Sunday, November 30, 2014

The L-Tryptophan Aftermath

A lot of us   cooked a turkey this week. We probably ate some too. (Sorry, all you people on the other side of the world. You might have missed the feast).  These were the herbs I used when I made the stuffing.  Did L-Tryptophan have you drowsy and non-productive?  Not here.  It's been very productive here.  Lots of shipping, boxing up, and such.  Trunk shows are being shipped and lots and lots of you took advantage of our sale at Etsy.

This sale is still on for another 24 hours - Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY20 for a 20% discount on everything.

Did you venture out on Black Friday?  Can't say I did - but I did do some damage online.

I received my Nightingale quilt back from France.  It's in the current issue of Quiltmania Magazine. Sadly, I haven't gotten my issue in the mail yet.  Fingers crossed it arrives tomorrow.  One day of snuggling with it and it is back out on a trunk show... My quilts travel more than me.

I hand quilted it with Big Stitch hand quilting using Aurifil 12wt thread and Tulip Hiroshima milliner needles.

My week doesn't get any slower.  I hope to start binding Mrs. Billings in a day or so!!!!! I'll have pictures of that next week. Before that,  Polly and I are off on a little adventure next weekend.  We'll keep you posted.

Oh, and for all of you doing the Austin Bluebird Sampler Block of the Month - and all of you who will soon start it - I'm going to do a little tutorial on each month starting in January.  Tutorial probably isn't the best description. Maybe just a few tips, some interesting facts, and whatnots along with pictures of some of the construction.  We'll soon be getting in a few kits in December - as will many of your favorite online and brick and mortar shops.  By the end of December it won't be hard to find.




gailss said...

Oooh, pretty quilt and perfect for this time of year. Does look like it is a snuggly type of quilt and just what is needed now...

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the quilt looks lovely with the hand quilting in it. We finished up our pies today - so glad to get that out of the way - I think I will need to start a diet tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! Did you make the quilt hanging on the wall too?

WoolenSails said...

I love that quilt and I love how you did the stitching. I hand stitch but I cannot seem to get the large ones to look nice and even, guess I need to practice;)


Carrie said...

Nightingale is gorgeous - even better than that little picture on IG. And of course, I didn't get to see it in person. LOL

Trunk shows... I can only call them a "necessary evil" because experience and observation has taught me that not everybody treats "your" quilts like they treat their own. Then again, maybe they treat their quilts that haphazardly too.

I hope you and the sister have an awesome adventure - BIG! EXCITING!

Elaine said...

Just love the stitching on that quilt. Thanks for posting an even better look at it. :)

I bought one of your special wooden hoops to learn how to big stitch, but there isn't any voodoo in it; I still need to practice! ;)

Just wondering if your stitches turn out the same size on the back of the quilt? That's what I'm mainly struggling with; the top looks okay, but the back looks like a bunch of specks without constant inspecting/redoing!

moosecraft said...

Love the Nightingale quilt... the big stitch quilting adds a good amount of interest to it too... looking forward to seeing your tips on the Austin Bluebird quilt too!

susiefloozie said...

Beautiful quilting. Really adds some punch to the quilt.

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I love your handwork. A true reflective of what a quilt should be. Thank you for sharing. P., Dexter.

audrey said...

LOVE the stitching on Nightingale! Just perfect.

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