Sunday, November 15, 2015

And the winner is...

Linda -- whose family is from Holland.
I'm sure that Mandy's book
will inspire a trip soon!!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

The World is A Wonderful Place! Blog Hop Along

Today I am here to share an incredible new book by one of my favorite wanderers --
Mandy Leins & her Wanderlust Quilts!
Mandy found me and my Fast-Piece Applique a couple of years ago as she wandered the web, and contacted me to ask if it was ok to share about it on her blog (like I might say no!). She not only shared the technique but found a way to use it in a no-sew glue construction method that she could use when creating quilt tops that she then long-armed in her Craftsy Class. Later that same year we met in person at Quilt Market --
a delight one should not miss you get the chance.

A grand book/ here's a peek!

Mandy's words and quilts take us on her shared journey of another of Mandy's loves (archaeology), allowing us find inspiration and guidance throughout. She doesn't stop at supplying amazing images of ancient places but provides a full array of construction methods to bring these places to life with fabric.

My own favorite (very hard to choose) is Aqueducts for I felt like I was getting a peek of a modern beautiful representation of part of the life blood of old Rome.
My own quilting journey has been inspired by wandering, so when she asked us to find a photo to share with you I jumped at the chance. Mandy shared some wise words in her Quick Color Lessons -- some that I could definitely use when designing my own quilt from this picture taken in St.Thomas while on a quilting cruise - the perfect place to relax and enjoy this wonderful book!

Want to join me?
Mandy is letting each of us blog hop stops give away one copy of her book, so if you want to get your chance to win leave a comment here telling me of a place you would love to go wandering -- camera and sketchbook in hand. Keep in mind that inspiration from wandering can happen anywhere -- the backyard, local park, or the other side of the world.

I will be drawing a winner on 11/15, so just a few days to get in on the fun.

The list below contains all the blog-hop stops so you can enjoy all the wandering this lovely book is making.

November 2: Kickoff with Maddie Kertay at Bad Ass Quilters Society 

November 5: Gen Q

November 6: Casey York Designs

November 7: Bill Volckening

November 8: Angela Walters

November 12: Rose Hughes

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bundle Fun!

I picked up a wonderful fat quarter bundle of delightful Me+You Hoffman batik prints while at Quilt Market --

looking at them, I could hardly wait to cut into them...

Since it is getting closer to the holidays I thought I could use a bit of this one and that one to make some holiday cards. I used the fabric and a few other items I had in hand and came up with these.
The fabrics could also make some great tags, too...
I'll have to work on some of those as well.

Meanwhile, that were fast and easy so I have written up an instruction sheet and am offering them as a give-away to anyone signing up for my Fabric'ating Embellishments on-line workshop.

Starts Friday, from silks to sheers there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about some of my favorite embellishments!

Join in and stitch up some fun!