Do you come across any quilt blocks or quilt tops and wonder “What pattern is that?”. I certainly did when I bought my first antique quilt blocks! I was a newbie to quilting and knew nothing about patterns. Behold, the “Encyclopedia of pieced Quilt patterns”. This book is AMAZING!! I mean, just, AMAZING! Any block or pattern there ever was is in here, catalogued in … Continue reading “The Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns” by Barbara Brackman and my Crows Nest Quilt.
And the winner is… Jessica AND Amy!! 🐱❤ Surprise: we have goodies for everyone!! 🌱 Every kitty deserves some Purrvana Kitty Kush! 😊 (Please email me your mailing address and I’ll get these out in the next day or two! Rayssewcrafty@gmail.com) For today’s #MakeSomething Monday , I’ll be posting about my current obsession: Karen’s Mischief Quilt ,that is paper pieced!! Karen , at The DIY … Continue reading The #MischiefQuilt by Karen at The DIY Addict! (And a WINNER!)
If you have an AccuQuilt, then you know how helpful the dies are when it comes to cutting your borders,squares and even half square triangles. AccuQuilt also has dies that make a whole project with one die! This Blog hop, organized by AccuQuilt, is dedicated to those B.O.B. (Block on Board) dies! During this blog hop, all of the patterns of the dies being featured … Continue reading AccuQuilt’s B.O.B. Blog Hop- My Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Have you caught the English Paper Piecing bug yet?! 🙂 I have!! (You can read my first post on my discovery of paper piecing here.) And I’m more than happy to start off Diane’s , from Crafty Pod, “12 Hexies (or less) Blog Hop”. Diane is such a talented designer, writer and crafter, please check out her page and show her some love! Ray’s Sew … Continue reading The 12 Hexies (or less) Blog Hop
I have recently discovered this hashtag on Instagram and I am hooked! I had tried some hexagon paper pieces at Road 2 California, but I never really found the joy in it. And then one day, I went to class and saw my friend, Sally, working on this adorable pattern! She was kind enough to give me the pattern and paper pieces once she finished … Continue reading #EnglishPaperPiecing is amazing!
If you are not a part of Eleanor’s Mystery Quilt Block party, you are missing out!! Last month, Marianne Fons was accused of stealing Eleanor’s quilt! You can view that episode at quiltinaday.tv here! With word spreading of Eleanor’s quilt missing, accusations began to point towards Alex Anderson !! Do you think she stole the quilt?! While Eleanor was “setting the stage” in the studio, … Continue reading An interview with Alex Anderson!
As some of you may know, Road 2 CA is “The Best in the West”! After I heard that, there was no doubt that I was going to be attending that quilt show/ quilters conference in Ontario!! Before I get into my exciting Road 2 CA blogpost, I want to officially announce that I am working for Eleanor Burns and Quilt in a Day. Many … Continue reading Road 2 California Quilter’s Conference
Quilt in a Day has a new ruler: the Wonky Ruler! It is designed by Eleanor And Orion Burns. And just like all of Quilt in a Day’s ruler and patterns, it is super easy to use! You construct your log cabin center like you normally would, add your sides using STRIPS and then place your block under your ruler. Center the square marked on … Continue reading The Wonky Log Cabin!
How is everyone’s holiday season going? I’ve gotten so busy decorating for the holidays, planning what I’m doing with my family for Christmas and trying to divide up my time with all of my siblings! My blog “Ray’s sew Crafty” is turning into “Ray’s sew Lazy”!!! BUT I am happy to announce that this Christmas season I learned and made 17 Christmas stockings! Oh and … Continue reading Happy holidays to all! My holiday season “update” 🎄
I had the pleasure of taking THE log cabin class from, the one and only, Eleanor Burns; She has an incredible Koala studio in her home, Bear’s Paw Ranch in Julian,CA. It was a fun-filled day for me, starting with the drive to Julian. I was born and raised in the heart of L.A. and seeing all those acres of crops and land and animals … Continue reading Log Cabin in Julian with Eleanor burns 🙂 *Picture Loaded!*