Tuesday, June 22, 2010

happy times


Taught an advanced fabric wrapping class today, great fun had by all. I am always pleasantly surprised how fabric off the bolt looks so different once wrapped and then again how it changes character once made into a bowl. Add different thhread combinations and you have some exciting creativity happening. Everyones purse/bag came out so wonderfully different, I looove it :) Smiles and happy quilting!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The day before the birthday day


Tomorrow my youngest child turns 8. I dont know how that happened as I am not 8 years older!! Started right in on a T-shirt quilt and actually am getting excited about it. There is no drawn up specific must follow instructions and I think that is why it is fun! Remember to change your sewing machine needle after 8 hours sewing or after each project, it really can make a difference. Off to get more of the activities together for tomorrows festivities, happy quilting all!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ooops


I was just looking at the pink quilt and realized that there is a mistake in it. I will take this opportunity to tell people of an older quilting custom. Some quilters in the years gone by would purposely put a mistake in their quilts because only Jesus is perfect. Sooo, I am sure I was thinking just that when doing this quilt, yeap, right..... Here is a picture of one of my wrapped creations I just finished. Happy quilting!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The pink quilt is done, yeah!


Here is the very pink quilt. You now know why I call it that. I think it turned out great :) and the recipient thought it was wonderful as well, which is great also! Another wonderful thing happened. My husband actually agreed to moving the piano out of my quilting space so I now have more room, double yeah!! Now if I can just get the kids legos and dollhouse out.....

Monday, June 7, 2010

sun is here!! Maybe...


The sun seems to be shy this almost summer. We had a little sunshine this morning and it was glorious. Ahh, recharge :) I am sooo close to finishing the pink quilt, I cant wait. I get ancy when I am so close to finishing. I have 2 other projects, of course, anxiously waiting in the wings. One is to prepare for another fabric wrapping class. I plan on making another bag, they are so much fun!. Here is a picture of a previous basket I made for an earlier class. Happy quilting all!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Maybe a little rant today

I believe that as a quilter, one of my gifts/responsibilities is to reach down and help the newest quilter succeed, feel like they can, and show them the joy of working with fabrics. I get very frustrated with quilt shop owners, quilt guilds, etc., that frown when a younger person walks into the room. I have been quilting for a lot longer than a lot of people I know, I am just the only person without gray hair. As a teacher, that can lead to some funny dialogue as the students in my class assume I am also a student and wonder out loud about the teacher. Not all are convinced right away due to my younger age. Also, my girls are 7 and 9. They have each made atleast 10 quilts. When we go to a quilt shop together, they know what to look for and are there to buy fabric. I have actually had quilt store owners refuse to help them or follow them around (I am right there, hello), or ask why they would even be there. So, I guess my thought for the day is, do not judge any person by there age, you may be addressing the next Superstar in the quilt world! Happy quilting :).