Oh Jean----Six in a pan???? No my dear - the missing letter is "E". Betty and Norm tossed that dessert back and forth all the time we were there.
Guess it's a good thing I don't get jealous eh???? My husband having s-x with another woman!!!! The recipe is down right decadent but OHHHHH so good!!. If you have a sweet tooth, you would love it..
Must get busy and salvage some of this day for some work.. Been visiting with family all day and loving it.
This was a crib quilt I made for my Gidchild's 1st daughter who is now in 4th grade. I keep forgetting to ask if the 2 boys who came after also used it. The book is packed away but I think the heart is @10". I think this was the 1st "out of the ordinary" quilt I ever made.
LOVE that hearts quilt - just darling! And I can't even come close to figuring out how it's put together.
I finished "Bubbles" and will take it to the laundromat tomorrow. A few of the white-on-white prints were so heavily printed that all I could get was skipped stitches when I hit those patches and I will hand quilt those after the quilt is washed and dried. I managed to get two smears of grey gunk on it from oiling my sewing machine. Thank God for aerosol Shout. I have a lot of folds quilted into the back, so I'm going to applique those down. That poor quilt is so full of mistakes and patch jobs. But, my mother thinks everything I make is perfect and wonderful no matter how many boo-boos are in it, so she'll love it.
I'm four weeks behind on the Barbara Brackman Civil War BOW, so today I'm doing all four blocks.
Everything is going crazy around here, again. :) Life is good.
Sauder's (the hard store of Z&S Fabrics) is having a bolt sale this coming weekend. And for a donated Conker Cancer pillowcase will give an extra 10% off. Zook's is doing the same. So I've been finishing up some pillowcases I had cut out eons ago. I should have 6 ready before my Sat trip.
Also have a QoV loaded that I'd like to get quilted today.
Yesterday I pieced blocks (donated to the group be another org) and made a QoV top.
One of these day's I'll get some pics downloaded.
Oh, and I'm also descaling my Keurig coffee maker today!!!!! Did I mention packing clothes I'm taking down to FL in this 1st part of the move.
Right now I'm off to meet my friend for a 5 mi walk.
And DH wonders why I'm so tired that I'm sound asleep by 9PM!!!!!
Helene - there is a pillowcase thread in this forum. I make the "Sausage" pillowcases. There is a video on the Quilts of Valor web page. Body is 23 " and then 12" for the contrasting trim. Once you make one, the instructions are "simple".
My K Cup will flash a "descale" notice. Then the drip gets slower & slower. Just pour in vinegar & run that thru to descale it. Problem is all the plain water you have to run thru afterward to get rid of that nasty vinegar after taste.
Oh those hearts are just adorable!!! Beautiful work!!
Thank you LK for the link...another thing book marked in the "OMG-I-have-to-make-that" list..lol
This is a new Pattern I had bought at a local quilt shop and I gave it a try on the weekend and I love how easy it came together!! Pattern comes in 3 sizes...the one in the picture is the 17" placemat. I will use it as a doily for the fall and I want to make others as little gifts, maybe with christmas fabric.
Still have to quilt and bind it and will post a picture again once it is all finished.
Thea, nice pattern. Oh your "OMG I have to make that" list will definitely grow if you stick around here very long. Let's see now, I have enough ideas to last until 50 -60 years from now. Something tells me I just won't get them all done. LOL
Great work ladies. I finished this this psat weekend. I call it 'Under the Rainbow' cause when you use it, that's where you are. It's for a fundraising raffle for a business guild my SO belongs to. The pictures are from panels. No pattern, kinda came together.
Just got a notice that I won a second place prize in the FabShopHop for July. I have won $10 gift certificates four times since starting to find the bunnies. It's fun and a challenge for me to get all bunnies found (you don't have to find all the bunnies, just the amount they say for the prize level).
Not sure what I won or from whom, but the site says 'The following hoppers will receive a prize package with a retail value over $25 from our sponsors.'
Very nice under the Rainbow. Beautiful label.
Stu, can your significant other digitize? I have a design that I need to change from one complete stitch out to two. I need to separate the happy face logo from the rest of the design so it will fit in my 4" hoop. To work it in the larger hoop just wastes so much stabilizer and Rinse Away. It is in .pes format.
