Friday, January 27, 2012

Treats for the Weekend

Here are some fun places to visit over the weekend.  Cherry Blossoms Quilting has this really great owl pattern for you.  He is so cute and she is also featured at Sew We Quilt who is still doing tool reviews.  If you go down the page after reading all the other wonderful tool ideas, you will come to a tutorial about the layout of the owl with an applique sheet.  She tell just how she uses that sheet to make the owl.

Kerri of Lovely Little Handmades shows some pretty quilts made with a tool called Lil' Twister.  You can see the tool here and purchase it too.  I haven't bought a tool or ruler in a long time but this one looks fun!  You can see Kerri's Lil' Twister demo here.  It looks very scary to cut up that quilt but look how cute it turns out.  Too much fun.  Kerri's blog also has links to many really good tutorials, just go down the left side until you come to her Favorite Tutorial section and just make a choice.  Sew We Quilt has done a great job with the tools this month and I've enjoyed seeing many that I've not used before but would like to try.  The reviews and demos are good and informative.

Retro-mama has some tutorials that are nice.  Her Easter Eggs will be cute in a couple months but I've been intriqued by her houses that she makes and admit to sewing one already.  They could be addictive and of course, they use scraps(thats my excuse anyway.)  She has a lot of pictures of them all done up.  Wow!

Jabotquilt is mostly about art quilts but her art gallery with tutorials is full of information.  A ribbon flower, a very pretty quilt with lots of black and a neat scarf pattern are fun.

One Shabby Chick has a lot of colorful tutorials going on for cosmetic bags, guitar straps, scrappy pouches, ipad and ipod covers.  So check them out. 

Lily Pad Quilting is doing embellishments this month.  She also has some tutorials which are patterns for embroideries, the skate one is really nice.

I'm working on putting together an entry form for our show which will be in our Quilt Show Tab and then you can print out the entries.  Yes, its getting time to think about what you will enter in out fall show!  I hope this will be helpful, if I can make it work, and maybe more members will visit our blog.  The stats show that a limited amount of members visit and I think its the same ones all the time!  Thanks for those fans anyway.  If you're not visiting, you're missing out. I hope the blog becomes an important link to our show and will help us out in the setting up and getting ready.

I do thank our international visitors, its amazing to see where you come from and we appreciate you're showing up on our blog to check it out.

 Have a nice weekend from Diana.


  1. Thank you Diana and Laurie for posting such wonderful sites full of lots of information and patterns . Lots of beautiful things. Deb

  2. The blog is so informative and useful. The time spent by Laurie and Diana to keep things up to date is very appreciated. I make looking at the blog a part of my day just like looking at my e-mails. Try it you'll no doubt LOVE IT. Deanna