Life takes some very unexpected turns. This is what has been happening with me,
On Jan 7th Don left about 1:30p to take a drive while I went to a church meeting. He takes many drives and always comes back in time for supper at 5p so at 6:30, when he wasn’t back yet and it was dark, I called the town marshall and asked "when should I start to panic." He said he would be right there and he was. Don would not…Continue
This quilt is based on a Sudoku puzzle and is the second one I have made. I am tying the first one now so it is taking longer. I think they are a lot of fun and I am always tempted to start another one even though I have piles of UFOs begging to be worked on. In a Sudoku quilt (or puzzle) the same single fabric (or number) may not appear twice in the same row, column or in any of the nine blocks. The first photo is the back; the second is the front of the quilt.…Continue
I received the quilt on the left from my grandmother in 1958 when my first son was born. I used it with all four of my babies. Washed it many, many times in a wringer washer and hung it outside on the clothesline to dry. My grandmother hand appliqued the pieces on, hand embroidered the bonnets with fancy stitches, and quilted the whole thing by hand. She put the binding on by…Continue
In my stash I have two vintage fabrics. One is a 1 yard piece of my great grandmother's…Continue
I posted on the individual posts. Happy New Year from Colorful Colorado!
I finally figured how to do it! Post pictures, that is. This is a picture of my little 4th of July quilt. Although you can't read it in the photo, I put the phrases of the first verse of "God Bless America" in each block around the outside. The inside blocks have things associated with the 4th of July celebration like fireworks, parades, picnic in the park, etc. I made a lot of mistakes (I won't tell you about those) and I learned a lot.…Continue
I enjoyed reading all the posts about end-of-summer projects.
I thought you might like to hear how it is in my neck of the woods. I live in a very small (pop 490) town in Western Colorado. We have an active quilting group of 8-10 women. We meet weekly in the community center where we have enough room to really spread out. One wall is entirely carpeted so we can hang quilts in progress, etc. Our group puts on a breakfast during the town's annual party (Wild Horse Days).