"Thanx Viki ~~ I have to take 2 dogs to be groomed tomorrow, so I'll use the classroom to finish what I have left while I wait as it's too long of a drive to come home and go back. And I can deliver eggs to those who have requested.…"
"I want another one !!! There's a guy here in AR in Hot Springs that reconditions and paints them ... a few friends have different ones from him -- purple tho' .. LOVE this ! :D
BTW .. what's that block over…"
"I'd like to find another FW -- I've had mine since 9th grade, it's a 50's model, and my Gramma gave it to me. A friend who was helping me baste my antique pink told me a friend found one at a yard sale for $50 !! If…"
"Featherweight ! Lightweight, portable, straight even stitching, has a built in light -- fits in rolling case within it's own case .. and will never ever give up the ghost. I have had mine since 9th grade -- gramma gave it to me ..…"
"Still offering -- less than $500, $350 + shipping -- good machine, great extra, will work hard for you, not very loud .. my Singers 'purr', this one runs .... but not 'silent running' hahahaha
Have pics -- PM me if…"
"I've got a Necchi, quilter's edition for sale. I wanted a non-computerized machine that wasn't plastic --I bought it when my machine gave up a ghost, used it for about 3 months, then found a used 1+ sewing / embroidery machine…"
"Welcome Cindy -- I think you've made a double list for yourself hahahaha It's just start one and see it through ! Good luck !
If you need a house sitter for the condo, just holler ! Will bring sewing machine…"
"This is a quilt I did In 2010 for a graduation .. mother is a 'sister' to me and she got a quilt in 2007 or so, her son got a quilt for his HS graduation, and then daughter. But since I wasn't working at the time she said she would…"
"A label affixed last night -- have been waiting on 'sister-friend' to help with quilting for 3 yrs now -- daughter deserves to get quilt so being mailed this week. Have got to get 'stuff' out of room that is not necessary. Found…"
"Got the antique pink sq in a sq marked today ... phew ! Going to let it hang tomorrow and wash the back I purchased today. Have a queen size white bat and got a white muslin wide, will wash and hang tomorrow too. I had lots of small holes I had…"
"My fabric choices for the project -- I have a new stiffener Soft & Stable that my longarm friend introduced me too -- makes a good 'bag' batting. Want to get some good feet for it too, but I could cut it out.
Also, here's a…"
"Riana -- I've been trying all day .. and my BAD foot keeps taking over hahahaha I will be trying some piecing with the left foot after chores .. hahaha Have to get my project ready for tomorrow's sew-in along with what…"
Addicted obsessive quilter, love all quilts, 1800's my favorites, have built a stash over the years and always supplementing ;-D
2 grown independent children; live in mid-central Arkansas
Now owned by animals: 4 dogs, 1 cat, flock of chickens and 2 horses
Love to help others become addicts too :-D
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I just can't stop !
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Don't have a favorite, I machine stitch, hand stitch, want to be better at needle turn applique (fusible is faster)
Why do you quilt?
To make lasting memories for someone; I need to keep some !
That machine pinning technique really rocks. There's no way I could have done that horse head without it. I've used it for a bunch of different things and it always comes out better than if I had used traditional needle-turn.
All the applique (other than the skinny stems) is LouAnn's work. She's gotten better and better at applique design. Her stuff rocks. She has a selection of flowers, leaves and birds that's she's gleaned from various magazines and patterns and she arranges them the way that suits her and voila, a piece of art is born. Like this:
This is a quilt she made for her granddaughter. She's making another similar one for Donna in Texas.
I don't know how many pieces I need. I've got them all cut, just need to get them sewn together. I think I dyed close to 30 pieces . . . ? It's a total of 10 yards, but LouAnn and I want to do another pieced background for applique, so it will all get used. A couple of the pieces were darker than I wanted.
Here's the last quilt we did with a pieced background. It really adds texture.
Hi Deanna, Just letting you know I'm already to talk when you are. Cam is all working and have sent you a message. My address is skype Julieannabell7 (email@example.com). I am rarely up at this time during the week except for Thursdays as it is my quilting day at my neighbours house. So I am about to get organised and pack up my stuff and go to her house. You have a nice day hopefully we will be able to talk face to face soon. By the way our time difference is 13.5 hours. Julie Beard.
lollol...my best potatoes come fr the compost pile too! are you guys going to get me to join the ufo group just so i can talk gardens? lollol no? oh ..ok...i'll just keep reading, nodding in agreement, enjoying the conversation. my fil gave me a huge composter...still in the box...like you say..compost piles do better on the ground.