Monday, October 31, 2011

BOM Sashings and Setting Triangles

It's time to put all 13 blocks together into a quilt top and this month's FREE BOM includes the directions and foundation patterns for the sashing and setting triangles.

Click on the BOM PAGE and download your free patterns.  They will only be available for free during the month of  November so be sure to print off this pattern right away.

Please post pictures of your blocks on the JEWELS BOM Flicker page.  I have a FREE Moda Charm Pack for this Month's Winner!!!  Hemming House by Brannock & Patek for Moda.

It is so inspiring to see what everyone is doing.  Your colors and fabrics are so yummy.  I just love all the different versions of the blocks, and the way you personalize the colors and patterns to make them uniquely yours!

I just got back from a quilting retreat and wanted to share a few pictures with you from the retreat.  I didn't get as many things done as I hoped.  Do we ever??  Haha 

But here is something I did complete.  It is a Blue Willow Teapot Quilt I did as a commission.  I am not all that pleased with the proportions and arrangement of elements in this quilt and plan to re-do it. 
I want to resize and move the lower text further down and increase the size of the upper text, moving it upward. The lid and handle of the teapot don't show up and I need to outline them in darker thread so they are visible.  And the birds just don't look right to me.  Maybe I need to simplify them or move them above the welcome.  Just not sure.  Any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vending in Blue Springs and KC Northland

The last few weekends I had the privilege of vending at two local quilt shows.  It is so fun to see so many fabulous quilts and see so many quilters out enjoying them.  I had fun talking to people in my booth and selling patterns too.  Quilters are the best the people. 

It was fun to be able to display my newest quilt, one that is in the OCTOBER 2100 issue of Quilter's World.  The Bath of Apolausis, just came back from the publisher.

Everyone commented that it looked better in person than in the magazine.  I think I agree, especially since Brenda's quilting is really worth seeing up close!!!