Linda, thanks for the compliment on my quilt. The BOM is from "The Quilt Show" website. You have to join as a member to get the directions. If you go to their "shoppe" area you can see the 2 BOM quilts they will have for 2010. You have lots of beautiful quilts in your photos. I see you like stars also. I love them thought I did get tired of the tiny pieces in the BOM by the end of doing all the stars. There will be a flying geese border next and then the final one will be sawtooth stars. The 72 sawtooths are already made so will just need to have setting pieces added and be put together. I think it's about 80 in square when finished.
Linda we do get snow in Ky. Last 2years we have had alot of ice. Our biggest snow last year here in Northern Ky was around 5-6 inches. We were without electricity for 5 days. Some people nearby were without elect. longer than us.
In the quilt area of my life...I have kind of been slacking....I made an attic window for my hubby. I will try to post pics of it tomorrow. Have to get a good outside pic. I have my pineapple blossom to add 2 more rows onto. I am having machine trouble. Have to get it to the shop. It is making a thumping noise. Not sounding goood at all.
I also like to knit, crochet, read, embroidery and cross stitch. I am knitting a shawl right now. I have it about 1/4 of the way complete.
So thats about it for me down here in Ky.
Linda, sorry about 2 comments. I am new to adding pics. Anyway here is my Jasper. He is so sweet. He will be 1yr. in Dec. He keeps me company while hubby works nights. He has really grown hasn't he? Changed colors too. Alot more black in him than I thought he would have. They love him at the groomers. Thanks for asking about Jasper.
I just went to your page and your quilts are georgeous. I think I want to try using civil war fabric in a quilt soon. I like the looks of it.
Well do you have snow up there yet? It is 56 degrees here today and very cloudy. I am anxious to see if Jasper will like the snow. He doesn't mind the rain when we take him out.
Dear Linda, I have just finished watching your photo 'show' and I just had to leave you a note to tell you how in awe I am of your beautiful quilts !!! How DO you get so many done! I seem to have a difficult time to get to my quilt frame to get any finished. I see also that you are an Elm Creek Books reader because of your Sylvia Compson sampler quilt.
I live in Ottawa Ontario and now that the days are getting shorter I hope to quilt more often. It's a delight to meet you and I truly admire your work! thank you for posting it in such a lovely way.
Decided to try making some Catherdral Windows to see if I could well there is alot of folding and pressing to start but what I like is when your done making it the size you want it's done no backing or quilting, takes quite a lot of fabric, think I'll start with a wallhanging and then decide if I want it larger.
Thanx for the comment. When I look at your quilts and especially the snowy backgrounds, I long to be back in my country.
If you care to pass on your e-mail address, I will PDF you some patterns which shows how the back is quilted to the front.
Do you quilts commercially or just for yourself. I am in the business of selling quilts and would like to hear of any outlets in your area. In SA quilt popularity still has to catch on.
Thanks Linda, I will try that later. I guess I need to do more blocks. I have 30 done. I kinda wanted to start with the sashing before I got to far into my quilt because I thought I would be over whelmed if I didn't. Don't think I will doing corner stones. I think with my colors I should probably go with either black or light but I like gold alot. I am just rambling. Thanks for any thoughts. Linda
I am having so much fun. I am retired now and have time for quilting. I have only finished one quilt in my lifetime. I am sorry about going on and on about all your quilts but I am amazed that one person has accomplished so many beautiful quilts. I have 30 blocks completed and I am learning as I go along. My blocks are colorful and I would love your advice on what color shashing I would work for mine. Do I use shashing and then a back ground out from the shashing? I would love to grow up be a fine quilter as yourself. Thanks Linda