Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fabric on sale....oh boy!

I just can't pass up a good sale, and these were all just $2.00 a yard!  Sheesh!  You just can't beat it!

I guess I was in my "golden/brown" mood at that moment!  Aren't they beautiful!  I don't have anything in mind for them, but they'll look good in something one day!

I could have bought more, but when 8 bolts are stacked up on the cutting table, and your friend is only getting 1, was making me look a little greedy!  Besides, she and I are going to the thrift store on Saturday, and I'm hoping there will be a bunch of men's shirts for cutting up.

Not much progress on the spiderweb quilt yet (so no pic), but I was at an even number of posts (16), and couldn't let the year end on that!  I love prime numbers (I always play those in the lottery....of course, I never win....hmmmm!) so to have 17 posts in 2010 feels 'right' to me!  Is it superstitious, quirky, or am I just weird?  I don't know!  But I'm sticking with it!

Have a safe and Happy New Years!

See ya in 2011!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Been Thinking On It!

Yep.....been thinking on that border all night long!  And then I saw the pic again, and realized it just wasn't doing it for me!  NEW PLAN!

I played with some of the pieces of border I had made, and THIS IS IT!!!  I LOVE IT!

It is very haphazard, but then.....that's what the spider webs are I think it compliments it perfectly.  The other border was way too rigid.....and it didn't fit the look!

I will be piecing the rest of this in the next couple of days.....hopefully to finish by the the 31st!

I realized with the two xmas quilts I did, that I work VERY well under a deadline!  Otherwise, I can put ANYTHING off until tomorrow.....that's probably why I have so many UFO's!

My friend, Brenda, and I will be going to the slots casino tomorrow.....woohoo!  Wish me luck!


Monday, December 27, 2010

It's a Blizzard!

For those of you in New England, or for that matter, the Eastern know what we're dealing with!  It will be snowing all day here in Maine, but I know it has stopped already in New we know we are not far behind.

My son cut his visit a day short, and drove out yesterday before the snow started up here, but it was already several inches deep in Virginia, where he was headed!  So he took it nice and slow, and stayed overnight in Deleware, and has finally reached home in VA, and now I can breathe again!

This is a pic standing in our dining room (I'm not going out there!), looking through the glass, through the screened porch and out to our neighbors house!....The sky is just slightly darker than 1:45 in the afternoon!  The snow is blowing sideways.....and swirling like mad!  It's angry snow!

So, IT'S A PERFECT SEWING DAY!!!!  Yippee!  I spent most of yesterday on the cheddar spiderweb quilt, and am working the borders still.  When I had realized a few weeks ago that I didn't quite have enough of the cheddar, and I went to get more, well......they didn't have the EXACT cheddar I had used.  Close, but no!  And there is no way you can combine two different ones in one quilt without it looking like you goofed!  Not at this stage.....maybe several shades and pieced in from the beginning.....but not now!  So I am making due with what I have!  And it's not much!

My original plan was to have the borders meet in the middle of each side, and then do something with the cheddar there, not like an arrow pointing in, but something of sorts.  Pieced with a block, or something.  But now I don't have a smidge of cheddar to spare, so I am connecting the side borders to each other, and it will give an arrow point of the right side of the pic.  These borders still need to be trimmed down quite a bit, so they will not be that wide when completed, cuz I think they are overpowering right now!  But I do like the look.

If my math is right (oh boy, measure 6 times, cut once, right?  HA!), then I can get a 3 inch inside border and a 2 inch outside of the cheddar. JUST occurred to me that the outside borders are longer than the inside, because of the pieced border!  SHEESH!  Measure 7 times, cut once!  Good grief!  So, scrap that idea, and this thing's getting the inside cheddar border, the pieced border, and the binding!  THERE!  (My life is fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, so why should my quilting be any different!)

My binding will be scrappy strips of the shirtings, so now I can use all that cheddar for the one border!  Cool!

Do you ever have moments like that, when you've been thinking and thinking on something, and you think you have the answer absolutely figured out......and the whole time you didn't realize you were thinking totally wonky about it!  Like trying to carry 46 things into the house from the car, and doing a major balancing act, including using your chin to hold the stuff up, and then realizing you don't have a free hand to open the dang door!?!  Sheesh!

Is is just me?  Probably not, but do you dare admit it???  (Not when hubby's around, right!)

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

On a Major Sugar High!

