Episode 188: The Anyhoo Episode

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Big news! The Birds in the Air Book Tour kicks off in Atlanta at the 2016 Stars N Stitches Quilt Show sponsored by the Chattahoochee Evening Stars Quilt Guild. The big day is Saturday, September 24, 2016, and I’ll be doing a reading, book signing, and trunk show. If you’re in the area, come see me!

VFW Star Quilt–Done!

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Another view:

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Close-up of the quilting:



And now for something different, the beginning of a first draft of a modern Birds in the Air quilt:



Here are two of the cribbed crib quilt blocks. I made these blocks (the beginning of a crib quilt) …


After seeing this quilt, which turns out to be a Denise Schmydt quilt! Who knew?



Other stuff …

Check out Vicky’s blog on she (mostly) keeps her quilts to herself:


Jaye’s post on donation quilts–choosing the pattern

Donation Quilt Pattern Selection


Interesting post on the colors we choose for our projects: https://melintheattic.com/2016/04/07/on-color-and-trends/

See you next time!

Episode 187: Follow the Wonk

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Straight-line quilting–it’s all the rage!


The blocks are piling up for my Civil War-era Birds in the Air quilt!

(Please overlook the threads–they will be snipped.)


Jacquie Gering’s Craftsy Classes:

Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot

Next Steps with Your Walking Foot

I’m taking the first one now; the second comes highly recommended by a lot of people I know.


Jaye’s method for making half-square triangles can be found here: http://www.artquiltmaker.com/blog/2011/09/triangle-technique/


Marie Bostwick’s new book: From Here to Home, the sequel to Between Heaven and Texas.

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

You Should Pity Us Instead by Amy Gustine