The best explanation of my hiatus is...burn out. Months passed without stepping foot in my happy place. Then it was "Enter with CAUTION!" I thought Mr. Podunk was going to need the hedge trimmers to release me from all the cobwebs.
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Working with the color red feeds my quilting soul. No other color excites me quite like red. Do you have a color that sparks your creativity? Is there one color that will keep you sewing for hours just because you love the color so much? Mine of course is RED.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Just when you think you finally have a good grasp, handle or plan for the UFO's and scrap fabrics, this happens. You discover a box of forgotten scraps.
This is my applique scraps and tool kit. The good thing is it's pretty well organized and small. Let's dig in here and see if I can come up with a plan to use up some of scrap pieces.
Sunday, January 23, 2022
The HST trimming is progressing along slowly. If you have no idea what I'm talking about you can read all about my HUGE stash of bonus HST's by clicking this link https://podunkpretties.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-joy-of-hsts-stitch-clip-and-flip-fun.html
The slow progress is partly due to this Quilt In a Day ruler. It works great but man is it slick.
Most of my rulers have been plastered with Nexcare transparent tape. The tape has a texture that grips fabric pretty good. This 6.5" ruler is my most used ruler and has many pieces of the grippy tape. Seems like overkill but it works. Maybe it works so well on the 6.5" ruler because it's small and easier to control the slipping.
Friday, January 21, 2022
There's many quilting subscription boxes available online these days. It seems like every year a few more become available. This is my second time trying out a new to me box. For me it's like I'm getting a surprise gift every month. The only thing that would make it better is if it were FREE. I don't think the Sew Yeah brothers are on the same page but you never know maybe they'll surprise me someday. (Brody, if your reading this...HINT,HINT, my birthday is the first week of April)
Okay, lets start digging into the Sew Yeah Basics Box. First thing to mention is the theme of the year. BASICS, this means every box this year will include fabrics from a basic line of fabric. Twelve different designer fabric manufacturers have signed on to fill these boxes. To me basic fabrics means it could be solids, marbled, gingham, dots or a blender of any kind.
This is probably the most basic and unattractive subscription box I've seen. But I knew this in advance, they shared the BASIC box in a couple of their videos. The black tissue paper is pretty BASIC also and it's their brand color so it too was to be expected. I'm sure my loyal followers at this point are wondering why I would choose this box. Honestly, I wonder myself!...LOL! I like a surprise and a challenge. You see, the Sew Yeah Brothers like to challenge quilters to get out of their comfort zone. Whether it be with color or style. To some degree I agree with them. In order to grow in any area of life one must be a little uncomfortable sometimes. Well I'm uncomfortable with this box so far, mission accomplished!
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Today I'm doing a little shout out post to a new to me quilter. Her name is Brenda. Brenda's YouTube Channel is called Conquering Mount Scrapmore. I love the name! Since finding her channel there are days when I step into my Podunk Pretties Studio and think to myself....Welcome to Mount Scrapmore. It's so fitting for most of us, right?