New Web Site Address

23 11 2015

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Hello! I’m moving the site where I post the links and pictures that go along with my podcast to a new location, so please update your links and meet me over at:

www.offkilterquilt.com

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Episode 175: The Pattern Spectrum Episode

19 11 2015

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com/e/episode-175-the-pattern-spectrum-episode/?token=dd4372e48b6a8a5f7e80e4649112256b

The Snowflake Table Runner:

tablerunner1http://www.connectingthreads.com/kits/Snowflake_Table_Runner_Kit__D8298.html

The latest pot holder, unbasted and unquilted:

potholder1Pot holder tutorial: http://www.simplynotable.com/2014/modern-quilted-potholder/

Thanks to Vivienne for the link to this interesting article about how much fabric designers make: http://whileshenaps.com/2014/11/fabric-designers-earn.html

Heather Jones’ new book, Quilt Local: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1617691763?keywords=heather%20jones&qid=1447898226&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Heather’s website: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/about/

My mom posted this tutorial on Facebook; I might just try it: http://weallsew.com/aurora-feathered-star-quilt-block-tutorial/

Kristin posted this Fat Quarter Shop binding tutorial link on the FB Twilters page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k63ZGAS2Xo

Want to join us Twilters? Just let me know and I’ll get you signed up!

For a fun read–The Tangled Thread Awards: http://thesaltyquilter.com/2015/09/21/the-tangled-thread-awards/

Crafty Planner episode with Zak Foster: http://craftyplanner.com/2015/11/09/zak-foster/ 

Zak Foster website: http://www.zakfoster.com/

The book I’m reading for book group: http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Missing-Emma-Healey-ebook/dp/B00FJ3AAWQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447898432&sr=1-1&keywords=elizabeth+is+missing





Episode 174: Let Us Now Praise Famous Quilts

9 11 2015

Listen here:

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com/e/episode-174-let-us-now-praise-famous-quilts/?token=b9954976e221587786674a4904874020

Carie’s (and to some extent Ben’s) Wedding Quilt is done!

cariefinish1weddingquilt_2015[1]Me and Carie and Ben with the quilt at Carie’s mom’s house:

ben and carie and me and quilt

I finally made some pot holders!

pot holders

The postcard I picked up at Duke’s Nasher Musuem–don’t you think this would make a cool quilt?

nasherpostcard

I talk about famous quilts of the 21st century on this ep. What are some quilts that you’ll think we’ll remember? Certainly, for me, Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s double wedding ring quilt, “Double-Edged Love” fills the bill:

https://theoffkilterquilt.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/7b251-wolfe.jpg?w=528&h=662

Jacquie Gering’s “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead” is another famous one:

https://jacquietps.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/bang_overall_final-1.jpg?w=544&h=662What are some of the famous quilts you can think of?

Here’s a link to Color + Pattern by Khristian Howell: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1631590413?keywords=color%20%2B%20pattern&qid=1446820599&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Want to read about the difference between modern and contemporary quilts? Go here … http://modernquilts.com/tag/modern-versus-contemporary/

A little quilt history for you … http://www.southernspaces.org/content/tulip-quilt-ca-1880

Houston pix from Quilter’s Newsletter:

http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn/2015/10/27/images-from-houston/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=qn-bga-nl-151105-ImagesHoustonBlog&et_mid=796319&rid=241278001

http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn/2015/11/02/more-photos-from-international-quilt-festival/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=qn-bga-nl-151105-MorePhotosHoustonBlog&et_mid=796319&rid=241278001

Finally, an interesting post on improv quilting:http://naptimequilter.blogspot.com/2015/10/what-really-counts-as-improv-quilting.html





Episode 173: Travis Snores, Part 2

25 10 2015

 

 

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com/e/episode-173-travis-snores-part-2/

shoes1Wedding shoes … the ones I didn’t take back.

Another view:

shoes2

And me in my dress, from a distance:

dress

Here’s the templates I’m using to mark Carie’s quilt:

templateAnd here’s Travis, the star of our show:

Travis porch

See you next time! Don’t forget to comment! Travis loves comments!





Episode 172: The Bathroom Tour Episode

7 10 2015

To access this episode via Podbean:

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com/e/episode-172-the-bathroom-tour-episode/?token=59422f8f12ca6c674258e757136470a5

Carie’s wedding quilt, pre-sandwich:

 

carrietop1

A corner:

carietop2

The backing fabric, which I love and looks like cells:

backing fabric

Bathroom tour!

bath2

The hilarious noise you hear in the first quilt diary? Travis snoring.

See you soon!





Episode 171: The Abstract Expressionists Episode

18 09 2015

Early draft of Carie’s wedding quilt (this picture makes it look modern, but it will end up traditional, with cornerstones and everything):

wedding quilt1

A painting by Jean Helion, who has another (similar painting) hanging at the NC Art Museum:

https://i2.wp.com/image.invaluable.com/housePhotos/christies/64/302764/H0027-L22002563.jpg

I really loved this:

http://thenewinquiry.com/features/some-rules-for-teachers/

Looking for new people to follow on Instagram? Check this out:

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-100-best-instagram-accounts





Episode 170: The Fairly Sad Episode

3 09 2015

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com/e/episode-170-the-fairly-sad-episode/?token=80e8a85858d6c7f21171669406c05cf9

 

Playing with scraps and “making” fabric:

made fabric

Look at this stranger critter that showed up outside our front door:

spicebush2It’s a Spicebush Swallowtail caterpiller. It looks like a goldfish got stuck to the doorway. Little bit weird!

Don’t forget the label!

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/how-to-quilt/finishing/making-quilt-labels

 

A fun infographic about copyright:

http://thebluebottletree.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Copyright-Infographic-crafters.jpg