I've been munching on cookies all day, and I'm a bit punchy!  Can't seem to sit still, so I thought I'd get the guest room ready for our son's arrival tomorrow.  And as I was clearing out some stuff that got put in there, I saw the quilt stand with my antique red and green basket quilt on it and just knew I had to share it!

I've seen so many wonderful red and green quilts lately in the blogs, and I totally forgot that I had one!  When things are out of my sight, they are totally out of my mind!  Sheesh!

I acquired this sweet little quilt at the local quilt shop, when the owner was having a garage sale a few years back.  She had it in a big ball in the corner, and I saw it and asked if she was selling it.  She said it's really torn up, but what about $5?  I said GREAT!  Can you believe it!?!  I'm never that lucky.....never!

This little baby came home with me, and has been on the quilt rack ever since.  It IS very torn up, but it is still a beauty in my eyes!

There are some (to me) really amazing aspects of it......first, the green basket bottoms are a trapazoid, so there are funky angles to piece, not just the usual triangle bottom with right angles.  Second, the border with pieced red end blocks was put on in circular fashion, not the usual both sides on and then the top and bottom.  So with the circular fashion, you go round and round, and you get to the end and EEEK....a set in seam!

The basket handles are appliqued on, but she could have more easily pieced them.....but no.....she appliqued!  I love that!  It just seems that so much extra effort was given to the piecing of it.  It's also hand quilted, in a 1/2 inch grid that is fairly random in placement, and doesn't follow the same direction from block to block.

Yep, it's very worn and torn, and I think that makes it extra special to me!  It looks fabulous on the quilt rack, and when I put it back in my sewing will be my inspiration piece!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Finally Finished! Yippee!

I finished the two quilts going to Massachusetts last night!  Got them wrapped, boxed, and off to UPS this morning!  Whew!  It was a real struggle to get enough time in on them, since these last two weeks have been crazy at work, and I've been working more than the normal shifts!  Sheesh!

But here they are, in all their glory!

The front....

 and the back.....

I did an all over swirly quilting design on the blue one....the top thread is an ocean blue, and the bobbin was a lilac!  (I only had one spool of each color, and I didn't want to run out at the last minute....hence, two different colors!)  You can only really tell the color on the light colored fabrics, and that's ok.....I love it!  I might have to do that again!  I did a chain of swirls in the inside border....that was fun, but it took a little planning to get the corners to come out right.....consistency is key!

I did an arched square in the 9 patches, and the alternates got a swirled feather concoction!  It was a combination of some designs I'd seen, and it seemed to fill the square quite well.  I did the same swirly design in the border that I did on the blue one.....I needed something that could cover it to the edge, because I really didn't want to do a little strip of something in that last inch and a half of brown!  It was quilted with a dark pink thread....which shows up A LOT in the brown squares, but blends really well with all the lights on the back and in the 9 patches.  I used the extra 9 patch blocks on the pieced back.  Love it!

As I was quilting the brown squares, I thought it was going to look awful....and was really worried, but didn't have the time to pick out the ones I'd done and start I just kept going, and I really like it now, after doing the triangles on the edge....they seem to pull it together, and it's not so 'in your face' quilting!  You know what I mean?  I kindof like machine quilting to be in the background, and not such a focus, but with a big blank square, what can you do?

I just realized that in the pics, you can see the pile of thrift shop shirts on the couch, waiting to be cut up.....what a mess!  Sorry!

I'm busily baking right now, typing between 9 minute batches of cookies!  And I've done something to my thumb, so the drop cookies are taking a bit longer than usual.  Good thing the rest of the cookies aren't drop-type.  Of course, I'm sure it didn't help my thumb any to bind two queen sized quilts in a 48 hour span!  Sheesh!

We just got word that our middle son (who lives in Virginia) is going to join us for Christmas!  Woohoo!  I can't wait to see him!

Oh, and this last pic is of the blue quilt, but with no flash!  I love that the camera can pull colors out like that!  I really love the look of all those browns it's inspired me to do another quilt, all in browns!  Maybe not that exact pattern, but something with lots of bits!  Sweet!

Ya know, I love everything about winter.....the frozen lakes, the icy grey skies, having to bundle up, the bare trees.....everything!......except....... getting shocked every time I touch ANYTHING!  Thank goodness hubby and I are really good at remembering to 'ground' ourselves before we kiss....there is nothing worse than being shocked on the lips!

