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Month: October 2021

PEOPLE THAT QUILTERS NEED TO AVOID

PEOPLE THAT QUILTERS NEED TO AVOID

Sometimes things need to be said. You have all been there. At the moment, I am really thinking about certain types of people that quilters need to avoid. And yes, I am mainly telling myself this, but what the heck! You may want a reminder too. Why?? The simplest way to explain it is to say they either are not good for your mental health, or they waste your time. As quilters, we need good mental health and lots of…

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MY BLUEBERRY DAYS QUILT

MY BLUEBERRY DAYS QUILT

In August 2020 I gathered together all kinds of blue and white scraps. I wanted to make a blue and white “snowball” quilt. I just put the last stitch into the binding. My blueberry days quilt is complete! Prepping The pieces I used this pattern for size and cutting instructions. I put my top together in rows instead of blocks of four snowballs. According to my notes, I cut 224 (6.5″) blue blocks, and 896 (2.5″) white squares for a…

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OVERWHELMED BY QUILTING UFOs

OVERWHELMED BY QUILTING UFOs

Can I confess? The last few weeks, I am very much feeling overwhelmed by quilting UFOs. I left my sewing room in a total disarray when I left for vacation. You know, all that digging around looking for projects to work on, and the perfect fabrics to complete the projects. But I can’t blame it all on vacation prep. I have been given or purchased a lot of fabric this year. The fabric has been piling up in boxes instead…

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MAINE & USED QUILTING BOOKS

MAINE & USED QUILTING BOOKS

My last post was about the quilting projects I worked on during vacation in Maine. However, I also visited several used books stores. I found some wonderful used quilting books. In my mind, Maine & used quilting books go together. Maybe because of the long snowy winters in Maine, there are many wonderful used books stores to visit. This year I concentrated on finding some used books on quilting. My personal favorites are: Stone Soup Books in Camden, Rockland Library…

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