Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Hoffman Fabrics is known not only for its Bali Batiks but for its innovative screen prints. Here's a free pattern I recently designed for Hoffman using the Seville collection. You can download the frre pattern from the Hoffman website at http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/EDocs/Site10/Seville%20quilt%20pattern.pdf. The quilt is made with several half square triangles in an asymmetrical setting and it has a touch of applique.
Friday, November 6, 2009
If you live in Bakersfield, CA life is easier in the summer if you have a pool. Our temps frequently reach over 100 degrees for several days in a row, so staying cool can be a challege. Oliver and I had a pool in our old house, but when we built out new house the pool decision was one decision too many. Then after a couple of years we just decided we could live without the pool. Well, toward the end of this past very hot summer we changed our minds. it was time for a pool, but we didn't want it to look like just a hole in the ground. Plus, I wanted to do something a little different, something colorful, and something a little quilty. A tile wall was in order. Hope you enjoy the pics of our wall construction. The tile guys were fabulous and had some fun too.