Friday, August 29, 2008
If you like my website (I love it!), it was designed by Will Weems with Athens Web Group, http://www.athenswebgroup.com , here in Georgia. He's done a wonderful job and has helped me a great deal in learning how to keep my website beautiful and well laid out while being frugal with my business $.
I'm off to work.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
It doesn't look so bad in the photos, but fabric and tools cover every inch of flat space in my studio today, haha. I'm working on items to sell at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Holiday Market, http://www.myocaf.com/, so hopefully they'll accept my booth request. This quilt top, which still needs a border, is one of two I've made in the last two days. This one was finished between 2:00 and 4:00am when I couldn't sleep. It will be a good size for a child's nap quilt. It's colorful and bright with lots of children's prints. Geeze, I just realized that I put two of the same prints next to each other...I'll have to un-sew the two left rows. This is the perfect example of why I photograph my quilt art as I work on it...the photo sees what the eye misses.
Can you tell how we created my studio in our home? We connected two bedrooms by blowing through a large closet to make a doorway. The front room with the big windows is where I sew and press, and the other bedroom holds most of my fabric, work table, supplies. I also have a whole corner in the garage for dyeing fabric and other messy projects. This closet now has deep shelves on one side and a place to hang clothes or quilts on the other side. It's a great setup, and now I get all of that wonderful sunlight from the big windows in both rooms. When company arrives, we put the closet door back on, I move everything to the other room, and we pull down the Murphy Bed for the guest. We also have Bryan's bedroom and bath upstaire for guests when he's not home.
The baskets on top of the murphy bed hold lots of strings (fabric strips) that I'll use in quilts and wall hangings. This is a new side-drop Muphy Bed which takes much less room than the type that folds down from the foot of the bed. We had a huge wall unit Murphy system in our last house with desk and cabinetry, but this one is perfect for this room.
I'm off to work. Have a good day.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Break is over, so I'm off to do more sewing. TTYL
Monday, August 11, 2008
I made the pillows (below) years ago, but they are some of my favorite. Sure wish I could find a stripe as wonderful as this fabric again. Both pillows were made from the same fabric, but I placed the long side of the triangle on different stripes for each pillow. Because each pillow block is symmetric, you can tell that I cut 1/4 square triangles on the same stripe of the fabric. You can get two blocks using the fabric-saving method by cutting the 4 lower triangles on one stripe and do the same with the 4 upper triangles. Does that wording make sense? If not, let me know and I'll blog with pictures and another description.
Monday, August 4, 2008
The second quilt I entered is called "Purple Heart Quilt of Valor", and as the name indicates, it is a Quilt of Valor for an injured U.S. warrior. There was no room at the show to have a QOV Foundation booth with information, so I printed up informational flyers and put a quilt in the show for exposure for this wonderful non-profit foundation (http://www.qovf.org/).
I'll probably write another blog today since there's more to tell. WTYL