Pamela, beautiful redwork! I went to school in St.Johns but live in NH now. Do you know Patti Parmenter? had a shop in Lansing for years. Teaches classes now. Good luck on the Mint Festival Quilt Show! cora jo
Cora Jo Ciampi
Cora - I don't know Patti. There was a quilt shop over on Waverly for awhile. It closed and then reopened down the road, but closed again. I'm from up in Ithaca, so I'm not familiar with most people from St. Johns, but do have a few acquaintances. Thanks!
Very Nice! This must be the project you wanted to finish last Saturday. I recently read some info on the Mint Festival (@ McDonald's in Dewitt) & Jeff asked if you knew about the quilt show...said I should tell you about it. LOL!!!
Thanks for the tips. I am a novice at FMQ and appreciate that you share what you have learned the hard way. I never thought about changing needles.
This was a wonderful amount of information .Thanks for sharing with us ..Barbara
How do you manage to keep your folded fabric so neat? Mine looks like the cat was digging in it.
Gee wish I was this organized Barbara
That is so neat and nice! i like it. well that is quite funny about converting bed room to a work place or place for storing fabrics. But i think if you got a craze for something in life, you don't have a thing more precious than that. That craze/interest takes you to new heights. Good Luck.
Keep in mind that it looks this good because the photo was taken right after the reorganize was completed - three years ago. It's kind of like cleaning the house because company is coming over. But...after everyone goes home, things are out of order and there are usually dishes to wash and something to clean up that spilled.
Great tips! I would like to suggest that the needle size should be connected to the size of the thread. Please check out our website at superiorthreads.com to find a lot of education on thread types, needle sizes and both top and bottom tension.
It looks like you're well on your way to being an experienced machine quilter.
This was so beautiful, so many nice thoughts and memories.
This is so beautiful, thanks for sharing this lovely story. You have so many lovely memories.
Thank you for posting pictures of your sewing room. You have it very nicely set up. I can imagine that you make a lot of wonderful projects in there.
I too, am a Singer and Bernina lover. They both have their strengths and are wonderfully built machines.
You have a nice selection of wall quilts and your wooden spool collection is wonderful. I like how everything is so organized and easy to access. Thanks for sharing your pics.
Karla in CO
great pictures of your sewing room.
You have a very nice sewing room, I love the shoe holders you have used for fabric , I'd love to see some pictures of your Singer machines to . I really do enjoy reading your blogs..Barbara
This is an amazing tribute to your grandmother. thanks you for sharing this with us ..Barbara
Where did you get the shelves
I like this. The part of this that I am jealous of is the room with a door that closes! That means no cats, no kids, no husband, no interruptions; baseball in the background; and no one can see if you leave your project half done and strewn about until the next session! Someday one of my kids will leave home and I will have it too! ;-)
Hi, good to see another person who does photo quilts. I completed one on my grandmother a few years back. But alas I have to go hunting for it since I have moved after making it and several years later still hunting for it.
Beautiful quilt, Beautiful Grand-dughter. She has amazing eyes, and you were able to capture that in you quilt.
I too learned to sew at a very young age. I was alo in 4H and made many clothing items for myself. As I got older I continued to sew clothing and once I had children that sewing turned to outfits for them.
I went a few years with out doing much sewing, aside from the repairs and patching of jeans for my husband and son.
I have recently started doing small quilting projects. Let me tell you, it doesn't take long to get hooked. I'm already planning the next few projects before I've got the one done that I'm working on. This past year my goal has been to do wall hangings for 5 of my friends, my daughter and my sister. So far I only have one left to go. Then I'm ready to tackle my first full size quit.
I didn't quite wait to start quilting when I retired, but I'm getting close. Like you mentioned I probably wouldn't have started this as a new hobby if I didn't have the sewing background. Butr when I do retire in a few years, I do plan to spend lots more time quilting.
