Are You a Sewer Fan?

Manhole cover by Pamela.

This is amazing! Pamela took my class last year and says she made the quilt above using my technique of Pattern Transfer to execute her fabulous design. Turns out Pamela is not only a quilt maker but is studying Japanese AND is a consultant working on sewer system infrastructure.

All three of her interests are covered in one book – Quilting with Manhole Covers (from Japan). After reading the book, an idea was born. And soon Pamela was commissioned to make a New Castle County manhole lid for a retiring engineer. (At the retirement party attendees could signed little sewer cover lids on the back of the quilt!) Her signature on the quilt reads “fabricated by Pam“.

Some sewers stitch only during storms.

I’m sure the group of engineers really enjoyed art that they could relate to.  I, too, am a fan of sewers. Thanks Pamela for sharing your work with us!

Are You a Sewer Fan?

Manhole cover by Pamela.

This is amazing! Pamela took my class last year and says she made the quilt above using my technique of Pattern Transfer to execute her fabulous design. Turns out Pamela is not only a quilt maker but is studying Japanese AND is a consultant working on sewer system infrastructure.

All three of her interests are covered in one book – Quilting with Manhole Covers (from Japan). After reading the book, an idea was born. And soon Pamela was commissioned to make a New Castle County manhole lid for a retiring engineer. (At the retirement party attendees could signed little sewer cover lids on the back of the quilt!) Her signature on the quilt reads “fabricated by Pam“.

Some sewers stitch only during storms.

I’m sure the group of engineers really enjoyed art that they could relate to.  I, too, am a fan of sewers. Thanks Pamela for sharing your work with us!

Would You Care to Borrow an Excuse from Me?

Not sure what I was thinking when I made this.

I know this is rare, but do you have a project you’ve started and can’t finish? Maybe the project began as a great idea that soon fizzled. Or, you ran out of time or fabric or the will to create. What do you do with that project?

My advice is to give up on the project.

For some reason, I lost interest in this quilt.

Give up on that project and start something new. Life is short. You have my permission to move on to something else and not feel guilty. And if you need an excuse, you may use any of the following excuses I keep on file:

  • It was just a practice piece.
  • I am saving it for a special occasion (like something to do on my death bed).
  • The sun was in my eyes.
  • The dog ate it.

Would You Care to Borrow an Excuse from Me?

Not sure what I was thinking when I made this.

I know this is rare, but do you have a project you’ve started and can’t finish? Maybe the project began as a great idea that soon fizzled. Or, you ran out of time or fabric or the will to create. What do you do with that project?

My advice is to give up on the project.

For some reason, I lost interest in this quilt.

Give up on that project and start something new. Life is short. You have my permission to move on to something else and not feel guilty. And if you need an excuse, you may use any of the following excuses I keep on file:

  • It was just a practice piece.
  • I am saving it for a special occasion (like something to do on my death bed).
  • The sun was in my eyes.
  • The dog ate it.

Guest Artist: The Little Felt Bird Travels the World

Remember the Tutorial on the Little Felt Bird from a few weeks ago? Well our little bird has multiplied!

Donna made this lovely bird by following my Felt Along tutorial. She did an excellent job! She said it was a lot of fun to do. She and her friend, Millie, both made a bird and showed them off (that doesn’t sound right) at a quilt retreat. I’m sure the birds enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your work Donna!

Guest Artist: The Little Felt Bird Travels the World

Remember the Tutorial on the Little Felt Bird from a few weeks ago? Well our little bird has multiplied!

Donna made this lovely bird by following my Felt Along tutorial. She did an excellent job! She said it was a lot of fun to do. She and her friend, Millie, both made a bird and showed them off (that doesn’t sound right) at a quilt retreat. I’m sure the birds enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your work Donna!