The DH and I leave Sat for a week in Phoenix and we can't wait--besides the chance to leave winter behind for a week of 70's temperatures, my FIL died last week and we've been very busy with funeral, etc--not to mention being in that numb, mourning phase despite his 92 year long life being so blessed in so many ways. And we were all blessed by his life.
So now I have basically 3 days to get ready for Phoenix--besides the usual laundry, packing, etc, I had fallen well behind on my quilting--so
Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
I posted a PDF with 3 different "American Stars" (5 point) yesterday, showing off light and dark lines. I thought if I was making blocks, I should make some quilts to go with them. The PP foundation from the stars I posted yesterday would work. It needs to be for a 9" finished block. Depending on which star (from yesterdays PDF you use) you might have to reduce the size.
If you use the designs shown here, enlarge to a 9.5" unfinished block and trace the star as needed
Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
A woman whose son was in the military, approached me at the quilt show I was working at. She showed me the particular 5 point star she wanted to make for him. I spent some time and drew 3 different versions in EQ7 for her. As I was sending it off, I thought I would share it with all of you.
The PDF has a 5 pointed star, shaded light and dark points in 3 different styles. Hope you enjoy them.
Originally Posted by LyndaOH
I'm with Tartan on the orange peel, but because I'm not that great at FMQ I do it using my walking foot. I do a gentle curve from one side of the quilt to the other, first vertically, then horizontally. It's very easy to manipulate your quilt sandwich to make these gentle curves, and because you're using a straight stitch you don't have to worry about the usual issues of stitch length and tension that you would with FMQ. I drew up a set of diagrams for you:
Originally Posted by Divokittysmom
I have been attempting to ensure that I am using the correct batting for table runners and wallhangings. Someone suggested for medium sized wallhangings Warm and Natural. I have no problem with W&N but, someone later mentioned if it is washed you get that crinkled look to it. I definitely do NOT want that to happen to a wallhanging.
So, does W&N usually give that crinkly/used look after washings??
What batting do you use in wallhangings?
Thank you for your ideas.
I am looking for an old Glennen Omni Stitch machine. I have one and just about wore it out. sure could use another one. If anyone has any idea where I might find one would be greatly appreciated. I realize they are very old and chances of getting one are slim. I just thought I would give it a try. thanks for listening. Carol
Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Cold MB prairies, clearing out some of UFO's leaving room to shop at our Quilt Reflections show in March 28-30th 2014.. Been member of local quild for years. Quilting has taught me to read more, and loving it.. New paperback on store shelves. "The funeral parlor quilt and basement quilt" by ann Hazelwood. Any book reviews? Off to my sewing fun.
[QUOTE=HillCountryGal;6585397]Do you have a "quilting friend"? Maybe y'all could partner and finish one or two together. Like you, I have more fun thinking up and creating the quilt top. But I figure this is suppose to be fun.
One lady in our quilting group reports at least 12 tops that need finishing. She laughed the other day and said, "When I die someone will have to finish them!" [/QUOTE
I hope she finishes the quilts so someone in the
Just treated myself to a W & G's machine this morning that I found at a local estate sale. Dated it to be made around 1883. Does anyone have any advice on what to use to clean and polish it so I don't ruin the existing finish? Some minor rust and grime on all the exposed metal needs to be worked on.
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