Thanks for the advice, June. I will have to get some fusible batting to try for my next quilt. Do you use a large table to iron on? I know I could have done better if I had taken my time pinning this one, but I was so anxious to start quilting it. Several others suggested going to a church and pushing table together, then taping like I used to do on the floor. None of my quilts are prize winning but I still want to do a good job.
Thanks again. Happy Spring, It is finally here is southwest Minnesota!
hello! Stopping by to let you know that I made a decision on purchasing a machine! (you stopped by my blog and left your recommendation). I am getting the Husqvarna Sapphire 875...just like you! :) It is a great machine and I am certain to have lots of happy memories with it. Just wanted to thank you for suggesting it as I hadn't considered it until you mentioned. What a great machine! Thanks!!
Thank you so much June, i have missed being on here. I am doing a major cleanout of my sewing room, I did not realize just how many pattern, magazines and books I had accumulated over the years. I have culled my shelves and now have boxes to give away, just where is the question. I will take some to the guild, some to the thrift stores in the area. I am sure that there are women out there who would love the magazines but cant afford to pay full price for them. Also other crafts I had done in the past will get the boot, so I can concentrate on my sewing and scrapbooking.
June the story of Endo the lost (and found) dog brought tears to my eyes. I have heard of dogs traveling several miles over rugged terrain and through rivers to find their home. What a wonderful outcome. I hope they find someone soon heading in that direction to take him back to his owners. Great story, thanks for sharing it.
June you are so right, after we give our children their wings our dogs become our children. We dote on them and they give us back the love we are missing. Thank the Lord I have never had to lose one of my children. The pain of losing my precious Mr Man has been so painful I wouldn't even want to think how hard that would be. Thank you for your kind words and for thinking of me. May God Pour out His Blessings on You and your family!!!
June: Here is what we did for the little brown bag....
1. Pick a bag that will withstand months of passing around from quilter to quilter.
2. Add a Journal, or small note pad for comments from each member. On the first page put your name, address and phone number in case your bag gets lost. Also write instructions if you have any for the group to follow...ie no red fabric, or just use fabric provided. Also be sure to add the list of pass around names and a label for the gals to sign and date.
3. If you want fabric in your bag, add it....If NOT and you want the group to do whatever they want don't add any fabric. Our group all added background and at least one other fabric. (I added all my own and asked that they only use it)
4.If your group wants intructions...add them too. We just all knew the blocks had to be finished 4". You can set the size to anything your group wants.
5. Each month the bags are passed around and the blocks are made. Most of us provided a zip lock bag for the completed blocks to slip into and not get lost floating around with the fabric in the bag.
6. at the end of the pass around, you get your bag back and can put it together anyway you'd like. Then you have show and tell with the group.
There..I think I got it all. Please ask me if you have any questions. It was one of two of my favorite pass arounds and we've been doing this for 12 years now. Enjoy and keep in touch.
Thank you, June! I was surprised by how effective the use of just three shades was in each block--the middle shade is used twice, opposite each other. The quilting helped as well--I quilted a 2 1/2 inch square in the middle of each block and another square 1/2 inch in from the outer edge of the block. I used another size in the border.
It's a 2 block quilt. One of the blocks is the pinwheel star (friendship star variation) and the other is a variation of the shooting star block. They are both based on a 4x4 grid. Someone else on QWU had posted a photo of a quilt she made and I just copied it. ANnie
Thanks! I will look for it next time I'm at Wal-Mart.
Hope you are having a good day. Looks like it may be a little warmer here again this week. We had a trace of snow yesterday morning, but the ground was barely white. First snow of the season. Hopefully any bad snowstorms will wait until after everyone gets home from their holiday travels! Have a great Thanksgiving!
June....I am a Nora Roberts fan also. Is this wedding series a new one? I don't think I've heard of it. I used to read a lot, but quilting has kind of taken over my reading time. I may have to check out this Nora Roberts series if I can get my daughter to take me to Borders during Thanksgiving.
June....You may want to wait until Carol tells us she is moved before you mail anything. She has a new address....and I'm sure she will give it to us again when she is ready to have blocks mailed to her. I would hate for your blocks to get lost!