Hello! Anybody still here?
Happy New Year – only 19 days late! It’s been even longer than that since I’ve posted. It isn’t that I’m not busy making things, it’s just really hard to find time to take photos and get them posted. I also have so many things I’m working on that I can’t share just yet. As I look around my studio, I have at least 15 quilting projects going (most of them small), a few knitting projects, and some garment sewing. As a business owner, I am constantly bombarded by all the things I should be doing. Blogging, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Newsletters, Teaching, etc. etc. But, when it really comes down to it, I LOVE making things. I get so overwhelmed by all of those things I should be doing that I don’t know where to start and I just go back to the sewing machine. I guess that makes me very bad at marketing, but I have a lot of fun while being bad at marketing 😉
So what does that mean for the new year? I will still by stopping in here and there. I will still be posting on Instagram a little bit. In between, I am busy being a mother and finishing my newest book that I am working on. I also thought I would do a little QAL (quilt along) – if anybody wanted to join me.
A while back I finished up this quilt.
I had a few tree blocks leftover, so I made them into this runner
It was really fun to be able to make something with those extra blocks. Winter is so dreary in Minnesota, that I find I make an abundance of winter quilts to help cheer up my house at this time of year. I like how this runner can be used for Christmas, but can also be kept out for the Winter.
It looks so cheery on my table, despite the bleak winter outside right now.
And – if you wonder why I have trouble getting blog pictures – This is why. No matter if I set the runner on the floor or table, he is all over it!
If anybody is interested in this pattern, it can be found in my Angles With Ease 2 book and uses my Triangler ruler. The runner pattern isn’t in the book, because I finished it well after the book was published. For those who would like to quilt along with me, you can make either project (or both). I will put together a cutting list for the runner, and you can follow along in the book for the instructions. Here is another shot of the large quilt. It measure 46″ x 53″. The runner measures 16 1/2″ x 59″.
Is anybody interested? If you are, please leave me a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help me know if I should write up the cutting instructions for the runner or not.
If you are wondering if you happen to have the right fabric in your stash, the wall quilt uses 1 Layer Cake and the Runner uses a minimum of 5 – 10″ squares and some 3″ x 20″ strips for the border. You could also uses up leftover strips that are just laying around.
I hope you’ll join me! It always helps motivate me to do something with someone 🙂