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 Jessie, Have you thought about doing a Christmas fabric in the Turning Twenty pattern. Ever how many fabrics you need with a holiday pattern on it should be lovely. Just an idea. I am going to be starting my Christmas table cloths soon and I think I might try your Turning 20 pattern for it. It looks like it would work up quickly enough. I will be making 1 for my large table and 1 for a 52" square table. I want to do 3 toppers about 20"to 25" for my end tables. Okay, I think I better get started now..............
So enjoyed your quilts. You do such nice work. Am sorry about you losing a nephew. How old was he? I just lost a nephew the end of April. He was 47 yrs. old. Never married, had not been feeling good all winter. The doc thought at first he had a heart attack, but that was ruled out, after taking more tests,they found out he died of double pnemonia, plus other complications. So sad. So many tragics for us since the new year of 2009. My sympathy to you and family. Helen
Hi Jessie: Grande Prairie....that's where my Mum & Dad lived when they were first married and my sister was born there. Mum & Dad were married in Pouce Coupe...a vvvverry long time ago. Back when GP was a mud-hole. I'm in Red Deer although we've lived from Inuvik to Medicine Hat and points in between. My Grandma, Aunt & Uncle were in Dawson Creek. Nice to have a Peacer with us
Hi Jesse...I'm now making a queen for our guest bed. It has 42 blocks and I had 21 pinned and ready to sew. Of them, I have 12 blocks done and 4 more almost completed. I thought this pattern would be harder, but it's really an easy one. Waterwheel Variation from quilterscache.com If you have any pictures to post, I'd love to see them. Happy quilting..Sharon
Happy to hear you are looking to meet ladies fro allover...... I am from NY, west of Rochester. I have 3 grown children and the man I am with also has 3 grown children, so between us we have 12 grandkids. I have been busy the past year and a half making quilts for them. Whatever is special to them I try to make. I just finished a cat one for our 16 yr old granddaughter. Not sure who is next, but I will decide soon!
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we are alot alike. i also stay at home. ialso have 4 children. 3 girls and 1 boy,allgrown up but i have you beat on grandchildren ,i have nine,the oldest is 18 and the youngest is just 5 months.nice talking to you. cathy.
HI Jesse...I'm still a beginner in lots of ways. I found that I do better with block patterns, as you may have noticed in my quilts. I'm going to try to branch out and do harder ones. Fancy Stripes, the one I'm doing now is with 32 triangles to make 8 squares per block. Now, trying to match all the seams is getting easier as I go along. The free motion class was a real eye opener. It's a lot different that I expected and I think once I get the hang of it, it will be great. Today is about 50, but seems colder because it's cloudy. We had just a few sprinkles of rain, not even enough for the wipers. We have traveled thru Grand Prairie after we went to Edmondton. Then we branched off and went thru your town to Dawson Creek on the way to AK in our motorhome. On our way back, we cut off at St. John so we could go west. It's so beautiful there. We've been to Alberta a few times and BC more times. We may come to Canada again this summer. Sharon
Hi...I've found a gold mine here on this site. So many people to ask questions about things you don't know and want to learn. Tues, I'm going to a free motion class. I'll use my new knowledge on the lap quilt that I'm making my son. The pattern is Fancy Stripes from www.quilterscache.com....There are so many patterns on there for all block sizes and so much information about quilting. The snow that we got Mon and Tues, 2", is about gone...My husband and I walk 2 1/2 miles every day. today, the sun was shinning and nice out. I know that you will love quilting...Sharon
Hi...I am very new at this. But, I think as soon as I catch on to it all, I will really enjoy it. sounds like we can all learn from one another. I have been quilting for about 10 yrs. (give or take) and I find it very self-satisfying. I call quilting my therapy!!! I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandma to 4 darling little girls. As old as I am, I still have lots to learn....Helen
Jessie - my friend Heather who designed the French Roses pattern is from Vancouver area. Her hubby works WAY up in the northern wilds of Western Canada.
Thanks for the compliments - I made the angel quilt for a friend's grandson (who she is raising because the mother is a crack addict). He had just been diagnosed with Bipolar and is having such a hard time, plus with rejection issues from his mom. I felt God layed him on my heart, so to speak. I wanted him to have a reminder of God watching over him as he slept. I found the image online & blew it up and appliqued it.
The black & white was my first quilt - not very good technically but I loved making it - all of the embellishments are vintage - as I've made more & more quilts, I seem to be less creative but better technically. I miss the time when I just created & put it together & did not worry about how perfect it was!!
Hi Jessie - thank you for inviting me to be your friend list! My dad is Canadian - from Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario. 1/2 the town is related & we have a "camp" there on Lake Superior. I grew up in Michigan.