Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31

Thread: Not A Quilt

  1. #1
    Senior Member LilaKay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Mission, TX
    Posts
    377

    Not A Quilt

    I always enjoy learning something new. Through our guild, I was able to take a class by Judy Gauthier from Bungalow Quilting in Ripon, WI. (I highly recommend attending one of her classes if you have a chance) I am not affiliated with her in any way. She flew down to the valley to teach us her scrap user system and how to make an umbrella....I am so glad I signed up for this class! Here is a picture of my completed project.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    LilaKay...greatgramma to Brielle Mae

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    973
    Saw all the class umbrellas on facebook! Will look up her site! Looks like fun

  3. #3
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    35,086
    ​Pretty umbrella!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Southern USA
    Posts
    378
    Oh my that's pretty! I might would want it to rain just to show it off!😉the fabric is so pretty it was a great choice for this project with the leaves and colors.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    479
    How neat is that! I really like that umbrella and bet you had a good time at the event. Thanks for sharing.
    Karen

  6. #6
    Power Poster sewbizgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    19,204
    Your umbrella looks great! Prettiest one I've ever seen.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewbizgirl
    Boom 20 Album of Blocks I made to swap https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19942.html
    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  7. #7
    Super Member Pam S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northern KY
    Posts
    1,570
    Wow. Beautiful umbrella. No one will believe you made it yourself.
    People will see your quilts long after you're gone - NOT your housework!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,075
    Really nifty!! Great idea! Beautiful!

  9. #9
    Super Member cashs_mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,005
    Wow, that's gorgeous! I wouldn't want to use it though. I'd be afraid something would happen to it.
    Patrice S

    Bernina Artista 180, Singer 301a, Featherweight Centennial, Rocketeer, Juki 2200 QVP Mini, White 1964 Featherweight

  10. #10
    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    8,601
    Blog Entries
    1
    That’s beautiful. Do you use an old frame or are “blanks” available?

  11. #11
    MCH
    MCH is online now
    Junior Member MCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay area
    Posts
    217
    I love Ripon and have visited Bungalow Quilting...the shop is in a bungalow, at the bottom of the hill from the main street! Quite homey... We were in Ripon in early December, 2018. We had to deal with some snow and rain, but that was OK (We live in the SF Bay Area but were raised in Illinois, so we know about "real winter".)
    Ripon is a delightful small town, set among rolling hills and farmland. Ripon College is also on a hill in town. There are some beautiful old Victorians near the college...tree-lined streets, enabling quiet walks among the neighborhoods and meeting friendly people. My nephew and his family have lived there for 5 years. He owns and operates the Knuth Brewing Company. Nearby Green Lake is a gorgeous place to spend a day or several, just enjoying the setting and activities on the lake.

    My first visit to the Green Lake / Ripon area was several years ago during January. Everything seemed like a typical Wisconsin winter with the all the snow and cold temps...causing the area lakes to freeze. As we were driving past one of the lakes, we saw folks enjoying ice fishing. That was the first time I'd seen ice fishing "live". I couldn't believe what I was seeing...little huts a hundred yards out on the ice and next to those were HUGE pick-up trucks / SUVs. Holy Cow!! Sort of reminded me of the movie "Grumpy Old Men" (Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau).


    If you find yourself in Central Wisconsin, make a stop at Bungalow Quilting and take a stroll through the neighborhood around Ripon College and downtown. It's a gorgeous little town...especially in the fall.


    BTW, the fabric on that umbrella is the same I used as backing for a table runner...it's currently on my table with a bouquet of flowers my cousin sent me for my birthday.


    Enjoy the rest of your day and take care. Happy quilting!!
    MCH aka PansyRose
    "Any day that you get see the morning, you've got work to do and a blessing to be."

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,298
    Love your umbrella!

    Have never been to Ripon but have relatives who did live there, and are now in Oshkosh.

    Also have never been to Mission, and it's in my own state!

  13. #13
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    6,732
    Beautiful umbrella! Do you use specialty fabrics or is there a spray on product to make them waterproof?

  14. #14
    Super Member busy fingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    6,853
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Beautiful umbrella! Do you use specialty fabrics or is there a spray on product to make them waterproof?
    I was thinking the same thing. I will be interested in seeing your reply.

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Tn
    Posts
    2,337
    Very nice. I also would like to know about materials used. I lived in Ripon during my junior high years. Looks like I was just down the street from where Bungalow Quilting is now. I still miss that town and all the fond memories

  16. #16
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts
    13,582
    I agree that it is the prettiest umbrella I've ever seen.

  17. #17
    Super Member osewme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,388
    How very pretty. I had questions so I found this supply list for making one from the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild & yes, you use whatever fabric you like & you waterproof it when it's completed. Also, you use an umbrella frame. Looks like fun & would be beautiful in batiks.

    https://www.rgvqg.com/uploads/1/2/4/...ella_class.pdf
    https://www.rgvqg.com/programs.html

  18. #18
    Senior Member Onetomatoplant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    543
    How pretty! That fabric is gorgeous.
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

  19. #19
    Super Member canmitch1971's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    1,477
    I would love to make an umbrella like that. It is lovely
    Besides my family, my pets are the most important things to me. I have had birds, a dog or cats since I was about 8 years old. The cruelest thing you can do to me is take my animals away.

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mabank, Texas
    Posts
    8,799
    Your umbrella is beautiful.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Arlington, MN
    Posts
    2,226
    Wow, didn't know an umbrella could be made, other than commercially. Great job

  22. #22
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    33,948
    Gorgeous umbrella, love those colors.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,318
    During WWII, my mom made umbrellas for us and others. She had gotten some parachute silk from somewhere and used it. I was a little alarmed to see bloodstains on some of the fabric, though.

  24. #24
    Super Member leonf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    near Topeka kansas
    Posts
    2,333
    LIke Maxwell house coffee, good to the last drop. I am so bad.

    Some steampunkers are making wonderful parasols.
    "Sacrifices must be made." Otto Lilienthal

  25. #25
    Senior Member LilaKay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Mission, TX
    Posts
    377
    ..
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    That’s beautiful. Do you use an old frame or are “blanks” available?
    Blanks are used and a special pattern to fit that frame was drafted by the teacher...Judy Gauthier...she has a shop on Etsy...our guild paid her to come down here and teach some classes....
    LilaKay...greatgramma to Brielle Mae

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.