That's disappointing for sure. My kids are teenagers/young adults and I still have little sweaters and blankets my mother (who passed away ten years ago) knitted for them, though I have gotten rid of their other baby clothes. I just can't bear to get rid of them - I found one yesterday that had a dinosaur knitted right into the front of the sweater. Hopefully someday my grandchildren can wear them, or snuggle up in the blankets.
That's pretty tricky, pricing them up that way! You could offhandedly ask her if she'd like you to take those items off her hands and she might just give them back to you, you never know. I hope it all works out. Maybe as time passes she will come to appreciate the time, effort, and money that go into a handmade gift like that.
I took a needle turn applique class and could not get it to save my life. The teacher, who also worked at our local quilt shop, told me to come in on the days she worked and just sit and work on it and she would help me. But, she quit before I ever got to go in.
I made a beautiful cross stitch sampler for my brother-in-law and his wife for Christmas one year. Even had their initials worked into the pattern. A few months after Christmas, we were looking around a craft shop and I said that I thought about and said prayers for the receipient as I worked on a item for them. She said oh, she guessed she shouldn't have been so quick to put that sampler in the storage room. Haven't made any thing else for them.
I went on a clearing out binge this Spring. If I hadn't seen it, used it or even needed it within the past year, out it went. I had a yard sale. Kept a big box right next to me. When that sale was over, I immediatly boxed up what didn't sell and took it to the local Thrift Store. In our town, the Thrift Store has a fabric/quilt dept. There are such great buys on fabric, quilt books, even unfinished quilts. I, also, donate to the local Library any books or mags that I no longer use. Gives me more space and helps others.
if you ever do a celtic know again, here's a quick tip, so you only have one needle going. when you get to a crossing, leave a gap by running your needle in the fold and coming out just beyond where the bias tape will go. you and do all your stitching and when you get to a crossing you need to go under you just push the tape through and keep stitching on the other side, making sure you stitch the bridges closed.
This weekend is my annual Sisters Weekend with my 4 older sisters. They are 10, 11, 12 and 16 years older than me. We have been doing Sisters Weekend for 20 years, we have gone to cabins, spent the weekend in downtown Minneapolis a couple of times, went to a Vikings game one year, a Twins game another. We took a road trip from Minneapolis to Chicago, one year, 3 of my sisters live in Northern Minnesota so they had to make a little longer trip. My oldest sister and I live in the Twin Cities and we have been the ones that travel most of the time, to the North Shore one year. Several years we even invited our Mother with, and we are very Thankful that we did, those were the last few years of her life. The one constant about Sisters Weekend is that we always make it to at least one Quilt Store, usually two and hopefully more. This didn't start until thirteen years ago we each embroidered 5 blocks for a quilt and we put the quilt together and hand quilted most of it at Sisters Weekend and gave it to our mother for Christmas that year. You are right, Sisters are such a blessing, And Sisters in Stitches are not only fun, they are twice the blessing!!
That looks very nice on the table, and I love the tablerunner! Sounds nice to be able to do a project with your sister. I especially like the checkered pumpkin.
It's nice to hear of sisters doing things together. Each year you can add something new to your holiday collections. Love what you have done so far. Keep it up!
These are adorable love them
Just joined Groovy Girls at my local club. First meeting was yesterday and it featured the e-reader cover and book discussion.
So cute. I am definitely making some my family!
Pamela, your fabric, is great
Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us , I esp, Liked the Dear Jane ,since I'm doing this one my self,Have around 50 blocks finished ,hand stitching . Barbara
Those are adorable, could you possibly do a quick tutorial with a few pictures to guide us. I would love to do a Thanksgiving Swap if I had the pattern to share. Thanks, and again, they are just darling. So fun!
Very nice girls, good job!
Love them and can't wait to get started!!
I had to join the Quilters Club of America web site just so I could comment on your blog! I really like the lamp quilt and all of the kaleidescope looking ones by "LC".
