Thank you for letting me join your group. I am retired and I have 14 grandchildren I am always making something for one of them. Also made quilts for my great nephews - 2 of them. 3 great nieces... I have a few unfinished projects.
Thanks. Autumn Leaves has to be one of my all time favorites, partially for the colors but also for having an idea, the pieced flying geese sashing with the narrow sashing edges and couldn't find any instructions for it. So that was very much a trial and error process. Sure kept the brain cells churning for quite a while.
Hello Carol.... Is it hand pieced the traditional way or is it English Paper Pieced. I know about the amount of time it takes for hand work. I am currently working on a scrappy hexie quilt. I have been working on it for a little over 2 years now and it still is not finished. I estimate about another year and a half or so before it will be done and on out bed. But I have always enjoyed hand work...piecing and quilting. I find both to be very relaxing.
Carol...No, I didn't know that she fell, as I'm not on Facebook. I think I'll look into e-mailing her friend in CA. Maybe she'll know something. They corresponded a lot.
I've been quilting since May, '06, and haven't ventured into it as much as I could have. I have made many quilts, 3 king, several queens and lots of lap sizes. I really enjoy reading the blogs on QWU, but haven't blogged since 2012. Guess that means I'm lazy.
Hello Carol...I have been doing good. I agree whole heartedly about misjudging time. But even though you changed some motifs they still look great. I am glad that you got them finished in time. Not been on much recently, but I plan to change that. I have been busy with a major hand piecing project. I got hooked on EPP and I absolutely love it.
Oh, before I forget.....there is a New Philadelphia only about 35 miles from us here in Canton, IL. But it's not much more than a dip in the road. Ha,ha. And, yes, I have been through Canton, Ohio and Canton, MO.
Sending my Christmas wishes to you and your family as well. It certainly is a joy for me to have found this group of crafty women. We have so much fun. And I'm looking forward to lots more fun in the new year!
Carol, thank you so much for my card, you are such a sweetheart!!!!! I am feeling better, this is the first time I have actually felt like being on the computer for a few minutes. I read on the book group where you wrote about the Sugar Creek festival. I wish I could come, that would be so much fun. Maybe next year, please remind me, maybe I can get Dale out for a few days. We both desperately need some fun time and time with friends. Thanks again Carol and Jim too!!
Thank you for looking and the nice compliments. The blocks are the Carpenter's Square and since her husband was in that line of work, (Quantity Surveyor), the quilt means even more to her. That makes me very happy.
thank you for looking and also for the great comments. i just went through your pictures and they are second to none...beautiful work, i love your table toppers ,they are truly beautiful..thanks again.
Carol - I used to play a lot until I had a stroke in 2008. Couldn't play at all for 2 or 3 years. Now I can play a little but I have lost a lot of strength in my arms and hands and I can't play nearly as well. I still try and sometimes it seems better. I guess all I can do is keep trying. Thanks for your comment.
Hi Carol. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my quilt. It started as a challenge in our group. We were given paint cards and had to use three colors from the card. It was fun to do and I hand quilted it too.
Hello Carol...Thank you for the compliment on my quilt top. Even though I did all the cutting and kitting the BOM blocks it was still a mystery as to how my employer would bring it all together. She changed the original layout that she showed me at the beginning of the year.
Hi Carol, thanks for the compliments on "1941" - it was fun and frustrating to make at the same time. I had to find pictures of the ballparks from that year...in color. Then we saw a video called "When it was a Game" using home movies from the players and there was Yankee Stadium and Fenway park. Lucky we could tape it and stop motion so I could take pics to do the colors. I'm really happy with the results. Thanks again. Barb