"Thank you Ginny, May have forgotten to tell you that. Love the SW and all the earthy colors. Sunset colors too.
I haven't shipped it yet, am putting a zipper in a Mary Maxim Titan Sweater. Then it will go all together."
"I've never used the quiltsmart. I just make strips, sew, then cut at the diagonal 45. I can make my diamonds as big or as small as I want. Yes, I understand what you're talking about. I am sure she will enjoy for a long time,…"
"Hi Callie, thanks for the warm welcome. I'm so looking forward to sharing with the group. I've been to Hilton many times, I have friends there. Nice people. I just joined the American Sewing Guild in my area. It's wonderful to spend…"
"that's another thought ..quilts take up more storage real estate than i have in my house. i do have a few vintage & antique quilts ..probably should part with them, let them go to someone who has room to display/enjoy. but i guess i'm…"
"hi callie ..yes! i know exactly what you mean ..i make quilts for people special to me and the quilts leave me & i never see them again. maybe it's just as well ..i know they're loved and appreciated, but i don't want to see them…"
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Been sewing since I was 15 in Home Ec. Have been a "Material Girl" ever since. Made clothes for my family, till my children said "enough". Then decided to dig into my scraps and make some quilts. Have been busy creating and coming up with ways to use up my scraps, sometimes I do well, sometimes I get ugly tops!!
How many quilts have you made?
About 60 maybe more
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
Yes and Yes
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Just regular piecing
Why do you quilt?
therapy, relaxation, creating, and to annoy my husband.
Hi Callie, thanks for the warm welcome. I'm so looking forward to sharing with the group. I've been to Hilton many times, I have friends there. Nice people. I just joined the American Sewing Guild in my area. It's wonderful to spend time with others with a common interest.
that's another thought ..quilts take up more storage real estate than i have in my house. i do have a few vintage & antique quilts ..probably should part with them, let them go to someone who has room to display/enjoy. but i guess i'm still attached to the memories that go with their acquisition. you're military ..i'm construction & we've traveled the back roads of this country, wandering back & forth across the united states following husbands' job assignments. pic up stuff here & there in our wanderings. but i agree with you also about a legacy. i've sewn toys --dolls, doll clothes, quilts and more for my two grands since they were born. my son told me last christmas that regardless of what i make them now, they treasure it and are excited about whatever i show up with :)) ..of course he was raised the same way, playing with, wearing and wrapping up in my creations made just for him
hi callie ..yes! i know exactly what you mean ..i make quilts for people special to me and the quilts leave me & i never see them again. maybe it's just as well ..i know they're loved and appreciated, but i don't want to see them after years of laundering! lollol
i'll be watching, & hoping ..you continue to post pics of your work.
Had to chuckle at the annoying hubby part of your profile. Mine is concerned with my quilting obsession and is constantly scheming to separate me from my sewing machines... wants dinner, wants golf partner, wants company watching tv ( ok, l can do that while hand sewing binding,lol)
So nice to do such nice things for your community. I will get back with you when I get going on the free motion. I have to look back on your purple and cream. Have you joined any of the groups. You would enjoy the UFO group. We talk about anything and everything there. The ladies sometimes share good advice about quilting and we have a good time joking around at times and sometimes pray for one another. They are encouraging when you show your pics. Linda Koller just sent me all the patterns for the "Women of the BIble" quilt. And if they don't have it they can lead you to where to find almost anything. The free motion group is another interesting group and the 2017 Stash Busting group is great also. This sounds like an advertisement. lol!!
Hi Callie, I went back to MSQC to see how they quilted it. They used an all over pattern of large and small loops. That look like perfect circles.But I think I want to divide it up. Some of the white fabric on mine looks like arrows. I'd like to echo the shape of that. Then I am thinking of making squares in all the burgundy colors, but I always procrastinate when it comes to quilting. I enjoyed the sewing with the girls also. But it got to much for me so after 10 years I gave it up. But it was fun to see the girls getting the hang of their machines. We did have good times together and most of the girls are graduated now and still remember the good times we had and still have the things they made. So that makes it rewarding. Have fun with your quilting then come over and do mine. ha ha!!