I have a new embroidery collection of redwork chickens that sewed on my embroidery machine. After I made a few samples I decided to put them together in a quilt. I spent many hours searching quilt patterns to find one to put the chicken in the middle. I finally laid the blocks on the floor and the the quilt designed itself. I hope you like chickens as much as I do
Quilting RetreatsOne week from today I will be madly packing my supplies and suitcase to attend our annual Quilting Retreat in Lititz, PA. I
am happy to report that there has been a very excited and happy flurry of emails and instant messages between the attendees talking about what to pack, where to
go, when to meet up and how busy they are planning their final preparations for this gathering.
We all look forward to the event from the date it is planned
I am wondering how many of you create what you love instead of creating what is popular at the moment? I recently joined this Quilting Board website, and I see many quilts that are clearly the creation of the quilter, instead of what the market currently has to offer. Its refreshing to see so many sewers out there creating quilts that reflect their own style and fabric choices, instead of quilts that are found in magazine and website advertisements.
In particular was a very beautiful
Today is another one of those WFH (working from home) days because it is snowing pretty steady out and the roads are messy and slippery. I am lucky enough to have the type of job where I can work from home and still get paid to do my job.
Today's snowstorm is cold, white, fluffy and beautiful because I am not driving in it. While I own a AWD vehicle, its not my own driving that do not trust, its those other NJ/NY drivers that I don't wish to meet as close encounter on my bumper on the highways.
When I went to the Paducah quilt show this year, I got 8 box's of Polar Notions mini bolts. I have been wrapping my fabric on them and oh my I can get so much more fabric stored in the same space and so much nicer looking, and easy to get to. I really really like these mini bolts!!!
I have my new room arranged well enough now that I can get some sewing done. Still have lots of things to move over here from the other house, but no worries I can work on a project again, and that is
Whether you are a veteran quilter or a “newbie” just ready to begin your first baby quilt, like any great craftsman, having the right tools for the job and knowing how and when to use them is important to the success of your project.
In my family quilting has been passed on from generation to generation. As a result, the new ideas and techniques, along with innovative tools and shortcuts have been passed on from one to another, so that the craft can continue to develop. Always
Hindsight is always 20/20 right? I wish I had known about this site before I started my blog on blogspot... www.lizbquilting.blogspot.com - in fact - now I probably will need to transfer my blog to here (if that is possible).
Anywhoo, here are some things I finsished lately...as a longarmer, I like the backs as much as the fronts. These were made by one of my beloved customers...she does great work
and I longarmed them.