OMG Lisa, we must be on the same trip. I to am starting a postage stamp quilt, only because I know not many will attempt it and I've never made one. I have seen many ideas from antiques but of course I'll have to do it my way. LOL. How big are you planning yours?
Can't attach questionnaires here, have to be to your personal email because of personal content. But if you can't commit then it's better to wait till next year. I don't want someone to trade names and then have someone not receive a package in December. But please take part in the conversations, etc.
Lisa, I appologize for not responding sooner. I am new to this website and I just saw you comment on my wall today. I am originally from Micanopy, FL and now live in Loganville, GA just east of Atlanta. I had sent you a note about all of the similarities between you and my husband and the places you have both lived. He was born in Chicago, moved to Wisconsin in his early twenties, then to Tucson, AZ, and now in GA.
And to make it even more surreal, my husband had back surgery first in Dec 2015 and had fusion surgery on his back Aug 2016.
His folks now live in Cape Coral. One of these days when we come down to visit them, you and I will have to meet up for a cup of coffee or something.
Hope things are getting better with your family, I know it is rough when your parents get ill. I have lost both of my parents.
Hi Lisa, My problem is that I deleted the email they sent for the block. I had to get my email at the library cuz of internet change at home the print out came out black and white. I deleted it after I printed it not knowing the print out would be black and white. I've collected everything else in color. And because it is in several shades of red I'd like to have the pattern in color. When they send the emails Debbie's name is included in the address. I thought I had put her address in my address folder, but I only have the Piecing the past address that Elizabeth said she gets her blocks from. I can't find it there. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Sorry it's been a while responding to your comments and thank you for your kind encouraging word to my comments. Dorothy is an good pen pal and we enjoy sharing our projects with one another over the last few years.
I've just posted a picture of my current project to the newbies group and the pickle I find myself in! I will send you another email when I have more time this week. I hope this email finds you happily making progress with your current project. Julie Beard.
sorry that time not there for translucent winged dragonfly. i have fabric and a multi colored gauze for wings of dragonfly wall quilt i am planning. on the broderi perse tho, one of my favorite forms of applique, i thought it was french in origin ...nope! thought to be from india per wikipedia ...
Broderie perse (French for "Persian embroidery") is a style of appliqué embroidery which uses printed elements to create a scene on the background fabric. It was most popular in Europe in the 17th century, and probably travelled from India, as there are some earlier findings there. The technique could be considered an early form of puzzle piecing.
Broderie perse can be done with any printed fabric on any ground, but it originally was worked with Chintz type fabrics. Chintz typically has clearly defined, separated motifs, which were cut out and invisibly applied onto the ground fabric. The typical intention was to create a scene from the motifs, but the decoration could also be random. The resulting fabric was often made into bedspreads.....
Your quilting projects sound beautiful. I can't wait to start a new quilt. Right now I am working on a quilt project that is not working out. I believe it has a lot do do with my math skills when it comes to quilting. I have no problem following a pattern or designing a baby quilt. This one has a very large center that has been paper pieced, now I can't figure out what to do next - large borders, blocks etc. and how large of blocks that will fit around this paper pieced center? I am at my wits end and I have to have it completely finished and quilted to mail by the middle of July. Any help would be appreciated from yourself and fellow quilters. I can send dimensions of the paper piece center if anyone wants to take a crack at it. ha..ha.. Bev Linsley
Thanks, Chef Lisa, for your welcome. I am finding it challenging to get around the site, but I am also enjoying the contact with other quilters. I am new to my location (moved last April) and my new guild is a great source for meeting folks, but this is like having contacts right at you fingertips. I think I will love it. Thanks also for the additional info. I may join one or two other swapping adventures.