Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Pinwheel Party Pattern is finally out there!

More than six years after its inception, I've finally managed to publish the Pinwheel Party pattern!

I've been waiting for a perfect day to take photos for the cover, but yesterday I decided that it was now or never. In 25mph winds, I managed to take three photos before the quilt blew away - literally. Miraculously one of them turned out pretty well.

Pinwheel Party Quilt
So, yay! I've listed it on Etsy and Craftsy.

I'm never sure how to price patterns. This one is a whopping 32 pages long because each of the 12 blocks is unique.

What would you price it at?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Keeping the Mess in Check

Lately I've been making a lot of single blocks (30's Jane, 365 Challenge, Splendid Sampler) rather than entire quilts. Things around the sewing machine can get chaotic really quickly.
My solution for this is to straighten up after each block. To make it quicker, I have a trash can right next to me for thread and fabric cut-offs as I go.
And this handy little Poppin tray to corral all the tools at the end.
See? Ready for the next block.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Daisy Chain Progress Report

I've been posting many photos of the Daisy Chain quilt on Instagram but none here, so here's an update.

Everything so far:
The center section almost done. I just need to finish the green border.
I have to make three more of these:
And a total of six of these:
These need another round of green:
Three more of these:
And much, much, MUCH more!

Monday, March 28, 2016

To Blog or Not to Blog...

I've been neglecting this blog A LOT and I miss the blogging community. I'm not even sure if blogging is still "a thing".

After some thought I've come to the conclusion that there is one big reason for my lack of blogging: photography. It takes a lot of time to set up a subject, take photos with a good camera, and edit them to be just the way I want them before creating a post.

So...I'm thinking that, with the advances in cell phone camera technology, phone pics may just be good enough, so here goes...

I finally completed my grandmother's flower garden quilt top started circa 2007! It's basted and ready to go.
I tried quilting it using thread I already have but I don't think the Sweet Sixteen is a fan.
I'm ordering proper thread and will try again when it arrives.

Now to see if I can follow other bloggers using my phone. Any advice and thoughts are appreciated.