Saturday, September 5, 2009


One day, once upon a time...I saw a pattern for the curved pieced quilt above.  I like curved piecing, it's much easier than most people think.  Now, if there is one tool above all others that I depend on, it would be my rotary cutter and the acrylic templates I use.  However, for this wallhanging, I had to draw templates onto plastic and draw each piece individually and cut them by hand.  That is the reason why this is only 40" X 40" and is used to hide some of my fabric shelving. NOW FOR THE GOOD PART! I've been a fan of Wanda Hanson at for a while now and she has created some stunning quilts inspired by Louisa L. Smith at I have wanted to create another quilt using the similar curved design and noticed on Wanda's site that she had acrylic templates lying on her fabric ready to be cut.  OMG...I want those!! So, I sent off a message to Wanda and she was sweet enough to refer me to Quilt Escapes. Hence, the title of this blog "Follow Friendships".  Quilters are just the best. If you ever need help or advice they always come through for you.  My thanks to Wanda.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

On, August 25th I posted about my yo-yo quilt in progress and my need for peach and pink fabric scraps. Well today on I came across this great idea for YO-YO WALL ART. I think this is a great project for anyone who wants to do a quick decorating item or use up any extra yo-yo's you have laying about. We all have extras...don't we!!! Here is the link:

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Laptop Cover

Recently there was a "flying" cat who dashed across the table and knocked my laptop on the floor.  Since then I haven't been able to close it properly so I decided to make a cover for it.  In my stash of completed blocks that have never made it into a quilt, I found 18 blocks perfect for this. The colored fabrics are hand dyes I did about 10 years ago and then made these small 4 1/2" blocks.  It slips over the monitor section and has the same design on the back side, then it just lies flat on the keyboard. I quilted it up, and now I just love it. So from this I have accomplished 2 things: I completed a project and cut back on the catnip for the cats!!