This is it so far cell phone pic doesn't show the bright colors too well. Inside the flowers I am going to embroider a tea pot my aunt loves tea pots . That is a good idea Stu pillows might be just the right touch thanks . Cher
Marci Baker of the "not your grandmother's log cabin" is having a great book and pattern sale !!! I am getting some. sew if anyone wants to add to my order...the more that is ordered, the bigger the discount!!! some items are while supplies last, so we have to be quick...I will check in after work tonight and see if anyone wants to add to my order...I have just less than ten, so we can definitely get the first discount. $ 1 - 4 dollar items for 75cents !! 5 - 7 dollar items $2.00 I will have them sent to my house and then send on to you.
Beautiful, cher- so the blocks around the edge are all D9P-? and the center- are they appliques or fussy cuts from fabric? It's hard to tell from the photo. I like the sashing- I noticed you don't have sashing on the top and bottom-or am I seeing wrong? I am interested in having a center like that.
Hi Jo, Yes the outsides are all D9P's, No there is no sashing on outside I am just going to put border around that. The center is all Rose of Sharon flowers fused I will machine applique those and the teapot is embroidered. I was going to border it in the same color as center but I might use the Dark purple instead.
Quilter, your "Winger Arrows" is lovely. Isn't it great to get something finished!!!!
Cheriffic,I love the teapot quilt! I also like teapots and cups and saucers and all things tea. If your aunt doesn't like it...
betty, your Christmas quilt is going to be a stunner! Just think how good you are going to feel when it is done whenever you get the urge to start something else. I'm a fine one to talk about finishing something before I start another... But, I am working on it. Really. I am. In fact, I'll show you.
I made this one for a friend of my grand daughters whose father committed suicide a few months ago. My dil is making one with space aliens on it for her little brother. The fabric in this one was in a kit but I changed the pattern and managed to use nearly all the fabric. I had made 30 pinwheel blocks and finally decided to finish it last week. The first in a series (I hope!) of finished ufo's. The little blue chair is what I use to stand on to get the height I need to hang up the quilt top.
Another view. The backing is the same pink print that is on the border. I hope she likes pink! It is already to quilt. Yay! Yipee! (Doing mental cartwheels here) I just need to get a twin batt and a six pack of Corona and quilt it!
Are you ready for another ufo? This one I started about four years ago and got as far as the first border and put it away because I didn't want to deal with it... !!!!????? I really, really like it. Just love the colors. Anyway, in my quest to get some things finished, I dug it out and have been working on it for the last two days. It is called 'Durango Pinwheels'. (Hmmmmm. Do I detect a theme here?) Getting the little blue pinwheels to come out half way right is very painstaking. At least for me. They are a long way from perfect but at least it will be done.
Another view. I'd like this one to be king sized so I've been using lots of paper to figure out the borders... Makes my head bone hurt... Also trying to figure out what color of backing to use. I really like red, but would that be to much?! Maybe black? Also leaning to a good rich golden color. I also am planning on using black batting, Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. I can get that by the yard, 108" wide. Maybe I'd better get two six packs of Corona... Tomorrow I'll be working on the borders again.
Wow morknotmindy your a busy quilter beautiful work.
No Jo you are not confused I did 2 1/2 inch sash between all D9P blocks the center block is the same fabric and I did not sash the outside I thought I would just be different and put the border right against the blocks. I may use the same fabric as sashing but I am leaning towards a different color.
LOL it may be up for grabs if she doesn't like it but she loves the scrappy look and teapots so I should be good. Although scrappy it ain't DH has no idea that I bought this fabric this way he thought I had collected it all. I think it best he think that instead I bought this line of fabric from Moda in F8 strips. I couldn't help it I just fell in love with this line it is called Terrain. Funny though the green center and sashing I did have in my stash and it is also Moda I just adore their fabric.
Can you get the Corona at the fabric store?? LOL I REALLY REALLY REALLY Like those two quilts!!! I've discovered I have a "thing" for pinwheels and variations of pinwheels. Something about them just sing!
