Friday, March 14, 2014

Great Big Sale on Craftsy!

Starting now on Craftsy, and running until midnight on Monday, March 17th, all of the classes are on sale!

I love Craftsy, I loved Craftsy before I became a Craftsy instructor. The classes are in depth, and the videos are marvelously clear. I have signed up for dozens of classes over the last couple of years, from cake decoration to photography to knitting and spinning.

Just in case you're not aware, my two classes are Machine Finished Hand Applique, and Oh My Stars!

Click here to start shopping!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Honestly. I've tried very hard not to complain about the weather. It's been weird and whacky all over the place. We're having winter with a capital "W". We haven't seen the ground since weeks before Christmas. This is unusual for us. The bitter cold has made it nearly impossible to work in my window filled studio. The poor little fireplace/furnace as struggled to bring the temperature above fifty degrees. It's hard to do stuff with numb fingers.

But it's March now, and the sun will have her way with us. I can feel the longer daylight in my bones. We're having more sunny days. It's supposed to go above freezing later this week, and, yesterday I saw three blue birds at the feeders.

Pow! I'll bet all that color got your attention! The print fabric is the closest I could find to the challenge fabric in EQ. I could have scanned the actual fabric to make a more accurate showing, but this is just a working diagram so it's not really worth the time.

After settling on a design, I decided it was too busy to use all my polka dot fabrics, instead, I plan on using tone on tone batiks.

I guess, since I haven't just plowed ahead, I'm having second thoughts about the amount of applique. Is it even possible to have too much? I'm thinking about eliminating the smaller motifs, but then the quilt looks empty. Is it back to the drawing board for me?