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Viewing entries posted in May 2013
This week's flower is a sunflower. I based my sunflower block on my top selling pattern "Simply Sunflowers".
The saying goes "April's showers bring May flowers", well for the northern hemisphere that is true. Maybe not so much in the southern hemisphere where autumn is changing into winter. With the early snowfalls, the only way to brighten one's home is to make some applique flowers instead.
Last week I was out socializing and happened to be entering a building with this really cool display. I was pleased to have my camera with me.
Yesterday I made the Card Trick block. To make it easy, I used only squares even though the block is made up of many triangles. We had a few units left over. Sooooo....
This week's block is Card Trick. I've always liked this block but never made it before. It is actually one of the block's in Carol's class "Anatomy of a Block" that I am teaching at Quilt University.
Sandi got me inspired when she downloaded a pedometer app on her phone. You can read about her new app here: Sandi's blog post
Last weekend I showed you fabrics that one of my pattern testers had planned to use for the project I'd given her. If you missed last weeks fabrics, you can find it here: Pattern Testing. This week she has sent me an update.
Dianthus is this week's flower. Common names for Dianthus are pinks, carnations and sweet william. All names I'm sure you have heard before. As you can probably guess by the name "pink" dianthus mostly come in shades of pink. They can also be white, yellow and red.
If you are a Quilt University follower, by now you will have heard that Quilt U is going to close down by the end of the year. As my classes end at Quilt University, I will be moving them over to the Academy of Quilting. I have moved a handful already including Tote That Mat.
Today's quilting inspirational photo is of a seed pod I saw hanging in a tree. I thought this could make an interesting design.