(I favor BLACK backing for your quilt... or a black and cobalt print)
Gloria - LOVE both those quilts. The pink jsut screams "make a little girl happy". THe black with "jagged edges" is STUNNING. Do you remember what the pattern was? Or if you give me the size of the block I can probably figure it out. I'm always looking for a way to use left over fabrics and still ahve something a bit "complicated".
Beautiful work Gloria. I love how your mind works!!!! If I had a Corona, I'd be out like a light and get nothing done! However a touch of Kahlua would be wonderful!!!!
I am gaining a whole new respect for black. It really makes that Durango pinwheels quilt.
Very nice everyone. I take a peak every day. The white fabric with the blue snowflakes didn't really match the dark fabric that I really like. I will take the dark to the store, as one of you suggested, to match it up. In the meantime, I have been working on a little corner of the basement setting up the sewing machine and drawers, etc... It finally stopped snowing here, so hopefully I can get out this week and if I find fabric, I can start cutting!
Love the quilts posted above. Cher, love the one you are doing for your Aunt...if she doesn't like it then you are more than welcome to call me "Aunt". LOL
Gloria the Durango quilt just zings----love the colors with the black!!! Might better make that 3 6pks with all that work to be done. I, too, am finding myself being drawn more and more to pinwheels--is it contagious?
Well Barb you are lucky you can have the Kahlua--nope not here! I can get sleepy just smelling the bottle.
I have a long hair calico that sheds like NOBODY's business! If don't look closely at my big black and floral area rug 8 x 10, you might step on her! Who would have thought that a floral area rug would be good camoflage for cat?? With her white, oranges and blacks she hides REALLY well on that rug! I recently looked at the valance in my sewing room and realized it's a MESS with all her hair on it! I have shelves under the window and when she's at the window looking out, the valance is next to her. I love my cat but... I'm not sure how many years it would take me to replace her if she were gone..
Thank you all for sharing your pictures, I enjoy them soooooo much!! BEAUTIFUL work going on!
Love the Quilts M&M. Barb... Kaluha... Went to key West with a couple of friends when I was 35 and just out of a 7 yr relationship. There's a bar there that sells only frozen drinks, all in Slushy-type machines, and they're very generous. I LOVE white russians and they had that... tasted like a milk shake. After I was into my second one, we went to the jewelry store next door. That's how I got my ear pierced. I have such good friends... they kinda knew that I was a lightweight with alcohol. In undergrad, my frat brothers called me 'Two Brew Stu'. I had been considering an ear piercing, but was too uptight to get it. Thankfully, I never had a desire for a tattoo...
White Russians were my best friend's drink of choice when we were stationed in Monterey, CA. I stuck with Kahlua on the rocks. We would walk down the hill to the club and I don't have a clue how we managed to get back up that hill afterward. The good-ol-days!!!
I like Kahlua any way I have it. Straight, on the rocks, as a sombrero, in a White Russian or any other way you can think of. Oh and also in my coffee after dinner... Can you tell I enjoy it? And to think I may have 4-6 drinks a year now at best!!!!!
Morning Barb. Foggy here in FL. Hard to believe I'll be heading back to the COLD North tomorrow afternoon. Time in FL has gone by way too quickly.
I need to go thru some of the fabric here & decide what needs to go back with me. Actually, next time I come down I need to bring some rotary cutters and cutting mat so I can take back just what I need. I found an interesting pattern using B/W and then BRIGHTS. I think I'll give it a try. In 1 of these boxes is by BW collection.
fog here has finally cleared, I am there with ya on the ride in Marion...my son drives scooter to work in the fog YIKES!!!!
My Momma used to make a Harvey Wallbanger cake !!! had a couple different kinds of liquor in it.
I cleaned in my sewing room yesterday, found my cutting mat...only to bury it again with fabrics pulled for next couple projects,making a block to go into a friendship quilt for someone just had a hip replacement, in another building. Making some blocks to trade with Mittsy for some more of her beautiful embroidery ^_^
hope to finally finish son #3 quilt, some time this week...only needs borders:: it has been very hard to choose fabrics. After that?? lots of possibilities. Christmas blocks, Malena's butterflies...waiting for ordered fabrics, to join in on an online sew a long...yup lots to do...best I get at it...
Now that the fog is gone it is FABULOUS out. Heading out to enjoy the day, rake in hand.
