It's about time is right. I put this great table runner together last fall and had every intention of getting the leaves machine appliqued so I could get it quilted and bound. But did that happen? Nope. But I'd really like to use it this year so I know if I make it my August goal, I'm more likely to get it done. I toyed with the idea of stitching the leaves down with my long arm. Hasread more
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Ooh, I didn't schedule this post ahead of time and now it's Monday afternoon. No worries though, I have done MORE than enough piecing this week to make up for it.
Just look at these...
These are all the hexies I have freed by joining more units and more sashing strips. BTW, next time I say, "Oh, I'll just add sashing to my EPP project" someone shake some sense into me. The progress here is sooo deceiving. The units get done, but the assembly just takes forever. I am absolutely loving the look though.
In other news ... read more
Okay, y'all know what the GRAVITY quilt looks like, but for a moment or two, let's pretend you don't. This week's finish is my GRAVITY quilt top! Being the quilt along host, my quilt needs done ahead of schedule and is being mailed to Cotton Berry Quilts for quilting today! Please, refrain yourself from hijacking mail carriers over the weekend in search for it!
Where I live, we have another month until school starts, but I heard that some places start next week! I can’t believe we are talking Back-to-School already! But, whether you are a little sad, or super relieved (LOL!), the school year must start soon. I’ve rounded up some quick, easy and cute back to school sewing and craft projects for you to sew- hopefully, they will make the first day of school a little more fun, AND they will give you a chance to dig into your stash and use up some fabric (so you can go buy ...read more
We have some great fabrics for you this week!
This is the panel I showed you I had done in yesterday's blog. The fabrics that go with you is the third picture down!
remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn read more
Our kitchen has served us well over the years. We built our home in the 80's and the kitchen reflected the style of that period. The space was filled with warm wood tones and had a rustic charm that we enjoyed, but the time had come for an update. We have a lot of stained wood throughout our home, as this was the popular choice of the time....stained wood floors, cabinets, wainscoting, trimread more
The pattern will be coming ... read more
Part 3. Three Intertwined Families
Here's the most complex and hard to research story I've found so far. Eunice B. Phinney nee Dyer had married Erastus Phinney in 1876 in Boston. At that time, Erastus was 66. This was his second marriage. Eunice was 42, her first marriage. By the time the quilt was made, Eunice was a widow and living in Melrose with Mary ... read more
Part 4. A Window on Life in 1897
(Part 1 tells the background of a quilt inscribed with many names, and how I started my search for the details of its history. Part 2 details some of the interesting family stories. Part 3 tells a long story about three intertwined families.)
In general, I'm noticing that many households included more than our typical nuclear families. It becomes clear pretty quickly that most families took in extended family members when the need arose, single or widowed aunts and uncles and parents, for example. Many households took in boarders, and many ...
|I added in some Wallflower fabrics and some Kona White. |
|A few extra 4 Patches create the darling back.|
You might wonder why I felt an affinity for this young mom? Because she shared her husband ... read more
I finsihed this little set the other day. I had already made the heart blocks ( I'm on a mission to use things up this year, scraps, orphan blocks, you name it) and made some 9 patches to go with it.
This set ... read more
For the longest time I had this UFO sitting in my closet. I designed it when I first started quilting as a wedding present to my cousin and his wife. However, it was a tad bit beyond my skill set two and a half years ago, and it got shelved. I was not good at y-seams. Now 30 months later I was rifling around in my closet looking for some red fat quarters for the Red blooming 9 patch I’m working on, and I found the box with the quilt contents. I popped it open and though… “Well, I ...read more
Well, I survived the magazine photo shoot at my house! With the help of my hubby, we got the house in about as picture-perfect shape as we could get it. The house interior is not photo worthy, so I asked that the magazine team—which consisted of the magazine editor, designer, photographer, and two photo assistants—to stick with tighter shots instead of ones that showed any substantial part of the house. The focus was supposed to be on my collections anyway. In preparation for the shoot, we gave all the china in the dining room a gentle wash so ...read more
|I printed the heads on fabric first, I just knew I couldn't replicate them well enough.|
Have I told you that I love binding a quilt? I do! I usually stitch my double-fold binding to the front of the quilt, then hand-stitch to the back. One of my favorite things about quilting is to sit with my feet propped, put on a good movie as I hand-stitch, think about the recipient of the quilt, infuse a little more of myself into the quilt (sometimes blood, sweat and tears), and then it's done! I've finished my creation and it can go ... read more
This week’s tutorial is super quick and easy! I came up with this little scissors keeper/case/shield project to help label and distinguish between my paper and fabric scissors. They are especially handy when I travel with my supplies.
Have you ever had someone grab your fabric cutting shears and use them to cut paper, open a package of batteries or something else?! I’m sure you can relate! So…… this is a great way to label your scissors so everyone knows which is which. This also helps protect your clothes, projects, and anything else you put in ...read more
Are you on the lookout for your next quilting project to start when the kids go back to school? Look no further! Get back into the swing of things with It's Tulip Time!
This adorable quilt finishes at 40" x 44" and is perfect for quilters of any skill level! The kits include the pattern, all top fabrics, borders, and binding- the backing is not included but can be added to your purchase!
The fun collection featured in the quilt is called Intrigue by Nancy Rink for Marcus Fabrics. This bold, modern line is sure to be one of ... read more
Holy Moly! This summer is flying. It been busy and there's still more to come.
|Remembering Christmas Past Quilt, In Double Wedding Rings, Traditions Made Modern Book. Acrylic templates available at VFWquilts.com and in the book... in paper pattern|