I am in the Red, White, and Blue swap group. Great bunch of gals. Cindy Radtke headed up a swap...we were to send a block to our assigned partner and make anything we wanted. I sent a 12 in block made up of 100 yr. old prints. This is what I received in the mail...a CLOCK!!!! She and her husband designed this...how adorable is this???? Will be the centerpiece of my sewing room! Her label was as cute…Continue
Recently I had the opportunity to make a quilt to be featured at the on line store TrulyTexas.com. I had so much fun creating this quilt. I used embroidery, applique and nine patch blockwork. One flag is even printed in…Continue
Well, the elephant baby quilt I was going to make got put on hold. I was asked to make a Memory Quilt for Relay For Life to be auctioned off at our event we had on the 13th. My friend Gena and I had never done a Relay quilt before so this was a new experience for both of us. Gena is the main designer of our…Continue
The Mary Tudor is coming along.
The first sleeve is finished. I think the sleeve might be too long, but I can't tell until I block it and sew it in. Even though I started at the cuff, it's easy to lengthen or shorten a sleeve. I'll take out one round about where I want to start the cuff by cutting the…Continue
All the ladies who have been getting together for the past 10 years or so at the Quilt Shop are in a turmoil worrying about how we’re going to keep our group together and a couple of the ladies have some suggestions that just might work out. We’ve all got our fingers crossed that something will be ‘just right’ and we will continue to get together on a regular basis. At the very least, we could take turns being the ‘host’ and we could do hand work…but we hope that we’ll be able to…Continue
Today is/was Father's Day and it started out being a bit rough as the realization that I would no longer have my dad around. I also knew how hard this day is on my DH as he lost his only child, his/our son Bart, 2 months before his dad and I were married. After church today, we were invited to the home of our adopted Granddaughters and I was so glad we went. The girls made a big fuss over DH and made him Father's Day cards. After lunch, we all went to a Nail Salon to get manicures and…Continue
I believe I have found the one thing that I hate the most about quilt making: ironing yardage of fabric after it comes from the washer and dryer!
I am in the process of ironing 10 (ten) yards I recently purchased for a current project. Even though I was able to cut it into three segments, that is still a lot of yardage to iron.
And yes, I have to wash it. Terrible thing you know to be allergic to some of the chemicals used in your avocation.
Is there something you hate…Continue
I finished up the Raindrop Kaleidoscope today. That includes washing, taking pics and updating the blog. I do believe I will stick to my own tried and true methods of creating my quilts. I tried a QAYG method and it ended up causing more headaches than my usual modus operandi. Ah well it's done and presentable. Yay
I am looking for a fusing friendly alphabet with letters that would fit inside a one and a half inch (finished)sashing. Anyone have any ideas on where to find one? The letters would need to be an inch to inch and a quarter tall. The width is not critical. I want to "write" on the sashing but want it to look typed, not scrawled.
I asked my computer about different fonts and either I asked it wrong or it means something else in "computer" speak--it almost fell off my desk laughing. Is…Continue
Went to my sewing room with wonderful intensions. I have an invitation to a baby shower and had purchased some wonderful flannel to make receiving blankets. The baby is a girl so of course I got a lot of pink and pastel colors for the blankets. I love the feel of flannel and like working with it. Started to do some fancy edge sewing and my machine jammed, then jammed again and again. I rethreaded and tried making adjustments to no avail. I have to admit I did drop my foot screw into the…Continue
Okay - here they are. With the fabrics I had left over from the sundress for Miss Bailey I was able to make the bag (using pet screen) and a hairband. I put ties on it instead of elastic since I have no idea how big her head is. Hope to get a picture of her in the whole outfit in a few weeks when we'll get…Continue
For the past few weeks (months?) I hinted to DH that I would like to set the quilting frame up so I can quilt all the UFO's that have accumulated these past 4 years. So while I was gone to my Jazzercise class yesterday he tackled the setup. After a few hours of hunting for all the missing pieces, it was finally up. He brought down the sewing machine and then I proceeded to put the leaders on the frame. I am a leftie, when I look at the directions I try to do a mirror image so as to get…Continue
well not me anyway. I would have posted about being on vacation this week but I forgot and I was a bit busy.
Many of you know I got the sewing room back, ok not in the same condition I left it in but good enough to set up the longarm and quilt something. My friday as usual was with the grandson day and apparently the night too as DD and DSL wanted to go to the movies. Fine with me. Saturday was run around and get things done day. Sunday I finally had some time to myself and…Continue
Soren's I-spy quilt arrived, and he is clearly enjoying it!
The top for the quilt for his baby brother (due in August) is almost done. Only the embroidered eye on the horse to do, and then off to the quilter.…Continue
I am a fairly laid back, roll with the punches type of gal, not overly emotional or high strung, so I'm not sure why this did a number on me, but here's how it went down. Take it in the humorous light in which it is intended.
Today’s story would have to be titled The Cake Disaster (or Why I Am Not in Charge of Parties)
Our preacher's daughter wanted just a small cake…Continue
My Son and DIL have a dear college friend, Alison, she was married yesterday. Here is the quilt I made for Alison and her groom, Matt. I made a cinch sack to put it in that matches the border of the quilt. The cinch sack is sitting on a church pew that we have in our home. The story behind that church pew is that our family always sat in that row at church. The pews were A-Z and my dad "claimed" the L row for our family, stating the L stood for Love. When the…Continue