Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quilting Bee Blocks

Bee Blocks
1. Jennifer's January Blocks, 2. quiltalong
3. Seams Perfect February Block #2 for Liberty, 4. Seams Perfect - February Block #1 for Liberty
5. March Block #2-Seams Perfect Bee, 6. March Block #1-Seams Perfect Bee

A quick update on the quilting bee blocks I've made so far (picture #2 is part of a quilt-along and this block is for me).

So far, the quilting bee group has been a really good experience for me. It's pushed me to be creative and to try new things. April is my month and I'm looking forward to seeing the blocks come in.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

C&P's Need Oil

C&P's need oil

My C&P press has been a bit squeeky so I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I was oiling it with that 3-in-one oil to the right of the motor oil in the picture.

But in the interest of sharing and helping other letterpress printers out there, I found out through the Briar Press discussion boards that motor oil is best for oiling presses. Step aside 3-in-one, the 20w-50 is so much better. A standard 10w-30 is good enough but I happen to have the 20w-50 handy when I needed it, late one Friday night.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Postcard Exchange, #6 in a Series


I'm lagging with my postcard exchange goodies post. Here are 3 postcards from (top to bottom): An original postcard from Camille Robin of Fish Lake Press, a cool nautical octopus from Spoon & Sailor, and a Canadian entry from Akemi Nishidera of KOZO Studio.