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I'm calling my latest quilt "Periwinkle Blue," named for a song by Doris Day and my favorite crayon color. It is finally done.
What a joy it has been to make this quilt.
It was the block-of-the-month project on Craftsy last year.
When it was completed, I had stacks of blocks that I wasn't really sure what to do with until I heard about Leah Day's free motion quilting
Though I haven't said so, it is high time I did. I love this board!
The posts are informative; the pictures inspiring; the links are must haves; and I visit here every single day. There aren't many things I do every day, but this is certainly one of them.
My quilting life is very full. Not only am I doing the calendar BOM and the Craftsy BOM, but I'm dabbling in other projects as well.
Last night I finished (well, almost) the hand-quilting on Old Yeller.
I'm happy again...
Yesterday I finally received my #10 John James needles. They were strong. I like them, although #10 did seem a little large. I may try #11 next time. Perhaps I will give Roxanne's a try.
The leather thimble was great, except it will be something I'll have to get used to since I quilt with my index finger. I can see where it would work better on the third finger. I did try that, with a finger cot on my index finger and a leather dot on my thumb--worked
On the main board, I started a thread about needles and thimbles. I wanted to ask advice about what other quilters are using. I received a wonderful array of informative posts.
I had been having a problem with large eye needles. The consensus does not seem to favor them. So, in my quest to secure some good needles, I ordered some #10 Clover quilting needles. During my first endeavor, with three stitches on the needle, it broke in half. Fortunately I found the pointed end, removed the
I've finally finished my yellow quilt top. And once again, Ryan has made it her own. I just couldn't resist the second photo. Honestly, she has already claimed it as her own.
Since I have wanted to do a yellow quilt for some time, and I've wanted to teach myself to make stars, I jumped into this project with both feet. I designed a quilt with EQ5 and love how it turned out. This is the result. I know all this yellow isn't for everyone, but I can't wait. I'm going to call this quilt, "Sunshine on my shoulder."
I have finally completed a sample block. There will be 15 of these suckers alternated with simple 9-patches
I've been learning so much from all the excellent quilters here at the Quilting Board that I just can't help but be inspired to try new things.
This weekend I pieced a table runner, something I decided I wanted in my kitchen. I downloaded a pattern from somewhere online, (sorry, I don't recall where.)
On Saturday I cut out the pieces, trying to match my green kitchen and dining room and mauve living room (it's open concept). Though the fabric
The block of the month project may not be a challenge for most here, but it certainly was for me.
I have never done paper piecing before! If learning from mistakes is the best way to learn, I should be able to teach a class by now.
I decided to do the block of the month. This was my first endeavor and I rather like how the block turned out. I will post a picture of it in the appropriate forum thread.
This is my most recent quilt. I love the traditional log cabin. Pink is my favorite color. Gracing my new quilt is Ryan, one of five cats. She loves quilts as much as I do.
I'm a board newbie; I have only just arrived here yesterday, but already have found inspiration to begin my next quilting project. After perusing the quilt galleries, I have seen some really beautiful work. I'm still in the thinking phase about just what I want to do. I know it will be yellow, perhaps with white, and some light green. I'm thinking daffodils and Spring, which is only 110 days away. I have a pretty decent collection of fabrics already.
I still consider myself a quilting