October 29, 2009

It's True!

As some of you have already guessed, I'm working on a new book. What gave it away? Was it the hundreds of 2 1/2" strips stacked up and ready to sew? The pictures of the divine Jelly Rolls? Like Scrap-Basket Surprises, all of the quilts are made with 2 1/2" strips. I'll be sure to give you the details soon and let you know when it will be available so you'll have plenty of time to collect a gazillion strips!

In the meantime, I'll be showing you little sneak peeks of the projects. Like this one:

A sea of red half-square triangle units waiting to be sewn together.

Stop by again Tuesday -- I have something fun to share with you!

Happy Stitching!

October 24, 2009

Kudzu Blossom Quilt Shop

While visiting my mom recently, I had the opportunity to visit Kudzu Blossom Quilt Shop in Montgomery, Alabama. I snapped a few pictures to share.

Great selection Civil War reproduction fabrics.

It's a shame I'm not better at photography. These sample quilts are amazing. I guess you'll just have to go there yourself to see them in person!
They have their own little Schnibbles parade going on. Schnibbles quilts are hanging all over the store. They stock tons of the patterns and have a huge slection of charm packs. And really nice batik fabrics.

The store is like Moda Heaven. You'll find so many pre-cut fabrics and kits.
If you're anywhere close to Montgomery, do stop by and visit the shop. The ladies there are so sweet and helpful, and I'll bet you can find something you just can't live without.

Happy Saturday!

October 15, 2009

Binding Tip

Has anyone seen my Easy Angle ruler? My play room (studio sounds too much like work) looks like a tornado came through, and I can't find anything. But I did find a Fons & Porter triangle trimmer. The pink one is perfect for trimming the ends of binding strips.

Stack three or four strips together, right sides up, and trim the ends like this. Trim the opposite ends the same way.
Pin two strips together.
Sew a 1/4" seam along the edge.
Press the seam open to reduce bulk.
Don't you wish everything could be this easy?


October 10, 2009

Saturday Stuff

Just taking a break to give you a peek of what I'm working on today -- a new project using a Portobello Market Jelly Roll. Chain-piecing like crazy!

Have you seen the new That Patchwork Place 2010 calendar? It was released in August and I forgot to tell you. Oops. It features 12 quilts from different books published by That Patchwork Place, and includes the instructions for each. And my quilt, Past and Present, appears in September!

You'll probably recognize at least some of the quilts on the back cover. Wouldn't it be fun to make one of these every month?

Okay, back to work now. Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!