It’s Monday and time to share the best of what’s happening out there in the world of homesteading and sustainable living!
Sketching out the quilt…
Fabrics that my son chose….
If you’ve been following The Morristribe on Facebook this weeked, you know that I’ve been working on my second quilt.
This one will be an heirloom quilt for my other eight-year old. While I love the pinwheel pattern block, I’ve been hesitant to try it for fear that my corners wouldn’t line up correctly.
To be honest, some lined up better than others. Yet, this is the best quilting that I have personally ever done…and that’s what’s important. Skill is built with practice and I look forward to achieving a higher level of skill as the months pass.
This quilt will be a twin-topper, a size that’s very doable for me right now. I look forward to making larger quilts, but for now I don’t want to overwhelm myself.
When learning a new skill, keep your projects small and manageable, so that you can finish what you start.
Here’s where I left it Sunday afternoon. I plan to finish it be the week’s end.
Hummingbird Highway is graciously giving a copy of “Cut the Scraps” away to one lucky Morristribe reader!
All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing.
It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you’re not careful, your life.
Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy, Ford’s feel-good method for organizing the mounds of fabric — from yards and fat quarters to skinny scraps — and turning them into quilts and a wide array of accessories.
In this innovative book, Ford offers step-by-step instructions for cutting a fabric stash down to size — quite literally — and provides 20 original patterns for quilts, pillows, table runners, and more.
How to Enter to Win?
*Visit Hummingbird Highway’s website and look around a bit. Don’t forget to check out the freebies! Come back here and leave a comment letting us know what you liked best.
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Drawing for the book will take place October 1, 2012 at 9pm, good luck!
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