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Mel
  • Lexington, KY
  • United States
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About Me
I've been MIA for a couple of years. Sorry. I moved away and it was a nightmare and I've moved back and now trying to get my life back in order. I'm hoping to be on here more regularly.
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quilting, machine quilting, gardening, other

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Templates are easier?

Posted on February 7, 2009 at 8:13am 2 Comments

I need help! I've never used templates before and I signed up for a block of the month at my local quilt shop and the blocks are using templates. They said it's super easy and very accurate.

I bought the block fabric and the accent fabric and went home. I was very excited to be involved and get started. I read the directions and layed everything out to make sure I would be cutting the fabric correctly. Check twice cut once. I checked and cut very carefully. These templates cut the dog ears… Continue

New Toy

Posted on January 25, 2009 at 7:01am 9 Comments

I've just gotten the long arm and I'm loving my new toy! It's seriously like Christmas. There are not enough hours in the day to play though.



I've taken most of my sewing/quilting supplies out of my hobby room and moved them to the basement. I'm having computer issues so I'm not able to upload the pictures yet, but I will as soon as I'm able. I'm loving the new space I have. Which will also bring me closer to my garden this season.



How many quilts can I have going at one… Continue

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At 2:15pm on July 1, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

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At 5:11am on April 16, 2009, Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo said…

goddess runner - still working on it...I usually bring it with to appointments where I do alot of waiting... :)
At 5:36pm on February 9, 2009, Elaine Bogden said…
Mel, I am happy for you that you were able to get the long arm quilter, and jealous too. Are you quilting for yourself or for others? I keep toying with the idea myslef. The only thing that stops me is the price and a place to put it. Maybe once I consider retirement I will think long and hard about getting one. I live in the SW corner of Pennsylvania, about 60 miles SW of Pittsburgh. Originally, I am from NY. It was quite a culture shock when I moved out here over 30 years ago. I love it here, very rural. I don't know if I could get back into the big city life or not. Anyway, enjoy your new long arm. Elaine.
At 7:51pm on February 8, 2009, Leslie said…
Mel, as far as the thread color, I have two thoughts: what is your favorite color on the quilt? Use a thread that matches or is a few shades darker than that color and the blocks of that color will "pop". OR you could just go with the most dominate color (it looks like reds/burgundys) and that will tend to unify the whole quilt. I like to take several lengths of threads and "audition" them by laying them in piles on top of the quilt. Then stand back and take a look.
~leslie
At 7:24pm on February 8, 2009, Trevi in Texas said…
I'm so happy it worked out! We've all had similar mishaps that can drive us crazy. Talk to you soon. PTL
At 7:39pm on February 7, 2009, Leslie said…
I use the Essential thread for piecing on my DSM all the time. I have not yet tried it in the cones on my longarm. I also bought a charm square pack of fabric but have not sewn it yet. By the way, I checked out the photos of your quilt studio. Very nice. Do you quilt for a business?
At 7:01pm on February 7, 2009, Lori said…
The meat is tied with small rope and than tied to large long ropes on pullies, that our sons put up years ago. It keeps the ground preditors from comeing around and us the chance to see eagles up close. There are many other large birds that come in and eat also. I just like to take pictures of the eagles. Because of the river right by our home there are lots of egles flying around. We do not do it all the time just when winter is very bad and they need a helping hand.
Your quilting room looks awesome is it a family room or was it made for your quilting room. Have a read day. Lori
At 6:45pm on February 7, 2009, Leslie said…
Hi Melody, I'm not sure if you are referring to the piecing or the quilting. A customer of mine pieced the kaleidoscope quilt of her own design. I quilted it using techniques from Sue Pattern's books and Kim Stotsenberg's class called "That Loopy Thang." Kim also has a book by that name.

~Leslie
At 5:07am on February 7, 2009, Cathy/IN said…
By the way, I love your quilt room set-up!
Cathy
At 5:07am on February 7, 2009, Cathy/IN said…
Helping someone pack so they can downsize can be a blessing or a curse...my friend who helped me pack to move last year ended up with a lot of my stuff...and she was trying to downsize! We moved from a 1900 sq ft home with a 1300 sq ft finished basement and a 3 car garage to a 1500 sq ft home, no basement and a small 2 car garage! We had lived in our previous home for 13 years...it was 8 1/2 acres in the country. We now live in an addition in Fort Wayne, however we are on a cul-de-sac and have a large pond in back so that helps. Talk about adjustments for me! I still miss the country and the room we had but I know we did the right thing. (downsizing and moving closer to my husband's work). Did you "inherit" any of your grandparent's belongings?
Cathy
 
 
 

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