Thanks for commenting on the Jewel Box quilt, Anne. I've just spent an enjoyable time looking at your quilts. The pinwheel quilt is spectacular and there were several other favorites as well. It's always nice to "meet" another hand quilter.
Very lucky sister! That is definitely something I'd cherish. I can understand about the direction of the pinwheels. I've done stuff like that. One time I did a whole quilt wtih scrappy Corn and Beans blocks. Not until after the whole thing was completed, quilting, binding and all, did I notice that ONE block was oriented wrong! At least you caught yours ahead of time.
The Katie's Kandy Kisses is for my youngest daughter, Katie. She picked 30's repros and I chose a quilt pattern to go with it. I love that quilt. But I took forever to hand quilt it and I had a hard time getting the markings out of the white areas (they had a white print on them), so I resorted to a bit of bleach. Bit mistake. I ended up with some small holes in it. A very kind lady said 'well, not it really gives it that vintage look'!
Thanks for the comments on the quilt. I am sheepishly going to tell you what the pattern is and where I found it. I was looking for a pattern that would be quick (this wasn't) colorful and inexpensive as I needed something to make and practice long arm quilting. I just started a business about 3 months ago Long-arm quilting. Soooo I was at Walmart one day saw the March quilt of the month loved the colors and $40.00 later I was on my way. The name of the pattern is Carpet of Flowers from Quilter's Collectibles. I also make purses. My theory is a woman can never have too many purses.
I just had to look at a 2000 pc quilt in progress! (at least it's not a charm quilt!) I'm sure it will be beautiful when you are done. All your projects look wonderful! I also like the totes. Have a fondness for purses & bags. Keep up the good work!
Anne, Thanks for your comment about my blue quilt...it really wasn't too hard.. I have been quilting for about 5 years and really enjoy it.
You have some beautiful quilts in your slide show...I especially like your totes..
Thanks for you compliment on my Wheel of Mystery quilt. I couldn't make my own templates and cut the unusual pieces accurately enough - you need to be dead on on every single piece - so I ordered a set of acrylic templates from www.flynnquilt.com. They have sets for many different sizes, and mine is the 10" finished block size. Each block is made of 4 smaller blocks, 2 of one set of colors and the other two with the colors reversed. - Maxine Kinne
I'm not sure if I ever officially welcomed you to the Quilt Frame. If I did not please forgive me. I was just browsing and noticed you are from Buffalo. I just came home from visiting my daughter who lives in Hamburg and works in Buffalo. Spent three days catching up with the grandkids - they grow much too fast. Anyway I really took a good look at your slide show. You have a fantastic collection of quilts. I am also self-taught and have been at it for over 30 years. Where does the time go? I love your Nine Patch with muslim - I think I'll consider that next to use some of my stash. Also love the one For Mom and the one For Scott. All are lovely. Again, sorry if I didn't welcome you. So glad you have joined us. Joyce
I found the magazine the kaleidoscope quilt is from - really need to organize my magazines better but had lots of fun looking thru them again. It's Fons and Porter March/April 2008. It's not one I had really paid attention to till my daughter picked it out and chose the colors - I really like how it turned out. While lookoing thru magazines I found several other projects I just have to do :)
Thanks for the comments on my Migrating Geese. This is a Deb Tucker pattern, Maybe you have heard of her.. she is located in Pennsylvania now, was in Vermont... and has done workshops from PA to ME. Her website is Studio180design.net, it maybe possible to get it threw her there. As with all of Deb's designs and workshops, she uses the simpliest, quickest techniques, and she loves to use rulers and gadgets that will make the pattern easier to learn.
You have some wonderful projects of your own, very nice job! I'm a "bag lady", love yours! M~
Thanks for the information on the tote and for the compliments on my quilts!! I think I will try to find that pattern - I really like making bags/purses/totes!! I also like finding simple ideas I can have my 9 year old granddaughter make!!
Thanks for the comments on my kaleidoscope quilt. It's from a quilting magazine but I'm out of town right now and can't remember which one. I'll check on it when I go home tomorrow and let you know. It was fun to do.
I enjoyed looking at your quilts They are beautiful. Did you hand quilt all of them? I've done a few small ones by hand but used machine quilting for most of them. I love the colors you use - similar to the ones I prefer.
Thanks so much Anne. I might check with our library to see if they have the book. Or there is always e-bay :) It actually sounds like a quilt book that I would be interested in. That is a definite legacy. Such a good story.... Keep on quilting... thanks again....