Monday, November 26, 2012

Tea and New Studio

This weekend I hosted a tea for Victoria.

Of course, the occasion called for new tea cozies made from Ikea fabric.  

We were celebrating her new book and her visit to Seattle.  
You can read more about the event here.

The gals got a tour of my new sewing studio.  

It's about 1/3 the size of my old space.

But I'm not complaining!  

I feel very fortunate to have a room of my own.

Malti kept me company while I reorganized my fabrics.

So I had plenty of oldies to give to the gals.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful to all of you for your constant encouragement and inspiration!

Wishing you a warm and cozy holiday with friends and family.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pine Burr Quilt!

"Flower Power"  48 x 48"

This quilt is rockin' the 70's, with polyester "burrs," denim sashing, and an old home dec print for the border.  
Reminds me of my hippie girl days.  

Many of you asked how much these blocks weigh.  So I put one on a postal scale.  Looks like about 5 ounces each.  I'm sure it would be more if the "burrs" were made of cotton.

You also asked how on earth I was going to put these blocks together.  Here's a photo of how the original one was done.  (See last post.)   I tried this, but it made the points stick out around the edges.

Here's another close-up of the original.  I can't imagine getting all that fabric through my machine!  

 Looks like she stitched around and around, to keep the points from curling too much.  
Since mine's a wall hanging, I don't think I'll need to do that.  

I will put a back on it, maybe some light batting, and stitch in the ditch around each block for stability.  
Yes, the quilt is heavy!  These quilts would definitely keep you warm!