Common Threads met at Ginny's. Julie is almost done with her Girl Fox from Little Cotton Rabbits:
She has also finished the head of the elephant.
I started my first project from this designer (the…
She’s all finished and waiting for Christmas when she’ll get to go to her new home in Kelowna.
I knit her lace collar many years ago using the smallest knitting needles I had and the finest of crochet cotton and it has been in a drawer ever since waiting for the perfect opportunity to be used. I…Continue
Hello Quilters,! Just wanted you all to know that my DIL went to the hospital today to have the baby. C-section. Alexander John Liguz 9lbs. 4oz. 21" long
Mom and baby are doing well. so is Daddy,,,They are so happy.! So are we...
A while back I made up a list of the unquilted tops I sitting in a cabinet waiting to be quilted and bound. I made a note of which ones I want to machine quilt or hand quilt myself and which ones I want to have longarm quilted. My goal is to finish every quilt that I want to machine quilt myself between now & the end of the year, which will equal doing one about every week. Here is a pic of a Storm at Sea that I finished hand stitching the binding down on last night. I still need to…Continue
I am the proud new owner of a long arm machine. When I bought the machine, they sold me needles, size 18. First 2 quilts turned out fine, using Warm & Natural batting, but the one I am working on now has a red backing & I'm using Hobbs batting & it is coming through on the back! Not heavily, but very noticeable on the red backing. My question is, why do I have to use such a big needle?
Yesterday I took Jean to Bangor to have her breast removed. The spot they had been watching turned into a very aggressive cancer that had to come out. Her son is bringing her home tomorrow.. I talked to her this morning and she is feeling fine with no pain. I made her some "ouch pouches" to wear to keep her arm from rubbing against her breast area.
My appointment for eye surgery had to be changed. The appointment they gave me for the 20th was for the interview before surgery. I…Continue
That would be the rippit party that is. :o( I've been working on the LA and wanting to get another quilt top done. Early on in this project the other half who shall forever now be nameless, made the remark that the backtracking really stood out on quilt. Well that would be because of the thread. I'm not perfect at the back tracking part of this quilting mostly because my Tin Lizzie stand has rails instead of tracks. I've described this before as being loose as a goose when trying to…Continue
I am getting ready to give a trunk show at my guild meeting tomorrow. As I was looking through my quilts I realized that I have some that I wouldn't mind selling. Do any of you know if Etsy is a good place to try to sell these or is that too saturated with other people's quilts? Or do you all know of another venue that might work?
Quilt top “I’ve got the blues (now greens)” finished. Off to the long arm quilter on Wednesday! Thank you to DH and DB for standing on chairs so I could get a good picture. This quilt finished up at 103 inches square.
I had no idea that there was so much involved in making a fur stole. But I certainly…Continue
Ta-da! Mr. F. Is finished and waiting for his clothes.
I have one sleeve of his jammies (Union suit?) almost finished, but I've been hand-quilting, as you will see below.
However, while we're on knitting, I thought you would enjoy seeing Joanie's seal mum and pup:…
Just put the that finishing touches on Miss Bailey's Trick or Treat dress. She, like so many little girls this year, are dressing up as Elsa from the movie Frozen. I think she's gong to look adorable in this!…Continue
As the old saying goes, "No good deed goes unpunished." I have been sewing/quilting like crazy to finish another body quilt for a different charity. Why is it mandatory to have problems when there is a deadline and a hope for making something that many people will want to spend money to acquire?
Here's the problem--I machine quilted feathers in the border. The top looks okay, messy, not great, not awful. Machine quilting is NOT my strong suit.
On the back, some feathers are…Continue
I am not sure how many people in our Quilt With Us family knew Sally Bishop, but it is with a very heavy heart that I am announcing that she passed away yesterday. She has been battling blood clots for the past few weeks, but I thought she was getting better. If anyone wants an address to mail a condolence card, please let me know. As soon as I have that information from her daughter, Lee Anne, I will let you all know.
Does anyone know what all these messages say?
I'm just doing projects like crazy. At the moment I have time, so I'm taking it to the full advantage. Here's the latest. Since I don't do conventional patterns I did a twist on the Log Cabin that I see all over the place.
The link with full details is Fallen Log Cabin. My daughter says I should have made the rectangle/wood bits smaller for a more dramatic effect, but I thought they might get…Continue
We have a new Traders Joe market that opened...so the BFFs went to check it out. It was the first time, I could've easily slapped a dozen people. They were out of their minds over free food samples! lol Made for an entertaining morning, but couldn't get out of there fast enough. They have a wonderful fresh flower area. Picked up these to brighten the kitchen, so wanted to share!…Continue
I finished a mystery quilt today that I made in 2011 while a member of Carol Doak's Yahoo group. I called it "Exploding Stars". I am trying to get better at machine quilting so I can get more of my tops quilted as it is just getting to be too expensive for me to pay a longarm quilter. This one started out with a border that matched the dark blue, but by taking it off I was able to fit it on to the backing fabric without having to piece it. Then I was able to use those pieces for the…Continue