Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
pulled out my HUGE stash of QNM and find that these old magazines are worth their weight in gold. for example, found this article on a younger jo morton with patterns of some cute little quilts.....how fantastic is that? my stack dates back to 1990 and i've been leafing thru them the past few days basking in the story of quilting over the past 20+ years. plenty of technique lessons, articles by quilt teachers who are at the top of their game today and those photos to match......people like gwen marston, carol doak, jinny beyer plus those no longer alive like virginia avery, bonnie leman, pat campbell, doreen speckman and others. back then i wasn't "into" civil war reproductions and was surprised to find many quilts and patterns that i can use for my newly acquired collection of fabrics. some quilters don't like the magazine today, but even though it has morphed into a more modern resource, the inspiration it provides is priceless to me. i "flung" 2 years of issues and need to fling more, but it'll be difficult finding ones i can easily let go. yeah, it's THAT good....
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
patti had a giveaway and lucky me was the recipient of these delish applique patterns! thank you, patti! you should hop on over to her blog and see some of her superb work on folk art quilts and others; her applique work is beautiful. **** and on this sunny, warmish, early spring day i have a few errands and some sewing goals to meet. still working on my project for maine quilts this year and last night got more quilting done on autumn change. **** yesterday popped on over to cyndi's blog to see the luscious new fabrics in her shop...that i'll get to see in person next week when i pick up my "blue variety" stash. aren't they gorgeous! *** seems like spring is really just about here; we still have a bit of snow but it should be gone by week's end with our daytime temps near 50; so good to see grass and blacktop again!