Mary, I think things (including icing tips) were just made to last or at least made better than the products we have today. I realize that is a very general, broad statement that might not hold true to everything, but it sure seems that way to me.
I've just been enjoying your quilt photos again and am in awe (again) of your quilts and quilting. I've sure not been making progress on much of anything since I finished hand quilting my daughter's Double Wedding Ring quilt. It really took the wind out of my sails, although I loved working on it. Can't seem to get back into the groove, although I have many projects lined up to work on. I just need to get excited about something again.
I hope you are getting good rains in your part of the world. We're still very dry here, although we did get a good soaker on Monday (3 1/2"). It was badly needed. It looks like it could rain again tonight, and that would be great, too.
Our branding is on Saturday, and although it promises to be a busy week preparing for it, I'm looking forward to the day because the kids will all be home - including the sweet grandson.
Thanks again for sharing your story about the icing tips (I sure could have used your expertise) and for sharing your quilt pictures with us.
Wow, this will be the 2nd time my Son will be in Nebraska. My 2nd oldest worked for a big cattleman in the North-western part of Nebraska around 2 years ago. He moved back, but now is going out to Kansas to work as a Harvester. My kids love it out west. If I were to ever move out there it would have to be in Wyoming. It is beautiful out there no matter where you go out west. My older Son says, that the people from Nebraska are very friendly and nice. He has many friends out there. I'm happy for him. So do you order your fabrics on line or do you plan on a day trip to your nearest Quilt Shop for your fabrics??? I hope to get the chance to chat with you sometime.
Hello Mary, looking at your Quilts. They are awesome. You reminded me I have to put a Quilt together that my Mother made with the umbrella ladies. How far away are you from Freemont, NE ??? My son, Forrest and his family are moving there in April. Have a good week...
Thank you mary for your reply a nd encouragement together with the name of a book that may be helpful to me - I think I may finish some of my UFO's before I start any new projects though - I am battling with joining a lot of blocks (all hand quilted) togI am going to focus on it though, now my hols are out of the way - ether trying the quilt as you go method - I am in a bit of a mess - many thanks and nice chatting to you - Marianne UK
Hello Mary, Your work is simply stunning, you are indeed a wonderful quilter, and everything looks so accurate, that is what I sometimes have a difficulty with - I have never tried Baltimores, they look very difficult Regards from Marianne UK
Ooohh, purples and greens. It's going to be stunning too! Diane Johnston from Australia has a book on her Baltimore style quilt which was done in purples and greens. Oh, so pretty. Very nearly did mine that way, but then I thought about my yellow walls and red couches...traditional colours works better here <G>. Good luck with your second one. I do love making Baltimores!
Thank you, Mary--I started out making the quilt with traditional colors and using just bits and pieces of the challenge fabrics. But then I did one block using just the challenge fabrics. It looked so good that i remade the first two blocks and did all the rest that way. I think it's going to look good--I'm looking forward to seeing your BAQ--a second one! Wow!!!