Have a really peaceful holiday, and eat lots of cookies!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Two quilts by Christmas! Oy!

I can't believe it's been over a week since I blogged.....AND I haven't raved about my new machine yet!  Sheesh!  My new Juki is AMAZING!  It is so fast, and so smooth, and hubby says it's totally quiet (I've been sewing into the wee hours while he sleeps) and I just love EVERYTHING about it!  Yay Juki!

I think it was the night I got the machine, my hubby and I were trying to figure out gifts for our dear friends in Massachusetts.  We've known them for over a dozen years, and before she was able to speak English (she's Lithuanian).  Her parents are here visiting (have come over several times since the Visa difficulties were remedied) and we just love them all so much!  They are lovely people, so caring and generous, but they have everything, so what do you get them!?!

So, silly me says "Ya know, I have so many quilt tops already made, I could make them one, and her parents one, too!  That way, they have something from America to have with them when they go home."

I don't know what came over me when I decided to do it, but that's the plan!  And I need to get them in the mail by the 17th!  That's my deadline!  Just do it, right!?!

Incidentally, we don't do gifts with anyone else but these folks!  My hubby and I decided many (20+) years ago that we had all we needed, and we didn't need to do gifts for each other, for xmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  It was always such a struggle to come up with something, and the money was tight then, too, so we've just always done it that way.  Takes ALL the pressure from the celebration.  We do a nice meal out, or for the holidays, the usual feast, but no gifts.  A few years ago, we got the kids and spouses on it too, as we said "This way, you can save your money and visit more!"  And it's worked out very nicely!  Of course, our grandson still gets gifts, because kids should!

Ok, back to quilts....

So, I had one of Bonnie Hunter's tops I'd done a few months back, all in blues, and I also had the pieced back done for it, so this one was the 'quickie'!  It's not bound yet, but I finished the quilting on it last night (2:00 am)!

The one for her parents is just a top right now, so I will be piecing a back tonight (after I get home from work at 10:30 pm) and will hope to get it sandwiched tomorrow before I go to work, and then can start the quilting on it!  It's loaded with calicos, but it has a nice vintage look to it, and it's very calm in colors, so I think it will suit her parents very nicely.....they are VERY quiet people! 

These are both queen sized quilts!  Oy!  But my Juki had NO problem dealing with the bulk!  LOVE IT!

The spiderweb, needless to say, will sit on the bookcase until the 18th!  And then it's back to work on that border!

Have a great day!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Waiting for the UPS Man!

All morning I've been waiting for the UPS Man!  He is bringing me my new sewing machine, and I am determined NOT to miss him!  The unfortunate thing house is totally, I don't know.....but it is!  So, I am forced to be on the first floor, and my sewing room is on the, I can't even sew while I'm waiting, or I'll never hear him!

So, I've cleaned!  And cleaned and cleaned!  And I hate cleaning!  We never do it, unless we know someone is coming over!  And I was just telling my hubby the other day, "I'm really wanting to start keeping the house nice!  I hate that when someone comes over unexpected, I am totally embarrassed by what the place looks like!  So, we're gonna start doing it, and keeping it clean!"  And he agreed with me, but not very enthusiastically!  Hmmmm!

Well, while waiting this morning, I started doing it, and it really is more clutter than dirty!  We just never put anything away!  And I'm thinking it's because we don't really have a designated place for anything!  It all just gets 'put' somewhere, and when we need it.....the search begins!  I feel like we are both loaded with Alzheimers every time we go to find something!  Sheesh!  It's so annoying!

On the other hand, my sewing room is totally organized!  Go figure!

Anyway, the UPS man is still not here, and I've.....done dishes, swept the kitchen and entry out, beat out the rugs, cleaned the microwave, swept the front porch, spread out the last of the mulch from the tarp outside, cleaned the tarp and hung to dry, 4 loads of laundry, made a pot of coffee, and now I'm sitting down (finally) with my coffee and will read all of my blogs while I continue to wait!

Oh, and the machine he is bringing me is the Juki TL98Q!  I'm so excited!  Can't wait to get my hands on it!

I'm working on the spiderweb border now, and have realized I need more of the cheddar fabric.....not a lot more, but as soon as UPS comes, I am off to Portland to get more.

I played with several borders, and was not happy with any of them.  I even tried an applique vine.....but that took too much attention....and I really want the webs to be the focus.