Thanks for the comments. Quilts have such a heart-warming feature about them. I just have to share.
thanks for sharing these beautiful quilts .Barbara
So beautiful, so much work. Thanks for the inspriation
For a Quick, Temporary pumpkin, Use a full roll of toilet tissue, wrapped in a square of batting. You set the roll in the center of appropriate fabric and bring up the sides, tucking the excess into the roller-hole. Finish with a cinnamon-stick stem and some silk leaves. It takes about 10 minutes, and can be "recycled" when fall is over.
Love the pumpkins. I have the same pattern but haven't gotten around to do it fabric all pressed but to much going on. So cute for fall. Sue
Very pretty stainedglass I love that. It's so pretty. Sue
I appreciate all the comments. I'm overwhelmed with all the views & responses to this post. I'll have to see if my daughter can help me put a tutorial together. My computer is old and doesn't have the ability to upload pictures, so she emails them to me to save & post.
sounds intresting . Glad you had a wonderful time.barbara
I love the Elm Creek Quilt series. The first book I read was The Aloha Quilt and liked it so much I started the series at the beginning. I'm finishing another book and will be starting The Christmas Quilt, #8, I think. I have especially enjoyed the stories about the Civil War period. It has inspired me to join the Parasols & Fabric group.
Wish I lived a little closer to Lansing (I'm in Muskegon)!
I've read them in order, but I am a few behind right now, even further as of Tues! I will have to get back int he groove. I love the first few, but the runaway quilt was the best historical one.
I found the series several years ago while on vacation. I bought all the books available at that time and couldn't stop reading until I finished. I've kept up with the series, reading each one as they come out. I can not say that any one is a favorite, I love them all. I just ordered the newest ... can hardly wait for it to arrive!! I would love to own a large home and have quilting classes and retreats!
I just finished reading The Aloha Quilt now am reading The Union Quilt. Can hardly wait to buy Jennifer's newest book. I have read all of the Elm Creek series books in order. Loved them all don't know which one is a favorite.
I absolutely love the Elm Creek series! I read them whenever I can. I really liked The Runaway Quilt. I have read quite a few of the books. I love them all! I didn't know she had a new book out. I have to read them as they are available in the library. I would love to meet Jennifer sometime.
I started reading them last fall. I love all of them, especially the ones with historical blends. I need to read the newly released, then I will be caught up on my ECQ book series. I dont have any autographed books. Maybe someday. She has not been close enough to pay her a visit.
I love this pattern. Reminds me of the Christian Cross I did from Eleanor Burns' Egg Money book. The difference is the 4 small blocks around the center block. Really very nice pattern.
Enjoyed your blog too. I haven't seen a lot of active blogs, so it's nice to see the ones that are active.
Thanks, Linda. I agree. I decided that if I started the blog, I needed to keep it up. I so enjoy reading other blogs, too.
Pamela, This is cool! We can exchange comments on each others blog too!! I can symphathize on set up time of the blog. I was as almost ready to quit before I began. Once I started tho, I was determined to binish it. And when it comes to UFOs, don't get me started.
I love the Bambi birth announcement! If I'm not mistaken Herrschnerr's offered that a few years ago. And what a find with the quilt!!Even if it is silk ties, that is a lot of serious labor. I love all the color!
You have my interest!! My Aunt gave me lots of old linens, etc. that I have not gone thru. Wonder what I could do with them!!! Light bulbs a flashin'!!! Thanks for your post!! Hugs,
Kathy M. Boice
I like piano key borders. I take strips and sew them together and always have some ready for when I need a border. When I get a basketful of strips of fabric, I sew up some more borders to have at the ready. I make them at various different widths so I'm always ready when I need a border.
Pam, I love it. It looks like a scrappy quilt. I love the piano key border. Excellent job. Your daughter is going to love it too.
very pretty MQ I love the borders .Barbara
It's very pretty. I like how the black accentuates the colors.
Pam, I love the story about your Grandma! You are very fortunate to have her sewing machine. My Grandma had a treadle sewing machine that I learned to sew on. But it was sold to the Amish who bought my grandparents house. I was so devastated when I learned that! I would have given anything to have purchased that sewing machine! Aren't those memories so precious? Thank God we have the them.
