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 !!!
Thanks Debbie. I used to live in a suburb of Cleveland. I am thrilled to be here. The James girls meet once a month but we have three groups here in columbus so I can actually go three times a month if I am so inclined. Once a month in the winter is enough for me. Look forward to talking to you again.
My name is Sherrie and I just joined last night. I am so excited to be here. I started quilting several years ago with a JoAnne's quilt block of the month class. I made a king size quilt with 12 different blocks that took me over a year and a half to complete. I also volunteer at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and at the local theaters. Where in Ohio are you from? Are you familiar with the James Quilting Sisters? I quilt with them too. Glad to meet you. In stitches, Sherrie
When I read your reply, I was wondering if you just might change the position of the blocks you "didn't care for" - next to different blocks you might like them better. Sylvia's sampler is a nice quilt and your fabrics are great. I am doing 3 BOMs myself and I sure know what you mean by having lots of projects in the works. But we sure enjoy it, don't we?
Hi Debbie! Thank you for the kind words. I am working on the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilt. I am not doing some of the blocks out of the book, so I am doing some extras from other sources to fill in the spaces plus I need a King size quilt so will put it in a setting that will increase the size as well. I have the blocks up on a design wall as of today. DH and I took out the ones we didn't care for, so it looks like I have about 8 more I need to create to get the setting to work out the way I want it too. The quilt is for my DFIL so I have tried to use more masculine fabrics too. I hope to go and find the setting fabrics sometime over the weekend or next week sometime. I would like to do another SBS quilt in my own taste of fabrics sometime, but that will have to wait until next year I think with all the BOMs and other projects I have lined up already lol
Elaine, I don't know why I haven't joined the Ohio Quilters here. Just haven't done it yet. I DO belong to the OQ yahoo group, though. I LOVE hand quilting, it is just very relaxing and I love how it looks, too. A long time ago I bought a wooden 14" hoop. It is all beat up now, but I still use it. You can get a hoop at JoAnn Fabs I think and they are coated with a plastic that makes it smooth to put the quilt in and out of it. A friend of mine has one. Someday I will upgrade, LOL! If you need any specific pointers I'd be glad to help where I can. There are lots of books on hand quilting and probably stuff on line too. Just look around a little and you'll find resources. Just give it a whirl and good luck!
Debbie, Thank you for the nice comment on my quilts. You should know that the oldest quilt on my page was actually started in about 1986 when I was in college (the Irish Chain). Everything else dates from about 2002, so I average about 1.5 quilts per yer, which doesn't seem very prolific to me. I'm hoping to get it up to 3 quilts per year.
Your quilts are also beautiful. I especially like your log cabin and round about quilts. I really like how your use of the colors in your quilts. Hope you had a nice Valentine weekend. Happy quilting.
Debbie, you sell yourself short! Your quilt is beautiful. One day... I will get up the courage to do one of her patterns. I really love her log cabins and you have a beautiful log cabin on your page.
Thanks for your comments on my mini. I just finished the binding last night, so will post a new picture of it finished. It's was my UFO to finish for Feb. I have one more UFO to finish and than I'm trying to decide which scrappy project to do. It might be one of Judy Martin's patterns.
Have a great weekend.
I don't think we have 2 feet of snow but maybe close. We were in TN last weekend and came home to all this! We're dug out and the roads are sort of clear. It's stopped snowing for now so I think we are OK - spring can come anytime!
Thanks Debbie. I was pretty pleased with the bear quilts. The pics of the twins I've seen are adorable - so tiny (one 4 lb. and one 5 lb.) and I'm excited for them to get the quilts. My son and the daddy grew up together and are still good good friends. I've got them packaged up and will send them tomorrow. Now on to something new!
A Cavachon is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise, they are a non-shedding dog that is very friendly and well mannered, mine gets called a poodle because she has white curly hair. I put a picture of Claire on my photo page, it was right after she got a hair cut. As for what I'm working on, I just finished a denim/cotton quilt for my son to take to college. My quilter just finished machine quilting it and I'm going to go get it this evening and will be binding it. After that I have so many projects that I'm having a hard time focusing on just one. You have some beautiful quilts on your photo page, I'll have to get busy and get some of my pictures put up sometime soon.
Yes, Debbie, Hester is a real chicken and she is sitting on her favorite quilt. Why she has chosen that quilt to lay her eggs on I'll never know, but I believe she is a pretty smart chick. I just been sitting here admiring your slideshow. You certainly have captured the art of quilting. Your work is lovely!
Wow Debbie - it's neat to "meet" someone so close. My son lives in Sagamore Hills so we will be heading up your way - except west of you - on Christmas. If you would like to take a road trip to Berlin sometime - maybe in nice weather would be good - I'd love to meet you there. We could browse Helping Hands quilt shop and eat at one of those wonderful Amish restaurants! Think about it and let me know! Thanks for the nice compliments on my quilts!