The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Edy-Haven't heard from you in a while. Don't know if we've been online at different times or maybe I've got a touch of Alzheimer's also!! There are days..... Anyway, hope you are doing well and tell me what you've been up to and what you've been working on!
thanks for your comments on Mom's quilts. She had so much fun doing those wallhangings. There are more, I just need to find them and take some pics. She passed away a week before Christmas in 2002 from acute leukemia. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2001, went through chemo and was pronounced cancer free up until a week before she passed away. We got the diagnosis of acute leukemia an hour after she passed away.
Edy, I am sure your idea will work no problem. You can just do so many things in quilting. This year instead of making something for everyone in the group, one of the girls decided we should do a 16 inch finished block and then either pick names or numbers or whatever and everyone who does a square would get a square back. I think it will be neat. Not sure what I am going to do for a square but I have some ideas. I would like to get at it now so I don't have to rush on Dec. 1 (ha - procrastinator I am!!! especially when I am not sure about something). Have a great day. It is snowing here this a.m. It was suppose to be isolated flurries and sun by now but I think the isolated flurries may have turned into a snow storm. We shall see. Good excuse to quilt anyway.
Edy, my dresden plate quilt does not really have plain squares in between. I made this quilt for my sister who is a great cat lover and it was two years in the making. I have quilted a different cat in green in the blank squares although it doesn't show up very good in these pictures. I had a wonderful time doing this quilt and it was truly a labour of love.
Hi Edy, Yes, the pattern is available at www.lavender-rabbit.com. It's called (predictably) "Hooters." I love your totes...especially the purple and green one. I just joined Totally Totes earlier today, and am looking forward to exploring the group more.
Thank you for the great comments on my watercolor octagonal quilt. It was really fun to do. I did create the pattern for it myself, on graph paper. I've re-created the basic pattern for you. You can make it with any size squares and half square triangles you want (1:-3"). The quilt I made used 1.5" finished squares. You really need to use a design board with your fabrics to make sure it looks like you want it to. I also cut out some full size flowers and appliqued them on the quilt for extra pizazz.
Hi Edy, I love your iris wallhanging! The echo quilting really sets it off! I have a rooster pattern that I bought at the Minnesota Quilt Show last summer that I want to try. It is a fusible, and then you stitch it down with a small straight stitch and a lightweight needle and thread.Thanks for sharing!
Hey, Edy! You can use the basting glue stick or you can check out the glue sticks in any paper products section of your grocery store or Walmart. Basting glue sticks are definitely water soluble, The others you have to check.
I've found some threads just fray more than others. I've tried changing thread and the needle (sometimes they can have a burr ). I've had threads that worked fine for half the quilt and then start to break every five inches. In those cases I pull off a yard or so of thread and then try again. Sometimes it's just bad thread and you can get past that section of the spool. It's so frustrating when the stuff shreds, isn't it? Sometimes it will shred if the size of the needle is too big.