My bag for strips and strings hangs conveniently near my cutting table. And it is full to overflowing! I was motivated to use the scrappy strips by Rachel’s blog: stitchedincolor.com. Rachel recently spear-headed a Festival of Strings contest which ended May 31. You can see pictures of the entries here. (In case you are wondering, I did not … Continue reading String-Pieced Stars
The “Rock Island Campfires” quilt in the July/August 2013 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine caught my eye. What a striking way to use up some strips and strings! Click here to see the quilt designed by Marianne Fons. Recently, while constructing a string-pieced stars quilt project, I determined that strip-piecing takes … Continue reading “Rock Island Campfires”
Have you seen the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine? It is chock full of wonderful ideas for holiday quilt-y decorating as well as designs appropriate for display all through the year. And on page 60, you’ll find my very scrappy “Magic Cube” quilt. This quilt was so much fun to make! To begin … Continue reading “Magic Cube” Published!
This past Saturday (Feb. 6) my local quilt shop, Loving Stitches, hosted a sew day for making Quilts of Valor. Susan and Kathleen planned an awesome event, from the decorations, to the name badges, to treats and chocolate, to door prizes. Fun was had by all! And, more importantly, progress was made on several quilts for … Continue reading Quilt of Valor Sew Day
I was recently an overnight guest of Mrs. Thomas who showed me vintage quilts made by her mother-in-law, Hattie Harwood Thomas. Hattie was born in Dunlap, TN and lived in Whitwell. She and her husband farmed near Crossroads in the Sequatchee Valley. “Sequatchee” is Native American for “horse trough.” All the quilts were, for the most … Continue reading Mrs. Thomas’ Vintage Quilts