Cloth-folding Magic of Furoshiki

wine bottle carrier FuroshikiFuroshiki, a Japanese method of folding cloth into useful things

Using a 105  centimeter (just over 41 inches) cloth, look what you can do! I am fascinated by this method of folding. How green! How clever! I first saw this at my last quilt retreat as one of the gals showed us how to do a bag and the wine bottle carrier.

The Japanese way is to use a beautiful silk piece, but I don’t see why this couldn’t work with some 100% cotton quilting fabric too. Grab some fabric and give it a try!

Houston Star Block Challenge Quilts

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Photo from Karen Nyberg’s Facebook page

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg’s Star Block Challenge Results are AMAZING!

So many blocks were turned in they had to make lots of quilts! In the photo at left, my block is in the 6th row, 5th from the left! Star Block for Challenge 001

Check out all the Star Block Challenge quilts that were displayed at the Houston show last month.

And if you submitted a block, happy hunting!

Towerhouse Quilts Open House

Towerhouse 2014 spring (2)Towerhouse Quilts Annual Open House

It’s time for fun, tours, and shopping at my annual Open House! Stop by between 1-4 pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and have some fun and meet some fellow quilters.

There will be some shopping opportunities as well with Kathy from MoonSilver Studio and Janan with her beautiful felted creations. I will have some fabric, small quilts, and other items for sale as well.

There will be treats and beverages to be enjoyed while you mingle. I hope to see many of you local folks there! If you need directions, please contact me.