Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Blog Address

My blog officially has been moved! It has taken longer than it should because it is in conjunction with completely redoing my entire site. This is the "soft" opening. Right now there are a lot of things that still need to be fixed. I didn't know how to fix them while the site was off-site. What I mean to say is please be patient with me while the kinx are getting worked out. Email me if you have any questions at kluckau@moosequilts.com. I will be having a Grand Re-Opening with lots of sales once I think everything is fixed. Until then, the blog is mostly working properly. The new blog address is:

Nice and easy address. If you have suggestions about how to make that blog easier for you to follow, please let me know. I only know RSS, and I don't think that works for the wordpress platform that the new blog is in. I still receive comments made on this blog. Thank you for your help in this transition!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Blog Address in Process

I am in the middle of redoing my website and blog. I have transferred my blog to the new site already, so I don't want to add new content here. I will post the new link here when it becomes active. I was hoping to get it finished this week, but with Thanksgiving, next week is more realistic. I have been posting on Facebook and Instagram. (If those links don't work, my name on social media is MooseQuilts.) I'd love to see you there!

Stay tuned for the new site because I will have some "Grand Reopening" prize giveaways!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moda Bake Shop: Hallie's Hexi Stars

Today I have a post at Moda Bake Shop!
This is something new for me. I wanted to do something different with the hexagons that are all the rage. I cut them apart and sewed them together to make Hexi Stars. It was even more of a stretch because I hand pieced them - and I liked it!
I was really surprised that I liked it because I have tried hand work before. I don't enjoy hand applique. I only hand bind when I am not in a hurry, so that doesn't happen very often. I guess I am learning to appreciate slow arts. Last year I did some hand quilting (http://moosequilts.blogspot.com/2012/07/obsession.html) and I did enjoy that. I think it is interesting that even though I like to do things quickly, there is some hand work that is quick enough that I don't get frustrated. The hand piecing wasn't as fiddly as applique. Even my large hands can find success hand piecing.
The best part about hand piecing a small project like this is the portability. I made this table topper while waiting for children in different places. It was great to be able to do something constructive with my time instead of just waiting.
I hope you will give hand piecing a try. This small project (about 24") was really fun!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quilting in Space?!?

I just read a fun story about quilting in space!
Here's a link to the story about Astronaut Karen Nyberg: http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-110113a.html There's an amazing video where Karen explains how it works to sew in space. (And she has a fabulous ponytail!)
This picture is from the article.
Then it gets better! Next year in Houston at the International Quilt Festival this block will be part of a quilt along with other star blocks that we can submit!
Here's a link to the details:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fall Market

After getting to the hotel at 3:00 yesterday morning and getting three hours of sleep, we are all set up for Market! For some reason Blogger won't let me post pictures from my mobile device, but I have figured out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @moosequilts. See you there!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Quilt Featured at McCall's Quilting Blog FREE PATTERN

McCall's Quilting blog is featuring one of my favorite quilts that I have made, and I don't even have a picture of it! It's called Urban Neighborhood. It is a modern quilt made using a charm pack and three different shades of gray. I used Hope Valley, my favorite Denyse Schmidt line, for the color.

You can find a picture on their blog:

From their post, there is a link to the pattern FREE! The pattern features the quilt in a colorway perfect for fall!

Monday, October 7, 2013

FREE Paper Pieced Teapot Pattern

My friend from our local quilt shop, Gracie Lou's Quilt Shoppe, called me before shop hop and asked for my help. I love to help out when I can. She was making a pattern for shop hop. This is what we came up with:
She was looking for a paper pieced teapot. I designed one using EQ7. She made it up into a table runner. I am offering it to my gracious readers for FREE in case one of you can have fun with it.
Here's a link to the pattern:
It is a 6" finished block. One of these days I will post a paper piecing tutorial, but for now the pattern will have to do.
Happy Quilting!