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!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sewing Desk Makeover

Have you ever made up a project to keep one (or more) of your kids busy??? This one worked in my favor. My oldest has decided she likes to paint. These are our stools I let her paint not too long ago.
A couple days ago I was sitting at my old, drab sewing desk and a lightbulb came on in my head! I could let my daughter paint this desk! It would give it new life, and I wouldn't mind some color in my sewing room! In the rest of the house, I am pretty conservative with my color palatte because I don't have much sense of style when it comes to decorating a living space.
The secret to painting for me is to go to the mis-tints at my local paint shop. I have never not liked their paint. I have, however, often not like paint that I have spent hours picking the color.
Today I found this fun blue color, "Blue Mine" in the mis-tints. It was perfect!

One drawer was broken in the process. It is an old desk that I picked up at a second hand store years ago. We should be able to fix it.

Side note - I recently noticed that the drawers of the desk smell old. They have always smelled, but I had become accustomed to the smell. A few weeks ago, I put a bar of soap in each of the drawers, and they are smelling better already!
I can't wait until this dries enough to put it back in the corner of my sewing room!