Kahlua over vanilla (or coffee) ice cream!!!!! That used to be our "treat" my 1st tour in Korea. The Club had the blocks of vanilla ice cream for 25 cents. That was about it for any type of desert. No choc topping so we improvised. That was way back in '77. We would get off work at 11PM and head to the Club for "desert".
Fog has cleared here also and the sun is out. Haven't seen the sun in about 3 days ...wish I could head outside with rake in hand!!! To much to do inside as I will be going south again sometime next week.
Qwilter. About the Durango Pinwheel... I think the basic pattern is called 'Ships at Sea'. Not sure, but I'll see if I can find one. Would a close up photo help? I'll have to measure it, can't remember the size. Maybe I'll make one up with pictures.
Got a big kick out of your trip back up the hill...
FlStu, I really laughed about your ear piercing...
Aren't friends a lot of fun?
I need some opinions again- I just found lots of tie-dyed & batiks, and have made LOTS of 5" squares. Tell me if there is any promise in this type of D9P, or should I forget it? There are many different cloor combinations.
Yes, that was the problem I had with my fabrics you really have to look to see the D9P but it was a little more visible when I used the solid color sash.
I like that Idea too Barb the solid color will make them pop.
I usually only turn two of the quarters, upper right and lower left. That way there is continuity in the placement of the small squares. You could turn all four as long as you give them each the same turn. Or turn any other two for that matter.
Jo... really it's what's right for you. A D9P can show a pattern or not, depending on what you like. Another option is to keep one color more to one end of the block and another towards the other end, then match the blocks up like dominos so that similar colors meet. It can be a neat effect and with hues of yellows, blues, greens, etc, the pieces within the color area don't have to be identical, just blend together. But, if you like the blocks the way you have them, that's all that really matters. Eventually, you'll experiment with the effects of center blocks, pattern changes, etc. as you get more comfortable playing.
What a good mix of suggestions and opinions- that's exactly what I wanted. And, Stu- what you said is the way I feel- it is mine, and whatever feels right is what I will do. I think that is the reason I have resisted making quilts all these years is because I just can't be boxed in to following rules ans set patterns. So I will give it some thought and carry on- thanks to every one of you!!!
Jo, whether you use patterns or not, you ARE still required to share pictures and stories. That's the other thing that makes quilting fun.
BTW, just have to say that I didn't know that I was in the company of so many lushes... Kahlua in cake, on ice cream, straight up, on the lanai, while taking a bubble bath, just for the heck of it... Boy, I new I came to the right forum.
To Stu and everyone else-- I am LOVING this thread- I think I have found my soulmates here! (I wanted to make a comment about the alcohol, but being a newbie here I was afraid I might get misunderstood)- I love Kahlua and Bailey's and all other "sissy" drinks! My problem is that ever since I had an allergic reaction to sulfa drugs about a year ago, any alcohol makes my face burn intensly- But sometimes I sip one anyway, especially if I have had a rough day... Stu, I promise I will send photos as I go along.
When all is said and done, whichever pattern, regardless of fabrics used they are all treasures...
Keep looking at all Christmas fabrics I've left so today I went pattern searching..found one that is a table runner, middle insert ' poinsettia' could be made into placemats..ordered pattern only to see its spectacular color of middle poinsettia and fading side ones is best done in batiques..no batiques of required colors do I have... good reason to shop at Joann's in the next week or so..never fails..you always need what you don't have!
Well, the winter boredom got to me, so I dug out this UFO from last year. I totally invented it- I wanted a bedspread for my queen bed, that will go way down to the floor, so it's well over 100" both ways. I do not like 4 or 8 point stars, so I designed this hexagon pinwheel. (I have discovered that hex is so much harder then octo-) It is partly sewed together, and partly pinned. With all the folding and wrinkles it's not too easy to see, but you can get the idea. After having it packed up for a year it was hard to see what went where! (all the rows are not in place yet.)Now I have a lot of sewing to do. The solid dark blue center blocks will have some sort of machine embroidered motif- don't know yet. Machine embroidery is another of my passions, along with gardening.
