Friday, May 24, 2013

steampunk...



Now that for the present, my fabric buying habit is under control, I'm looking for interesting things to make with and use up what I have. Who doesn't love a modern spin on a traditional block? This quilt designed by the talented Jen Kingwell is called "Steam Punk". There is already a Quilt Along that can be found and joined on Flickr. Jeanette's  gorgeous version is what got me interested in making this quilt. I bought the pattern from Amitie and even better some inexpensive templates for this pattern from Sunset Seams. If you live in the West don't be put off by the fact that these suppliers are in Australia, both shipments arrived faster than a package sent from my relatives in Florida...



Monday, May 20, 2013

the quilt complex...

Texas, 1960

Look at what's on sale over at The Quilt Complex



Alabama, 1960


Indiana, 1940


Indiana, 1940


California, 1960-70

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

met gala inspiration...


From a distance this dress looks like it is made with a floral print. Up close, those blossoms are created with safety pins! What a great inspiration for a sewer...



Friday, May 3, 2013

finally...



YEAH... 121 pineapple blocks are sewn and now on to the fun bit- arranging them! Special thanks to my QuiltCoach whose care package arrived just in time to include some lovely green and white striped fabric. Now I just need to get my handsome "assistant" out of the garden this weekend, off to Home Depot and then into my sewing room, so I can put these babies up on new design walls...