Thursday, June 18, 2015

Row by Row

I haven't been getting as much of my own sewing done as I would like, because I am getting the shop ready for the 2015 edition of the Row by Row Experience.  

Each visitor to the shop between June 21 and Sept. 8 will receive the pattern for my row:

The row pattern is FREE, but there are all sorts of other row by row items to tempt the shoppers.  There are collectible fabric license plates!

There are fabric kits for people who would like to make a row just like mine!

There are pins!

There is even an official mascot!  Bobbin the Robbin!

Each shop will award a grand prize of 25 fat quarters to the first person to return with a FINISHED quilt of at least eight rows.  My prize is a gorgeous batik bundle from Anthology Fabrics.

Let's have some fun! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Orange Again

I finished this up last week, but forgot to post a picture.

Preview of things to come:  I had some nice left-overs from the first wonky rail fence quilt from the Cultural Fusion book.  I was using mostly red and yellow French prints that I bought from French Connections, here in NC.  When I saw them in NYC, I bought a few more FQ.  

I had a picture of a quilt, credited to  called "Fractured", that I had saved oh, so long ago.  The other day, a friend showed me a copy of the very same picture.  So, I went to a file of "saved ideas" and managed to put my hands on it.  THAT'S what I'm doing with the left-overs!

This one's a little more involved than Sujata's idea.  Because they are 9-patches, it isn't just a matter of making the same block over and over or making mirror images.  I was getting mixed up, so made myself pictures using my old version of EQ.  And remember, these are left-overs, so by necessity the individual blocks are only 3".  I've got a handle on it now and when my mailman brings the next fat quarters .....