I had done the yellow brick road and was very discouraged,,so I won't ever try her patterns again,,she is too hard to follow,,,I like Eleanor Burns,,so very much she must be organized,,I can't follow anyone who's designs isn't organized...Was it hard to do,,and to follow her directions?
I plan on doing some custom quilting on my stonehenge fabric quilt but not sure exactly what yet. I'd love to see the one you're doing when it's finished. A friend is having heart surgery in a couple weeks so I'm working on making a cheery throw quilt for her. Once I get this finished I'll go back to the other one.
How long have you been doing customer quilts? I got my LA about a year ago and am mostly quilting for myself and family and friend gifts - have done a few for $.
Hi Jan, I read your comment to Pam and then came to your page and have greatly enjoyed your pictures. I love the bright colors that you often use. That monkey quilt is adorable. You caught my attention when you mentioned using minkee (sp?) fabric on the back of a quilt. I have a top I would like to back with minkee, but was not sure how - or if I should - do it? Do you use the minkee as the backing and quilt through it? Or complete the quilt and somehow tack minkee on the back? Any advice? Thanks, Terry
Thanks, Jan, for the nice comment on my scrappy quilt. I hope you've left a comment also on my post on the main page. Julie Herman who designed Raspberry Dessert is generously giving all the scrap squad members one of her new patterns to give away in conjunction with this, the Scrap Squad's second project. All comments by midnight tonight will be in the drawing for one of her patterns. Actually you can comment on each of the scrap squad's blogs (links also on the main page) to increase your chances!
It is so beautiful, soft but interesting and not too busy, I would have liked to find the pattern. Maybe someday if I get time I might be able to take a close look and figure it out or come close. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hi Jan! Thanks for the compliment on my blocks that I have done for te Carol Doak BOM. I am really liking this quilt so far. I had been really wanting to do a batiks quilt, so I jumped on that opportunity lol I love your bright quilts. Something like that is on my to-do list. I was thinking with a black background would really be awsome. I think I already have too much on my plate for this year though.
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 !!!
Hi Jan, I hope your weekend get-away was fun and relaxing. I agree that not having to cook is a real treat once in awhile. Right now I'm about to go bonkers with all the demands on my life. I would like to run away for about 3 months to de-stress. I thought retirement was going to slow me down but the truth is I am busier now then when I worked.
It is a nice book. And lucky are the recipients of the ones you made! I finally saw some of the materials you used at a quilt shop about 30 miles from here. Our local shop closed last fall and I haven't been able to get to any others since! Excited to work on some of the patterns in their book, they're so easy and cute. I've done the Yellow Brick Road one from her patterns about ten times!