See what I mean.....the vines becomes the focus.  By the way.....I use construction paper pieces when 'auditioning' can cut them really fast, place them with a pin on the design wall, and move them around really easy, and I haven't wasted any fabric in the process.  Plus, it comes in lots of colors, so I can get an idea of what it will look like.  I cut this vine VERY primitively, but it really gave me the idea, and verified that I would NOT want it on this quilt.  But I do like it's in my head for something else one day!  Cool!

Anyway, I'm doing a scrappy stripe at an angle so it doesn't take away from the webs.  I'll angle it in towards the side centers and do something with the orange there....I don't know what yet.  I'm foundation piecing the borders, and you can see my phone book pages peaking out!

Ok.....UPS just arrived, I have my machine looks perfect, and now I'm heading off to Portland, so I can get fabric, get home, and try my new machine!!!!  Sweet!

Have a great day!

regan  :o)

Monday, November 29, 2010

After the feast!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Ours was very quiet, as hubby had to work at 3:00, so we did an early dinner at noon, and I had the whole rest of the day to sew!  Woohoo!

I've nearly put all the blocks and rows together on my it's just a matter of deciding what kind of border to do.

I'm loving everything about this quilt.....first, it has lots of orange, which is my favorite color!  (You just can't help but be happy looking at anything orange!)  Second, it is using the shirtings I have collected, and I am very pleased about that!  I just wish it had made a small dent in the bin, because it's still overflowing!  Sheesh!

I'm thinking about small wedges pointing in for a border.  And definitely a pieced backing of all the shirtings (big blocks, not the tiny pieces....eek!)

Here is a pic of our Christmas Cactus which never blooms on Christmas, but at least 3 times throughout the year!

Ok, back to the sewing room!

Have a great day!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two more baby quilts!

I'm so excited about Bonnie Hunter's mystery that starts tomorrow!  I'm just so crazy that I'm not going to be here until Saturday night!  My friend, Brenda, and I are heading north and we are going to try and pack as much fun fun fun in as we can!  I'm guessing we'll hit at least 2 Marden's, 3 quilt shops, and maybe 2 antique shops, all on the way to the Bangor Hollywood Slots!  Hit the jacuzzi the minute we get there, have the great buffet (their carrot cake is to die for!) and only spend a little on the slots, as we have more shopping to do on the way back!  Then, the minute I get home, I'm starting the mystery!  I'm still deciding on my color scheme, because I don't have many greens, but I have a lot of greys/ maybe that instead.  We'll see what happens!

In the are two more baby quilts that I've made.  These were made when I had a website, but as I've mentioned before, it never got off the ground, because I was waaaay too far down the google listing for anyone to find my little baby quilt site.  But since using ebay, I've sold one recently, and will probably start an etsy shop soon, just to see what can happen.

I've been giving them away as the need arises.....this first one went to little Sophia Grace, the first baby of our sweet niece Corin and her wonderful husband, Josh.  They sent me a real pic of Sophia with the quilt, but my scanner is ill, so until it is feeling better, here is just the quilt.

This next quilt has a funny story to I was quilting the heck out it, (it is really highly quilted...see the closeup), and just had about a 4" section left to do, my dang machine went crazy on me.  It jammed up, so I had to take the machine apart.  (I'm sure you're saying, "You're not supposed to take it apart....only a tech should!" but if I followed the suggested 'every 20 hours of sewing, get it cleaned' scenario, I would have my machine in the shop every week!  Can't do that!  So, I dove right in!  Plus, it's not a $3,000 machine; THAT I would take to someone!)

Now, this was a fairly new machine, only about 3 months old.  And I had been quilting all these baby quilts on it with no problem whatsoever!  Well, this was the first time I had even taken off the feed-dog plate!  And when I did, OH BOY!  There was practically an entire quilt worth of fluff in my machine!  Sheesh!  I got out the little brushes, and the canned air, and a tweezers, and went to town on it!  It was really unbelievable how my little machine could have kept going with all that in there!  I hadn't even noticed that the spaces between the two double rows of feed dogs were packed tight with white fluff....only the tweezers could get it out!  Yikes!

So, I got all the crap out of there, oiled where it needed it, and put it all back together!  Did a little test, and it worked like a charm!  Sweet!

