Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois opened in May at the Illinois State Museum's gallery in the historic town of Lockport. It's an hour-and-a-half from here (or 79 miles -- Chicagoans tend to give directions in terms of time first, then distance) so going to see it takes a little more intention than just hopping in the car and driving. On Friday the library system board met at the headquarters in Burr Ridge, just 17 miles from Lockport. The meeting ended at noon and a half hour later I was at the gallery. (It would have been just ...read more
- 3 orange RSC14 blocks
- 5 Heartstrings blocks
- complete Sept. Saturday Sampler tasks
- 2 pillowcases from stash fabrics
- complete 1/4 of the hand quilting on the Cats wall hanging
You’ve figured out by now that the blocks are being set on point. The September/October instructions kinda run together a bit but nothing is hard for the next two months. The first thing you need to do is arrange your blocks in a pleasing manner for you. I chose to stick the two darker blocks […]read more
A couple of times, I've started to wonder if I should spend the time that I'm putting into these blocks making progress on Hocuspocusville. But I've decided that there are a couple of very good justifications for plunging into a new project.
First, I really love the quilt that inspired this project. The more time I spend sorting through vintage patterns and deciding which ones I want to use, the more I become convinced that I'm absolutely going to love my own quilt.
Second, I don't have to worry about these blocks. If I make ... read more
It's the first day in September and it's my turn at the Around the World Blog Hop. This is a great way to meet bloggers from far and near and be inspired! Marcy from Made by Me in Red tagged me in her last post. She has a real way with color and you should really hop over and see her Sochi Meets Bali quilt that's made from bright batiks!
I'm a mom of 3, grandmother of 7 (we are a fertile bunch) and, although I'm as old as dirt, I still have ...
DESIGN WALL MONDAY - Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. - At Patchwork Times on Mondays. We have some awesome stuff on our walls! Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;)) === This week I was a good girl - I resisted the temptation to play with Sherry’s Box of Squirrels - HERE - And played some more with EASY STREET DETOUR - My version of Easy Street - HERE - ;)) Iread more
The long awaited 2015 Crazy Quilt Calendar is now available!!!
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Hello and welcome to my day to share on the Around the World Blog Hop. =) I was invited by a new-to-me friend, Shirley @ Simple Sew to join in on this fun I guess you would call it a linky party. It would worth your time to check out the darling baby hats Shirley has made for her grands. They are so cute!
If you haven't heard about the Around the World Blog Hop before, essentially, you are tagged by a friend and asked to answer four questions and then asked to tag three more friends to play along. Because ...
What a tiny town to have so many flowers!! This little place has been decorated to the hilt. On our first evening in this area north west of Butte we decided to take a little drive to see what was in the area and found this little gem of a town. Flower baskets like crazy […]read more
Here's my finished quilt top for this project we've been working on since March. It's so great to see it all together after five months of piecing the blocks and now finally piecing the blocks into the full quilt. Our plan was to have our quilts ready to be quilted on October 1, so we have one month to get it ready to go. The question for me that remains is to decide if I will place a border on my quilt. I made this top from a kit and it did not include a border in ...read more
Hallo Ihr Lieben,
...endlich habe ich mein Stickbild fertig. Ich bin richtig glücklich.
Nun werde ich es rahmen lassen und dann werde ich einen schönen Platz finden.
.....now I finished my cross stitch work. I`m so, so happy.
I will find a wonderful frame and a find a place for this work.
Die Anleitung ist von "Liebevolle Kreuzstichentwürfe".
The pattern is from "Liebevolle Kreuzstichentwürfe".
Liebe Grüße Grit read more
This quilt certainly has been a quick finish - partly because it is an easy pattern and partly because it is quite a bit smaller than the ones I have been working on recently. I washed it as soon as it was finished and it has that lovely crinkly look that goes with the vintage material so well.
Do you like it? This was it on the washing line. After my colour running disaster with the blue batik quilt I bunged in a colour catcher and held my breath but I needn't have worried. It was fine. I used a ... read more
Still working on the Penny Sampler (design by Rachel @ Stitched in Color)! The assembly of the main sections of the design is all done and it's starting to look like a proper quilt top now! Also starting to run out of room on the design wall!
The pattern for Santa is here...(winning ribbon not included *-))
Please welcome a special guest, Heather Raynack, for today's post. Heather contacted me a few weeks ago wanting to get Quilts of Valor's message out to modern quilters. Quilts of Valor is a wonderful charity quilting organization that provides quilts to military service men, women, and veterans touched by war. Modern quilters can get involved! Whether you or your guild can donate only a quilt block, a quilt top, a completed quilt, or long arm quilting services, there are many options to give....
My name is Heather Raynack and I'm the Ohio state coordinator for Quilts of ...
I had four finishes for August. The two large ones only needed binding. I finished one quilt top and was so close to finishing a second one.
Only one dishcloth was finished, one not quite half done.
Here is a larger photo of the two spin wallhangings. They ended up at about 40.25" square. read more