• Re: Restoring/repairing a well used, old quilt

    I guess it depends on your purpose in restoring it. From an appraisal point of view, the changes that you make to a quilt may decrease the value as an antique. Minor repairs in stitching are not usually a problem, but adding in a new piece of fabric to replace a torn one will. So, if you are merely repairing to use it as a quilt, fixing it block by
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Pamela on Sun, Apr 20 2014
  • NQA April BOM

    I'm on target, completing my April BOM (block of the month) in the month of April. The pattern is Home in Ohio designed by Cyndi McChesney . Cyndi is a certified teacher through the National Quilting Association and this BOM is offered to members through the guild's website. All the patterns are stars that will form a quilt called Galaxy . I
    Posted to Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings (Weblog) by Pamela on Sun, Apr 20 2014
  • Touch & Feel Baby quilt

    This quilt was a collaboration between my sisters and I for a great-niece when she was born. Each of us stitched blocks using a variety of fabrics, offering visual and tactile stimulation. FMQ completed by my younger sister.
    Posted to My Quilting Creations (MediaGallery) by Pamela on Fri, Apr 18 2014
  • Farm Animal Baby Quilt

    Quilt is hand appliqued using fusible and blanket stitching. Machine stitched with straight line quilting and FMQ. Completed for my great-niece who was born last July.
    Posted to My Quilting Creations (MediaGallery) by Pamela on Fri, Apr 18 2014
  • Re: Thread color changes when quilting

    Judy, I think the choice of thread depends on the quilt and the quilt design. I often use the same thread in both the top & bobbin for allover quilt designs like stippling and stitch in the ditch. However, when I am quilting various designs in high contrast fabrics, changing thread to match the fabric can make a difference in the overall effect
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Pamela on Fri, Apr 18 2014
  • Dresdan Zoo Baby Quilt Borders

    I took the day off from work today to sew with my sister. We finished adding the borders to our Dresdan Zoo baby quilt for our niece and her new baby daughter. You can follow along with the construction of this quilt in earlier posts HERE , HERE and HERE . We chose to add sashing between and around the outside of the blocks. This added six inches to
    Posted to Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings (Weblog) by Pamela on Fri, Apr 18 2014
  • NQA March BOM

    I know, I know, it's April. But, I was only just able to finish the March Block of the Month (BOM) for my Galaxy quilt. The patterns are for members only of the National Quilting Association . This month's block utilized two different techniques - handwork and machine applique. The star points utilized a stitch and turn technique that formed
    Posted to Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings (Weblog) by Pamela on Sat, Apr 5 2014
  • Snow Dyeing Fabric

    There was a thread in the QCA forums last winter about snow dyeing. I was intrigued, but had plans to try some other types of resist dyeing techniques. I wrote about those experiences HERE and HERE . Last week, it occurred to me that I should consider snow dyeing with all the white stuff outside. So, I purchased some powder Rit Dye on clearance at Meijer
    Posted to Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings (Weblog) by Pamela on Tue, Feb 25 2014
  • Granddaughter's Outfit

    So, I got an extra day off from work on President's Day. And, I used it to stitch together a UFO project, one of those that was put into a shoebox and forgotten about. The outfit is a seersucker capri pant & top, New Look pattern #6473; and I cannot remember when I cut this out. I thought that I had planned to make it for my oldest granddaughter
    Posted to Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings (Weblog) by Pamela on Tue, Feb 18 2014
  • Re: New to quilting where do I start?

    Join a Block of the Month at a local quilt shop or guild to learn new techniques and meet other quilters. Browse through the bookstore for a beginner's quilt book that has projects that interest you. Check out the Groups on QCA and join in on one of the projects, maybe a mystery quilt. These are all ideas that you could try. There is so much to
    Posted to Introduce Yourself! (Forum) by Pamela on Tue, Feb 18 2014
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