Hello Suffolk County: Know it well. I grew up on LI, Nassau County actually but the island isn't all that big. I haven't been there in years.
City Quilter on West 25th Street is fabulous and they've got great classes. Then there's Pearl in SoHo, can't remember exact street. It's a tad precious. P&S on Broadway between Franklin and Leonard Streets is great for stuff. They carry some quilting fabric, along with yarns and notions and it's great for browsing. I was talking with some friends recently about how all the department stores (I particularly remember Macy's and Bloomie's) used to carry fabric and notions. Sure do miss them.
Hi Jane - Thank you. Making these quilts makes me feel that I have a purpose. I love your outfit. Do you belong to the Red Hat Society? You did a great job on the bag. I have to get some pictures uploaded.
Hi Jane, thanks for you comment on my quilt. The blocks are just square in a square. Very quick . Sometimes I like to spend a of time planning a quilt but sometimes I just want to get going and get it done. I love that feeling when you finish the last bit of binding and it's DONE!!! No wonder quilting is addictive. Have a lovely day.
can't take credit for the lightbox idea, and like you when i read it, it seemed so simple. you can inagine the year I asked for an18"square piece of plexiglass for christmas. my daughter thought it was a great idea, because she's a quilter too, so she can use it to. jo
The best thing to do for photo quiltsis to use a simple pattern and fabric noting to busy so the pictures can show through and EQ printables is the best to use for this . They are a bit more expensive but well worth it.
Jane, I added two pictures to my blogg. We had a fiber arts show in Pahrump this weekend and the two pictures I added were just a couple of the gorgeous quilts there. The cat quilt was all done in needle turned applique and the picture just doesn't do it justice. The cats almost look real. The other picture is of a wall hanging size crazy quilt. It was made with upholstery fabric instead of regular cotton fabric. It is just gorgeous and the two ladies who did these quilts are really artists. Some of us quilters are just awesome. Enjoy the pics. :)
Thanks Jane for your condolences, I felt so supported by everyone here. I tend to get quite emotional when trying to express myself so I bustle about being effecient and organizing stuff and everyone thinks I am so in control (if they only knew LOL) Thanks again.
I didn't think about googling it. Thanks. I just have these spare king sheets that I want to put to use plus I was thinking that a sheet may give the duvet some substance. Let me know what you find and I'll do the same. deb
HI Jane! Thanks for stopping by my page. Yes I am a major racing fan. I am currently watching Happy Jour. My hubby tolerates me and takes me to races at least once a year. My kids as well as hubby get me Nascar related gifts! LOL They have by passed the quilting stuff in favor of my racing stuff for presents. I have been trying to use up more of my fabs and haven't been to a shop in awhile. I have so much that I really need to get a little dent in it. Show season is coming too and I want to have some space for at least a few new things! :) Take care and stop by again
Thank you Jane. Every member of my family does have one except for Lauri my 1st daughter-in-law. I have her fabric, I just haven't had the chance to get it made. I plan to do hers after I get the new grandbabies quilt done. He is due in May so I need to get busy on his and then I'll start Lauri's.
You are right about the picture. We made that picture on the spur of the moment. We were all together for Christmas and we had sat down on my sons couch and I thought to myself, this would be a perfect time to get a picture with all the grandkids. We called them all into the room and just did it. Boy was I please with the way it turned out. I have it as my screensaver on my computer and am going to have an 8X10 done of it and put it over my couch in the living room. Drew is my red-head, he is a mess. Boy I love that kid. He is my all round sports grandson. He is a left hander at baseball and plays first base. They won the state last year in their age group. He is playing basketball right now and is doing great. I went to his game last Sat and was surprised at how good he is. They live on a culdesac and he has been playing with all the other kids in the culdesac. I never realized he was that good. They are so much fun to watch. Grandchildren are the best. Love them all, there is just something about the red-headed ones. Thanks for your comments, nice to meet you. Linda
Jane: Thanks for your kind words. I ended up with a song from wedalert.com titled "A song for my son". A tear jerker but I took advise and listened to it 100 times so that the tears would dry up. I told my son he had to talk to me so I wouldn't hear the words and it worked. He is such a good man.... so patient and kind. I'm a lucky mom.
Hi Jane. I love doing the labels and after I finish a quilt I try to come up with something appropriate to the quilt or who I am giving it to. Most of my quilts have been gifts. Yes, I do them on the computer with fabric sheets that I have gotten from Joann fabrics. "Colorfast" by june tailor and is sew-in inkjet fabric sheets. Follow the instructions on the package. They do fade after repeat washings. I suggest to always use cold water and low dry. Have fun.
I tried to get Leam, (our now 11 yr old gson) to make a quilt for his baby brother before the birth. I had picked out one from Fons and Porter's magazine, I think. It had fish and bubbles in each square that he colored with crayons. But when it came time to sew the quilt, he didn't want to... infact, he informed me that he "wasn't that kind of boy" (he learned that from his dad grr), so I ended up finishing it myself. I'll have to look for the pic. My oldest daughter scrapbooks and makes cards... all beautiful work. The younger one is very talented
at drawings but she's never shown any interest in doing it since high school. Her sister and I have both tried to get her interested in scrap booking, but she won't have any of it. She did 'craft' us little scrapbooks filled with pics of her boys, for christmas, but it was a premade book that she basically just had to place the pics in. My son can do just about anything with wood.
Do your grandkids ever get involved with crafting/quilting with you? I helped one gson hand sew a pillow for his monkey doll when he was about 3 years old. He loves to draw and make craft projects.. I think he could be a very talented artist one day if he's given the right encouragement (meaning his dad doesn't think it's manly).