A couple of years ago, the Stashing Sisters decided to work on a group project. The theme was “Americana” quilt. The size and colors were determined and each participating Stasher made 2 sets of blocks to exchange with each other. This is an exciting activity Read the rest of this entry
This lovely medallion churn dash quilt top was started at a Stashing Sister’s Retreat Read the rest of this entry
A new Stashing Sister needed a picnic blanket for her active family of 7. Denim has long been a favorite for ground quilts but this one is made from Read the rest of this entry
There are some things that take time to make. Take for instance the making of bread. The ingredients are quickly mixed together but it takes time for the yeast to grow and develop the little dough rising air pockets. Some breads call for a ‘resting’ time too.
Quilting can be a lot like bread making. Read the rest of this entry
Ever wanted a little place in the woods to escape to? If that little place is not in your immediate future consider building your own log cabin. Lincoln logs are an obvious choice of building materials but for a more discerning and mature builder, the cozier option is to quilt one.
While shopping at my favorite store that “puts people to work”, I found a white Battenburg lace duvet cover. Having experienced life on someone else’s bed before living at my house, it had a few freckles that mostly washed out with tender care and OxiClean. Read the rest of this entry
Liz shared her passion for color and quilts at our last meeting. Inspired by Anna Maria Horner (see her website here) we learned about choosing prints and colors. Anna Maria compares buying clothes to buying fabric and if you know what you like then you should trust yourself . . . sort of. If you’re not totally confident in your own sense of color or want to try something new then follow some of Anna Maria’s recipes as presented by Liz:
First figure out if your fabrics are in the Cool Color Family (blues, greens, purples and teals) or Warm Color Family (reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, rusts, and warm browns).
- Recipe 1 – Monochromatic. Work with one color family. Try small prints next to large prints.
- Recipe 2 – Monochromatic with an Accent. Use mostly one color family with little additions of an accent family to “pop” the visual interest.
- Recipe 3 – Multicolored. Use a multicolored fabric you really like. Add a solid or different print.
We love your quilts LIZ!!
Although no theme was mentioned or established for the 2014 Quilt Retreat, one emerged as the Stashing Sisters began working on their projects – FAMILY.
Most of the projects were for their families, either their own children or grandchildren. The Sisters of the Quilt Guild all share the love of fabric and they also share love through fabric.