Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: MATH SHAPES

As I was looking at quilts in the Monroe quilt show yesterday, I realized that some of my favorites would require lots of math. This is because they use typical math shapes. Since I'm always looking for ideas for quilt inspiration, I added math shapes to the list. In desperate times, I can go right to the list. 

2D shapes anchor chart, includes sides and vertices, more geometry ideas here:

I'm not really desperate tonight, but I want to pursue the idea of using math shapes in quilting. So let's start by taking a look at how they're used in everyday items.

Tile pattern (via ):

Rhombus Laser Cut Wood Earrings by MoodWoodShop on Etsy:

Comprised of little more than white laminate dotted with various square panels, Ansorg GmbH's hidden light fixtures beneath simple panels create a striking piece of shadow play! #eventprofs #booths #exhibits:

A little advanced diy for me but still a good one! I may have someone else do it for me ^^:

Graphic Triangles 16 x 20 art print by shopampersand on Etsy:

TEX ALTA-10 Stone Source Rhombus shaped tiles, tactile surface based on textile design. Gorgeous color/texture variation:

Free instructions to make this cute and quick triangle bag on the Moda Blog! Makes a great gift!:

керамическая плитка Equipe Ceramicas Rhombus:

#chambre d'enfant - déco - mur - peinture - triangle - geometric - wall - paint:

Tokyo - Rug Collections - Designer Rugs - Premium Handmade rugs by Australia's leading rug company design:

bauhaus typically used primary colours emphasising the geometric shapes of the era.:

And a few quilts of the genre of math shapes...
Jenniffier's Quilts:

Sunset Baby Quilt (find fabric selections here ... | A Quilt is Nice

Down Grapevine Lane~~this is a very cool tutorial or pattern in blog but great pictures for one to figure out how to cut and sew the necessary squares.

Modern Squares Quilt | lookie at that fun quilting!

pattern from book Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt

Herringbone Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt | Yellow, gray, and white baby quilt. Half square triangles patchwork pieces are arranged to make a herringbone pattern.:

Simple piecing will leave you with a delightful quilt fit for a picnic in a meadow or as a charming gift for a loved one. The City Charm Quilt Kit from Connecting Threads

FREE PATTERN. Robert Kaufman Fabrics is a wholesale converter of quilting fabrics and textiles for manufacturers as well as a supplier to the retail, quilting, home decor, bridal, uniform, and apparel industries. Established in 1942.:

Pamela Wiley art quilts, in: Story Line: Wiley, Howard, and Moneyhun, curated by Susan Laney of Laney Comtemporary,  Posted at Good Bones Blog.:

Rectangle Log Cabin Quilt tutorial

Good evening, yall! Welcome to another NTT! I dont know about you, but when Ive worked on an...

As always, these quilts and about 5,000 others are on my "heart, quilts" board. Take a visit on Pinterest at any time.
Have a great week of quilting!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quilt Show Saturday in Monroe

We got moving early this morning because we had a two and a half hour drive to Monroe. Of course, I wanted a few hours at the show and Rich had planned to take two of the grands to Duck Commander to see where Duck Dynasty is recorded. 

The day was long but especially fun since I got to meet my bloggy friend, Marty of Marty's Fiber Musings, who walked me around, introduced me to guild members, and showed me some amazing quilts. 

I also met Ramona. The three of us participated in the Louisiana Traveling Quilt Bee. It was great to put the persons to the quilt blocks. 

These are just a few of the photos that I took. It's getting very late and our day was long, so I'm saying good night. Hopefully, you'll come back tomorrow for Sunday Quilt Inspiration. 

I'll also post many more pictures from the NLQGA Show later this week. Hope to see you then!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pin It Weekly #142

I usually start this weekly post asking what are you pinning lately. I'm genuinely curious about that. I've found some interesting Pinterest boards from a few answers. A few answers were, well, different. 
Ever had the itch to slap someone with the same fiish you were wearing? you can. God bless the USA:

Still it's an opportunity to learn about what's out there in the world. Even if I would prefer to avoid the different stuff.
Funny Animal Pictures Of The Day – 28 Pics The engagement one!!! Lol:
So I'll ask again: What have you been pinning lately?
Sewing Quilt that a...hand crank?!
I discovered an old photograph of a quilting bee. Just a random discovery that got me to thinking. What if I built a board around vintage photographs and quilts? I've included any vintage photograph so long as there was at least one quilt in it. 
How to Make an American Quilt. I love this movie in so many ways. The quilt made for this movie is called, "Where Love Resides" and it is beyond beautiful.:
Goodness, in no time at all I had 100 pins!
Carl Martin, my grandfather, posing in front of a Log Cabin Barn Raising quilt around 1900. Apparently, Log Cabin quilts run in my blood. --Judy Martin:

