Monday, August 30, 2010

Never too old to learn

I follow the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog and have been browsing thru their tutorials. There is something there for all sewers - quilting, garments, sewing for the home and more. Take the time to browse thru the topics - you never know you might pick up some new techniques.
Another blog I like is True Up - a blog devoted to fabric. They have a look at new releases, a sale alert section and lots more posted five days a week. A recent post included a link to the Rit fabric dye site. There you'll find a tool for mixing dye colours digitally - think of the time and mess this would save you if you're into dyeing your own fabric/clothes etc. I'm not but if you are it would be a very handy tool.
Ok that's enough school - a pic from Dawn in NZ. Her version of my Pickled Lillies quilt - looks great doesn't it. It is a challenging design to construct but Dawn has done a beautiful job. I can see the hands holding the quilt at the top but where are the legs?

This gorgeous quilt is from Anna in my Blackheath class. It is her version of my Spring Baskets doily quilt and I really covet this! Her collection of doilies is fantastic and her colour sense and sewing/embroidery skills are wonderful. It's a great way to use those lovely linens that are hiding in the cupboard - if you can bear to cut them up that is. Here are a few close ups of some of the blocks.

A blue and white spot border will be added with further applique and ric rac. I want it!

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful quilts!! The Pickled Lillies is amazing and the Doily quilt is so fresh,lovely and full of gorgeousness!! You're right about Sew Mama Sew, I think its one of the best resources for sewing tips of all types.