I too love dolls making. Hope you do sell a lot. Let me know how things go. I love old blocks, that is why I joined Grandmother's choice. The group is very active into the Civil War and history. Now Jane Austen quilts and some others.
For my longarm I have been trying to learn more ways to add quilting to my quilts. After five years of owning it I am just now getting pasted some of my fears.
Good luck with the doll and quilt business. I bought two doll patterns. I've been hoping to make at least one but can not find the time.
Currently, I need to finish a tshirt quilt that I was to have ready for Father's Day. I also have a bay quilt that I need to start for a shower on Saturday. I at least have the pattern and fabric picked out. Let's not mention all my other projects that are waiting for me to complete or start.
How is your longarm coming along as a business? I have found a few people that have wanted a quilt start to finish, but I do not advertise my service. The local quilt store is one mile from my home, so quilting for others? People often do not understand the price.
Amy, we haven't heard from you in a while. I wanted to check in to be sure you are okay. I hope we haven't heard from you because you are too busy having quilitng fun. Please let me or the group know you are okay and what you've been up to.
Hi Amy new to the group not sure about where to send or post. I love your page. I really like your skirt pictured. Also would love to mentor if still interested. would love to hear more from you. Tell me which way is best for responding. Yes i have a lot of critters. They are my second form of therapy first being Quilting. Your Raggedy Anne and Andy bring back memories I have both they are as old as I am my grandma made Ann when I was born she later made Andy so he is not as old.
Hi Amy, thanks for the friend request and replying about Larry Corbin. We all grew up 2 doors from each other, His mom and dad had a little grocery store and we would all hang out there. Small world. Larry was just residing on the same street as my uncle, Ray Fraley. Uncle Ray was a cop in Col for yrs and up until his death (age 84 ) he was a hand writing specialist for Col police dept and the state. I didn't think you meant by your comment about Bob Evans. They are a wonderful family. We just started getting their sausage here where I live. I have missed it for 5 yrs. Nothing like it. Have to go to St. Louis to eat in one of their rest.
Looked at your profile and absolutely love, love , love your patch skirts. I bet you made them!!!! Your pictures are beautiful of all of your hand work. Very talented. I just wish I had more time to sew. I have my Mom in a nursing home and I feel guilty if I don't go see her 4 to 5 times a week. Then we pick her up Sun for church and out to lunch. Had my sister living with me also, she had learning disabilities. She passed away this past April from leukemia. I feel so lost without her.
Great talking to another Ohio gal. Isn't this quilting thing the most wonderful thing you have ever gotten in? Such great gals and all so helpful. Love all of them.
Thanks for the comments about our home. My goal is to be in a magazine with it. It is very primitive and I love it. If you ever come to Branson we are almost on the way. Come see us. Happy sewing
Thanks, Amy. The little cowgirl quilt was a fun one. I'd actually chosen different fabrics for the X blocks, but they were a bust for this quilt. So I went back to the stash for something more appropriate. The "good" news is that I now have "seed" X-blocks for another baby quilt that should work with a different feature fabric. (How's that for making lemonade out of lemons?) :D
Amy, you should join the Ohio Quilters group manged by Carol Vickers. We try and get together a couple of times during the year. We pick a day and location and whoever is available joins the activities. I believe there is a sew in in Lima later this year. Would love to have you as part of our group.
Hi Amy - feel free to copy any of the Comfort of Psalms quilt you like. I just used the 3, 6, 9 suggestion to end up with finished blocks of 9". So 1 1/2" scraps in a 4-patch end up to be a finished 3" square. 2" 9-patches end up as a 6" finished square, etc. Play around with it. It is a great way to use up some scraps and end up with a fun quilt. The reason I chose 9" finished blocks was because that was the longest preprinted "scripture" block I had. Most of them could be cut to fit into the 3 x 9, 6 x 6, 3 x 3, and 3 x 6 blocks.
Amy...this is great...my dolls are the 25in size...I would like a blue gingham dress and one that would be a little dressier for a wedding dress, maybe a cream or white background with pink flowers...like a country wedding. My phone is 315-682-2228 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great, hope you can join us! Details aren't set in stone yet except that we hope to eat at M & E's at noon or a little after. May shop first, or after, or maybe some of each! Gwen is the organizer so I'm guessing there will be more details posted next week.