I took pictures of one of my favorite red and white quilts that I made for Valentine's Day and wouldn't you know it but one of the pictures just screamed out blog header!!! I've been looking for a new blog header since I changed my background. I just knew it would make a pretty backdrop for my blog header so I opened up Photoshop Elements and played around with it. I hope you like it as much as I do. I just love red, white, and black. In fact, those three colors leak over to my wardrobe as well!!! I like lots of other colors too but, they're my favorite!!!
Here's some of the other pictures I took of my quilt. The original quilt was called Ohio Star and was done in yellow and white. It's made up of hourglass blocks, a small square and a larger square. Really cute and pretty simple to make.
The pattern can be found in this book called "101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts" by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin printed by "That Patchwork Place" I need to make more quilts from this great book.
I thought I would throw in a few more of my favorite tools. This is my favorite custom fit thimble by Roxanne and you can go to their website by clicking here. The thimble has a nice fit and feel to it and it's a great thimble choice for those of you with nails.
Here's a little information from the website:
The RoxanneTM Thimble is available in sixteen sizes (2.5 thru 10) assures each quilter of a uniquely personal and snug fit. Ring sizers are available if you are unable to have us personally fit you or if you don't have access to a jewelry store. They are $3.75 per set. Please read our Fitting instructions before ordering. Roxanne's Thimbles come in three models:
- Gold or Silver Plated bronze
- Polished Bronze - good for quilters with metal allergies
- Solid Sterling Silver - our heirloom model
These are my favorite reading glasses that I use when I need to see my applique stitches. Old eyes can be a problem when it comes to handwork. I wear multi-focal toric lenses.
This is another scrapbooking carry-all that I've converted to my sewing and applique needs. It's sturdy and easy to carry around.
It has two heavy duty plastic trays that you can take out and set on your lap or nearby. You can also store your patterns in between the bottom of the tray and the black canvas.
It stores everything you would need to have with you when you head off to your quilt classes. I love this handy dandy box.