One of my best friend's daughter is Jessica Jones from How About Orange. Jessica designs some of my favorite fabric. This is Calliope from one of her earlier lines, Amusement Park.
(Purse made by Jessica's mother using the Buttercup Bag pattern)
Last Sunday, Mark was doing some measurements at a new housing tract sales office and I was wandering through some of the model homes when I saw this bedroom. This interior designer clearly knew what she was doing!
I have been doing a lot of paper piecing, and I use the method where you have to fold the stitching line over a post card so you can trim your fabric. My friend, Terri, makes amazing pouches (and lots of other cool things), and she sent me this postcard with my last order. This is the postcard I'm using while I paper piece. I think of her with every fold of the paper. It's almost like she is there sewing with me. Almost. Really having her in my sewing room would be so much better!
winery with our name!
Two things I have learned recently while paper piecing and then making a corresponding ticker tape quilt block. When I first started the ticker tape blocks, I would trim my ticker tapes with a rotary cutter and then cut them again with a pinking shears. It seemed like a lot of extra work and they weren't always as straight as I wanted. (Not that I'm planning on redoing it, that's for sure.)
Apply that advice in whatever way you see fit.