Studio, What's on the Design Wall

What’s On The Design Wall: Flannel “Log Jam” Blocks

Continuing my series of posts on what is on the design wall… THE QUILTING HUSBAND IS BUSY AGAIN I had some of my blocks up on the design wall and Terry “The Quilting Husband” was getting impatient. He kept giving me subtle hints (and not too subtle hints) about moving my stuff off the design… Continue reading What’s On The Design Wall: Flannel “Log Jam” Blocks

Studio, What's on the Design Wall

What’s on the Design Wall: Flannel Shirt Log Jamming

Check out Sassy’s related post on her blog Schnauzer Snips about her time napping in flannel shirt material  Okay, I promise – no more posts about log jamming for a while after this post…maybe. The log jamming continues and now I have a new recruit: If you read the post This is the Story of a Quilting… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall: Flannel Shirt Log Jamming

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Studio

“Log Jamming”: The Sequel

This is a followup to my post What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming” : Last Tuesday evening I took the Log Jam Class at the Stitchin’ Post quilt shop, this time with the actual instructor, Jackie. Jackie is the Queen of the Log Jam (and a wonderful and fun instructor) and I picked up a… Continue reading “Log Jamming”: The Sequel

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Studio, What's on the Design Wall

What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming”

A couple of weeks ago I was scheduled to take a quilting class called “Log Jam“. Log Jam is an innovative way to rapidly create scrappy log cabin quilt blocks. If you are a new quilter or not a quilter, a “log cabin” block is a quilting block made by starting with a small center… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming”

Guest Blogger

Fun and Educational Activities to Drive the Indoor Blues Away (Guest Blogger Post)

Something for the awesome parents taking care of kids during the pandemic. A couple days ago Carrie@thespencersadventures.net reached out to me and stated: “For those days when it’s too hot or cold for my kids to play outside, I’ve amassed a pretty great library of activities that keep them entertained and educated. I’ve got arts… Continue reading Fun and Educational Activities to Drive the Indoor Blues Away (Guest Blogger Post)

A Crafter's Life, Studio, What's on the Design Wall

Pajama Sale and Finished Pieces

Annual “Pajama Sale” at the Stitchin’ Post Saturday November 11th was the annual PJ Sale at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. Each year I attend with quilting friends and last year I started bring Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) to the sale (as a bonus he drives there in the cold, dark and sometimes snowy weather… Continue reading Pajama Sale and Finished Pieces

Studio, What's on the Design Wall

What’s on the Design Wall: Backlog

Not all quilters are like me: saddled with a backlog of projects. I know quilters who (they are freaks!) work on ONE project at time, seeing it through completion, and not starting another project until their current project is complete. My mind does not work that way. I am basically that golden retriever in the movie… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall: Backlog

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Studio

Collaborative “Jamming”

I taught “The Quilting Husband”, Terry a couple months ago how to make log jam blocks. If you would like to know more about log jam blocks and “log jamming”, see these posts: What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming” “Log Jamming: The Sequel Terry, loaded with a box of color coordinated scraps I pre-selected,… Continue reading Collaborative “Jamming”

What's on the Design Wall

What’s on the…Design Carpet

It’s been a while since I’ve added anything to my series of posts:   “What’s on the Design Wall”, about my current project up on my design wall. However as my tierneycreates Beastie shared in the post Guest Blogger: What the heck is going on here? , my studio is packed up and turned back into… Continue reading What’s on the…Design Carpet

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Quilt Retreats, Studio

Pillow Power!

I’ve completed the Pillow Project – 5 pillows are made: 4 for my living room and one for my studio. Several of the pillows I began at the recent quilting retreat I attended (see post The Pillow Project). If you are just joining us, this post is a follow up to these five posts (as… Continue reading Pillow Power!

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Quilt Retreats, Studio, What's on the Design Wall

The Pillow Project

Continuing my series of posts about the annual May quilting retreat I attended with my Quilting Sisters in Vancouver, WA May 17 – 20. To read my previous posts about quilting retreats I’ve attended, see my post category – Retreats. Pulling Out the Old UFOs For this May’s annual quilting retreat I pulled out some… Continue reading The Pillow Project

A Crafter's Life

Random Follow-ups (Oct 2013 – Oct 2017)

To close out the tierneycreates 4th Year Blog Anniversary, I will randomly share random follows-ups on random posts from 2013 – 2017. It is not really a “the best of tierneycreates” it is more just “the random of tierneycreates”! If you’ve followed my blog the past 4 years it is likely you’ve never thought about… Continue reading Random Follow-ups (Oct 2013 – Oct 2017)