Hubs surgery went very well !! thanks for the thoughts and prayers :) the doc said it was a "clean and easy operation" "should alleviate quite a bit of his constant pain" ^_^ neither one of us got much sleep last night, so I sure hope we can both get some tonight...He is at the hospital, and will most likely have to stay tomorrow night too :( all depends on how he does in physical therapy...
I am very tired, and could probably fall to sleep quite easily...but I am afraid I will sleep a few hours and then wake up and not be able to get back to sleep, so I am forcing myself to stay up a while longer...
Betty that runner is gonna be gorgeous!!
Jo I love the batiks blocks...the important thing is do you??? if so...go for it...
this is one I did for one of my boys, wild and crazy ! ! Just like he is ! ! only sense to it is I used a green for every center in the 9 P, turned those puppies every which way...totally made with scraps.
Thunder, that's great news- hope it continues to improve. I love your wild colors in your quilt. And thanks for the affirmation on my batiks. I guess it's on the back burner awhile while I work on the bedspread blocks.Now that the guest room floor is covered with it, I kinda have to do something to it!
Today is the deadline for photos to be submitted for an upcoming quilt show. I took these photos of my friend Irene's latest works. This is for her grandson Cooper. Leftovers from other quilts? Bright and beautiful! Irene loves the high loft batting.
I'm afraid I can't take all the confusion in the red/black/white one. My brain goes crazy when I look at very "busy" things. I love the colors and I love them together but I think I need some kind of pattern to follow with my eyes. It must be a vision thing I guess.
Wow, Wow, Wow - any level quilter can do this, for sure!! oh, wouldn't I love to have the time to do them...
Thank you so much for posting that link!
Have to pass it on to my cousin and sister Alice, who both quilt. They'll love this, I'm sure - if they didn't already know it lol
I have finished both of my grandson's Christmas quilts. I must say it feels wonderful to have a head start on Christmas 2012!. I wish to thank all my wonderful, generous online friends who swapped blocks or embroidery with me, I couldn't have done it without you.
The red and white quilt will be for me, so no rush. I did receive three wonderful blocks from Thea, yesterday. Thank you so much. Hannah's quilt will be just as wonderful as Taylor's, Jon's, and Jarrod's.
qwilter, I haven't forgotten about the Durango Pinwheel, I've just been very busy. I will make up one to show how it is done. In one book the basic block is called 'Lost Ships'. The pinwheel is made with four Lost Ships blocks. Just as soon as I get the photos here on my computer I'll show them in greater detail.
mittsy, love the quilts you've made for the grandkids. You are one busy lady!! The penguins are so darned cute!!
thea, your blocks are wonderful! And very well made I might add.
catbird, that quilt for your niece is going to be fabulous!! Very striking.
Okay everyone, you are really busting my budget with posting all these neat sites!!! LOL
Oh well, I will be in Punta Gorda for a week, leaving tomorrow, so with the limited time and computer access, I should be okay...but I did find a new quilt shop in the area. In fact, it is only 5 blocks from the nursing home. Now if Mom should take her afternoon nap...
barefoot, I found it by just searching for the Lost Ships block. I'll have to have them side by side to see how they are different. I'm trying to get paper work done for our tax appointment next week but I keep thinking about this block! I think I'll work on the block first!!! I can always reschedule the appointment... Stay tuned...
Forced myself to make this exactly by pattern and a bought quilt kit.Did 75% exactly. My first traditional whole quilt.
Have to put on outer border/batting back is light blue rose print and quilt green binding. Will be machine quilted as I didn't iron properly for hand quilting. Very romantic.
just chimed in here, Thank you all.
Geez what I have learned from this project, again amazing. Buying a kit is beautiful. - this was on sale - but the way it's planned there is so much fabric left over. being frugal I am struggling with doing this again. whatever it's near perfect.
Came out perfect from my view. Loverly work. Better to have more especially on those measure once cut twice days (not that we ever have those days lol). Catbird love your quilt and Wow on the inspirational creativity great work love it. Cher
This house is just a sick hole I have a nasty cold and sciatica and the 2 kids and DH have stomach flu aaaaarrrrrggghhh. Not getting much done this week. I wanted to bind that quilt for my aunt bit I decided to remove the quilting and try to fix it . I just couldn't live with it not up to my standards so pick pick pick ... Bad speller tonight
siiiiiiiiiiiigh - Fabricland sent me a flyer... 50% off, BOBOF (or two or three free...), etc etc etc...
