I just posted another tutorial. I've been wanting to do a couple of fun tutorials, but I finally realized that I don't want to keep repeating the basics every time I do one, so instead I put together Free-Piecing Basics. It should be the previous post.
It seriously needs a fact checker. My head is spinning and none of it makes sense to me anymore. Did I try to put in too many details? Better to figure out some of the tricks yourselves? Is it confusing? Please to help.
I feel like taking a nap with Lily.
This basics tutorial has really been weighing me down. Happy to have it (almost) finished. Next up is Spiky Strip Borders for QuiltDiva Julie. I have to keep telling myself that since I really need to do it.
I'm also going to play around with the Class in a Box. Thank you all for the positive reponses. I looked up the details of the flat rate box and that seems really doable to me. It will cost $8.95 and I believe that includes a box as well as the shipping. That's for inside the U.S. I can cram a lot into that and still have leftover space.
I'm hoping that as the box gets full, someone will volunteer to send me all the blocks you've made for me. That way the class box can keep going around without interuption. I've decided to go with my initial instincts and put in variety of items - it should be really fun to open, you know what I mean? Lots to see. some sample quilting, piecing, crusty and thready. I may change my mind as I see how it fits in the box. The priority will be the blocks and pieced bits.
I'm not ready to start getting names and addresses yet. Not sure when I'm going to be ready to start this. In the meantime though, please let me know if there is a technique that has been kicking your butt. What would you like to have in front of you to look at?
The weather here has gotten warmer, (it's 59 at the moment) thank goodness since the boiler for the radiators doesn't come on until the 15th. If we have another cold snap I will be lugging home a space heater no matter how expensive it is.
I found out yesterday that French railway workers are planning a strike on October 17th. Of course they are. That's the day my aunt and uncle are arriving. I just hope the negotiations get settled soon and this whole thing doesn't become widespread.
Halloween link of the day, papier mache artist Debbie Hawkins of He-Be-Je-Bes. Her work is inspired by vintage German pieces. Very fun.