I like this e-reader cover...the little dogs are very cute!
It's very sad that a person would break into someone's house at holiday time. Stay safe!
And you thought I had too much going on before my Christmas party! Girlfriend you have taken on quite a number of projects yourself! Are you planning on becoming sleep deprived like me? You just found yourself at the top of my prayer list. I just pray that burgler doesn't find his way to your house. You go girl! But not so much that you are unable to enjoy the holidays. I'll be keeping in touch from Arizona. Hugs, Linda
PS. Love the Scotty and plaid fabrics.
We found out that another neighbor on the street behind us was also broken into the same night as the one across the street.
those socks are precious.
love the little socks. I use to make the flannel pj pants for my boys when they lived at home. I've had to revive the home made gifts to for budget reasons. Found a sight called Sewing Mama's that has a lot of free patterns and ideas for gifts for kids.
Pam, you are so talented! I love the hot tub quilt, but I especially love your ornaments. They are darling. The Melody Beattie saying is so appropriate too. We do need to be grateful for what we have and not always wanting more. We should be thankful for living in this country. Praise God and amen.
I have an original Godey's Book. I am also a history buff of the Civil War and former re-enactor. So my vote is if you are going to do a mystery quilt of the era, do it authentically. I would use reproduction prints. Bright bold colors would not have been used in the 1860's.
very nice. and thank you for showing how you did the appliques. very helpful to me.
Great christmas idea--I have 7 daughters so this would be a great gift.
Love the flannel pjs. I use wonder under when doing machine applique, then a light stabilizer behind when stitching. But I like your way and I'm going to try it next time. Thanks for the lesson.
Adorable bags! Have fun baking cookies.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Love the bags. Have fun baking cookies with Emma.
I love the bags thanks for sharing with us. Barbara
I love the color combination.
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Pam, will be praying for you and for good test results. Loved the Christmas stocking!
good luck and prayers for you on surgery, i went thru it about 14 years ago and had the cancer, you will come thru it just fine, keep the faith.really like the stocking
So cute I will have to start to look at ones for when I get grand kids
My prayers go out to you and all the doctors nurses and the hospital staff taking care of you. I love the stocking.
I just know that the good Lord will guide the surgeon's hand and you will make through it fine. The stocking is adorable. Your granddaughter must have loved it!
What a fun Christmas stocking! Your granddaughter is lucky to have such a creative grandmother.
Made it through the surgery and feeling good. Just a sore throat both inside and out. Thanks for all the prayers. I know that God had a hand in everything. Now for a week of recovery.
Those are adorable!
Pamela they are both very nice. I really like the heart!
I love your heart blocks, especially the Celtic one! Would love to see that one when it is finished! Have you in my prayers. We have an awesome God who is merciful and full of grace. Hugs. Linda
Prasie God, the doctor reported NO Cancer!
That is wonderful news Pamela! Enjoy your health! Thank You God!!!! Take care.
Pamela, I'm praising God you are cancer free...that is such wonderful news!
Our God is an awesome God. Praising Him for your fantastic news!
so glad to hear that your biopsy came back cancer free!!!!!! and if you have to take thyroid replacement meds it is a easy, i have done it for many years. Blessings !
Thanks so much for everyone's comments.
Pamela, Good luck with the Marinar's Compass block and NQA challenge! I believe that block is paper piecing and a lot of it. Since it's a compass,you could make the block look like a compass with the N,E,S,W and other compass pieces/parts. Just a suggestion. Have fun with it.
The book 'newest Elm creek quilt's book' is really good.Waiting for next book to be released by Jennifer Chiaverini.
Beautiful blue! It looks like the water color fabrics I have.
Pamela, this is very pretty
I love the Celtic knot. But then I'm partial to them.
I also like your fabric choices for your mystery quilt. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!