I WILL get the "buy 1 batting, get 2nd free" offer though... always run out of quilt bat but not fabric LOL
Cher, sorry you're having such a poopy time... I have a bit of trouble with my sciatica also, which is why I'm up at this hour... It feels better at the moment but I'm wide awake. Try to put yourself 'in the zone' this week and don't fret about all the stuff you're not getting done. It will keep. Do just what you have to and try to rest. With 3 sick people, and yourself, to take care of you have your hands full. Be kind to yourself.
Helene, beautiful quilt. Ah, dreams of spring. Am I seeing pinwheels again!!??? lol
Thanks Gloria you take care of you too sciatica is so painful sometimes.
Helene I hear you on the scant 1/4 in I even bought the special scant 1/4 foot for my Babylock and my blocks always seem to come out a little smaller than 12.5 but yours looks like it came out just right.
I loved it!!!!! I have two jelly rolls here so I may just have to give this a try next week!!! I'll need to find some great music to play then. I think the music on that video would be enough to make me keep sewing!!!! Just loved the whole thing. Thanks Karen.
For the 1st time in forever I have a weekend with nothing on the calendar. So after a trip out for groceries I am free to just sew & quilt the weekend away!!!! l do have a JoAnn's coupon & could use some backing fabrics so I may need to head there later today.
And, with them calling for rain starting ~noon and then a wintery mess tomorrow AM turning back to rain, I think staying in sounds WONDERFUL. And I have pieces for at least 4 childrens quilts cut out & waiting to be attached.
Just watched a Fons & Ported episode where they were painting fabric. Had some "loud" floral B&W and then painted the flowers here & there and then embelished with accent stitching. Now that looked very interesting.
So I went to the Commissary. Came home & unloaded groceries. DH informed me he needed batteries for his blood sugar tester so back out to Jo Ann's & then 2 stores to find batteries.
Home again to find out people want to come by to see the house btwn 5-6. So laundry moved along & got folded and some sweeping needed done. And I even stopped to have a sandwich.
Now, here it is 1PM and I'm just now heading down to do my quilting...
I just finished quilting a top made from the Floral block swap we did 2 summers back. Have had the top together forever but never got around to quilting it. It's so bright & springy & made me think of all of you.
I'll take pics after the binding is on.
Hi all- I've been *away* for awhile- had my throat surgery and am recovered- back to stitching. Got some food for thought- I have my pinwheel bedquilt sewed and embroidered- ready for the next step. I have a thriftshop king sateen sheet I will use to back it-no batting-it will be a light bedspread. Since I figgered this out from scratch I have no guidelines- I think I want to do simple machine stitching- echo or stitch in the ditch- it is already busy enough. So how about some input- I will welcome all! When I pin should I do the center first, sew some then work my way out? I have zero experience here- All my patchwork has been small lap size or wallhanging- Thanks a bunch-Jo in foggy WA
Glad to hear you are healing Jo. Center out as already mentioned. I would question whether you REALLY want sateen... is it SLICK or just really high grade cotton? I thought I wanted satin once... I couldn't keep it on the bed! That is really turning out pretty.
This is nice soft cotton sateen-not slick- I learned about that crawley stuff long ago! I have found some great sheets at thrift shops- people want polycotton- the good cotton ones don't sell!
Since I used ecru thread for the machine embroidery would that be best for all the other stitching? That is my thinking-?
Jo, that top is beautiful!!! About the same color of thread that the embroidery is... I'm thinking it may 'hide' the embroidery. It is so beautiful. Maybe blue llike the block. I've never encountered that particular 'problem' so I'm not sure what I would do. I'm sure some of these quilters have had more experience in tha area.
Glad you are healing ok.
Jo... You can really appreciate your Quilt now that it can be seen all the way open.
Yesterday, started and finished the front for the wall Q for Best of Opposite trophy for our Nationals this year. Started on the Best of Winners wall Q today and then will go on to the Best of Breed lap Q. Am also doing a Lap Q for the fundraising auction. Also yesterday, put the border on a sofa lap Q that I made for my SO. I had bought 36 nine patchs already made from Ebay cause I loved the fabrics she used. I quartered the blocks and then sewed the quarters all in the same orientation. Will post pics when I get to the camera sometime this week.
