pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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I was thinking about this the other day and what I came up with is 125 and that does not include all the ones I gave to charity and to friends. So my guess would be a total of around 150. Wow I was impressed. I have been quilting since 2001.Continue
What can I say about October?Fall colors! Warm days, cooler nights. Leaves changing colors. Harvest time: Pumpkins, Hay bales, Apples... Halloween. COLOR...All possible shades of orange, and yellow, and red, and brown with some green…Continue
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September, a month of transitions...Putting on a sweater or light jacket in the morning to keep warm, and changing into shorts after lunch because it is hot.Using up the last of the zucchini and starting to plan meals around winter squash.Eating…Continue
Door prize dilemma -- I won a door prize of 11 one-yard cuts of beautiful flannel fabric (pictured). I haven't done anything in flannel since I made receiving blankets for my grands. I'd really like to make these into something for Project Linus or…Continue
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I have been getting ready for our local guild quilt show and updating my website. Today I met with two friends to work on creating a nautical row by row quilt. I had also found some adorable cupcake panels in PA last month and brought one home for each of us. We like to sew together every few months and some times we work on the same project.
I belong to several quilting bees - an art quilters bee, a bee to finish ufo's (who doesn't have those) and a new bff bee. The bff bee started because all the bees in our guild were pretty much filled and our new members were so disappointed. They had all this enthusiasm and no bee, so we started one for them and it has been so much fun! This is the 2nd bee I have started and I have to say it is a little uncomfortable wondering if anyone will want to come and if they will like working on what I think they might, finding a place to meet, etc., but it is so worth it. It is a chance to spend real sewing and planning time with people who share your love of quilting.
So pretty much every week I have at least one evening a week with quilting friends!
My gardening chances are winding down for the year, but I have jars and jars of apples and apple peelings from our apple tree slowly turning into apple cider vinegar (hopefully!) and homemade apple cider in the fridge.
I also have the New England Patriots to watch again every week and 3 beautiful, extraordinary, and talented grandchildren to take on fall walks and take pumpkin picking. I was born in California and raised in Alabama among other places, but I married a man from Massachusetts and have been a New Englander for the last 31 years and I can't imagine ever wanting to live anywhere else now!
Yesterday I was a guest of the local guild called Budafolt. (Buda is a part of the town, and "folt" means patch.) I would join to it with love, but they meet on Thursday mornings when I work. I usually visit them when they organize an open day and a small exhibition every September.
Members of the guild make cakes, snacks, and offers tea and beverages. Every year they give a small present at the entrance - this year it was a small bag (pyramid) filled with lavender and rice. (Rice is for stability.)
And you get a kit with all materials and a pattern. It can be sewn there or at home. This time it was a cute key chain
There was a new and nice initiative: give a present and get a present. Everyone had sewn something small for this event. It was a bit early, but I made an EPP wreath ornament (pattern from here) for Christmas. …Continue
Avast ye landlubbers! On this, the 19th day of Septembarrr, we be celebratin National Talk like a Pirate day. So be puttin on yer eye patch, raise yar skull and crossbones and speak like yar Jolly Roger. Fer if ye don't ye may find yarself walkin the plank. Arrrr!
At the end of August there were a festival organized by Hungarian Patchwork Guild. Unfortunately I have only three hours to visit it. This was enough only to get a quick impression of how wonderful quilts had been made.
The first exhibition showed the quilts created for the tender of the Hungarian Patchwork Guild. The subject was Chemical Elements. The Grand Prix went to Ildiko Kovacs: Limestone Imprints
The award for the best teamwork went to Foltkoltok Tarsasaga. The name of this group is a wordplay, referring to the film title Dead Poets Society, changing Dead to Patch. The title of their quilt is Why?
The best machine quilted piece and the best art quilt was Klara Feledyne Szabo: Colorful Fossils
You could ask, why chemical? (I hope, you see village :-) ). Then let's take a closer look:…Continue
I've always been an over-achiever and I'm amazed at how far behind I have become.
I am testing a pattern for the magazine and it is taking me much longer than I expected. I am part of three different project groups - Two I haven't even decided on fabric for and the third I haven't done the September part yet. This is just not the way I run my life. I'm the one who always did projects the minute they were assigned - even if I had months to complete them - now other commitments keep getting in the way.
I'm taking my Grandchildren and my Daughter to Disneyland in October and I've been planning all these surprises for them so every time I sit down to work on my quilting projects I start thinking about other little things I can do for our trip. Perhaps I am traumatized at the thought of a 5 year old and a 3 year old on a car trip for 6 hours and am trying to figure out how to keep them entertained for that long. Any suggestions?
I wanted to make a princess quilt for them to use in the car on the trip but I'm not sure I'll have time - unless maybe I can figure out a way to use those fabrics in the "Virtual Retreat". Another thought to keep my mind occupied.
Must get back to my projects. As my mind trails off in a completely new direction!
Well I am sure glad that I finished the hockey quilt for my grandson as today I am finally getting my full knee replacement. I am looking forward to getting this done but a litle scared at the same time. Looking forward to a grest knee and getting back to quilting.
Hope you all have a great time quiling and will be looking to see what you are working on. This is not quilting but this is what I have been doing lately. They are crocheted Mandalas that fit over a cork cicle to use as a hot pad and they can be removed for cleaning. I have a few different colours and hope to do more.