Jean so sorry it took me sooooo long to respond to your questions. I think I lost this site for a while, and am back now. Lake Elsinore, CA is near Riverside. (Southern Calif.) The type of quilts I make are queen size, and the first quilt I made was a barjello heart in purple and greens.
Oh Jean, I'm so sorry about your back, but glad it will be taken care of, my Mom has always had problems with her back and just from that I know how hard it is; I will have you in my prayers. Please let me know how it all turns out.
Congratulations on your grandson getting accepted! Just terrific and something to very proud of. So, are you making him a "graduation quilt"?
Hello Jean! It's been a while since visiting Quilt With Us! Life has been so hectic at work and we're now remodeling our over 140 yr old home, so not much time for anything else. Hope the weather is better on your side of the country; here in Louisiana, we should be around 70 with lots of humidity today!!! So ready to start my garden, I have all the seeds, but haven't planted a thing, better get busy with that!!!
I saw you beautiful baby quilts, love all that applique, it is one of my favorite techniques too. I also want to incorporate adding detail to my applique with coloring pencils. I found a blog with a tutorial on how to make them permanent! I've ordered the "extender" - the secret in making it permanent, and can't wait to try it!!! Well, back to work! Hope you have a great day!
I not used such bright colours before & i saw these at my quilting group in November & they just shouted buy me so i did i may use some of the colours in a quilt i am going to do but have to check if i have enough fabric left of some of them or stick to what i have already picked, if that the case will possible use them in a runner for me
Hello - The Marston book is good I think mainly for her units she sews together and also for how she can put any shape and size piece of fabric together to make it interestig. That is what I like about all her books. She doesn't care if they are perfectly squre or round just if they are interesting. Try putting anything size together and see what happens. You may like what you come up with. Let me know how you do. Diana
Hi love your work - Just got Gwen Marston's Liberated Quilts II today and am really impressed. Lots of good ideas for future projects. Lots of color and many patterns and helpful hints. Have you ordered it? Diana
Hi Jean. Really like your work. I've been doing a lot of charity work so am back to doing my things and trying to get caught up with things. Just finished a bargello quilt so am working on the borders. Will be posting a picture soon after it gets quilted. Diana
Hi Jane, thank you for your warmly welcome. Your quilts are wonderful. I like your work so much. Here in Switzerland the snow come close up the mountains now. Brrr. We have a daugther (33) and a son (26) but not a grandchild. We are from Germany near by Colonge and we have been living in Switzerland for 24 jears now. I never was in the States. I like do to it once. We have a friend in CA. On my page I made some photos from my patchwork. Greetings Petra
Hi Jean, how was you weekend? We were pretty busy preparing an old building in the property to remodel for my studio; I even got stung by a wasp - and having a little bit of a reaction to it made me have to take some Benadryl to help with the swelling that kept growing, and growing - needless to say, I had a couple of very sleepy days!!!
It's so wonderful that you are there to help your daughter! And feeding those boys on a weekly basis has got to be a lot of work! I raised two boys and the eating never stoped... :)
It's terrible, but right now I can only think of The Peoples Quilt Museum (I think that's the name) of a quilt shopin Lancaster; it has a museum upstairs, - need to think a little harder... Since you guys travel to quilt shops, is your hubby interested in quilting?
Good morning Jean! I can relate to the sleepless hours :) – I blame menopause for mine.
Sounds like you have some pretty fun and talented grandchildren that keep you going; I’m looking forward to those days and pray that I’ll get a little girl; in my home it’s just me and Mag (my schnauzer) that get to wear pink!
So, does this Mennonite shop have great prices like the Amish in Lancaster? I was there last year and couldn’t believe the prices. And, did you get anything? Want to post some pics? The only shopping I did today was signup for classes at the Houston Quilt Show; hope I get my choices. Are you going this year? Maybe will meet up if you do. Anyway, I’ve decided to stay away from quilt shops/online ones included, and save my $$ for show.
Well, better go; I work from home and I know that boss of mine expects to see some progress. Hope you have a great day.
No, I don't have a quilt shop but a longarm quilting business and my husband and I hope to one day have one! We're in the process of getting and old (1900s or earlier) home to remodel and the idea of the quilt shop will have to go on hold a little longer :) - I am standing in front of the Art Museum of Louisiana State U at Lafayette, they had a quilt exhibit that was wonderful! We do have 3 shops in the Baton Rouge area that you could visit! One loves all things bright and carries lots of Batiks, the other two have more traditional fabrics - all have very nice staff! Baton Rouge has it's own little airport, even though I hate those little commuter planes, which is the only thing that seems to fly in- it does have a small runway!
Are you going to Houston this fall for Quilt Show?
Yes, love the bear one too. Thw pattern for I used for the brown one is turning twenty series.Very easy, as that was my real first quilt, Iam just a beginner, Your quilts are gorgeous!
Have a good day!!
Hi Jean - I'm glad you like my Funny Babies quilt. I wanted to let you know that it is not a panel but all cut from many different fabrics to create the babies and machine buttonhole stitched appliqued to the background blocks. Yes, alot of work but so very cute. I was very happy with it.
Thanks for the nice note Jean; I am new to this kind of chatting and hope to connect with others who enjoy the quilting and embroidering as a passtime or to sell.
I have made many quilts for family gifts and do lots of embroidering and other stitchery crafts. If it includes needle and thread I am intrested. Would love to share patterns or ideas.
Hi Jean, Nice to hear from you, The third pic is a tesselation pattern.It looks harder to make than it really is. If your ever coming to NYC, let me know, there are a few fabric/quilt shop in Manhattan and I could certainly show you the sights. That's usually how I see tham, when someone visits.
I am mostly making baby quilts too, I just finished on this afternoon. I'll post a picture if I can remember what I did the last time.