Thursday, July 27, 2017

Light Master Light Box

Ahhh, have you seen the wonderful Light Master light box from US Art Supply?

  • They come in three sizes 9x12, 12x17, 17x24
  • The bright LED lighting is dimmable
  • It’s super thin

My new toy tool arrived just in time for my guild’s paint chip challenge. Below is regular computer paper on the light table and the light is on a dimmed setting. Ohh~la~la!  


Speaking of paint chip challenges…Have you ever participated in one? We each drew a random paint chip and had to create a block of our choice using fabric that matched the paint color.

Sounds simple right? That’s what I thought too…but what I learned was…

1. My silly paint color changed depending on the light it was viewed in. Below in sunlight it was almost a perfect match but under the lights at the guild meeting it turned a pinkish red. They must have thought poor girl just didn’t get it.

2. Most people found the perfect fabric match from old stash. Hmmm, current fabric colors don’t relate to current paint colors.

3. Was a fun think outside the box game to play.

This was my finished block. I used a fun swirl pattern from Geta’s Quilting Studio.


What should I make from my block?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Free Pattern

My new pattern is up at Timeless Treasures and it’s FREE.

That’s right, get the FREE pattern for Prismatic Tryst HERE.


prismatic tryst 1

If you’re not into bright rainbows fear not! This looks just as awesome in an alternate color palette of neutrals.

prismatic tryst 2

A big THANK YOU to my friend Linda C. for the wonderful quilt name!

Lots of new patterns on the way. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fun From Quilt Retreat

Last week was spent at the beautiful Valley Ranch Retreat. I relaxed, laughed with friends, relaxed, ate good food, and finished lots of things that weren’t on my “to do” list. Oh well.

My big finish was my block swap quilt. That’s my sewing bee friend, also named Carole, with her finished quilt. The other 7 are in various stages of being finished. We were the “over achievers” for this project. Oops, I guess I should have held mine in the other direction so they looked identical.


We had several group projects going on. I made a phone stand for my daughter and one for myself. Now we can craft chat hands free. You can find lots of free patterns out there to make these.


I also finished two zipper bags. This one was bound so it’s flat for my small rulers. Tutorial can be found HERE.


This is the exact same bag pattern only I stitched the sides and boxed the bottom corners instead of binding it.

My sewing bee friends and I all made table toppers. I love how they all look so different. Can you guess which is mine? These pre-stamped June Tailor projects can be found at Joann Fabrics.


Most quilters stop at the quilt shop on the way to a retreat but we had a lot more fun hitting the shoe store. These made me think of Dorothy’s ruby slippers… “There’s no place like ….quilting retreat.” Hahaha, you know I’m right!


Crazy to say but…
it’s never too early to start planning all those little Holiday gifties

Oh, did you guess the brown mat was mine?