Stuart, HOW do you get that much done in a weekend??? HOLY COW! LOL
Yes, today's a little better. I guess I have to give up and return to taking an antidepressants and I'm not happy about it... but come to think of I'm NOT happy NOT taking it either??!! Oh well. Life circumstances are just getting me down. My husband's reconstructive recovery is taking FOREVER and now he's having some respiratory issues.
Lucy, I hope your bathrobe comes out OK... My favorite collar is a shawl neck and I can never do those without the instructions RIGHT in front of me!
I'm making progress-slowly. It isn't too difficult maneuvering it to machine stitch, since it has no batting- I'm about hafl done outlining the dk blue hexagons with a triple straight stitch to match the machine embroidery. I like it. Don't know what will be next- possibly just tying the centers of the pinwheels and tieing off on the back.
I am working on the back for a quilt. had various family members trace their hands and am putting them on the quilt back. I would like your opinion as to which of these two arrangements looks better, hands together or spread randomly? Thanks.
Barb, Gordie was a real sweetheart, my best bud. He loved everyone and even people who professed to not liking cats liked him. I still have his sister Rosie, who looks so much like him except she has short hair. She had become quite a character now that she is the oldest...
Ok. Three is enough...
This is my Oscar the Minor Weener, a mini doxie. He's staying with my aunt while I'm in TN. This is working so well for us all as my granddaughter isn't allowed to have pets where she lives. My aunt just lost her dog to old age and diabetes a while back and was missing her so much. She has always been very fond of Oscar and he is company for her now with my uncle in a care facility. This is sooo funny because every time I tried to put clothes on him, he would turn himself inside out trying to get out of them. Gee, I hope I'm going to get him back. LOL
Karen - I swear they know when and with whom to be good!!! She probably senses "I must be careful with this person" and so she is!!! So many animals have a sense of who to fool with and who not to fool with.. It amazes me.
I started one of those jelly roll quilts yesterday. I'm up to sewing four and four together. I've been taking pictures which I'll show when I get it together...That first seam takes FOREVER but then every one after takes half the time of the one before...
Actually Barb, He knows which side his bread is buttered on. She has been crazy about him from the beginning. He's an unusual little dog, he loves the little kids, goes to them and lets them do as they will. He's very cuddly and loves to snuggle.
I'm wanting to make one of those jelly rolls one of these days.
I actually bought a Jelly Roll in JoAnn's last week. Needed a $35 purchase to use my $5 coupon and the JR was 30% off. The fabrics are yellow, black, white prints. And I have fabrics on hand to add to the mix. I also got the pre-cut hexagons to use for log cabin centers.
It's all together!!! I just took each strip and turned it end to end. Next time I'll open them out and place them a bit better. I'm not too happy with how the green all ended up on one side. Not bad for only 5 seams to sew in the whole thing!!! I'd do it again checking as i go along...
Barb, that is really nice! I was thinking about trying it to make a wheelchair throw for my Mom. I would have to make an hers about 45" wide and long as she is in a special type that supports and cuddles her back and legs. I, too, am curious if you timed the process.
Jean, lucky you, our Joanne's very rarely have any jelly rolls. The one down where my Mom is carries jelly rolls but I didn't get to go this trip.
There were just a couple JRs in a bin where they had the pre-cut hexagons & triangle packs. Only saw them as I was standing in line to get fabric cut. Not in the fabric section but in isle with Buttons & ribbons.
Including the time it takes to join the strips to each other (I did it on the slant as shown on the video.) It took me about 3.5 hours. Of course, my bobbin ran out and I wasn't aware so I sewed one strip twice. And then Norm called me for dinner. So I'm thinking the total was about three hours. I did not press after each seam - I'll do that before I decide what to do with it.
It still amazes me that there were only five seams to sew!!!!! As I said, the first one took forever and then each one the time is cut in half. I think if I make another one, when I get to the end of a strip and cut across the bottom, I will look and check color placement. I saved several pieces to use as a binding and two of them are green. I'm hoping some green binding in the areas that are soooo blue will even it off a bit.
