Katy at Katy Quilts shared how she uses a skateboard product to help with ruler work. While I suspect there may be a large overlap of cat people and quilters, I'm not so sure there are very many skateboarding quilters. How many of you are cat people? What about skateboarders? Therefore, I suspect she may have discovered a little-known solution to a common quilting problem.
Chris at Made by ChrissieD shared pointers for how to conquer y-seams and broken quilting stitches.
|Made by ChrissieD|
|Made by ChrissieD|
|Renee at Quilts of a Feather|
Andree at Learning and Design: What a Combo shared her thoughts about placing art quilts together.
|Andree at Learning and Design|
This month brought about several new lessons for me too. First of all, keep your foot of the pedal when you are fishing around for threads. I knew better; I really did. But I put the needle through the tip of my finger anyway. Besides the grisly hassle of pulling a broken metal spike out of my finger, a I'll refrain from posting a picture, as I don't appreciate gruesome photos personally. teeny hole in my fingernail, and the damage to my pride, I came away unscathed.
I also learned that some forms of contrast are more prominent than color, scale and value for example. I wish I had used something other than the Peal Bracelets and the less-than-subtle blue Hoffman print in the background of the seahorse I tested for Juliet of Tartan Kiwi.
Also, I think
hoarding collecting may be hereditary. This photo captures the contents of my son's coat pocket.
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