Tuesday, February 25, 2014

finger work.

I'm feeling a trend here.. Orange is popping up around me, in a very good way! New iron, new luggage for hauling quilts and teaching stuff around, flowers for my studio from friends.. I guess they know what my favorite color is! You think?  haha!
It's just such a happy color!!

Got a favorite color??

I've been doing hand work for the last four days… Binding three quilts… adding some extra details, like cording/piping on this binding… Slow going to get it just right, but it looks smashing!  My fingers are a bit tired of hand sewing… But… It all will be done by Thursday!

Here's another little PLAY going on, some silk play as a tiny side note project…  Once Thursday gets here, I'm off to Philadelphia to lecture and teach with the Modern Guild., then to Olde City Quilts to lecture on Sunday… When I get back, It will be time for anew project to start!  OH, and I still need to get this space into shape… But that requires a trip to Ikea so I then have someplace to put all the stuff laying around here…


Thanks for all your nice emails about The Quilt Show episode!  IF you haven't seen it, you can click HERE to go watch it for FREE





Well, lastly, it was announced, 

QUILTCON is FEB 19-22, 2015! 
I will be teaching, and I hope to see a bunch of you there!  

Think you will go? 




19 comments:

  1. Favorite color? Right now it is turquoise, and red, and lime, and bright yellow ... I guess I like everything! Sounds like you are going to be very busy will all your lecturing. I did join the national MQG and I am going to try and make it to Austin next year. Any suggestions on where to stay?

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  2. I just got a new orange floral ironing board cover from Target that you would love! And I need a new iron, too. Yours would match perfectly! Enjoy your travels.

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  3. Orange, or as I call it, Orinch, is my happy color. It reminds me of big happy pumpkins. Makes me smile, too! You will LOVE that iron! It is a lean mean steam machine! It is one of my desert island quilting tools.

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  4. Love your hand embroidery...especially the feather stitch in ORANGE!

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  5. How are you putting the cording on? are you sewing it in like one would normally do or are you adding iit on the outside edge using a whipstitch? Hmmmm.......I love it whichever way you are doing it.

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    1. I made piping and sewed it onto the quilt like binding... Then put binding over it.. :-) looks great!

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  6. Love your hand stitching project! Be safe in your travels!

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  7. Tangerine is way up on my favorite colors list (along with aqua, chartreuse, and fuschia). Loved your TQS episode, and am determined to get to QuiltCon '15.

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  8. Just curious...I thought you had an Oliso iron? Is it still working for you? Mine spits and sputters and I quit using it....should just send it back as it cost me an arm and a leg... Is this Reliable a replacement or an extra?

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  9. Thank you for the link to The Quilt Show episode that you did. I just loved it. Not living in the states anymore makes links like that extra special. Mexico is not known for quilting, quilt guilds or classes so the closest that I usually get is u-tube. I really enjoyed seeing a part of how your 15 minutes of play works.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  10. Wow, what fun looking luggage! They'll be easy to spot on the airport luggage carousels too. My favorite colors are turquoise, green, purple and a bit of a warm yellow. I can't seem to stay away from using them either. ;-)

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  11. green is my favourite colour and since I started CQ have developed a love of orange too, they work well together. Wish I could come to your lectures, will have to be content with your book here in the UK

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  12. Awesome hard-sided luggage! Who makes it?

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  13. I love orange! But hey, I am a Dutch girl! ;) And I liked your episode with The Quilt Show as well Have fun with all your classes coming up, just wished I could join one of those...

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  14. You're new luggage is awesome! I can't wait to meet you on Friday.

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  15. I love turquoise! I bought a turquoise teakettle at Target--makes me happy to use it every morning! Although, I do keep an orange ceramic pumpkin on my kitchen counter all year. I love pumpkins and leaves.

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  16. I'm going to Quiltcon! I've already booked my hotel room and patiently (ish) wait for the list of classes to come out. Hopefully I'll be able to get into some that I want before they all fill up.

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  17. just watched The Quilt Show & omg - a wonky cross block! i had to do a double take! loved it! this is the first time i've seen/heard a bit about you and your process/philosophy/work - i appreciate it because generally speaking, improv ('making fabric'!) is my favorite thing to do - i can't throw a scrap away if it's sewable, and i'd rather just sew scraps together than anything else (: i loved seeing your 'made fabric' in traditional blocks, too - really cool! & interesting seeing the pile of blocks you went through and talked about. so much fun - thx for sharing! oh, good, i think that's your word for the year!

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  18. oh and also just remembered you had a couple fabrics in a block that Robert Kaufman prints of my friend Amelia Caruso's paintings - as a fine art painter, you might appreciate her work (: very modern and abstract in wonderful colors - http://www.ameliacaruso.com

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