Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Oh, Fransson!

Last night I poured over Elizabeth Hartman's  blog Oh, Fransson!.  I had seen her blog's name come up before.   Who could forget it?  But I hadn't really visited her blog until this week.  Wow!  Not only does Elizabeth do beautiful work, she blogs with such excellent clarity that learning from her is really a joy.  I learned more from reading through her 2009 Quilt-along, designed for beginners, than I've learned from many a dry (and outdated) quilting book checkout out from the library.

Elizabeth's post Color Basics for Quilting discusses color schemes with full-sized quilt examples to give you a real-world idea of how fabric swatches play out.  Her post on Choosing Fabric for the Mod Sampler quilt along, makes me want to run out and start projects in a whole slew of her fabric group examples.  And then there's the regular stuff, like Making a Quilt Sandwich and Making & Sewing Binding.  Elizabeth does some things different than most bloggers (like pressing seams open), so her tutorials provide a new way of looking at things.  I've struggled with understanding the binding process, and after seeing her pictures I know that I finally get it.

My very favorite piece of work is Elizabeth's current quilt-along, the Paintbox Quilt.  If my husband would let me, I'd make something like that for our bed.  Since that's not likely, I'll just have to dream about it...

1 comment:

  1. I love her too! She's very helpful. BTW: I am very impressed with your skills lady. Great stuff! I'd love to help with your charity desires if you are interested.


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