Hoping for Finishes!
2. Flower hexies for the Inchy Hexie Swap (May and June)
3. Bee Europa (June)
4. Book Bee (June)
The other quilt I quilted for Missy was a drunkard's path variation. Over the decades I've pieced a lot of blocks from drunkard's path variations--a lot of variations--but it's not a pattern that's on my life list for an entire quilt. When I lived in East Tennessee, there was a quilter named Lora Creasman, who pieced nothing but drunkard's path variations, always by hand. In fact, asread more
To be a hand quilter in this modern era means it can sometimes feel as if no one understands you. “But why would you spend all that time quilting by hand when you can do it so much faster by machine or by check?” is a common question, even from quilt shop workers.
The answer is: Because we like it. (Even though I don’t quilt exclusively by hand, I do consider myself a hand quilter thankyouverymuch.)
Another common sentiment among hand quilters is the feeling that hand quilting isn’t adequately represented in quilt magazines and books or at ...read more
My Pacific Blues #1 & #2 are ready for hand embroidery and embellishment, they measure 11" x 11" each. They're both machine quilted, one with a walking foot the other I used a regular all purpose foot, can you see the difference? I'll add hand quilting too with hand embroidery. I like the look of a lot of stitching.
I also got hanging sleeves sewn onto the back of my 'Tropical' series quilts. I'm thinking of entering them in a local quilt show, I like sharing their color!
Have you tried making anything in a series? How did ... read more
I can’t believe another year has come and gone….I spent last 4th of July with some very special friends at their beach house, eating great food, watching fireworks and talking about the possibility of them moving to the east coast for this 4th of July. Well that possibility became a reality in April and they are now living somewhere in North Carolina.
Does that mean we can’t go to their beach house anyway? Well, since they don’t live there anymore (boo hoo) I have to find someplace or something else to do!
I ...read more
1. Piece my new QAL. Two ladies suggested names for it and I love them both and can't decide. Should I call it "Twirlific" or "Scottish Dancers". IF I get the fabric early enough then I want the top done in July.
This FREE QAL will begin the end of July or August depending on when the fabric arrives. You will be able to get the free tutorials on Fort Worth Fabric Studio's blog.
2. Quilt Mom's ...
Rita is truly on my last nerve. A couple of nights ago, I told Vince . . I just don’t know if we can keep her! I guess the I should have said “Why on earth would we keep her?” I’m way more patient with animals than I am with humans but she really has […]read more
So these ladies in my guild have been doing these super cool Instagram swaps for a while, so I decided to get in on the action. By the way, check me out on Instagram! I'll follow you back...
Anyhow, I just happened across the #IGNeedlebookswap. Whaat? I really needed a needlebook, so why not make one for someone else and receive one in exchange? Brilliant!
Signing up was easy. Anorina over at Samelia's Mum organized the swap, and the form was simple and easy to fill out. I wanted to go international, so I opted in to swap ...
Why do we quilt? I feel like you can trace stories of our lives via the tops brought into Laurena’s. In March and April, there was an avalanche of blizzard quilts pieced during those snowy February weekends. After the Machine Quilter’s Expo in April, there was a definite comfort quilt trend. Whether T shirt, memory, or comfort quilts, these fabrics stitched together were a symbol of the care and concern for people in our lives… and for others in need.read more
As always, there is so very much to be thankful for in my corner of the world. The first is a quilty item I finished up this morning that I just love:
|The bowl is not crooked!|
Here are my finishes from April. I don't feel like it was very much... so hopefully I'm not forgetting anything.
I made a church bag for ... read more
No - this post isn't about my super-cute kitty Rocky.
The class was full, but a couple of folk have, unfortunately, had to drop out for health reasons, so there are some places left. July 17-21. Five full days of workshop in a gorgeous location in a fibre shop full of mouth watering goodies!! Stitches Fibre Art Supplies have asked me to come and ... read more
We are on day Nine!! Trumpets please...
Just for a change I have abandoned fabric and threads and have completed a collage, still under the theme of "Seen From Above".
A few months ago I bought a Gelli Plate so have been experimenting and watching demos on You tube! For anyone who, like I used to, thinks that you can do mono prints on a sheet of glass so don't need to spend, let's face it, quite a lot of money on a Gelli Plate .... well you're wrong! They are superb so if you need convincing try to get on a course or see ...