Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New To Linen

I'm a linen newbie.  I have almost zero experience sewing with it.

Here's the extent of my use so far:  I am making lots of hexagons with cotton fabric.  I thought it'd be beautiful to make a zillion hexagons out of linen to put between the flowers on a grandmother's flower garden quilt...

So I bought some.  I think I got 3 yards.  I tried to make a 1 inch hexagon out of it.  Not so good.  The weave was really not tight enough to hold the knot that I used when trying to baste.

:( Very sad.  Must come up with another plan.

But the bright side of this story is that I have almost 3 yards of linen... It's lost in my sewing room at the moment, but I know it's in there somewhere!  I'll find it before January...  If not, I can always buy some more!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Badges anyone?

Does anyone know how to make a pretty little badge for our lovely little linen bee?  I'd love to have one as a link on my blog!  How about you?


Linen finds

I found some lovely black linen (about 3 yards) at a thrift store for $1. So with my savings I purchased some tan and white linen from JoAnn's (the only place I could get to with a limited amount of time!). The fabric is calling to me. I can hardly wait to get started with our bee!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Moving Into Our New Blog

Hello, ladies!  Thanks for agreeing to participate in this upcoming adventure...

I want us to make our blog reflect who WE are, so please, by all means, make yourselves at home.  If you've got the html skills or knowledge, knock yourself out. :)  Make any changes you'd like.

We have 7 of our 12 members moved into this blog as of now.  My plan is to make us all administrators so that all of us will have the power to delete spam comments and do all the other maintenance that blogs require.

How about we start posting some pictures and links to quilts that inspire us?  Especially quilts made with linen?

I'll do some surfing and see if I can find pictures of quilts that strike my fancy...  You do the same!