Thursday, January 10, 2013

Asian Fabric

Ever wonder what that Asian fabric really says?  Same idea just reversed in tattoos.  :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

1800's Repro 9-patch - Borders or not?

Here is my 9-patch quilt from my 1800's group that I mentioned in some of my former posts.  You will find them under my labels to the right of my blog if you click on "Nine Patches" and then scroll down a bit.

For those of you who are new to my posts, I am part of a group of local gals who formed a group like the 19th Century Patchwork Divas in the book, History Repeated by Besty Chutchian and Carol Staehle.  

Our group is new and to make it easy in the decision making department we decided to start with quilts from the afore mentioned book.  We began with the 9-patch on p. 19 and  I made mine just like Besty made hers with the exception of pink where hers is blue.  After getting this far I am debating whether to put the borders on.  It's appealing to me without the borders and that was common in the 1800s also, what do you think?

My camera is not capturing the true colors in this quilt.  The pinks are a deep raspberry pink and the browns are such pretty browns.  

My binding will be a bias, small homespun brown plaid; whether or not I add the border.  Please give me some input - border or no border?

Linking to Judy's Patchwork Times Design Wall - go check out all of the creative people and what they are up to! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Have you seen my hot glue gun?

For the last two weeks I have been looking all over for my glue gun.  Where can it be?  Only two of us live here, plus the dog and neither of us have used the hot glue gun for years.  Where is it?

Doesn't it drive you crazy when you know you have seen something recently and you think you can picture it in your head but can't find it? Oh, it is so frustrating!   I have looked everywhere I know to look and simply cannot find it.   I am sure it will turn up one day in a place that will make perfect sense and I will think, "Now, why didn't I think to look there!"

Basic school glue stood in for the hot glue in the project I was working on and I can move on now.  My frantic search for the glue gun has ended.  But when I find it I have a new project I want to try.  I just read about using hot glue guns for stencils and fabric painting! Yes! Have you heard of this before?

Check out Terri's blog and see how she made a stencil and painted her fabric.  It is cool! Something I want to do.  Let me know if you try it and how it works for you....and be sure to let Terri know as I am sure she would be interested too.  Check out the rest of her blog.  She is a very talented lady.

Happy day!