About a week ago, as I was busily sewing along trying to meet two deadlines, my sewing machine control panel began to display a little wrench and screwdriver icon. Made a quick check in the manual and a phone call to the dealer to see how immediate a concern this icon was. My repair technician told me to go ahead and complete the two projects, but then to pack up the machine and get it over to see him, ASAP!
Well, as I was working on quilting the borders of my second deadline…Continue
Thank you for the comments on the quilt top. It is a little bigger than a lap quilt. It is done with Kansas Troubles material in gold, green and reds. I get come ons for quilt clubs and magazines and the free patterns are always a teaser. I get about 3-4 per year. I have made a couple of quilts from the free patterns. I downloaded the Skaithos quilt pattern and I think I might try that, even the quilting part.
Today I started the no eating between meals getting ready…Continue
I just wanted to let you know that we got a pattern accepted on www.freequiltpatterns.info - the Skiathos quilt pattern. If you'd like, go there and download the pattern for free - I'd be honoured if you did! :-D
Yesterday I went to the Red & White quilt show in NYC. It was incredible. Held at the Park Avenue Armory...as you walked through those massive wood Doors which opened up to an enormous expanse of a room and beheld the hundreds of quilts hanging from all different heights you could not help but be awed. The armory itself is impressive, so massive and old...beautiful wood on the staircases and walls...it was a lovely place in which to display all those amazing quilts. I can not explain…Continue
This is what I pieced together yesterday and today for me time. If sure felt good to sit down and piece a quilt. Now just to get it quilted. This was a free pattern I got in the mail. Really easy to piece. I did make a mistake on a couple of blocks and had to rip. But ripping is ok.
Hope all is have a great…Continue
I've missed everyone -- and hope that I can start participating in here again on a much more regular basis! It's been a month since I've posted in here...
Partly, it's been a mix of too much professional responsibility. I've been working very hard to get some of my "reluctant learners" back on track, which has meant writing totally new lessons and readjusting the course schedule. I've also been taking a professional development course, which also takes up a lot of…Continue
We have had a couple days off in Jackson, MS so that we could go to DD's college graduation today. I posted pictures. Also posted pic's of a quilt I made for her a few years ago. I am so proud of her...she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has an Associates degree in Business Administration and medical assistant.
We will get a load to go home Monday and will get to be home a couple days.
I have my blocks made. I am setting them on point. I am working on adding the sashing and sashing squares and am trying to figure out what size to cut.
I pulled out my "Quilter's Complete Guide" by Fons and Porter for their instructions…Continue
The stove and refrigerator were delivered and installed today. Everything is coming together and should be one more week before the house is finished. The electrician is the one holding things up but they have a very big job. The tile man will finish today and the plumber has a little more to do. I think they broke one of my shower controls so they have to get another…Continue
I'm posting a picture of my 'day's work' from yesterday. This week is spring break for us, so I've had a vacation from school. My goal was to get my son and future daughter-in-law's wedding quilt top completed this week. The pattern is Delectable Mountains and I wanted to make a different center square…Continue
A few years ago my husband and I stopped in a quilt store in Berea, Kentucky. Hanging on the wall was a quilt that looked like a Lone Star at first glance but was actually made with diamond shaped log cabin blocks. I loved it but they didn't have a pattern for it, it was a consignment quilt. I got home and looked for a pattern and didn't find one. Well, a month or so ago I was telling this story at my quilting group and one of the others said that you just started with a 60 degree…Continue