Kathy, sorry my recent post wasn't clear. The Lone Star tutorial is one of Kaye Wood's and is rather long. However, if you bear with her through the beginning, she does explain the piecing process and how she matches the seams.
Always a challenge doing something new but so rewarding!
Kathy, I saw your comment on the Essential Pro Polyester thread and have a question. How do you think it would work on a serger? The price is definitely right. It cost me an arm and a leg to buy thread for that darn machine when doing special projects. With Luke here I see myself segering more and more and would love to find a good inexpensive thread.
We're about 15 miles west of Naches, as you head up towards Chinook Pass. It would be a lovely spot for a quilt retreat, but the lodges are not geared for that. My quilt room, on the other hand, would do pretty nicely.
Hi Kathy...I looked up the new sewing machine that you bought and it looks like a nice one. I found a Brothers PC-210 PRW, a limited edition, that is exactly like my Crafter's Choice Baby Lock and it was a lot cheaper now that when I bought mine. I really love it. I wanted more space in the throat to quilt and saw a Husqvarna 140C that has a 10" throat. My DH was so nice and bought it for my birthday, which is coming up in about 3 weeks. What a guy. Have fun with your new machine.
I would more then willing help you finish your quilts. I use flannel on many of my quilts, almost all baby quilts. It only cost $16.00 with insurance one way. I like using warm and natural. I charge about $10 a hour. If you are interested and since you know about how long it takes, send me a note to what you think the price would be if you are interested.
Kathy, you have a heart of gold. I don't know if I could be as generous as you are being for your family, can't image not having my space for quilting. Sure hope I don't have to make that choice although my only son has his mommy wrapped around his finger so I would probably give in too. Hope you can find a way to squeeze in your machine somewhere, you do wonderful work.
Kathy,,, I feel for you,,, as I am more or less in the same boat. Think we can take our LA in the boat with us??? Our DD moved back home last week with her 2 boys, 13 & 2 1/2. The boys will be sleeping in my sewing room. Dismantling it after 20+ years is not my idea of fun or where I want to go!!! LA is in the Florida room now covered with fabrics, projects and don't forget 2 of my 3 FW's. Totes have been purchased, still don't know where they are going. Still have to remove a dresser and my cutting table. I hope I can find a place to work on piecing and my LA soon.
Just read your blog "Sigh" about the dogs and other adventures and how does anybody quilt. Had a good laugh, sounds about right. Our dog can't hear so when he decides to start barking, well, sheesh! He's eleven years old and we've had him since he was a couple weeks old. Hard to be angry when I get that soulful look with all the grey hairs for eyebrows. Gonna have to try that dart thing,LOL.
Kathy,,, thanks for the nickname of Crash. That is what my DH was calling me yesterday!!! Actually last night before I fell asleep, I was second guessing why I did what i did!!! GO figure, no one was hurt, and cars can be fixed or replaced.
Deep down I think I swerved to the left thinking I could get away from her in time, knowing that she was going that way too!!! Also couldn't go to the right,,, dirt road and mega line up of cars. To hit her in the side never occured to me,, my Chyrsler mini van against her small Honda??? Sure didn't want to see anyone hurt. So I keep telling myself it was instinct and we all walked/drove away.
Thanks for the comment. Yes Bernie is thin. When we got him a year ago he had open sores and missing patches of fur. His last foster home was the foster from hell. To this day we are not sure what she did to him. He has managed to put a few pounds on and is constantly in search of food, a habit of survival while feral in Kansas. He is our ninth dane most of which have been rescues.
Tell me, is there sun coming my way? I'm ready for spring. This has been a long winter in NW Montana.