I think my next project is going to be building an Arc. Over 5" of rain just yesterday and it continues to POUR. This clay soil has no idea how to handle this much rain. News shows rivers gushing down many streets. Trees that survived the hurricane can't stand with the water logged soil. I need to figure a way to hang the bird feeder under the deck so they can have a dry spot to come in & eat.
I was SO BAD yesterday...
Fabric shopping up in PA. So Sauders had bolts on sale. just a random selection...$3.50/yd. I was good and only got 3 - 1 patriotic, 1 cute, and one TOT off white.
Then there were the discounted flat folds. @3yds per piece and $2.50/yd. Of course needed some of those.
And I finally remembered to get shirting with a bit of red for the quilt I started last Dec. TThose were the only fabrics I paid full price for - and they were 10% off.
We hit 4 quilt shops. By the last, I had fabric burn-out!!!! And was out of $$$$$.
Left here at 6:30AM and got home 13 hours later!!!!!!
There are quite a few good ones in the Lancaster area. If you are heading to that area, let me know & I'll give you names & directions.
I still haven't unloaded the back of the car!!! I did open the hatch & look at the fabrics yesterday. For now they are just driving around with me!!!!!
Stu your quilts are just beautiful!! You have such an eye for colours and details!! I am amazed how little time it takes you to finish a quilt...I am soooooooo jealous...takes me forever to finish even the smallest project...lol
I finished my fall quilt doily, love the pattern and will do more of the same in different themes.
Or connect the points stitching them. You can do that after binding. It would look neat with a candle in each center or on the second and fourth of a five chain and a small glass bowl of mini ornaments on the other three, or a nestling of three textured ornaments... you can conntect them at the hanger loops with wired ribbon in a bow.
I am working on a T Shirt quilt for my grandson. He is seven and it is Tshirts from the different places he has been and gifts from other people that has visited other country's and places. He has been very fortunate to have traveled to a lot of different countries since he was born. This block has four differnet countries in it. Some of the others may only have only picture from one country because of the size of the design. I am using a fusable backing on it to hold its shape. I will be tacking the quilt and not quilting it because I have trouble with my wrist.
How cool for your grandson Sami, I love making my t-shirt quilts with all sizes of designs, I think they are more interesting. Your grandson will treasure this for all his life. I make a lot of t shirt quilts.
Actually I make duvet covers, because of wrist problems I cannot quilt either. I think for kids they are more practical too because they can be washed more easily. I also use flannel sheets for the backing to make them extra cozy. A flannel sheet set on sale is much less costly than buying the fabric and it gives you a matching bottom sheet and pillow case.
Duvet covers are very easy, make like an over sized pillow case with buttons on the open bottom. I use twill tape to attach ties to the inside corners of the comforter and cover so the comforter stays in place inside.
I hope you will show this to us when it is finished.
Sami…that T-shirt quilt will be such a treasure for your Grandson!! Can`t wait to see the finished Quilt!!
LindaKay…the pattern is called “Twister” it is from “Designs to Share with You” and the designers name is Ursula Riegel
You cannot buy from the website only retailers can; I bought the pattern at a local quilt store.
Thank you all for the compliments for the little “doily”
Couldn't sew at all today, cramping in my hands all day long, so painful. There has to be something to help. I couldn't bear it if this is the end of sewing for me. I have the latest tree skirt all ready to put together. Maybe if I rest them over the week-end.
Aw Thanks Thunder, I know your hips are bad and hurt you so believe me I feel for you, if I walk or sit for too long, my legs scream at me. I think it's part of the diabetes. Mine is cramping and not just my hands. At night I have what is called "at rest cramping and from what I understand is an aging thing that doesn't have a solution. The daytime cramping I feel is dietary, but I don't know what to try. I've tried potassium and quinine via tonic water(ugh nasty stuff). Sometimes I just need to vent a bit and wait it out.
Morning all...have my 1st QoV for the day off the long arm machine. Have 4 more of them and 1 girl's quilt to do.
I listen to books on CD so I remember when th e CD stops playing, I need to take a break. And I wore my slippers the 1st hour so must find my "good" shoes before going back down, or my back & legs will be screaming at me by this evening.
