Sunday, December 27, 2009
Here is one of my quilts. I taught a mystery at a retreat and this was it. This is one block and just one way of setting it. By twisting and turning the block you get other settings. I will post another one as I get it done. I plan to give this one out for a baby quilt. Who to not sure.
I hope everyones Christmas was bright and cheerie! We had a great time here. The grandkids came over on Christmas eve and we opened presents then. It is always so nice to see the kids with there honest faces and expressions. When Savananh opened the baby doll you would have thought it was her first baby doll ever. She shook with excitement. Devon loved his camo jacket and cried when he saw it. Kyler was just excited about all the remote cars he got and we spent the evening dodging the cars as he sped them past. Christmas day was very quiet with just the step son and father in law over. We had the left overs which was still a splendid meal in its self. Now it is time for piecing and trying to get all those small projects caught up before they are due out in the mail for swaps I joined. Today is football!! My beloved KC chiefs are on TV here and I get to see them play. They maybe a loosing team but they are still my team and will have them on while I piece away the day. So now off to the machine
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This is the little basket I will be giving away. It has 2 fat quarters. Quilters World magazine, pattern from Country Stitches. Book: Beautiful Threads byMary Tatem, personal fan, wrist pin cushion, thread spool candles, sewing kit,and quilter's adjustable finger guard. If I can find other items between now and then they could be added.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Me on left showing a Grandmothers Flower Garden made by Husbands grandmother.
Me on left showing an antique quilt from the late 1800's made by my Mother in Laws ancestors. The darker black fabric is a swastika fabric. When I had an appraiser look at this one she was joyed, amazed to almost speechless. She had heard of the swastika fabric but had never seen it. It seems most of the fabric and or quilts were destroyed during WW2 when Hitler made this ancient religious symbol and evil one.
This is Midnight Madness a Dereck Lockwood design. I started this as one of my first quilts. Needless to say that I had to put this one away many times and go learn more before I could go on with it.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This is Karen H's, the color is messed up with my camera on this one. Believe me it is a beautiful quilt and more green than the yellow. I quilted the feather meander on it and it turned out great, I hope she loves it as much as I do.
This is Anita H's string pieced pinwheels. I believe she said she started this almost 10 years ago. A UFO almost done and out of her way. I know that will make her happy, this is quilted with swirls.
I went to a retreat the first weekend of NOV and I spent the time teaching classes and bordering tops I have had for years. This is the mystery that I did. I had saw this quilt on some web site and wanted it. So I drafted my own pattern. I have no clue as to the real name of the top but I call it weaving ribbons. (the red looks like a ribbon weaving in and out). No that is not me in the pic. That is Janet a gal from club she was seated there and with the room set up there is no good place to show quilts without some one in the pic so Janet is it in all my pics from that night.
This quilt is a row by row that I did on the Yahoo group Quilting in Indiana. I call this Pinwheels Across Indiana. I love the bright! Thanks ladies I can't wait to quilt this one. Janet again gracing the pic.
This top was a demo I did on Stacking the Deck. Yep some book by someone can't remember who, and not going to go dig for it. This was simple and really turned out neat.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Martha's on left and the center one is Margie's Deep Purple Meets Moody Blues and the one on the right is Rose's.
Ok I think I have you upto date on what is going on with me.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Take your 6½" squares and press with wrong sides togehter on the diagonal. Do this for all 16 squares this way.
This is what your pieces for the wall hanging will look like.
Draw a line ½" from each side on the wrong side of the background squares, thus making a 6½" square drawn on the 7½" piece of background fabric.
Do this to all 4 pieces.
Take your 4" squares and pin or fabric glue to the center of the wrong side of the background square. Do to all 4.
*If using batting put a 6½" piece on top of the background piece then add your 4" square.*
Your 16 squares that are now triangles (and will be referred to as that) the ones that you want as your pinwhell will be referred to as #1 and #2. Always use #1 in the same corner and #2 in the same corner. # 3and #4 can be different.
Take a #1 triangle and lay it with it's 90º corner to the lower left drawn corner of the background square.
Take the #2 triangle and lay it's 90º corner to the upper left drawn corner with it's pooint over the #1.
Take the #3 triangle and with it's 90º corner place it to the upper right corner over lapping the #2 piece.
Do these for all 4 pieces.
Then sew the two halves together and make the same seam with this center seam.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I am leaving in a couple of hours for vacation in Virginia but will be returning on Friday. So I am going to post the supplies today and when I get back I will post the instructions (once I get unpacked).
Backing: Four squares at 7½"
Front: Sixteen 6½" squares; consisting of two sets of four matching.( These are the pink and the green) The remaining eight can all be different or coordinating. (Mine has 3 pairs and 2 oddballs.)
Also Four coordinating 4" squares
60" of binding fabric at 2" wide
Batting is not neccessary but if you really want it a thin poly works best.
Also needed are the general quilting supplies.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Ok I have rambled on enough for now.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This cute boot vase of flowers. My first thought was ..who.. what the.. duh... I slowly walk toward it. I couldn't figure out why he would send a balloon and candy then flowers. But as I get closer I see the writing is female. 'Rose are red, Violets are blue, I am so happy that I am younger than you.' ReJena. O what a great friend she is. As I go to pick the vase up I see ..The boot is broke and chiped and cracked and has a bandaid and is leaking water. The greenery is dry and shrivelled and the flowers well are half dead!!! She is a great friend and will be 50 in a few more years and I will out remember this one. Well when she called to order them she told them she wanted dead flowers, they couldn't believe it so to save face they sent the beautiful rose with this beat up ole boot. Just got back from going out to eat. Stuffed I am, and a year older now. Still a great life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Here's a purse I made out of duct tape. Yep you heard it, Duct Tape. I took a shortening can and wrapped it with Duct tape sticky side out. Bottom first four or five layers, then the sides. I added old laces and trims with an old vintage photo. I sewed fabric to the top with a draw string and added plastic handles. I carried this once to show it off but that is it. I don't like the ruffle I put on the bottom but then it doesn't even look as bad as it does in the photo. It hangs with the other purses for all to see. Something different to do.
Ok I think that catches you up for this week!