So, I have the wrong size squares, right?? Why didn't anyone tell me last year?? I too thought they were small until I started DJ. And once you have them cut up you still sort them by colors? I've only been separating the squares into light, medium and dark, but your idea sounds great. I'll have to look for some sort of boxes or trays and sort them out some day. Thanks for answering.
They are soooooo pretty. What size are the pieces? And the quilts? I sort my fabric by size ... I have yardage, then I have anything smaller than a yard but larger than a FQ, then I have pieces that come between a FQ and a charm square ... and below that I cut every little left over into 2 inch squares. Does this sound obssesive?? I thought some time, when I have hundreds of them, I could make a scrap quilt ... but it would never be half as pretty as yours.
Hi Edna- Just checking in on the "HST Queen"!!! So, how are you? Have you been sewing much lately? I am just going to sit at my machine, but decided to check on this site before plopping down behind my sewing machine! LOL
I have several UFOs and my mission is to tackle them and NOT to begin a new project till I get at least three of my UFOs completed. Many of these UFOs are in their final stages. The problem is that I like to sign up for new quilt classes- which means you will be starting a new project in each class you sign up for. So, I need to finish up these class projects that have been started!! ;-)
Hope you're enjoying the weekend!
I wish I'd bet a million dollars on my guess!!!!!
I guessed Kindegarten teacher!!! I have no idea why....you just look like a K. teacher!! That's too funny!
Do you have Jr and Sr K. there? We do. Kids have to be 4 by the end of Dec that year, to start in JK. Some kids are more than ready and some aren't.
My boys both went and loved it. Of course, that was a few years ago! They are 27 and 30 now!
Nice talking to you....Happy quilting.
Hi Edna, I saw your beautiful quilts and just had to stop by to say hi. My husband and I live in a log cabin (not one of those fancy log homes - but a little log cabin he built himself) and my favorite blocks have become log cabin. I also decorate the walls - do a lot of table runners and bed quilts. I've had a ton of fun quilting over the years and its been a great therapy when needed as well. I know someone named Edna Hansen who lives just up the road from me. (I live in NYS). When I saw your name I said, "Oh that can't be." Well, it wasn't but I'm glad I was able to make a new friend and enjoy your quilt show. Thanks. Joyce
Thanks for the picture show Edna! Your quilts are stunning! I went through them one by one and read your descriptions. That really gives meaning to each one.
I'm intrigued by your description of your picture rail...to hand the quilts by. Do you have a picture of that?
What work do you do? I always have a guess,,,but I better not tell you until I know!
Thanks Edna. This one I quilted with varigated blue thread in straight lines on the diagonal. Seemed to go well with the logs & I had to hurry. :-) I quilt on my home sewing machine (little Sears model) & that large of a quilt is tough to meander, though I like that look. Hoping to finish it by next week. Your other quilts are wonderful, too!
I just started using the triangulations method of making half square triangles. I had my husband draw up the sewing lines on his autocad and printed them out on the printer. I use a shorten stitch length which really perferates the paper so it is easy to tear off once I have sew and cut the pieces apart. I didn't think I would like it but it does really make them accurately. I like your idea of keeping the warps opposite. I guess I will try that. Thanks for sharing.
I love the creative part of quilting too!! I have never had any formal training other than taking Home Economics in high school to learn how to sew. A friend of mine showed me how to use the rotary cutter and gave me a few things to get started and then it was just me and God. He gave me the love of quilting and He has seen me through all of them. Each quilt has a story of its own.
Yours is so pretty. We are kinda like your quilt. We keep ourselves locked away sometimes and then when we venture out wonderful things begin to happen and we grow and learn and as we get older if we did it right and all the pieces are put together right we turn into something very beautiful, just like your material that sat there for those 10 years, now look at what tit has turned into. WOIW!! Quilts are spiritual messages from our creator. Bless you, Edna..............Linda
Okay, Edna- Thanks to your gentle prodding, I decided to post some photos of my projects! So, check on my page to get a peek at a few of my quilts. I have to admit the projects in the photos are not typical of me, since I mainly sew queen size quilts (and rarely any wall hangings). Also, I sew with a lot of navy, burgandy, and hunter green colors...but you couldn't tell by looking at the photos I posted!!!
Hi Edna, Thanks for the compliment on my quilt. Just had a look at yours and they are beautiful!! I so admire someone who can hand quilt. I don't have the patience or skill. I do all machine quilting and love to do free motion. Happy quilting, Joan :)
Hi Edna- Just ducking in to see what colorful quilt project you are working on now?! As I look at your beautiful quilts (again)- I sure see a LOT of half-square triangles! You sure can do a lot of different designs with this one little block! It certainly is a versatile block! (My son and daughter-in-law's wedding quilt was all HSTs.)
Hope you are sewing up a storm!
Hi again... no, she's not a quilter... I'm not sure she can even sew a button on. sigh. As for the training class at the pen........ they were probably in it, cuz that's why they moved out there - to work at the pen. She's an intake worker (I think that's what it's called); not sure what the son in law is doing... but he was to start some new training class in jan. and had just received a promotion before christmas.
as for the teddy bear quilt.. it was a christmas gift for a fellow bear collector so it's probably hanging in her quilting/crafting/sewing/computer room. It was a great pattern.. there was even a pattern for a little girls' jumper included.
Hi Edna... love your quilts.. you've done several that I haven't tried yet but want to - eventually.
You're not too far (by wy. standards) from my youngest daughter and her family.. they moved from michigan to saratoga almost a year ago. We miss them so much. If you look at my quilts and see the little one with the elmo quilt - that's her youngest one.
Hi Edna. I shop a lot on the interner too ... but postage expenses are high, packages sometimes take weeks on end to reach me and only once in a while the color or the size of the print are quite different from what I expected ... but even so, I love shopping for fabric. I think you're fortunate if you can live in a small, quiet place. I'm so tired of the big city ... we want to move out of here and into the country in a few years ... maybe when the kids are in college ... we'll see. I'm surely planning on a quilting trip to the US, so we can make plans together! It would be great. Not that this is going to happen next week ... but its always on my mind. Just dreaming of it is another way of enjoying. If you're ever in Spain ... drop me a line. Let's keep in touch! Love, Carmen