Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Color and Quilting

I don't have a lot of experience sewing, but I am slowly quickly falling in love with it.  Last night I went over to a dear friend's house, who just happens to be a talented fiber artist.  She gave me a super fun felted pin cushion from Brush Hollow Studio in WI.  
I have learned a lot from my dear friend.  One tip that has been super helpful is to use a rabbit tail, well really I think that is what she calls it.  You take a folded piece of material and feed it through your sewing machine before you feed your material through.  The rabbit tail helps eliminate your material getting caught in the hole where the needle goes in an out.  I am sure it has a technical name.  Then you snip off the tail and use it again for the next piece.
I am taking a Color for Quilters class with this same friend. She is so inspiring.  I have learned so much about color and how to choose fabrics based on the color wheel and color harmonies.
I get all of this, in a town with a population of 2,000.  I feel very lucky.

By the way.... there is snow in the hills.  This is the view from my back yard.  Cloudy but beautiful.


  1. How lovely...For my wedding I made my bridesmaids little lap quilts. I have enough fabric to make a queen sized one with the same fabrics, but then I had kids...and am still working on it 7yrs later.

  2. Ha! I know what you mean. I have a toddler and sew a lot in my mind. I am just getting to the point where I can sew while he is asleep for about 20 minutes every few weeks. Progress......