What's Coming Up Thanksgiving Week

Seems like I hit the "publish" button too soon this morning on my teaser post about the Tuesday Sew in Love with Fabrics tutorial. (Those who get emails about this blog post know what I'm talking about.) You saw these fabrics and wondered, huh? It's coming on Tuesday, I promise, with a giveaway.

Tuesday blog post with a giveaway of the Dreamscape Fabrics
Also, I'm finishing up my Jack's Chain block and hope to have a FREE pattern for the large block by Friday. Just in time for Black Friday, when I NEVER, EVER go shopping. But online shopping is ok, right? This block is so large that it's going to be a perfect table topper. And I've simplified it so that if you're very careful with your 1/4" seams, you don't need to resort to y-seams. Good news!
Jack's Chain Block
I also have a few new collections by Windham that I sort of have an idea about.  One is a sweet novelty print called Farm. Scratching my head for something sweet to make for my little granddaughter who is learning language at a fast pace (she's almost 3).

Farm by Windham Fabrics
And, finally, I hope to share a little of the process of making my Coffee Filter Mariner's Compass. I use a 20" size filter (like they use in Starbuck's for the 100 cup makers) to draft a simple compass and then surround it with a halo of flying geese. I just taught the class on Friday to a local quilt guild and I will be teaching it again in January at the Road to California Quilt Show. Here's a teaser for that:

20" diameter coffee filters
Here's one of my teaching samples. I'm working on two (yes, TWO) this weekend and I think you'll like to see the different looks using very different fabrics.

32" Coffee Filter Mariner's Compass quilt

You're probably thinking that I've forgotten it's Thanksgiving week and that I have to cook for days and a lot of people. Not this year. I'm going to my daughter's house with pies and rolls. She's in charge of the other food. Good news again! This gives me more time to sew this week.


  1. I've been loving the projects using those fabrics. Can't wait to see yours. Coffee filters and compasses??? Interesting.

  2. Love the compass and the adorable farm theme fabric!

  3. I really like the dreamscape fabrics. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them. So, tell me where you get these 20" coffee filters--do you buy them from Starbucks? Inquiring minds want to know (at least mine does:-). I like the Mariner's Compass block.

  4. I remember you teaching us with coffee filters when you lived here. it was a lot of fun.
    Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family.

  5. This line is yummiest.Wishing you a great Thanksgiving with your family!

  6. How wonderful to have a daughter to visit, and one who is doing the big cooking! I let Kroger do it. I'm just not up for it this year. Love seeing these teasers!

  7. Never would have thought to use coffee filters, but guess it works!!


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