Fabric Scraps Obsession, Studio

Little Bits of Oregon Warmth

I finished the baby quilt I was making for a friend having her first baby. She has received it, and appears to really like it, so now I can post photos! I named the baby quilt – Little Bits of Oregon Warmth – it made from recycled flannel pieces from flannel quilts I have made or my quilting… Continue reading Little Bits of Oregon Warmth

A Crafter's Life

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Crafters (re-post)

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me about a really cool Stephen Covey themed workshop she attended at work. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, was definitely one of my most seminal/life-changing reads;  and one of my most precious books. At a previous job I led a series of workshops for… Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Crafters (re-post)

Studio, What's on the Design Wall

What’s on the Design Wall (Need Your Help)

Check out Sassy the Highly Opinionated Miniature Schnauzer’s blog on SchnauzerSnips, for her latest musings… BRIGHT COLOR!!! One of my blogging-buddies, Laura @ Create Art Every Day, recently asked me in response to my comment on one of her post: Have you ever done a quilt with lots of white or neutral (back)ground mixed with… Continue reading What’s on the Design Wall (Need Your Help)

A Crafter's Life

The “Downsized” Quilt

Today a thought popped into my head: “tierneycreates is a quilter’s blog, perhaps I should post something about quilting!” The Original Plan I completed the binding on a “log jam” (free form log cabin block piecing) quilt I am putting the in the July 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) called Modern Bedtime. It measures… Continue reading The “Downsized” Quilt

A Crafter's Life

Terry the Quilting Husband Hard at Work

Check out Sassy the Highly Opinionated Miniature Schnauzer’s blog page Schnauzer Snips for her latest musings. Quilt in Progress Terry the Quilting Husband has been hard at work finishing another quilt for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July 2016, hoping to get into the Male Quilter exhibit (in the upcoming weeks he will submit his… Continue reading Terry the Quilting Husband Hard at Work

A Crafter's Life

It’s a Keeper!

Check out Sassy the Highly Opinionated Miniature Schnauzer’s latest musings on the Schnauzer Snips page; and check out the latest updates on the Textile Adventures page.  UPDATE A little update to the post What’s on the Design Wall: “Log Jamming”: Terry, the “Quilting Husband” really got into making “log jam” style free form log cabin blocks.… Continue reading It’s a Keeper!

A Crafter's Life

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Crafters

Do you have a favorite inspirational book of all time? A book whose message you have woven into the core of who you are as a person? I do – Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you have not read this book, I highly recommend that you do. Recently revisiting this book… Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Crafters

Studio, What's on the Design Wall

What’s On the Design Wall: Not What Should Be There…

Check out Sassy the highly opinionated miniature schnauzer’s blog on the page Schnauzer Snips for her latest thoughts and adventures.  This is the last of my series of posts on the 4-day quilting retreat I attended last weekend. In my post Getting Ready to “Retreat” I shared photos of the projects I was bringing to the… Continue reading What’s On the Design Wall: Not What Should Be There…

A Crafter's Life, Audiobooks and Podcasts

Music!

This post was inspired by a post from a lovely blog I follow, From My Carolina Home: Going Down a Rabbit Hole of Music (and if you do not currently follow this blog, I suggest you check it out – lots of great posts on crafting, home decorating, and life!).  Returning to a Traditional Way to… Continue reading Music!

A Crafter's Life, Special Events

California Quilting Sisters Adventures, Part I

Currently I am on “holiday”, as my friends on the other side of the pond would call it. I am taking a lovely break from the snowstorms and biting cold of the Denver Metro area and relaxing in paradise. I’ll share a future post about my current adventures, however, as promised in a previous post,… Continue reading California Quilting Sisters Adventures, Part I

A Crafter's Life

“Human Storage” and Airport Lore

A little humor and lore to close out 2019… Human Storage For four years (2013 – 2017) until her passing in December 2017, I helped manage the blog for my miniature schnauzer Sassy, the Highly Opinionated Miniature Schnauzer – SCHNAUZER SNIPS: MUSINGS FROM A HIGHLY OPINIONATED MINIATURE SCHNAUZER. In February 2017 Sassy posted about Human Storage–… Continue reading “Human Storage” and Airport Lore

A Crafter's Life, Special Events

Bucket List Delight!

2019 was a year filled with some major lows but also some MAJOR HIGHS (the Universe tried to keep itself in balance?). These highs included being invited by the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture for my first solo art show (see posts Solo Show Seattle Municipal Tower, Part I, Solo Show Seattle Municipal Tower,… Continue reading Bucket List Delight!