I hope you are starting to feel better. My husband, lost his thyroid as a side effect when going through chemotherapy. He was always so listless - the metabolism of an earthworm - is what his doctor used to say. Once that is addressed (if that is the problem) you should see a difference. Hang in there!
Kathleen Van Orsdel
Hopefully meeting with your daughter and your quilters meeting will lift your spirits.
My prayers are for healing and comfort. Hope you begin to feel better soon. Sending sunshine and hugs.
I hope you make a speedy and complete recovery. It may take a full 30 days for you to feel the results of your surgery. But then you should have plenty of energy for those important projects on your to-do list. After all, we know how special grandchildren are!
May God bless you with wellness! Donna
I hope you start feeling better really soon. If you lost part of your thyroid they will probably need to put you on some thyroid hormone replacements. Once they do that you should see a big improvement in energy levels.
Love the little socks. Any chance you would show me how to do them next time we get together? Pam A.
Love this quilt.
You sure are a busy bee! And you work too! How do you have time to work? When do you rest?! As I used to say between 4:00 and 4:01 am! Take a little time for you.
Love the dress and the socks. Beautiful.
Your granddaughter will look sooooo cute in her new dress and socks from Grandma!
Very cute, what a sweet Grandma
Love those socks! I sew for my 5 year old grandaughter and she would flip over the socks. Its hard to get her to wear them but maybe this will work. I have a question. I am purchasing a serger nest month and would like to know people's opinion on brands.
Keeping you in my prayers. I have a low thyroid function due to fibromyalgia. Take care. Hugs. Linda
they look so lovely.
Those are so cute!!!
Very cute bibs!
That's adorable Pamela
Pamela, I love your applique blocks! This one is adorable.
cute block, very nice work
Beautiful! Great work! Marlene
I love this block! I've never done reverse applique. I've only done reverse counted cross stitch.
Interesting block. Would work well for wool.
i love this block, nice work
Darling little dog!
cute little scottie. Your grandson will love him.
Good luck with your project and tell your girls congrats on the new additions. I do not have grandbabies yet but look forward to the day I do. Happy Quilting. Penny
Love today's blog, Pamela! History is always good to look back on and to make us appreciate what we have today.
Loved this. Reminiscing over the "old" ways of quilting is great. And I do remember those times. Thanks for sharing.
Pamela - Thanks for that trip down memory lane. I recall my grandmother made so many hexagons for her quilts that she eventually quit using them. She seemed to know exactly how big to cut those little pieces. I still cherish 2 of her wonderful quilts.
I'm always interest in using something new. So far I've only used a fabric starch in one project in all the years I've been quilting (40+). I finally had to throw the starch out because it was getting so old. But if there is something that can be made from everyday household products, I'm all for it. Enjoy your down to earth blogs.
great block i just might join the applique group
i've done some applique but this looks like a challenging one for me.
very pretty and very interesting
I enjoy your blogs. They are just life happening, and you write so well that it holds the reader's interest. Can't stop reading till I get to the end and then I'm waiting for more. Till next time!
Sounds like the perfect Sunday to me. I love your idea for the Hungry Catepillar quilt. Keep the faith and sew on my friend.
Another fantastic blog! I enjoyed this one about the quilt label. Not everyone understands the importance of the label. Sounds like you had a happy visit with your grandchildren. We have to enjoy them while we can.
I was encouraged by your blog on quilt labels. Previously, I have just embroidered or hand written a label, but with the quilts I just made my granddaughters, I created a label that included the spiritual meaning of their names. All three have a quilt from the same pattern but in different color schemes. I enjoyed hand embroidering the 15 blocks and then finishing the quilt top. I hope they will be enjoyed by my granddaughters for years to come.
How wonderful that you can get together with family members and sew together! Chris is risen! Alleluia!
Please tell me where to find the fabric amounts and cutting directions for this mystery. I would like to catch up and participate
Yes I remember Mom taking my brother and me to the movie. She was pregnant with my baby brother. Love the sampler. Very precious and it is a very beautiful keepsake for your granddaughter. You did a beautiful job on it.
