Been quilting since 1995. I've sewn since I was very young. I am married to a great guy and have 2 kids.
Christopher is 26 and Jenn is 24. I worked part-time in a long term care facility till the government closed the unit. I then retired and have enjoyed 3 years of retirement so far. It is so nice not getting up early in the morning to leave the house for work.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, knitting, other, general crafts
Carol, thank you for the comments on my designs and quilts. All of them are from Anita Goodesign except for the floral case, it's one of the built ins on my machine. As you can probably tell, I love machine embroidery. Anita Goodesign has a great way of making quilt blocks in the hoop and I love to make the quilts that way. Have a fun day today!
I started a comment and lost it. I was busy looking at your photos. I like the quilt marked "RR something" and I'm intrigued by the blocks something about storm. I was trying to find it when I lost my message.
Anyway I was saying that I'm surprised that many people do not label their quilts. You would think in the future they would want people to know that they made the quilt. My quilts aren't perfect, but I'm still proud of them and want the future generations to know that I made them.
Good luck making your labels. In the beginning it was trial and error. But now I've got it down and it goes quite smoothly. I make about 50 sheets at a time and I use old white sheets for the fabric that I purchase at Goodwill. Just be sure to launder it very well.Then I press it real good and cut into 11 x 8.5" sheets and press again. I then remeasure and cut to the freezer paper size and iron onto the freezer paper...trim if necessary. It usually goes thru the printer pretty good. Sometimes the first 1 or 2 gets stuck in the printer.
Carol, Yes I make my own labels with name and all the info. I have a Print Shop program on my computer. I also make my own printer fabric rather than buy it. Buying the chemicals are less expensive in the long run. I'm still using the first bottle I purchased several years ago and I even have made the labels for my quilt group in AZ from it. So it goes a very long way. Hugs, Linda
Carol thanks for stopping by. I just stopped by to let you know, sorry I deleted the pic you asked about in "RPPP" blocks. That pic was the cut pieces on a cream background to see what I wanted to do. They are cut with the "Accuquilt dies- Rob Peter to pay Paul." I'm doing this quilt the old fashioned way. The last time I tried a quick quilt using circles I ruined lots of fabric. For some reason I can't get the batting and circles right and to me the way I'm doing this one just seems the easy way. Jeani