Friday, December 03, 2021

Quilty Box Plus

The newest quilty box for November arrived and there's so many great goodies this time. I'm super excited about the fabrics, a newer take on my old favorite celestial designs. A purple silicone iron rest, a new marking/tracing set of tools and a lovely shade of gold Wonderful thread.
I compared the new Wonderful gold thread to my older one and it's so much smoother, maybe it will sew better and I can use the older thread in the bobbin instead.
The plus from the title of this post was that I separately ordered some stuff from Quilty Box from their leftovers of previous boxes. These are from the months before I subscribed, I got a nice variegated thread, a stack of Carolyn Friedlander checks and a kit for making a Kaffe Fassett table runner. I didn't read the description closely enough on that last one, thinking it was just FQ's of the fabric, whoops. 
So I had to research a little and figure what I'd just bought. I found this picture online to see what the pattern for the table runner was, it's a pretty easy one to figure out, so we'll see if I modify it at all or just do my own thing with the pieces. I just wanted the nice variety of those dots from Kaffe to play with.



Thursday, December 02, 2021

Runner Ready

I've been waiting a whole year to get to decorate with this!
Apparently I now have an almighty need for one table runner for every month of the year...3/12 so far, 9 to go. Perhaps 2022 will be the Year of the Table Runner?


Wednesday, December 01, 2021

December At Last

 I'm having that December at last--finally, and oh-no--already feeling?! I've been waiting and I'm not ready all at the same time.

Monthly marker was made with SnapSeed as usual, combining two photos.

A pomegranate that I grew and gave to my mom on Thanksgiving.

The Courthouse Steps quilt in process.

My 11th One Second Everyday video of the year. I'm so glad I've kept up with using this app.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November Cornucopia


Here's November's Cornucopia post, a collection of links of things I've read or enjoyed this month.


Really recommend buying the video lectures that Rosalie Dace has done through Stitchin' Post


Two Art Gallery Fabric table-runner patterns I considered making for Thanksgiving this year, well maybe for next year?


From the kitchen of Rancho Gordo, some great recipes.


Talia Bracha Lavin's excellent essay/rant on the Antivaxx Holocaust.


Monday, November 29, 2021

Design Wall Backup

Current design wall back-up because of all my workroom inactivity. There's a whole lot of traffic stuck in a jam up there. Two quilt sandwiches that are all ironed and ready for spray basting. Courthouse Steps is in front and behind is the Kitchen Sink Quilt.
The rows I've assembled for the Japanese Village quilt.
I got the biggest (and oldest) quilt, Safe at Home layered and spray basted, it's lying on the fabric/quilt heap. Has been since October, sigh.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Monday, November 08, 2021

Box of Fun

Another great box of goodies arrived in this month's Quilty Box. I really love this color of thread, it's called "orange" and it's definitely in the orange range, but I'd say it's a lot towards the yellow side of things. It's a Wonderful Tutti 50wt, so I'm going to try some hand-stitching with it. The fabrics are not necessarily all ones I would pick, but I like the colors, and when it's all cut up the designs will not be at all bothersome. I don't care for the quilt pattern included this month, so I think I'll use one of my Sizzix dies instead. The folding scissors are so pretty and quite sharp, very handy. And I've never seen one of these Yazzii bags in person, I think it's well-made, a useful size and a nice color.

The receipt of this box full of fabrics, calls for some fun laundry time with my other recent purchases that were waiting for enough to fill up the washer. I forgot to put in the usual two or three Color Catchers, and there was one white fat quarter and several very pale ones, but it was A-Ok, no excess dyes jumped over, phew!