to the important part.
To celebrate this milestone, I'm giving away FOUR 1930's Charm Collections. These are little charm packs I custom-created - each consisting of 30 different 1930's fabrics.
Pefect for SO many projects, I think.
So what do you do to be in the running?
One of three things (or all three). You get one entry for each one.
- Visit the store Facebook page and "like" us (http://www.facebook.com/twiddletails) then come back here and let me know in a comment. If you already like us over there, just leave a comment telling me. If the name that shows up in your comments is different from your Facebook name, let me know.
- Do a blog post about this giveaway then come back here and let me know in a comment, including your blog url.
- Visit the store and find your favorite 1930's fabric. Leave a comment telling me which one it is.
posted at 11:21 AM
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I'm on a roll! I actually did the quilting on this one at a retreat a couple of weeks ago, but I struggled with the hanging sleeve and finished the binding a couple of days ago.
This is also the first quilt I've hung on a wall. And I did it without making holes in the wall. Totally removable without a trace. Stay tuned for details on that.
posted at 8:13 AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
My first for 2011. Can you believe it? I hope to be more productive from now on.
(Please excuse the photo quality. It was early and (surprise!) cloudy.)
If you'd like to make one and not be bothered with picking or shopping for fabrics, I do have a couple of kits in the store, with or without the magazine.
posted at 9:38 AM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Stay tuned for clear instructions on how to attach a hanging sleeve to a quilt.
It took me a couple of hours to figure out after following the incorrect instructions on the pattern with disastrous results.
On totally different note, aren't you glad you're not in high school any more?
(The fabric in the quilt project is Hideaway from Moda. Lovely stuff.)
posted at 7:24 AM