So, I started the quilting to finish the baby quilt, and as I was almost done, a clump of oily fluff fell out of the needle mechanism and before I could stop and catch it, I ran over it with the needle!  Of course, it HAD to be oily, couldn't just be fluff!  So it left a spot about the size of a pea in the corner of the quilt, about 2 inches in!  DANG IT!

What's a quilter to do......but......cut off the corners!  AND I LOVE IT!  It's one of my favorite quilts I've made, and I think I will be keeping it, and using it as a wall hanging!

Have you had any disasters that turned out for the best?

regan  :o)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A few more baby quilts!

Progress is being made on my spiderweb quilt, but who needs more pics of progress....until it is nearly done!  So, here are a few more of my baby quilts.

This first one was recently sold on ebay....yippee!

This next one was made using a bunch of hand pieced blocks that I had lost interest in.....but they were hand pieced, so ya just gotta do something with them!

And finally, this was a pattern I saw in a catalog.....might have been Keepsake, but can't remember.....I like to cut out pics from magazines and catalogs to give me inspiration.....I never use the exact pattern, always bits of this or that.....but I really like the way it turned out.

The first two quilts were machine quilted with an all-over meandering stitch, and this last one has that, but in the white background pieces, I did a really small stipple.

I've been rearranging my sewing that the bed is out!  I was helping my friend, Brenda, set up her sewing room, and was so jealous that she had so much space.  When I got home, I boohooed it up big, and convinced my hubby that we didn't need 3 guest rooms, and that I should have one of them for just sewing!  Sweet!  (And yes, we have needed 3 guest rooms before, many times, because they all seem to come in a mob to go skiing!)  But as Brenda said, "You live here 365 days a year, and they're only here for a few should get the room!"  I like her thinking!

So, I'm very happy with all the space!  It was like a maze to get to the ironing board before, but not now!!!  Yippee!

regan  :o)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Totally Addictive!

Yes these spiderwebs are addictive.....I just couldn't stop making them.....until 3:00 this morning!  Sheesh!  They measure 5 1/2 inches on the short side, so two of them will finish at a 5" square.  I'm loving everything about it!

If I keep at this pace, I should have this top done by the middle of next week!  Woohoo!  Perfect timing, as I will be busy with Bonnie Hunter's Roll Roll Cotton Boll Mystery quilt starting on the 19th!  I can't wait!

Are you going to do the mystery too?


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


These foundation spiderwebs are totally addicting!  I just couldn't stop!  I spent all day yesterday working on them, from drafting the dimensions, to making bunches!  Of course, it has not even made a dent in the shirtings scrap bins, but that's ok.....I'll just keep making more!

Here are some of the pieces on my design wall.

My inspiration for the design was on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville "Spiderweb" page.  If you look at the background design for her page, this was the design I used! 

Of course, because the design is not symmetrical, you have to make two templates for the triangle shapes.  Here's a pic of mine.

You need to make the same number of each side for a complete design, but I think I might do something different with the outside edge.  Maybe leave off the small web end, so the outside border area will just be the big webs and a lot more orange.  I don't know....I'm not there yet!  We'll see what happens!

I have quilt group tonight at the town office!  I just love going; it's my only chance for hand piecing right now, and my grandma's flower garden is really coming along!  It's really a wild flower garden, because it is a jumble of scraps, not the usual same color petals!  I'm on the 'path' rows now (they are a mottled dark purple), and will soon start putting them all together!  I will show a pic very soon!

regan  :o)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another baby quilt!

I just got back from the thrift store where I picked up 9 more men's shirts for my shirting collection!  Bonnie Hunter has created a total shirt maniac in me!  I can't wait for Saturday's when the thrift store is open!  My drawer of just the collars, cuff, and pockets is overflowing, so I thinking I'm needing to get busy on those with a project!  I was thinking a scrappy spiderweb design.  We'll see what happens.

In the meantime, here is another baby quilt that I've made!  I just love the simplicity of the 9-patch and the blue and white.  It measures 45 x 38, so it's on the generous side for a baby quilt.

I made a similar twin sized quilt for my mother.  Hers was the quilt that I did my first machine feather all around the border, and it turned out great!  Although I think in hindsight I would have made the feathers bigger, because it really blended with the stipple around it, and unless you were really looking, you might not see it!

But it's one of my favorite quilts that I've made.  I just love the clean look of it!

Also, I can't wait for Bonnie's upcoming mystery quilt!  It will be my first mystery, and I love her stuff so much, I know it will be fun fun fun!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My civic duty!

