Dawn, I want to thank you so much for the lovely comments that you made about the doll clothes!! I really appreciate it. Yes, I'm looking forward to making clothes for the American doll soon. Lorenza is a little young for those yet but I'll wait! LOL By the way, I must say that you do beautiful work! It's a pleasure meeting you! Rusty (Dawn Frisch) : )
Dawn, I made my blocks four and a half inches for that scrappy patchwork diagonals quilt. The split blocks actually started out to Chinese Coins but I didn't like the way it was coming together. I had the triangle blocks left over from another quilt so I just put them together.
I am currently working on another top that I call "Bits and Pieces" and hope to post soon. It's not complete yet. As I had so many strips and pieces tucked in my stash (too small or irregular to cut blocks), I decided to sew the pieces together to make blocks. Quiltmaker magazine came out with quilt on the cover using the same idea. It's taking more sewing time in making the blocks but I really like the outcome. It's another good way to make use of those scraps!
I only doing piecing (and sometimes, the binding) and hand off my tops to others in my group that either have quilting machines or longarms. My old machine is good for straight stitching and that's about it.
Hi Dawn - I posted the other quilt I was telling you about. I called it "Scrap Blocks" for lack of a better name. I just turned the blocks in a different direction. I do wish I had added one more row. It looks like an unfinished chain to me.
I work with a group at a church as well. We make and donate quilts to the Quilts of Valor and Quilts for Kids organizations. In addition to our own fabrics, people donate goo gobs of stuff so our stash at the church stays pretty full. People also donate blocks and unfinished tops. We don't waste, either. One lady in the group works with a dog and cat rescue and makes beds for the shelters. We give her all of our fabric and batting scraps (what I call "snippets") and she uses it for filling. Someone contacted her about making beds for the canine soldiers in Afghanistan so she made a bunch and shipped them. They deserve some comfort, too!
Thanks for your comments on help to get mom to down size. She always says, the Goodwill does not want my stuff. Which I know is not true since they always take my junk. My husband mother gave every Christmas for 10 years from her things. But my mom only talks and never does.
Oh my, Dawn...to lose both parents in the same year...you are in my prayers for balancing (great descriptor!) and reconciliation of all the thoughts, emotions, and memories...take care and blessed weekend!
Hi Dawn...you asked about the animal quilt top I just completed... yes, it's from a pattern that I purchased at a quilt show in Marshall last weekend. If you just need the outlines of the animals, I'd suggest getting a simple coloring book and tracing the ones you want from it. Have fun!
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Mine took about a week, also. I'm anxious to get started, but will probably have to wait till the week-end. I have a few minutes this morning, before I have to go to work, but decided to get on the computer instead to see what is happening with everyone today. Have a great day!
HI, my name is LLoydine i seen your blog on not getting your sq from winter block trade. i didnt either. i was wondering if u found out anthing about it was only my second time ever doing that , but like u i dont know if i want to try it again.thankuL friends in quilting Lloydine
Hi Dawn, I will let you know when I get them. The Firemen's Memorial is this weekend, and the fairgrounds are right down the street, so I probly won't get mail tomarrow, due to the cars parking up and down the street. A once a year inconvienence, but worth it. God Bless, Sandy
I certainly understand your not wanting to go out in the Art Fair traffic. People from out of town don't understand when I say that I rarely go to the art fair...that to someone who works in A2 it is more bother than anything else.
Hi Dawn, Thank you for that website with the downsizing info. It will be a big help. I bookmarked it so I can go back and check it out some more. Lots of things there to check out. She sure sounds like a busy gal. Kathy B.