Tomorrow I will turn 37… OUCH, it hurts a bit to “write it out loud”!
I feel like 28 instead, so if anyone asks tomorrow, that is what I am sticking to! 🙂
To celebrate my (37th) birthday I am putting two of my favorite patterns on sale with a whopping 37% discount! (Better than 28%, right?)
and of course “Blurry”
I will keep them on sale for a whole week!
Some dear friends and family members have asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I sadly could not help them much! Except for “sunshine on my birthday”, or “more fabric, please”!
Thinking about my wishlist a bit more I decided to treat myself with some new quilting goodies this month. I need your help for that! Could you tell me what specialty rulers you use for cutting / quilting or what book you found inspiring?
I am especially interested in books on FMQ. I am not a beginner anymore, so I am looking for something a bit more advanced.
There is no quilting shop around here that has this kind of books on offer, so I never have a chance to know what the books really are.
I also saw something very interesting on Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures about using rulers on your domestic sewing machine. What rulers should I really get and which ones NOT? Are there brands to stay away from? What should I look out for?
Okay, I also have something fun to show you too!
At school, the twelve year olds were given an assignment to write their name in pretty fonts and use patterns in the background. I decided to let them use NOT SO RANDOM PATTERNS, LOL!!! I had them do FMQ with a pen! They were not allowed to trace the letters, they are all handdrawn! Impressive right?
I might steal this idea: FEET!
Last week I showed them where the patterns came from and they were very impressed by the pictures in a book I brought and of course by all of the real quilts and pillows I took to class! One of the girls even told me this week that she had made a pillow at home!
I inspire them, they inspire me!