It was only 50 here this AM. Barb, did you have frost??? I am so NOT ready for fall/winter. Not only the cooler temps but these short and dreary days. YUK!!!!! Oh to win the lottery and be quilting in HI!!!!! And you could all come & visit!!!!
It was 35* when I got up at 6am... A tad bit chilly!!! It's warming up a bit now that the sun has been out for a while. I'm not ready for the chill. And I asked Norm to leave the AC in for a while yet too. I just know we are going to get hit with Indian summer and I'll need it...
my computer is on the fritz and I'm posting from my Sweetie's. It (his computer) hates me and it's mutual. I'll likely be reading and not posting much until my computer geek sons can fix the virus etc in MY computer. AWWWWwwww the benefits of not killing them when they were young and doing evil things like disabling or accidently deleting programs on our very first computer when they just teens.
Karen, I'm trying to stick with 5 inch but I may end up making up a few 3inch, @ 4 for blocks to incorporate little scraps that have "things" that I want and don't have enough fabric for. Like this adorable frog print that I do not have a full 5 inches left anywhere! That way I can sew 4 little blocks to make into a 5 inch combining two of a print and 2 of a TOT with it for the 5 inch block.
Karen that GreatGrandson of yours is soooooooooo adorable!! Awww can`t wait to have grandkids of my own...I have baby withdrawl...lol..I asked my DH the other day if we could adopt a little baby and uhmmm the look he gave me said it all...lol
Big hugs to you Marion and Mittsy...I know it is heartbreaking to watch them slowly decline in their health. Wishing you both a lot of quality time with your dear Moms and cherish every moment of it. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh Elizabeth, message to Pat was for I Spy squares I'm sending to her. LOL
Cake was so pretty I had to show it. They taste as good as they look too. Sharon and I have kept a close relationship even though she and my son parted ways. He is re-married and she is too and both are happier now. In fact they get along good now too.
Yes, I have remained in touch with ONLY my SIL, not the rest of my Ex's family. She knew what a jerk her brother was but I didn't think anyone else really needed to know. Besides, I didn't want my relationship to make it difficult for his new wife.
Thanks for the I-spy, that will be fun! The cake is CUTE!!
YEA! Able to sew today.
This is the tree skirt I am making as a shower gift for my grandson and his fiance.
I like the pattern and it's fun to do, I just hope it's going to be big enough. Maybe after it's pressed? This is supposed to be 1/4 of the skirt. I can also add a wide ruffle.
Karen, the cake is wonderful. I will have to show the picture to my daughter when I return home.
BTW, thanks everyone for your thoughts---believe me that is what carries me through many days. Mittsy, sending hugs and prayers for you.
I was "plundering" at Joannes down here today and happened to find some cute fat quarters with poker terms on them. If anyone wants/needs some let me know and I will gladly pick you up a few. The fabric is white background with the terms written in red and black using the symbles that are on cards. It is cute fabric but alas I don't know who I would use it for.
Ah the difference it makes when hands and machine all work correctly.
First quarter took me two days. second 3/4 took me 1 1/2 hours.
It's still smaller than I like ...45", I prefer 60". Our family tends to put up big trees. I have another to cut out from the strip sections I made then if there is enough left I might add a few more rows. I can always make up the size with a ruffle too.
I do like the pattern.
The pattern was online and free. You do need a special ruler. A 9 degree or 10 degree wedge. I had to special order it but came fast. I used a 10 degree so I have 36 wedges of 9 different fabrics. If you use a 9 degree you have 40 wedges and can use just 4 different fabrics. There was also a very pretty one on the ruler package which I want to try too.
web addy is www.sulky.com/project/treeskirt
Pattern is called Speedy Spiral Christmas tree Skirt.
I'm actually adding three more rows which will make the size the 60 inches I prefer.
I was careful while cutting the wedges and now also have some smaller wedges from the space in between. By taking off the top piece which is too narrow, I think the smaller wedges will make a table top tree skirt.
Remember the strip quilt I posted a couple weeks ago? Well, this is how it looks now, I applicated some leaves on it and added a border. I plan to machine quilt it this weekend. It is for a silent auction next weekend so I need to get it finished.
