Monday, December 11, 2017

Denim Dog

What a cute way to upcycle an old pair of jeans! I found a site about making denim toys: here.
There are no patterns on that site, just lots of inspiration. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Outstanding Pine Burr Quilt by Tara Faughnan


This stunning Pine Burr quilt is the creation of Tara Faughnan of California. It was a prize-winning quilt at QuiltCon 2016. Tara said that she designed and made this quilt row by row, not knowing when she started what the finshed quilt design would look like. 

If you would like to see my pattern for a Pine Burr quilt, click here.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Batch of African Clergy Stoles

See my new batch of clergy stoles made from African fabrics. I like the four big sunflower designs on this stole. I sourced most of these fabrics on Etsy. I love cutting them up and mixing them all together...I'm a scrap quilter at heart!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New African Clergy Stole

Today I cut into my latest Etsy purchase of African fabrics. I buy from sources in the US and Africa. I used to make quilts with these fabrics, but now I use them mostly for clergy stoles. When you view a whole yard, the bright bold designs can be overwhelming. But when cut up and blended together in a stole or a quilt, I think the result is beautiful.

See the listing for this stole in my Etsy shop.
(Clergy stoles are worn by many ordained Protestant ministers.)

Monday, November 13, 2017

How to Say "Quilt" in Thirteen Languages!

1. German = decke
2. Spanish = edredon
3. French = courtepoint
4. Japanese = kiruto
5. Italian = trapunta
6. Russian = stegat
7. Lithuanian = antklode
8. Finnish = peite
9. Swedish = lapptacke
10. Danish = dyne
11. Chinese = beizi
12. Irish = chuilt
13. Romanian = macat

Have you ever wondered what the word for "quilt" is in these other languages? I posted a quilt on Instagram and wanted to put the word for "quilt" in hashtags. I thought you might be interested.

The quilt pic above is the "World Quilt" that we made a few years ago here on the Selvage Blog. See the posts about it here

Saturday, November 11, 2017

New Quilt Pattern: Column Sampler!

Just finished! This new Column Sampler quilt is so much fun to make. "Liberated" quilt-making methods remove the hassle of measuring. This quilt has Snowball blocks in three sizes, Bowties, Shoo-Fly blocks, Checkerboards, and Birds-in-the-Air (variation), 
See the pattern here: Column Sampler quilt.
I would appreciate Pins, fb, and blog mentions!

Little tigers by Cotton and Steel add some extra whimsy. I can't resist adding fun surprises like this.