Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I went to Lowes and got 1 board ($6). I also bought spray adhesive ($3), and then I used fabric from my stash ($0). I thought about doing one big board, or doing a 9 by 9 of squares, and came up with this plan instead. I still get the variation of fabrics, without all the cutting and work of smaller squares.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I would like a traveling Eddie in blues. Your pink and red quilt makes me think of x's used to say I love you.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Yesterday I got a little present at my door..... a package of advanced copy magazines! I love this part. I got to look through all the pages of blocks, and now I have a growing amount of "quilts to make" to add to my list.
What's the best thing about all this? If you keep coming back and touring all the awesome blogs, there is a pretty good chance you are going to win something. Do you like winning things? I know I do!
My day for the fun is November 9. I will be featuring my block...Traveling Eddie...and I'll show you how it can look a little different. Come back....if for nothing other than the chance to win some goodies.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I am excited its coming out, and fun things are happening. Its a little invigorating and we all know I need that because my quilting has been slow lately. Yep, that's life.
Now, there is a blog tour coming my way,during the first week of November. Well, lets be completely honest, I only made one block back then, and I don't have it. So here goes the mad dash to
put something cutish together before next Friday.
Here's the effort for today. Pulling fabrics together to make the goodies. I had hoped to use precuts, but that only worked for some of it. Luckily I have a great stash to pull from. Yea me. And now after searching through all my fabric, I remember all these great fabrics, I got to get to work. Times a wasting!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Lately I've been feeling sad that I haven't been able to sew like I want. Instead of letting my sweet toddler control my life today, I took control and spent it sewing. I love looking at this long chain of bright beautiful cotton. I love that on the other side of me, there are even more matching chains.
I need to keep this going, maybe, just maybe I can accomplish my new years goals.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
To help us all remember our Savior this Easter, our church produced this video about the Atonement of Christ. I hope you enjoy it this special Easter Day.
And, what would Easter be without some amazing food to share with our beloved families?
To help, here is one of our new favorites (courtesy of allrecipes.com)...
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
All these quick and easy quilt making books are for one purpose...to give those who might be overwhelmed by quilting, a comfortable introduction to this art. I know when I wrote my book, many of my friends and family members wanted to learn how to quilt, but were too intimidated by it all. The fast and easy description, is truly to let people know that they CAN DO IT. As the quilting population dwindles, I think it is important we embrace new quilters, and arm them with the confidence they need to make more than one quilt.
Another plug for Fast and EASY quilts is, THEY GET DONE. If you are an expectant mother, and you know you want your baby to have something you made for them, you will want this baby to love and USE this quilt, and you will choose a pattern that you can finish in a few months. Also, you will want to choose a pattern that will allow frequent washings, and will last. The simple act of choosing fabric for your baby, and the pattern used, will show this child a little bit of your personality. Little parts of YOU will shine through, and become part of the quilt you give away. This part of quilting is HERITAGE! No ones cares if the points match, or if the quilting is perfect. What matters is that the quilt was made with a special purpose. LOVE!
But, then there is another kind of quilt. The kind that stretches your abilities, that makes you think harder, do more math, take a long time, maybe read a book, or sew many trials blocks. With this kind of quilt you are growing, and stretching, and increasing your ability. This kind of quilt shows you want to learn, improve, and master the art of quilting. As you grow in this way, the quilt becomes ART. An artful expression of you. And, at this point....the world gives the quilt and quilter VALUE. These quilts are amazing! They inspire others to work hard, to reach farther, to go out on a limb and experiment with different ideas.
It's my hope that we stop comparing these two kinds of quilts. They are not in competition with each other, they are not made with the same purpose. Each kind of quilt holds immense value for the person or purpose for which it was made. I don't think we should belittle either kind or purpose.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski last Wednesday. Okay, it's possible I might have told you if my week last week wasn't so flippin' busy. We all have those weeks, and last week was one of them for me, it was busy and full of many wonderful things, but full nonetheless.
I still haven't listened to it. I am pretty sure I might have made a fool of myself, but at least I had fun doing it. It was WAY more fun to do the radio show than to be on TV.... I didn't have to dress up, or worry about my hair, or travel. I just sat at home, waited for my turn to spout my crazy ideas, and then I was done.
Of course, it was all during the time I was supposed to pick up the kids, and take care of the baby...but that is what friends are for, RIGHT? I am blessed to have friends that pick up my slack when I have crazy things to do.
One funny thing, for those of you who really aren't going to listen to the show, I laughed a little when they introduced me. They introduced everyone who was going to be on the show, and there was some interesting accomplishment to go along with their name. Then they introduced me...."and then we will have Sarah Bisel" (pause.... Mark is now thinking....who in the heck is Sarah Bisel), pause again, and then they introduced the next guest. I laughed, because really, I am a nobody in the quilt world. But, every now and then, I do something that makes people wonder, who the heck is Sarah Bisel.
I wonder that all the time!
If you want to listen go to: http://toginet.com/shows/creativemojo
I am like the 20th guest on the show (okay, possibly the third or fourth) and I come in after about 1 hour.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I really liked this yellow and blue quilt. If you can't tell from the photo, this is all pieced, and then appliqued. A lot of work went into this to make the color variation. I love it.