Oh my, grandma! You are going to be spreading yourself thin between 2 small babies! And you can't forget the adorable 3 year old! The sewing machine is going to have to learn to travel!! Congratulations!
Congrads on the new grandbabies , Barbara
Happy 50th Birthday!!! You are at the top of the hill now...it's all down hill from here!!
Hope you have the best birthday ever!!
Happy Birthday! I turned 50 last year and I'm no different now - in my book it's just a good excuse to get presents and have a party! I'm glad you had fun!
Happy Birthday. Love the party "dress".
Happy Birthday Pam & welcome to the 50's club.
Pam Happy birthday. Great pictures ,thanks for sharing with us Barbara
Happy 50th birthday, come on in the water is fine, I turned 50 last year and it is great, hope you have a wonderful next 50 years.
Pamela I love your treadle it is beautiful ,,I have a Wheeler ,Wilson Treadle ,that was bought out by singer in 1904, mine was made in 1896 and it works , the cabinet is very similar to yours except mine has six drawers . I manage to find a manual for it online and it has all the attachments for it , I just need to get some belts and new bobbins which are tin and thin. I want to try and make a small wall hanging with mine to see how it works . Barbara
Nice to hear about your Singer treadle machine. I have a Singer treadle leather machine which my father used in his shoe repair shop. He was trained as a shoemaker in his native Siily and came to America in 1910. He eventually opened his own shoe repair shop and had purchased the leather machine used. Singer information was that it was made in the early 1900's. Dad had his shop in the 1930's. However, it is missing a part and I have no idea who has knowledge of this type of machine or who to contact for repairs. I did not get a reply from Singer Co. when I requted this info. If anyone knows where to get these machines repaired I would love to know. Thanks! Slightlyfrayedvb
I love my Singer Treadle. The cabinet looks exactly like the one you have but the machine has the sphinx on the base and different detailing on the machine. I have 5 antique Singers and love everyone of them.
I have the same cabinet, but my machine is a domestic, don't know much about it but says made in Japan looks alot like singer. Sews extremely fast!
I love my Singer treadle 1908. It was my mother-inlaws and came out of amanillo TX. and all the way to concord NC last year with all the original manual, and attachment works like a charm. it a very special machine that will be past down to my granddaugther.
It must be wonderful to be able to spend time with the grandbabies. Count those blessings and don't ever take them for granted. I'm lucky to see my grandchilren a couple times a year. Those times are treasures for me and they go by far too fast. Enjoy them every moment.God's blessings.
Wow. That is stunning. Gerie.
Happy Birthday pam, i turn 50 the end of July. loved your party outfit
How wonderful to have time with sisters and to share the love of a hobby together. To use the words of a Christian comedian Chonda Pierce, "How precious." But it truly is precious and a gift from God to not only be sisters but also friends.
Love the heart quilt. Can't wait to see the vines, leaves, and berries. It's going to be awesome. I just know it!
Such a cute story of your weekend; and it put you in better spirits to face up to what was coming in the week ahead. God's blessings for a wonderful week!
We are having such high temps here, 106 today, that we were thinking about going north,to Michigan or Wisconsin in our RV. But your blog indicates hot and humid up there, too. I guess this summer you can't beat the heat anywhere, so I think I will stay in my air conditioned home and quilt to my heart's content. What do people do, that don't quilt or sew in bad weather ? We quilters have it made, don't we!
Pam. Oh, how I enjoy your blogs...your summers sound like so much fun, and now the planning for the bike hike. My boys and I used to do that. Then you always seem to mention one of my favorite books...this time one of my most favorite, "Pride and Prejudice". My favorite of that era is "Jane Eyre". I have the movie...I pray it never goes out of production!!! Thank you for your joyful sharing. God's blessings to you and your family.
you have a very happy life! Enjoy it to it's fullest! May God continue to shine down upon you. Amen.
These are extremely cute!
Fantastic .I like that.
