Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Driving home to Canada was like a reverse trip through the season. We left Fla. on Sunday Apr.26 wherevit had been a sunny hot & sultry 90°f , punctuated w/thunder storms. We left roses and day lilies blooming.As we travelled through the heat in Georgia, the magnolia tress were in full glory. The Carolina's on Mon., it had cooled cooled a bit. In Virginia, the dogwoods were blooming. In W. Virginia, the purple buds were everywhere on the mountain slopes( l thought these whispy small…Continue
It was to take us 8 months for 8 participants working at a pace of 1 row/mo. Each person picked a theme, and decided on "rules" for guidance in the making of the rows to follow. Some had color preferences , pattern choice(s), or simply an "express youself" attitude. Then the first rows ( acting as each quilt's foundation row) were sent out in Jan. The owners of these rows would not see their rows or even pictures of…Continue
This is where the fun begins! http://myquiltplace.com/photo/albums/renovating-the-sewing-room choose slide show option
With the heavy work done, the walls and space…
Added by Riana Noyes on October 22, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
A good sewing room needs good lighting, ergonomically correct work stations, and be organized in a way that makes it easy to locate tools when needed. The sewing area in my basement laundry room was ok., but not efficient... plus l bought a midarm that needed a place.
A budget of $400. came about by selling my…Continue
When it comes to those finishing touches that make a quilt stand out,one of my favorites is adding prairie points instead of binding. Here's how I added them to my whole cloth quilt.
First, you DO have to plan for this in advance, because you must leave 1" of unquilted area around the perimeter of your quilt. This is because they…Continue
A couple of weeks ago, The Coastal Bend Quilt & Needlework Guild put on their fabulous bi-anual show at The Garden Room of The American Bank Center in Corpus Christie, Texas. I look forward to this every other year, because the quality of the exhibits is outstanding. I contacted the guild secretary, and she arranged for me to have permission to publish the following pictures taken at the…Continue
Snowball wrecked my old foam exercise mat. This cheap, thin, foam wasn't much to look at, but it did the job. So, I decided to measure it ( @ 20 x 74) and make myself a replacement.…Continue
Added by Riana Noyes on January 1, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Christmas tree skirts don't have to be round. My appliqued square one was large and lovely, but now we have smaller trees. I made one a round , smaller one recently for a bazaar, and it sold quickly.This tutorial is not about making the top, but more about how to get a nice round center/binding, and how to get the split (access) to come out perfectly even. Pick a cheater fabric like I did, or you can make a patchwork…Continue
Added by Riana Noyes on December 7, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments
We've all made frustrating attempts at creating a squared-up, smooth-enough-to- quilt top made from non-conforming quilt blocks, whether our very early U.F.O. or a group effort.
Mine was from a church group who wanted the top assembled for a quilting bee.…Continue
One of the nice things about retirement, is that while everyone else goes to work, we get to travel & play! In late Sept., we decided to take our motorhome eastward. We had realatives we seldom see that were docking at Quebec while on a cruise, so a rendezvous was set up.From eastern Ontario, where we reside, it was a short drive to Cornwall. Then, next day we crossed into the prov. of Quebec (which is…Continue
Binding a quilt with scallops such as wedding ring or flower garden requires the binding to stretch around curves without bunching or cupping.Continue
Some of my still-working friends have asked "how's retirement effecting your life?" They're as apprehensive as I was . I totally enjoyed my business, it's all I talked of & was absorbed by. Now it's been over 3 yr., and they ask, "don't you miss it?" The answer is a resounding "No".I don't miss the working world, I've moved on. I did miss the comraderie of those I worked with, especially since I moved, but now we…Continue