Marlene, hi! Thank you for the compliment on my quilt top. The pattern came from a book called, "Creative Scraps, Quilting with Bits and Pieces". It has partial seams and was a bear to put together, but it was the only quilt that my daughter-in-law saw in all my books, that she liked. The quilt will go to my son and DIL. I'm making quilts for each one of my 3 kids...this quilt is huge...I'm worn out and it's not even quilted yet! lol!
Thanks Marlene for your comment on my round Christmas table quilt. Itwas fun to do and I am thinking of making another one but with fabric for every day and maybe some embroidery instead of the flowers.
Thanks for the comments about my gourds. I love painting, but sometimes quilting is just easier to take with you. We travel so I can pack up my embroidery supplies and my projects and off we go.
Hi Sandy from Ohio here. The board is 1/2" plywood. There are four pieces of wood that go on the underside and the are 2"x2" 2 pieces are 3' long and 2 are just a foot. 1 2x2 8' long does it. the new board is 22x60". Thermolam 1 7/8 yard does it and need 2 yards of the top fabric. I used ironing board fabric. the 2x2 are screwed on from the top of the ply wood so everything is hidden.
the fabric are stapled on about an inch or so apart . Any questions just ask.
are you not the lucky woman, a hubby who shops for fabric. you sure have lots of the blue, 5 yards, would make a nice big quilt and pillow shams, or couple smaller ones, a table topper, a tree skirt, potholders, are some ideas. I am more or less a beginner too, check my page, some are good, some are terrible.
the best deal ever got a WM was $1.50 a yard and thought I was getting a deal. lucky you. they do have alot of pretty fabrics, but must grab when you see it or it is gone. did you get some that had tiny birds with red christmas hats on them?
so just go with what you think is the best way and start sewing.
Hello Marlene, Thanks for the nice compliment on my quilt. It is from American Patchwork and Quilting. I did it in colors they suggested but their colors look gold where mine are green, I really enjoyed piecing it not have to quilt it. Most of my pictures were just pieced tops, but I'll get to them someday and now I have taken on more sewing by joining my groups, but it will be fun and keep me busy this winter. How far are you from me? I live in Hamlet,NC just across the border of SC. I think we are nearer the coast than you, aren't you over near Greenville? I have a nephew that lives somewhere around Greenville. Well, dear you have a wonderful day and keep in touch. OK? Pat
Hugs Marlene! I'll keep you in my prayers. I know God has a purpose and plan for each of us. You have many positive qualities that your husband loves you for.
I have to remind my husband of all the things he does for me and how much I appreciate him. When you're not feeling well, it's hard to see the good things about yourself. It's nice to have someone remind you of your positive qualities.
If you can sew or quilt at all that would be an extra blessing.
Hi Marlene, I had my lesson on my Quilter's Choice sewing machine this week. It can do so many neat things. It was a 3 hour lesson. I hope I can remember everything. Decorator's Choice is similar to my machine.
I have lesson on my Serger this week Tues.
I have pot holders and fleece blankets to finish for Christmas.
I went to Creative Club this week and they made Holiday Gift Bags using the serger. I want to make some for my granddaughter's.
I've had sinus cold last couple weeks and will have surgery on one of my toes on Nov. 4th. Once I get my feet taken care of I plan on doing lots of quilting.
I have 70 projects plus lots of ideas for other projects. I need to work at finishing 3 quilts and one wall hanging for my granddaughters first.
I live in Willis...which is about 1/2 hour southeast of Ann Arbor (and about 35 minutes away from Detroit). It does have beautiful color here in the fall...although last year when we went looking for spring (in April) we found it in North Carolina...and it was wonderful.
My daughter graduated from U of M this past May...so the quilt was all the shirts that had ment something to her during her college years. It was a really fun quilt to make, as a matter of fact...I am not looking forward to going down into my sewing room today because I now have sock monkeys to work on...and they are nowhere near as fun to do.
I have lessons on my Quilter's Choice this Tues. and my Serger the following Tues. I'll let you know how lessons went.
I noticed your husband was in Service.
My husband was in Service in the Navy in Vietnam, my son-in-law in the Army for 11 years. They were in Germany for 3 years. My grandson was in Iraq. He was gunnerman. He just got out a year ago.
Hi Marlene. I just placed my first order with Connecting Threads this past week. I ordered one of their sets. I hope to be able to use it in my embroidery machine. I have used non embroidery thread before with great results. Of course I will use it for machine quilting too. I am anxiously awaiting delivery. As soon as I have more free time, I will post a few pics of my quilts. My husband is home for the next few days on vacation and we will spend most of the time getting ready for winter.
I was fortunate to get a great deal buy attending an APQS road show. It is regularly 17400.00 but I got it for 15400.00 plus got the fabric advance, quilt glide and ruler table, so in the end I saved about 5000.00 total. So check with APQS and see if there might be a road show coming to your area. I love my Millennium!
Hi Marlene, that handherchief corner quilt was mhy version of one found in one of Kaffe Fassets quilt books, he used large scale striped fabrics, mine were finer skinny stripes which gave a slightly different look, I have seen this quilt done in muted earth tones which is also very nice. Thanks.
Hi Marlene, thanks for the compliment on my crib quilt. I love the colors too. I made a quilt for a baby girl with the same fabrics last year but I used pink fabrics & no yellow. You can see that quilt is my picture here. It is put together but not finished yet. I was half way thru machine quilting it when my sewing machine jammed up. The Pfaff dealer said it will be 7 to 10 days before it's ready. There's really not pattern for it. It's called Chinese Coin, it's one of those things like a log cabin or broken dishes that has a basic "pattern" that each individual decides on their own size of pieces. These "coins" are each 1-1/2 " x 4 " each. They finish at 3-1/2" wide by 1". There is a photo of the finished top on my page & I will post a photo of it when it's all finished. I am self taught also, and have been at it for about 18 years, so be patient with yourself & you will learn a little each time you work on a new project. Thanks again, Rebecca
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Nice to hear from you again . I havent been posting much , It just seemed like the summer was busy 7 I didnt use the computer much .I just finished quilting a queensize quilt for a friend . Her 9 year old granddaughter made it & she did a lovely job . i was really honored to be asked to quilt it for her . She wants to enter it in the County fair .
for myself i,m piecing a small quilt in Around the World pattern , I,m working on the borders now , I,ll post a pic on my page when I get it pieced .
sorry to hear about your arthritis , I have it in my knees & hips & a bit in my figers on my right hand . I,m left handed so it doesnt bother my quilting much , but it sure can be painful at times . I,m glad to hear your husband is doing better .
I,ll bet you had a fun summer with your grandson , I remember when ours were little & now they are 18 & 20 .