Monday, March 30, 2009

Yellow Brick Road

Quilted a "Yellow Brick Road" for Sue and put the binding on it.

Quilted a wall hanging for myself that I made at camp in September. I finished the flowers at camp, brought it home and sandwiched it together and sewed around the border and put the binding on it. I am just now quilting it. I enjoyed making this 3D wallhanging. It was suppose to have small black beads for the center but they ran out and some of us did the French Knots. That was a lot of French Knots to do and I am not good at doing them.

I found a pattern for a Christmas Wreath online and now wanting to make one. I already have so many started but I guess I am not satisfied if I don't have numerous ones in the making.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cultural Arts Day

Yesterday was Cultural Arts Day at the Extension office. I took three things and two got blue ribbons. I took the "Teacher's Pet" quilt, which is on the left with the blue ribbon, in the first picture. Veronica took the one beside mine. I really think hers should have won cause she had way more work in hers. The next picture has the Holiday items in it. Mine was the patchwork pumpkin. Veronica took the bunnies. Donna took the 4th of July wreath. Alma took the little pink beaded angel and I am not sure who took the goblet with the painted roses. The third picture has the quilted wallhangings. The first one was made by Joanne and the second one is mine. Joanne did such good job on hers. That was a project we did with the quilt guild. I didn't finish mine cause I am not that creative. Joanne choose the prettiest background material and she is good at making the flowers, which is made from yo yo's. We had a good day. Lots of the Homemakers were there. We all brought a covered dish and had lunch and enjoyed talking with everyone. We also presented the Dog Shelter with the quilts we made for the "Snuggles Project".

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Roman Stripe

The Roman Stripe is quilted and binding on it. I put Bamboo cotton in it. It is really soft batting but made it fairly heavier than I normally like. I had gotten it half price and wanted to see how it worked. It seems a little softer after washing. I can't wait to put my quilts in the washer when the last stitch goes in the binding. I love the crinkle look after washing and it also makes the quilt drape better.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another Patchwork Jungle

One of the UFO's I mentioned yesterday, another Patchwork Jungle, now has the border on it and it is ready to be quilted. I have the binding cut for it and a pillow case already made. I have already made 2 more of this same pattern. Got a picture the other day from one of the girls I made one for.

Just finished quilting the Roman Stripe I had made a couple of years ago and hadn't finished. I had even cut the binding. At that time I was using 2 1/2" binding, now I like using 2 1/4". I ended up pressing the seam out and cutting it 2 1/4". I know that is a small difference but I think it looks so much better because there isn't any space around the edge that isn't up against the 1/4" seam where you sew it on the quilt. Good thing I had a small piece of the fabric left because I hadn't cut enough. That is why I can't use a lot of my stash, because I am afraid I will need some for UFO's.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quilt Label

I finially got the Title problem solved. Somehow my Transliteration Feature was Enabled. To Disable: Go to the Settings|Basic tab and enable the transliteration option. Select your language. Click the Transliteration button on the posting form to type in transliteration mode. The language was Hindi.

No quilts to show but I am working on one of my own. It is a large one. I got it in the frame yesterday and half quilted today. Just been working on it a row or two at a time. In between times cleaning basement and doing some rearranging to make things more assessable. I did make a design wall by putting a sheet on a pipe and hanging it from the ceiling. Don't know if I am going to like that or not. Pinned the Victory Quilt blocks I have finished on it. Now I see how many I need to make. I was going so good with them during the snowy weather but got back to quilting and put them aside. I also got a quilt for my cousins little girl about finished, all but the last border. Got one for my cousin about finished, except the last border. Just why don't I finish some of these things before jumping to something else. Maybe when I get everything organized I will complete all these in a day. Yesterday evening I made a label for the quilt I am quilting. It's been a while since I usued my embroidery machine. I just love watching it work. Got some Bamboo Batting a couple of months ago and trying it. I think it is going to make the quilt a little heavier than I like. I hope to have it quilted and binding on it for Cultural Arts Day which is Thursday. I am also going to start putting sleeves on my quilts. I found out during our Quilter's Day Out that they come in handy when you want to hang them.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

ओहियो Star

Notice the title. The first word is in another language. When I space between the words in the title it does this. Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong? I have checked every where I know to set the language but all places show it set for English. If you notice the last blogs I just didn't space in between the words.

Yesterday I finished the "Ohio Star" for Greta. This was a fun quilt to quilt. I didn't have any thread breakages. Believe it or not I have not had any problems with thread breakage or gobbing bottom threads in a long time. It is such a joy when the machine works good.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Billie's Crossstitch Barn

This Wallhanging is Billie's. She has worked on this cross-stitching for a couple of years. They are a lot of stitches in this. It looks so real, just like a barn sitting in a field of snow with the trees on the mountain side.

Sue's Teacher's Pet

Sue made her first Teachers Pet and I finished quilting it last night and put the binding on it today.

Inga's Wallhanging

This is a wallhanging I quilted for Inga. This was a Mystery quilt we did with the Guild.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Aunt Jemima

I finally finished Aunt Jemima and the Hat quilt. I quilted them a couple of weeks ago but just now getting the binding finished. I have been doing to many other things.

Monday, March 9, 2009


It has been a while since my last blog. I haven't been feeling well but much better now. I took a Twilling Embroidery class and here is the results. I enjoyed learning this. It is a double knot. I also learned Sashiko Embroidery but haven't finished that one yet, but getting close. It is just a running stitch that is done simular to quilting. I have also quilted 2 quilts but waiting till I get the binding on them before posting them.

The Lawrence County Quilted Treasures Quilt Guild had our quilt show Saturday. We had lots of visitors from other counties. Monica, my daughter, which is a LMT, was our guest speaker. Her presentation was "Fabric of the Body". She told how massage was simular to fabric. For example: When you tear out stitches and it leaves holes in the fabric and then you can smooth it out with your fingers and sometimes the holes will go back together or by washing the material it will heal itself. That is simular to what massage does for our bodies. It aligns everything back up again. For instance, when we are sitting sewing we sit for long periods of time and most of the time with our shoulders together and maybe even slumped over. We should not sit for long periods of time. We should get up and walk and straighten our bodies. She recommends massages starting about once a month or even weekly if you see the results. I will testify that they work wonders.