Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I've also joined another internet block swap. This one is in 30's fabrics. They are not my favorites but I'm in now. I intend to keep up with this one and send them out in the alloted time.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It has been so much fun reading all the nice comments left on my blog. I hope you are all frequent visitors.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The next class that I'm signed up for is for a quilt called "Suffragette". The first thing that drew me to it are the colors. It's a scrap quilt in reds, creams and blues.
I'm still working on my UFO's and I'm almost finished with one. I'll post pictures as soon as it's finished.
The Fall Into Fall Giveaway has been so much fun. I love visiting all the new found blogs and reading all the kind messages that you ladies are leaving on my blog. Thank You!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The rules to win it are simple......... Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner on October 15th. You do not need to be a quilter to enter, nor do you have to have a blog. If you do not have a blog, please leave your e-mail address. ALL international readers are welcome to enter. My comments are set to Google account holders only...no anonymous comments, but a google account is free and easy to get. Just click on the "Sign Up Here" link at the end of the comments.
Now here is the bonus.....Click on the scarecrow and you will find a list of 40 other quilting bloggers doing a giveaway. They will be posted by Oct. 1st and all will be drawn on Oct. 15th. I can not say they will not have different rules to their drawings. Be sure to check out all the great giveaways....after you leave your comment here.
Fall Into Fall Quilt Giveaway
Monday, September 22, 2008
I'm going to try, No, I am going to accomplish all of this by the end of the year. If I don't go into this with a positive attitude I'll never succeed. In my first blog, I showed my hand quilting project which is still not finished but it is going to have to wait awhile.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I spent almost my entire day trying to come up with quilting designs for the top that I posted yesterday. I think I have a few ideas.
Here's another one.......
I found out after fighting with the square in a square blocks that there was a mistake in the pattern. This quilt top taught me a few valuable lessons. I will never cut out an entire quilt without making one of each block in scrap fabric. I am known to my friends as the "Golden Seamripper" and I sure lived up to the name on this one. I'm going to put this top on my HQ16 and get it quilted in the next week.
I have finished one quilt for a group called "American Hero Quilts". If you've never heard of them, they provide quilts for our soldiers. The tops are pieced and sent to others to be quilted and then sent on to be bound. It's a very worthy organization and I would encourage all of my quilting friends to get envolved in this cause. That seems to be the least that we can do for the men and women fighting this war. The website for American Hero Quilts is http://www.americanheroquilts.com/.
Here are a few picts of that quilt....
I hope to have many more quilts finished to share with you in the future.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I've spent the last three Wednesday nights driving to Madison, Wisconsin taking a class to learn to knit socks. Madison is a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from my house. I guess I'm a bit possessed but when I want to learn something, I'll go just about anywhere to take the class.
It was actually a practice sock to learn the method. The pink yarn was used in the toe to learn a method of invisible seaming. In the real thing, you would use matching yarn.
Next week, I'm taking a class to learn a quilt that has been driving me crazy. I've been trying to help a friend make a quilt called "Rootbeer & Cotton Candy". I have never had so much trouble with one quilt in my life. It's a double square in a square and for the life of me, I can't get it to come out right. The lady who wrote the pattern is teaching it so hopefully I'll get it to come out correctly.
Thank you to all who commented on my first blog. I really enjoyed reading your comments.
Thanks for visiting,
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I still need more practice, however, for the first time out, it's not too bad! I am still working on getting the machine at the correct height for my 4'9" self.
Here is a flimsy that will be the first actual quilt to be quilted on the mid-arm. I plan to put feathers in the borders and flowers in the sashing. The blocks will be outlined...maybe.My full time retail job limits my practice time.
My friend Bren is helping me to set up this blog. We have been friends for 14 years. She helped me baste the feathered log cabin quilt at the top of this post. Speaking of that, here is a picture of the corners of that quilt.
Thanks for visiting,