OH MY... I did a little shopping there... just filling the cart and wishing. I am trying hard to resist. 2# of cat and dog variety of fabric (6 yards total ) for just $10.99... I am weakening. The bundles and charm packs really were steals.
such a pretty pattern Siliolegma:) lately I feel like I've been making more of a mess than anything trying to clean the basement and purge the junk. I bought a shop vac yesterday and boy does it work well. No more dog hair, dust and spider webs hiding in every corner and under everything. There's now a pile of junk by the trash can waiting for Tuesday. I can finally see some progress! I'll finish it up tonight and have 2 glorious days to sew!
I really like this pattern it was sooooo easy. I actually have another cut out that i made along side this one. With 15 grands, I have to stockpile. Five down 10 to go. There was a neat variation on the ruler package I might try too.
I would pay you good money to make one of these for me. I know when to say, I can't do this, but I would really love to have one for my own Christmas tree.
Would you entertain the thought of making one of these for me? Please Dmail me and let me know if it is a possibility.
I absolutely love it and I just know that this is a little beyond my knowledge of sewing, cutting and quilting. I am having a little bit of difficulty doing the log cabin but I'm be damned if I am going to give up on this one. eheheh I know I can do this much, thanks be to bigfootT, whoops heheh, I mean barefootT.
I have the strips cut for my practice block. If that works, look out, cause here I go again. heheh
his was taken off the back of the ruler package. I think it looks neat. I hope you can see these ok or at least enough to get the idea. The ruler BTW is a Phillips Fiber Art. www.phillipsfiberart.com
This is how the finished skirt looks. Sorry it's blurry trying to not get glare.
This is how the wedges were cut...at an angle instead of straight. The layers were different widths too. 5 1/2, 3 1/2, 2 1/2. There are markings on the ruler to place on each side of the 2 1/2 " strip. Cut a total of 36 wedges 18 with narrow end up and 18 with narrow end down.
I am doing this rug hooking of a witches hat for my friend. It is out of the Create and Decorate magazine this month.
I am adding the date of the Salem Witch Trials off to the side of the hat for a little artistic addition. heheh
Oh My! I was so entranced by all I saw at the quilt show. I came home for lunch and then went back and did it all over again. This guild has been together for 25 years and has nearly 125 members. They put on the show every 3 years. It was at the local middle school, mainly in the cafeteria so there were no facilities for lunch. Venders booths were in the hallways. I cannot imagine what it would be like to go to a big show. Sensory overload. I took about 20 photos and could have taken 4 times that many.
Karen, on the RGW tree skirt that you made - did you just leave a seam open between 2 wedges for putting around the tree or did you sew it all together and leave the center hole to use with an artificial tree? (very nice, I really like this one!)
I left the seam open because I know the person it's going to will have a live tree (and a large one at that). If it was for an artificial tree the seam could simply be sewn closed.
The way it was laying out on the floor, I had to really look for the seam. I'm going to use light weight batting and probably do SID quilting. I'm not all that crazy about it but it's really all I can manage.
Thanks Karen, I thought maybe that's how you had it figured, but was hard to tell in the pic. My son wanted one of my diamond LC skirts, but the DIL wanted something a little more 'fun'.. this looks more like what she would want for her downstairs tree. Son wanted me to make the LC more like a table topper, then they could use it on the table or just set the tree on top on the skirt. He didn't want a hole in the middle or an open seam. Maybe if I get busy, they'll get both...uh huh...LOL
However, I did pull some RWG out of my stash tonite to make a sample one, it's going to look scrappy as I didn't have as many 'fun' prints as I thought I did (or I just can't find them all..)
I think the diamond LC makes a great table topper. This RGW Swirl is the only one I haven't had to cut a center hole. I may have to make the hole a bit bigger, but only because I know they will have large trees.
What I liked about making this one is after each section of strips is made, there is enough to make two tree skirts. Also the in between wedges would make a smaller tree skirt with the colors running the opposite way. I haven't put one together yet so I don't know the finished size, maybe abt. 30" good for a small table top tree.
The pattern as shown makes a 44"-45" circle, I added 3 rows to make it almost 60".
