I am an American by birth. My mother was also born in the US, and her parents were too. My great-grandmother and great-grandfather moved to the States from Lithuania at the end of the 1800s. My father and all his family are from Iraq. We grew up knowing about the Holocaust but my family was never affected closely. As Jews, we are all affected, but my family was a bit more removed than most.
My grandson turned two in August. For his birthday, we bought him a big boy bed. The time has come to move out of the crib and have a real bed. Besides, in a month (b’shaa tova) my kids are expecting a new baby and they’ll need the crib for her. Continue reading “A New Quilt for My Grandson”
I had never entered an exhibition before. This is the first year that I’ve really been involved with the Israel Quilt Association. Every year they have an exhibition and this year I entered it. What fun!
The theme of the competition was the five senses. It was so much fun to see everyone’s interpretation of what the five senses meant to them. I chose the sense of sound. Continue reading “Five Senses Exhibition”
Every year the Israel Quilt Association has its annual workshop. It’s three days of quilting fun. Last year, I was only able to go for one day. This year I went to the whole thing. As my daughter likes to tell me, I went to quilting camp.
I didn’t really know what to call this quilt. The pattern is modern and the fabric is really out there. Not surprisingly, it’s Tula Pink fabric. I’m not sure what the collection is called, but it has otters on Saturn, so I think Cosmic kind of covers it.
My good friend Ziza recently went from being a grandmother of 3 beautiful grandchildren to being the grandmother of 5. That’s pretty impressive. She had two new additions to the family just a month apart. Time for me to do some quilting.
It finally came! Summer is officially here. I just got the fabric that I ordered for my summer sampler quilt. What is the summer sampler you ask? It is a modern quilt pattern designed by some of the best quilt bloggers that are out there today.
I love weddings. Now that may not seem relevant in a quilting blog, but the reason that I bring it up here is that a wedding brought Harriet to Israel. Harriet Carpanini is a Handi Quilter Educator from Indiana. She came to Israel for her neice’s wedding, and during her week-long trip she found some time to share her knowledge with a few of us on this side of the ocean.
Sometimes things go smoothly and sometimes they don’t. There are quilts that just get finished in the blink of an eye and there are others that just seem to take forever. This is a story about two such quilts. Continue reading “A tale of two quilts”
I am still on my kick to get the most out of a fat quarter that I can. There are a ton of ways to cut a fat quarter. Every time I start a new project, I always look up different ways to cut them. I found a very useful chart on a very helpful blog called Bright Linen. Ashton Bynum has a ton of cutting guides that I go to frequently. Since the standard size of a fat quarter is 18″x22″, you should be able to get the same cuts from each fat quarter. That works most of the time.