Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I'm just finishing up a class on making 'Reversible Quilts' through Quilt University. Lots of inspiration there for future projects. Each block is pieced with batting and quilted and then the blocks are put together with sashing and finally bound around the edge. I did my edge a little differently because I wanted the binding to match the sashing on each side, and I added some rickrack for fun. Once the blocks are put together, your quilt is complete. It measures about 14" x 35" and will probably be used as a holder for rolled up patterns and stabilizers. For more information about this class, check out http://www.quiltuniversity.com/.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I belong to a quilt bee that meets every Thursday at the local library. When any of us decide to get rid of some fabric we know we'll never use or unfinished projects we will never get to, we bring it to bee and offer it up to anyone interested. Barb brought an unfinished project that caught my eye and I came home and made a new drawstring bag for my tatting supplies. I lined the bag with some cotton batting and a bright red print fabric. Can't wait to fill it up. Thanks, Barb.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I had the opportunity to purchase some beautiful calligraphy brushes today from Tuesday Morning, Inc. I have done lots of calligraphy using pen and ink but never with a brush. Anxious to start experimenting. Thought you might be interested to read the information on the attached card: "The history of Chinese calligraphy "Shu Fa" is as long as that of China itself. It is often thought to be most revealing of one's personality and one of the highest forms of Chinese art. Hand made in Asia in the age old process of the antique brushes, each is unique. Handles are crafted from natural products including: jade, bamboo, cow bone, ceramic and coral. The bristles are also natural including sheep or goat hair. They are very absorbent and supple, and produce rounded forms and saturated fleshy brushstrokes. A beautiful collectable."