Vintage Stitchers had a party to say goodbye to me.
Hi all -- it's been way too long since I last posted here. It's so nice to see so many 'faces' I know as I scan the posts.
Honestly, I can't remember when I last posted, so some of this may be old stuff but other will be new. I have managed to do some quilting/fiber art over the last several months, but my time is mostly filled with other things of life these days.
Last November my husband and I moved from working for the Retreat (which is no more) to full time volunteer staff…Continue
This wallhanging is based on a larger one I found in a magazine. I made this to hang in my 7 year old granddaughter's bedroom, at our house. It is a tribute to her mom, our daughter-in-law, who just passed away much too young after her 7 year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She truly knew how to live life in full bloom, and made making memories a priority. We never heard her complain as she fought bravely until she had nothing left to fight with. (Sorry, didn't plan to add the…Continue
Even though I should have been spending my time basting an older UFO, I saw this embroidery design & just couldn't resist making it. It is the freeform tablerunner by Sweet Pea Designs. I did the center part on my embroidery machine & then added the borders as I wanted it to be wider than the pattern is. It only took a few hours to make. If you click on the picture, I think it will enlarge it enough so you can see the quilting better. That is all done using my emb machine except…Continue
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Added by Becky Ray on August 6, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments
We've moved on from buttonholes and buttons to decorative stitching with my new Eversewn Sparrow 15. Here's a look at the latest.
Seems like my life is always throwing me curves. I finally got my broken arrow quilt top finished with the extra borders. Sorry I don't have a picture of it as it is now packed and going into storage. Almost a year ago My other half injured his back at work. He would work, couldn't work for a few months and L and I of course paid wouldn't pay for his time off. He's been off work now sense April and we are going through the getting paid not getting paid by L and I. So this has forced us…Continue
Our house is under contract, and I made buttonholes with my Sparrow 15. I call that progress!…
A few months ago I machine embroidered the blocks for this little snowman quilt. Then, as usual, I got distracted & never finished it. Even though it has been hotter than a cat on a hot tin roof for the past several weeks, I decided to go ahead and get it finished. I layered the 3 layers & then quilted it on my embroidery machine by adding the snowflakes. Then I added my quilting using my Pfaff. My grandson's girlfriend saw it the other day & asked if she could buy it to…Continue
In 2011 I started making blocks from the book "Four Seasons at Minglewood" by Debbie Roberts. As I am prone to do, I made a few blocks & then went on to other projects. In the interest of finishing some of these older projects I got out the blocks a few weeks ago & put them up on my design wall & then made a couple more. Then after giving it more thought I decided to make a bed runner instead of a large wallhanging. It is 20" x 92" so there are 2 blocks hanging off the side…Continue
Well, it was bound to happen. I ran into trouble with my new machine.
I was commissioned to make a wallhanging out of ties by a woman whose father passed away in April just shy of his 93rd birthday. This was my 1st time doing this so there was definitely a learning curve, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I will be giving it back to her on Friday.…Continue
It took the poor cleaning lady six hours...
...but our house is ready to show. We listed it on Saturday, 15 minutes before our first showing. In fact, the cleaning lady was still at work when the…Continue
This is the most recent "stash reduction" project. It might take me awhile if I only use them up in baby quilts. Individually, the fabrics are cute and go well together, but overall, this one isn't my favorite - not sure why. Hopefully someone will love it. It is 42" x 42". Machine quilted…Continue
Things are coming together at our house, starting with the least-used room in the house.
I made a buckeye beauty for a twin bed. I thought it needed special quilting that is beyond my skill level. So it sat. The kid it is for recently graduated and purchased a queen bed for his new apartment. So I'm redoing the borders and expanding it to fit a queen.
Now that I have your attention...