|A nesting pair of bald eagles nesting near Johnson City TN|
East Tennessee State University is following this darling couple with a live camera feed. They have eggs in the nest that should be hatching soon. When I checked the cam just now, they were eating supper. Check them out at: ETSU Live Eagle Cam.
News from the Studio
Just shoot me!
So, I swore off buying any more fabric until I finish a few of them. But a recent 45% off sale from Craftsy sucked me in. Check out this gorgeous line from Robert Kaufman. I saw it and my mouth started watering - really! So quick - I designed a super simple twin size Hunter's Star, and ordered 2 layer cakes (and a jelly roll which will be used to decorate the studio for now). Of course, I didn't discover that I only need 1 layer cake for my quilt until I had already drooled on both of them.
Off the FrameI came to a stopping place on J's lovely Rippling Star quilt. so I took it off the frame for a few days to work in a couple of quick quilts. Doesn't it remind you of a happy french garden?
Tips and TechniquesAre you "scrappy-challenged" like I am? Do you always agonize about what would look great with what, and change your mind a million times per block? Well I have a solution. But first you have to GIVE UP CONTROL and embrace the notion of "random."
- First, USE A PRE-CUT! It contains all of the fabrics from the same line, and they all already go together!
- Next, put the pieces you need to join into separate containers, and jumble them up.
- Then, squeeze your eyes shut, refuse to look into the boxes, and pull out one piece from each box. No, no! Do not make a decision about whether they look good together. They DO. They were designed to go together!
- I do, indeed, give you permission to put a piece back if it EXACTLY matches the other one.
Learning for the WeekDoing taxes makes my head hurt.
Enjoy your weekend, and for Pete's sake, go quilt something!