Taters, it isn't hard to do and it looks woven because it is in a way. I learned how to do it by watching tutorials on Youtube by Gene Shepard. Thats how I learn to do punch needle too.
Its not an inexpensive hobby, craft what ever you want to call it. Wool is very expensive so I am discovering, but I go to the local good will stores and thrift stores and buy old 100 % wool skirts and cut them up, and wash them and use the wool from them. I have bought some but gosh like I say its expensive. Oh and the cutters are very expensive. I am using a rotary cutter but the real wool cutters are between $165 and up.I don't think I am going to be doing a lot of rug hooking but I do like the look of them.
Go to this site and watch how Gene does it. He makes it look so easy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCVaRxyQ-jo
Karen, I found pics of others on Google with the spiral in the opposite direction, but for some reason it looks 'backwards' to me. Your pattern looks much nicer. Got my strips sewn together last nite, then decided that one of the red strips was in the wrong row, so had to redo a couple strips. Good thing this is a 'sample'... I'm thinking some of my metallic Christmas strips would look nice with this, may try one from those.
Actually, I put mine together backwards to the pattern. I realized what I was doing after a few strips and didn't want to undo. To go the same way, put the strip you are adding under the existing piece.
That's what I'm doing.. want it to 'spin forward' like yours! Just met up with an nice guy that works at Lowe's who told me that he has his own sewing room and makes quilts for his granddaughters and his aunts who live alone. I went in for plexiglass and after I told him what I wanted it for, we ended up chatting about 20 minutes on his projects and I walked out without any plexiglass...LOL oh well, next time..
Kathy try your local glass repair shop. Mine made templates for me at a fraction of special order cost. He didn't charge too much because he could mostly cut what I needed from scraps. 1/8" is good thickness.
I sort-a fell into ... My quilt shop is in a menonite community next door to a very very large restaurant.Bus loads of peeps come every day. She is always in need of small gifty things. This batch is potholders for fall and a candle mat. Veggie Pot holders also have a tomato in the series, just lovely. Barter = use of long arm, cutting my own fabric with her approval hand quilting if I want. Nat I have to accume certain amount of points so to speak. Unheard !? Right?!
I had a piece I cut off the bottom of it so I made a bag for the quilt too. I hope it will get some decent bids, the auction is to help pay funeral expenses for a family who lost their sister, mother and then father in about 18 months.
Male or female, you are most welcome gregbaker. We love new people here and would love to see some of your work. As you can tell, we thrive on pictures.
I just finished a two-sided table runner (quilt as you go) but it is a swap so I can't post a picture until she receives it. Hope she likes it...
Ditto Karen's (siliolegrma) remarks. New quilters always welcome. New ideas and perspectives on what we are doing.
Kathy, I won't look, I won't look-----it got the best of me. Thanks for posting. Oh yes, thanks for the birthday cake at the other house!! Sorry I am late but I truly enjoyed it---do I have to cut it? LOL
Hey Marion's back!!!! glad to see ya, me matey! Glad Mama's getting along ok, hope she beats those infections, but seems like nursing homes/etc seem to have lots of problems like that.
Yes, you HAVE to look... while I say they look easy because they're just blocks, I haven't made any yet, but I did take a pic of one of the Fall pumpkins and used it for a wallpaper...
Oh I did look and ordered the cat pattern. My sister loves cats and it is getting harder and harder to find something different for her. She turns 65 this year and guess what she will get----in addition to Medicare. LOL Glad to be back.
who does applique??? I have a question..
what do you use for stabilizer??? something tear away?? something very thin to leave in??? I want to start on a new project, that has A LOT of applique...
I am not very experienced at it, done a few small wall hangings, (and a few blocks)I used light weight double sided fuse stuff, then blanket stitch on my machine, and as was recommended to me ... vellum paper yuck, pain in the butt !!! to tear away after!!! there has got to be a better something????
I use MistyFuse. It is a very thin almost gauze like web and has a great hand to it. I've never had any kind of problem with it staying in the piece. You do need to use a teflon sheet with it. And it is great when you have layers. Just an opinion...