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This is awesome.Thank you for sharing.
I hope you had a great time at the show with your sister,
I have seen the tentmakers ,they are amazing to watch work.and they make some beautiful items.
Sometimes writing the blog gets your thoughts on paper and you can see more clearly what you need to do first to get your day started.
I noticed I haven't blogged since May. It's like the words have stopped. Keep yours going so I can keep reading.
God's blessing and peace.
Keep up the biking, girlfriend. I had to give it up years ago and I miss it so much. Enjoy every minute you can. I can't wait to see Hungry Catepillar!
Soumds like a fun day, wish I could still do it myself . Good luck with your future rides . Barbara
Congrats on your ride.
Hungry Catepillar, huh? Sounds Friendly. Be interesting to see. Where is Heartland Trail? We ride around Tallahassee, Fl. Keep riding.
Your quilt is adorable. I know your little grandson must love seeing the giraffes! You did an excellent job on it.
These are really cute!!
How cute!! I hope you post the finished quilt. I know you nephew will enjoy this for his baby..
They are darling luv the bunny!
I love making children's quilts. I love you baby blocks!
Love it, I did one stack n whack in bright colored fans, someday I will get my quilts up on here. I don't think I want to do another one. Had a lot of trouble stacking I guess you would say. Frankie
Pamela, that is so so cute and you did an absolutely wonderful job. I hope you will post a pic when they are all displayed!
I love it. It is so cute.
They are adorable!!!
what a couple of cuties, yes grandchildren are the best.
Pam I love the apron! I've been collecting a few apron books. My cousin and I go to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH the past 2 years and she has purchased over 30 vintage aprons. She wears an apron everyday. I'll have to see if I can get the photo from Facebook over to my gallery. My cousin and I had aprons on. Mine I made because I cannot reach behind me to tie an apron anymore. I found one like it at the fair but got it home and it's a little small so passing it on to my cousin. I enjoyed your blog on aprons. My cousin and I are really into aprons.
Very cute Sue, I wear an apron once in awhile but usually forget. I think it is kind of a habit thing.
What a lovely way to spend black friday!!
thanks for the show ,beautiful quilts
very nice ,the 3-d quilt made me jump back ,I think I would have gone nuts making it .LOL
beautiful quilts thanks for sharing the show
the 3-d quilt is very cool
Oh my gosh this is so cute
This is a great idea! And it is so cute too!
As usual you have a blog I can relate to. I love your ending about Jesus. In today's world I don't think 2/3 of the people even know why we celebrate Christmas. We Christians need to do a better job of talking about our holidays and the reason for them. You are off to a good start. Merry CHRISTmas!
Merry CHRISTmas to you, too, Linda.
I like the idea for the apron and also. Thanks for sharing. You are a busy busy lady. May you and your family have a very merry Christmas.
I am a beginner, any video or books you can suggest to help me really understand binding. I am really looking for basic how to. I tried on 2 quilts but the corners were not done right at all. Most of the quilts I have done I have not used binding just turned inside out and sewn together then once together quilted. (if that is clear)
I love that block. Hmmmm maybe I need to add it to my quilty bucket list!
Do we ever just work on one project at a time? Are we always working on UFOs and do UFOs out number new projects? The pink quilt is adorable. But don't wait too long, with all those UFOs you might miss her 5th Birthday!!!
So true, Linda. I really need to make a plan. I do better with structure and a deadline. I've pulled out he project tote, so that's a positive step.
I liked your info about quilt labels and that is something I have not been doing but will start. Thanks for sharing.
I love that I would love to get the pattern
Hope you have a speedy recovery and can get back to your sewing soon.
Pam, I love your collection! I'd have to say tho that the butterfly is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection. I like the wool throw and would love to see it layed out in full. I came upon a bunch of (probably) vintage wool fabric at an estate sale that must have been saved to make an unknown quilt. There are 3 different plaid colors in large enough quantity to make a full or queen size quilt. They are obviously left over pieces from some other project, but very large pieces that will work well when I get around to using them. I am looking for ideas and your pattern looks like a candidate.
