As in "I'm late..." Today is Friday and no, I don't have a date. Other than it's Friday and I'm late with this blog post.
I've swiped this picture from Susan Ache... I am considering dropping everything to start making half-triangle squares so I can copy whatever it is that she's making.
Thank you for the comments about the Which White... post. We've got more posts like that planned - about washing quilts, pre-washing fabrics, wide backings and I don't remember what else. If you have anything you'd like to add to the list - just let me know.
In the meantime... I will get to a few other questions that have come up. Clothespins. You liked the mini clothespins... we've got four different sets.
These are the For Good Measure - Bright. There are twenty-six positively adorable mini clothespins in each bag.
And if "classic" is more your style... For Good Measure Red & Blue. The clothespins measure a bit less than 1/2" wide and a skosh less than 2" long.
If you just want cute patterns... Make Your Mark Red & Blue. And if Bright is your jam... of course Joy designed those too.
Two important things to tell you about these clothespins - first, they were designed by Joy Ansell, graphic designer extraordinaire. From tins to suitcases, clothespins to "can't tell you about it just yet" things, Joy creates a lot of Moda's "Fun Stuff".
Second, all four sets of these clothespins are in stores now. Or they will be. If your favorite quilt shop doesn't carry them, ask! They're in stock and ready to ship - while they last.
Aurifil Thread - we wish them a very Happy 10th Anniversary!
We've been honored to work with them for many years, a friendship-relationship that they have been writing about on the Auribuzz blog. Here are those posts:
- Moda + Aurifil
- Moda + Aurifil - Interviews with Elena and Alex of Aurifil
- Stacy Iest Hsu
- Kate Spain + Brigitte Heitland
- Moda + Aurifil - Interview with ModaLissa - Lissa Alexander - and Pro Tips
- Pat Sloan + Me & My Sister Designs
- Lynne Hagmeier + Minick & Simpson
- Joanna Figueroa
What's particularly important is that there will be a post later today - Friday, September 29 - announcing a couple of the upcoming collections (Think Fall Market sneak peek...) and a wonderful contest.
While you're there, absolutely check out their terrific posts about their threads -
- All About Aurifil, Part 1
- All About Aurifil, Part 2
- All About Aurifil, Part 3
- All About Aurifil, Part 4
One last thing... I received a question a few weeks ago about backgrounds, specifically "how do I decide whether to use a scrappy background or just one?" I'm working on that answer - I need a few pictures to explain what I mean. So I haven't forgotten about it!
I mention it now because we always want to know what you want to hear about it. Maybe not this coming month - you know, that Market thing looms. But we're working on our plans for the rest of the year and next year so if there's something you'd like us to consider, leave a comment.
Have a wonderful weekend - I hope it's a lovely Autumn where you are.