I am so excited, I made this jacket years ago (like almost 30), eventually I grew out of it and gave it away. I thought about it a while ago and searched all over the net for the pattern. While going through boxes for our move I found it again. I'm so excited, I loved that jacket and enjoyed making it. It will probably be some time before I actually get to it, but I'm determined to make myself another one.
Yes they are. When I made this before, I wore it into a Bernina store in Zurich. The people working there mobbed me and I thought they were going to try to take it apart to see how it was done.
I really didn't know I still had the pattern and directions.
Jacket design was in a booklet called Quilting with Folded Star by Elaine De Lancey Shinners. Craft Course publishers 1981.
Jacket is called Renaissance Jacket.
Instructions say to purchase a pattern with the following: Straight lines with no curved gussets, round neck or mandarin collar, straight sleeves with no cuffs. The pattern used has a square side gusset.
Pattern we used is: Daisy Kingdom Europa Jacket # 205 1983. I have it in sizes XS to XXL. I could copy it and the directions for you if you can't find it.
Actually the jacket shown on the pattern is a pretty cut quilted jacket too.
Well, my quilt and bag went for $30.00 to a nice little girl (actually to her Dad). She kept hovering over it and I don't think she wanted anyone else to get near it. Two necklace and earring sets that I made went for $10 each. Was hoping for more but at least it will help with the expenses.
Ok, so I got addicted to the X block that someone here posted:) I call it the X block because I don't know its' name lol...anyways, I made 12 blocks today and since I can't leave well enough alone I started messing with them and this is what it turned out to be. It's not quite done yet though. I looked up and realized it's had my attention since this morning and it's almost midnight! I'm going to add little triangles to the border pieces to make them square on top because I love the pointy effect.
Me too, I like the pointy effect too.
I know what you mean about time slipping away. I started a penny rug this afternoon and I have been working on the pennies all day along with the tongues. I haven't even started on the main rug portion. Isn't it funny how engrossed you can get when you have the brain juices flowing on overdrive. heheh. My husband doesn't even ask anymore when he sees me going from one project to another, he just shakes his head. He did say something to the effect are those like your other piece you made? So he was paying attention. This was my last penny rug with punch needle added, but this one will be all wool with no punch needle work
Very nice Jan - I love penny rugs too.
Sondra, I would love to get inside your head for and hour or so. You come up with the most wonderful designs!!! I love what you did with the 3-cut blocks. That's a pattern you should publish!!!!
Barb, love it. Year ago, more than I want to admit to, I started something similar but I can't think of the person who does this. Did you start with adding the folded pieces to a piece of muslin or other fabric? Memory fails me this morning but I am trying to check threads and keep an eye on my yardman. I have several huge piles of debris that needs to be picked up and I want to make sure he get them all.
Ouuuu...Barb, show me how please. I think this is something I can do. Can you explain how to do this?
I just want to show all of you the beautiful table runner that Barb made me in trade for my two crows.
Thank you so much Barb, I love it.
Yes Taters, it is sort of a mushroom , Its a fungus that grows off of dead wood and they are called conks. I have a logger friend that gets them for me. They make awesome bases for that natural look. Just add a bit of moss and you have forest settings.
forgot to paste this that I wrote on another thread.
The technique was taught from the book "folded Log Cabin Quilts" by Sarah Kaufman. I don't see any web address but the publisher is
C&T Publishing, INc http://www.ctpub.com
Strips are cut, folded in half and pressed well. Then they are stitched on a muslin back every 1/4" to acheive the effect. Each edge you see is a folded strip. Was fun to do but a bit time consuming. I love learning new techniques and how to use new tools and rulers. I think that's why I enjoy the classes at the LQS so much.
Thank you abbisgranma. Great site. I may have to order a couple of the patterns to get me started until I figure it all out.
I am good at doing that. hehe
Barb, I just realized that the floral things I had in its mouth, I removed and forgot to replace them. I would just put some sort of dried floral decorations in its mouth. I also had a small little bird cage hanging from its mouth at one time.
You are very welcome Gourd! It truly isn't hard to figure out--order the cheapest kit or download some of the freebies and do those. I use tracing paper and tracing pencil to make new sheets so as to iron on the lines for future projects. Have fun! Yikes, here I go again enabling someone else. LOL