Quilt backdrop:

Cute kids sitting or standing in front of a stunning quilt...

quilt background:

Little old ladies sitting around a quilt, stitching away on it.
these gals have been doing this a long time. probably got them through lots of stuff.:

On blogging, "I like to think of hyperlinks like the stitches connecting quilt squares together." Kristen Lamb:

Hand Quilting in County Durham, England circa 1950.

North Louisiana Quilts:

And quilts on the line. 

quilt in background

Typical farmhouse, spring housecleaning, homemade quilts and bedding in sun. Coffee County, Alabama:

If you love both old photographs and quilts, let me know and I'll gladly add you to the list of collaborators. In the meantime, you're invited to visit my "old photographs, quilts" board. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Snappy Little Bag

Last weekend I took a few minutes to make a little bag. I'd read about them on Val's Quilting Studio. She has pictures of her many bags and a link to the tutorial. Please use that tutorial. I read it. 

But you know my Mary ways. Read something, put it aside, lose it. Then attempt the something without benefit of the directions.

I'm not unhappy. Really, I quite like my little prototype. But Val's are sooo much cuter. Ah well, that's my life. 

This little bag snaps shut, thanks to the metal slivers in the casing. Where does one get a metal sliver? One steals her husband's metal tape measure.

See that big, unwieldy, yellow tape measure? That's all it takes. One of these babies can make lots of bags, I'm fairly sure. Just remember to use the good old scissors when cutting the metal. (I had didn't have to say that, I know. I do feel guilty better, though.)

The stealing part is easier if one asks sweetly the day before her birthday. I got my skinny metal slivers, and he will (eventually) get a new big-man tape measure. 

Isn't this bird fabric just the cutest? Check out the teabags and the watches.  

Visit Val. Read the directions. Make a few of these. 

Look at the space in there! I wonder if I even made it the right size. It's supposed to be 6" X 8". I didn't even measure anything! Just cut fabric, quilted it, sewed it together and added the casing, then measured the metal tape against the bag. I love  sewing that way. It's my absolutely favorite way to sew! (Except when it doesn't work.)
Linking up with

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: B I R T H D A Y S

Tomorrow (Monday) is my birthday. I'll be on starting the topside of my fifties, catching up to Richard's 56. I figure a birthday party is in order. 

Photographs used as napkin rings is a memorable 50th birthday party idea.  See more planning a 50th birthday party ideas at

Fab Everyday | Because Everyday Life Should be Fabulous | Milestone Birthday: Planning my Dad's 70th Birthday Party:

1966 Limited Edition 2015 49th Birthday Party Shirt, 49 years old shirt, limited edition 49 year old, 49th birthday party tee shirt TH-138:

picture table by guest book:

50th birthday party decorations. Printable 50 th birthday decor rustic. 50 birthday centerpieces. Cheers to 50 years poster. Birthday sign 50th birthday party decorations decoration Printable 50 th birthday rustic decorations centerpieces Cheers to 50 years poster birthday chalkboard digital download birthday decor country style SunnyNotes 5.00 USD:

60th Birthday Ideas for a Guy:  Free Birthday Math Printable and More DIY Birthday Party Ideas:

80th Birthday Party Ideas:

Wine Adult birthday party invitation. Aged to perfection. Perfect invitation party theme for any wine lover. 30th, 40th, 50th, or any age!:

Made in 1954 60 th birthday   T-Shirt  Sizes Sm by KrazyKustomTees:

50's Birthday; blue, black and silver party, adult party, men´s party, for him Birthday Party Ideas | Photo 1 of 37 | Catch My Party:

Small Posters designed by Bruce.a Customer | Vistaprint:

And just a few quilts because it's my birthday and I love 'em!
Season By hand Yo Yo Mini-3.

Tips for beginner quilters:

Double Stacked Reunion Quilt..Sweetwater Quilts:

Love the pink background in this great granny quilt! Pattern by Bee in my Bonnet:

Antique Flying Geese Crib Quilt, OH?, 31" x 35 1/2", c mid 19th C. Etsy, Betsy Lewis:

"i do" quilt pattern:

Quilt made with vintage hankies!:

Happy Birthday to me. Happy quilting to us all!