So, I was counting votes until 2:30 this morning!  Sheesh!  That was a very long night!  Our turnout was great for our little town: 815 votes!  Waterford only has 1455 citizens.  A very good turnout!  Love that!

To keep my little photo library going, here is another baby quilt that I've made.  Again, with the 30's prints!  I just can't get enough of those!  It is machine quilted with an all-over stipple design.  I love that crinkly look!

This quilt is currently on ebay, but when they stop offering the free listing in January, I will start an Etsy shop.  I have several baby quilts left, after giving several away.

I used to have a website, but it never was seen.  I was way too far down the listing to be found.  They never tell you that in the add for starting websites!  They also make it sound so darned easy!  They lie!  I was in tears for 2 months trying to figure out how to upload and list it.  Creating the page was the easy part....of course that's where they give you all the instruction.  It's the 'getting it out there' part that was a nightmare!  I instantly realized that web designers are totally worth what they charge!  Because it's all a big secret, and they are the only one's who know it!

With that said, I'm hoping an Etsy shop will be as easy to start as this blog was!  Of course, I had huge help from Karen at Sew Many Ways.  Her blog has a 'Blog Buddy' help section that I am totally grateful for!  Thank you, Karen!  You rock!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's like a little library!

As I'm browsing blogs this morning, I realized yet another benefit of blogging!

As I add pictures of the quilts I've made to my blog, I'm actually keeping a little library of the pics here, and they are here forever!  Sweet!  Because just last week my husband's computer died, and all I could think of was what he might have lost since his last backup.  And I don't know about you, but I know I don't do that very often!  And I know I should, but I don't!  So all those pics that I've added since the last time.....could be lost!  Yikes!

BUT.....if I add them to my blog, I've got em!

So here is another quilt I've made.  This was a baby quilt made for our dear friends Dahlia and Teddy's sweet little Vivian when she was born!  Here she is at about 3 years old....isn't she a doll!

This quilt was hand pieced and machine quilted.  I've made the hummingbird design before (my first hand pieced quilt ever) and I loved it so much, I had to do it again for Vivian!  I made it in the reproduction 30's prints.  It's oversized, about 45"x60", so it can be used as Vivian gets older.  And she does! little library is getting bigger!  Yippee!

regan  :o)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Inspired by those gals 'Down Under'

As I was browsing the blogs one day a few weeks ago, I came across Janet at quiltsalott  and she had used the idea she got from Jenny Bowker at Postcards from Cairo.  Both of these ladies are in Australia, and Jenny is doing workshops of this technique at the Houston show!  Of course, I was just amazed at the beautiful work they had done, and was instantly inspired!  So I got busy!

And then I got busier!

The pink/white one is the same size as the brown one (about 20"x30"), but doesn't photograph well.  But you get the idea!  I just had a ball with the filler patterns!  So much fun!  I have given both of these as a birthday gift to two of my friends here in town.  I plan on making a couple for myself, too.  I really loved the idea Jenny had.....extend the flower patterns out into the frame and background with's genius, really!  Of course, she did hers with thread color to show some of the patterns, but I was not that brave yet!  We'll see what happens on my next attempt!

When my friend Brenda brought hers to the little quilting group we have at the town office on Wednesday night, the other gals loved it!  And I was asked to do a group demo/workshop on the free motion quilting.  So after the holidays (we're all just way too busy to start something new right now), we'll all bring our machines, and have some fun!  I can't wait!

I love that I can see work and get ideas from people all over the world, because I know I would never have made it to Houston, much less Australia!  I love browsing blogs!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Just getting started!

Ok!  So starting a blog is not as easy as everyone makes it out to be!  All I really wanted was to have a listing of all the blogs I follow, so I wasn't having to open each one individually.....that takes some time!

So I'm hoping this gets easier as I go!  We'll see!

Of course, I really want to share my quilty world with folks, too!  So to start things off, I'm showing a pic of one of my baby quilts that I've made.  It's been given to my son's dear friends when their little peanut was born!  Sweet!

I made it with the reproduction 30's prints.....I just love those for babies!  They're so darn cute!  Cotton batting so it crinkles like a vintage quilt.  Love that, too!  I never like my quilts to have that 'new, unwashed' just doesn't look comfy to me!

Ok, back to seeing what else I can figure out on this blogger stuff!  Wish me luck!