I am participating in the Quilt Gallery-Blog Hop Party w/ Give-Away. (link to the right) But what to give-away? I’ve been collecting fabric seriously for more than 20 years. So here’s my give away. TEN - Fat Quarter’s (that’s a $25-$30.00 value) selected from my stash tailored to the request of the winner! I’ve pretty much got it all; batiks, repro’s from the 1930’s and 1800’s, all colors, kids fabrics, bugs, food, flowers, oriental, flannels, plaids, etc... The winner can request a smorgasborg or all of one kind. Fun for you to make a wish list, fun for me to tailor a collection just for you.
What do you need to do? Leave me a comment at the end of this blog ( please, just one comment per visitor) and a way I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. I will even cover over seas shipping! I will draw a name at the end of the blog- hop at midnight, Pacific time and announce the winner by Weds.
and here's my latest blog...
Did I mention going Primitive?Traveling with your sewing / quilting supplies is a tricky business especially when traveling with your husband and not on a quilt-road-trip. I brought my featherweight and a bag of flannel scrapes but I managed to leave my cutting board, rotary cutter and iron at my last stop. My supplies are safe, our last stop was my mother-in-laws house. I like my mother-in-law well enough but I'm not ready to drive back there to get my supplies. So I'm going primitive (so to speak). Cut with scissors and finger press.
Fortunately, I just brought a bag of scraps so a lot of the cutting was already done. I use a lot of flannel for backings so I generate a lot of extra flannel strip. I figured there were enough scraps for a lap quilt. I started to arrange them in rows and cut them off at around 36". One of my new favorite scrap eaters!
When I got to about 45" in length I slapped on the ends. The triangles came out of the scrap bag and I just added the red to make them wide enough to fit. All I needed was some borders. But not enough scraps! I succumbed to temptation and went to the nearest purveyor of fabric. Walmart! Surprisingly I found some decent flannel, and only $6.00 / yard!
The top really needed a press before I could sew borders on. That was when it dawned on me that I might be able to borrow an iron and board from the office where we are staying! duh! Now, how to cut them borders? I procured a tape measure and a pair of scissors from the local 99 cent store and away we go! I call it the point and shoot method, or in this case, point and cut!
It looks a bit like a giant spool of multi colored thread! I think I might hand quilt it with big primitive stitches. These scraps are actually the leftovers of leftover. So that makes this the granddaughter.
cheers, Claire W.
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