Thursday, July 17, 2014

A free app you have got to try!

Yes you heard me...something for FREE!

My friend and partner in crime (well a friend with no crime), Lisa (who blogs over at A Woman A Day) showed me a great app for us quilters who don't even know what we have in our stash.  

Its called Fabric Stash and is the bees-knees. I spent about an hour and a half going thru my batik bin yesterday. I now know what every piece of fabric I have in there looks like and how much I have of each fabric. 




Isn't that nifty?

Besides keeping track of your fabric and quantity, you can add what the fabric is made of (cotton, wool, linen etc) and what type of fabric (batik, calico, fleece etc). Also where you purchased it, the date and price, and of course the name of the line, name of the fabric and the manufacture. But the coolest feature is that you can say where it is located in your stash! And of course all the fields are searchable. 

The best thing is that you get to feel and be surrounded by all you beautiful fabric, what quilter doesn't like that? 

Here's the link http://www.stashstar.com/



I hope you have as much fun as I have with this app.





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More Twisting

Today some friends of mine are coming over to Twist with me! That's right I am teaching them how to use the twister ruler!

The Twister ruler is my favorite and I have all the sizes, Although I haven't used the teeny tiny one yet.

Have you used one?

I am currently working on a butterfly one and its huge! Here's the half I have done. It finished at 75" x 75", so you can imagine how big it is when I sew the 5" squares together before I Twist them. It was done at a retreat in January.



The secret I have found is to cut 1 row at a time and immediately sew them together in a row. Otherwise you will have a not so fun puzzle on your hands...believe me.

Happy Twisting!









Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Computer Terminals

Have you seen the Type fabric from Windham Fabrics?




 
I just love the quirkiness of this fabric line and as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to make something for my office. To me this fabric screamed computers so here's my Computer Terminal Wall Hanging. I have a PDF file available for free, just email me for it.


Now I'm off to work on my next project.






Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bow Tie Ric Rac

My first finished quilt of 2013! Bow Tie Ric Rac!
I made this early last year with the fabric line Spin by Windham Fabrics, but had not quilted it until now. One reason was that I didn't know how I wanted to quilt it. I wanted to do something more than stitch in the ditch, but didn't want to long arm it.



I decided to hand quilt it, or at least use my version of hand quilting. I love using perle cotton #8 in my projects and decided to outline the 'ric rac'.

 
 

It feels so good to already have 1 quilt finished this year!

If you would like a PDF version of this pattern email me and I'll send it to you.