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Monday, July 8, 2013

Strip Your Stash

I started taking the Craftsy class Strip Your Stash by Nancy Smith.  She has some great ideas for using strips to make quilts that are fast and easy.

I really like her idea of using photos that you like and using the colors in the photo to select fabrics that will work together. 

I must say that Nancy has a much nicer stash than I do.  At some point I got into a blue phase and so I have tons of blue fabrics that now are not very exciting to work with.  Perhaps I could add a little orange to spice up the blues.  However, I have very few orange fabrics. So perhaps I will have to make a trip to the fabric store.  I do have some yellow fabric and they would work as well.

I am would love to try out Nancy's strip techniques but I am currently making a quilt for the Calgary Flood Relief.  Hopefully soon I will get to try out strip techniques.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Heartstrings New Quilt Pattern

I have a new pattern in the latest McCall's Quick Quilts magazine called Heartstrings.  It is very easy to make in just a few hours and is free with the purchase of the magazine.  McCall's does such a great job of taking my pattern instructions and making them so easy to follow.  McCall's Quick Quilts Heartstrings