Another thing with this one; this jelly roll had four and five strips of the same fabrics. I would like to try it again with one where all the strips are different. Also, I neglected to count how many strips I used!!!! Quite the learning experience...
Well- My quilt is finished- almost. It is really rough and primitive- totally from my head, with no idea what to do as I went. I simply serged the edges and turned the hem under- didn't feel like doing a binding. Someday I will use dark blue thread and sew hand Candlewick stitches in the center of each pinwheel- there are nearly 60 of them, so it will be later. A friend suggested tying the centers, but I think candlewick will be prettier.- Will I need special thread for that ? I have done machine candlewick, but not hand. I used to have a friend who was a master at it, but I never paid any attention at the time!
They suggest you join them on the slant and I'd be afraid of losing a lot of yardage if I cut the strips in half first. Just a thought. I have a BIG stash and I'm thinking if I cut 2.5" off each piece, I should be able to something with it!! Whenever I buy for a project, I always add a bit extra for me. Anybody have an idea about the size for a wheelchair throw???
Taters, eQuilters.com has lots of white on white. I've been looking for some to set a bunch of 30'd nine patches together and found a good selection there. Haven't picked out the one I want yet. To many choices!!! lol
Jo, your quilt is just outstanding! I think your idea of blue candlewicking is great! I don't know anything really about candlewicking. I think maybe pearl cotton would work and it comes in lots of colors so you should be able to find the right color. Or maybe a size 10 crochet cotton. Lizbeth makes a wonderful thread, lots of colors. I'll try to find that site again and give you the addy. I found it looking for tatting thread and spent lots of time drooling over all that beautiful thread.
Barb, just love that top!! I have a roll somewhere that I won in a drawing and haven't figured out what to do with it as it is not 'my' colors. Now I know what to make with it. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm on a roll!!!
Jo, the web site I used is ds9designs.com Now, how come I didn't remember that!? I'm a Star Trek fan for heaven's sake. lol I'll remember it now. If you just look for Lizbeth threads a whole bunch of sites come up.
Barb, I will take pictures. Getting them on MY computer is the trick. I've downloaded them onto a flashdrive from my husbands computer and am trying to learn how to get them out of that weird looking little thing so I can post them here on Dave's or send some in e-mail to whoever or just look at them. Sigh...
M n M... For photos, I've found the easiest way to put them in the puter and keep track of them was to right click on screen,(anywhere it's blank will do), click New..File..name it photos, and then just drag and drop all my photos in to it. I give each a unique name and they will be auto sorted alphabetically. To keep like photos together, I start their name with the same word I.E. Quilt,D9P or add the date.
For my great grands, I put their name first and then age if in months or the event. That way I can find any photo of any child more quickly. The same works for quilts or what ever.
Hope this is understandable and not too long winded.
siliole, I'll give that a try when I get back from grocery shopping in Tucson. I need to stock up so I can concentrate on quilt stuff and not worry about what-the-heck-am-I-going-to-eat?! Found out yesterday that my cholestrol is to high so am stocking up on veggies and fruits. I knew this was coming... lol
Gee, re-reading that, it was a bit confusing. Of course you have to load them in first. If they are on a flashdrive, just plug it into a USB port and I believe they should open up on your screen. From there you should be able to drag and drop into the photo file.
Well, after Grandparents Day today I decided to stop by Joannes and check out their jelly rolls. NADA!!!!!!! I found precut everything but jelly rolls so guess I will check out Green Fairy Quilts and see if anything appeals to me. Maybe I should say, "doesn't appeal" to me to be truthful.
A note to anyone who I have been in touch with via emails. Yesterday my account was hacked and weird things were sent to a lot of people. If you happened to be one of them, please delete, it is trash, junk or just plain bad. Sorry and I hope no one had any problems if they did receive something.
Not quilting, but sewing- I have to show off this set of floral embroidery designs I just stitched out. (They came from http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Default.aspx on sale this week. I put them on some vintage muslin that hubby's aunt had- probably 70 years old- it's lovely! Have no idea what they will be- maybe a wall hanging? I can see them with some muted batiks-