Very nice quilt. what kind of fabric is used on the binding? Looks like striped yardage. It isn't a shirt is it?
I believe I was the one asking for the photo. I am so sorry it was so difficult. It didn't occur to me that it would be. I apologize for not thinking about your recovery before I asked. However, I us say, I appreciate the effort you have taken. This is absolutely lovely. Thank yo so much for taking the time to,show us, it's really quite spectacular!
Thanks, Jenia. No worries over asking for more photos. I could have asked my husband to snap the shots, but I'm just stubborn that way and took them myself. Glad you like the quilt.
You are so lucky to have sisters to do things with especially since you like the same things. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Looks like it will be adorable. Praying your shoulder heals soon. God's blessings.
Love your applique quilt and your flowers. Makes for a beautiful summer day.
What a beautiful quilt this will be-and I love the 30's prints.
The purple flowers look something like my Mexican Sage. It really brightens up my garden.
It doesn't have sage leaves on it and I'm pretty sure that it isn't an herb.
Your baby quilt will be so much fun. This will look great when done. I like the border you did. Now will you have one of those top and bottom? What are the plans for the sides? Your quilt will be bright and also full of happiness and joy. At least that's how I see it. I would love to see it done.
I love this ,its really wonderful
I really like these as well . very adorable I think the border is beautiful
Great photos! Thanks for sharing the results of your experimentation with dye volume. :) In your case, all your results are pretty. I always enjoy seeing the results from different techniques.
Beautiful!!! Love your fabrics. Makes me want to get out there and have another dyeing party. :)
Love how the string around the tin can produced those wavy lines. Very pretty. I will have to try that next time!
FYI, you can get giant tin cans at Sam's club, Costco, etc. They have giant quantities of green beans (or whatever) in them, but I don't think they're expensive. Other things you could try if your can is still too small are scrunching more instead of folding and then using needle applicator bottles or you could try squeezing the whole thing to be sure the dye sinks through. :) In my experience, when I do big folds like that, I have to overload with LOTS of dye and still often get different results on one side compared to the other.
Your fabrics are SO pretty!! Thanks for sharing!! I am going to try the tin can method next time I dye.
It's a beautiful quilt.
Thanks, everyone, for all the nice comments. I cannot wait to see it after the quilting is done.
it looks cute.the baby will enjoy it
Oh I love these.... did you have a pattern to cut out the animals or did you just draw them yourself?
so cute.... love the animals
I too am a beginner. I have been working on Log Cabin Blocks and the one thing I can not seem to get down is the binding of the Quilt. I wish I could take a class just on that. I have watched 10 videos on it and know how to make it, it is just that everyone has a different way to do it when it comes to machine or hand stitching.
Beautiful colors on the baby quilt. Someone's going to be very happy to snuggle under that!
Dorothy B Tyler
From the looks of your block everything came out precisely. and I love that when it happens. I really do like block of the month projects they help me become a much better quilter.
I am currently working on a BOM; however I'm like 8 months behind and it was last year's BOM from a shop I purchase using their online shopping. So I piece the blocks as I want and it will likely take me 2 years to finish as I piece and quilt by hand. I am making two sets as I go, one from the material they send me and the other from my stash. I am also making it bigger by adding some other blocks I know will go with it all. It has definitely helped me cut better and I am loving the portability of the piecing.
I like it..have yet to make a Star pattern block.
Pretty. I am in process of doing my 1st applique on my 1st quilt on the backing. Nervous but excited. Love your design.
I have started many projects and forgot about them or lost interest, also put them away....seeing how well you did with this outfit makes me want to look through some of those projects and perhaps get one done......how satisfying that must be! Beautiful little outfit.
Oh, my goodness! You and I match quite well in our "should have looked it through a second time" revelation! I love this block with the log cabin center. Perfect timing, too! Working on a Quilts of Valor quilt and this one will be a great addition. Thank you!