pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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Any one up to a challenge for the new year?I do not know about you, but I have a lot of UFOs hibernating in my sewing area. Are you willing to make a written commitment to at least try and finish some of them?How about a monthly challenge?Each month…Continue
Wow, I really don't quite know what has been going on... too much for me, I do know that! We've been so busy with Dr. appts. luncheons, this morning a breakfast with Habitat for Humanity, something else going on tomorrow and Sat. is the Guild…Continue
I'm interested in finding our what sort of binding folks use. I know you have to use bias binding for any curves but what out for quilts with square edges. Many patterns seem to opt for straight binding but I had learned that bias binding was…Continue
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Whew! My arm and hand are killing me.I had to make templates for a quilt I am making. I usually just use paper ones but I want to make this quilt again so decided to use template plastic.The one I used was the heavy duty. Man is it thick. Rotary…Continue
I so much wish the arm/hand/shoulder problem were over. I had the CTscan and the MGI (I think thats right) that is where they shock the nerves and then go back and put a needle into the muscles to find out what is going on. Neither of the tests were bad, but I hurt last night, and my arm/hand is barely functioning today, but seems to be gradually improving..
I think on quilt labels, I will Again, just use a piece of fabric and print on it with the Micron pens. One day I will feel more like making embroidered labels..
then pray the darned computer and camera will once again talk to each other.
I have three strips of chevron done, took picts.. will continue to try to download them, so I can post some.
I made a strip of red/white/blue chevron yesterday and cut into blocks and frame them for one of the exchange blocks. for the scrappy block I think I will make the disappearing 9 patch. Really interesting when it is cut apart and resewn together.
Raleigh and north of us have been in the ice age.. There were several bad wrecks, a couple deaths. Black ice and speeding idiots wreaked havoc. A couple of the wrecks they showed, didn't have speeders, they just didn't have brakes on the ice. I thank our Lord we had clear dry roads when we had to go up to Raleigh.
Our Granddaughter is working part time for Michaels restocking shelves, and had to go to work at 2 a.m., she said the roads were fine, at 8 she went to Tilly's and worked utnil 6. She said when she switched stores the pavement was only wet in a few places, no ice.
Must get busy and answer emails and visit a few sites that are on my 'visit' list.
May you all have a wonderful day!
With Roland in the hospital, the house felt "Different". I didn't do anything constructive, read a bit, watched a bit of TV and went to bed. Slept from 9 pm until 8 a.m. I guess the lack of tension and worry let me relax and get the sleep I needed.
He is home now and we both had a good nighits sleep. I will get my portable machine out on the dining room table and finish this little quilt. And start another of pre-printed blocks. I have loads of them it seems. I think 2 more of the elephant and pillow blocks. I've already done 3 of them.
Sooooooooooo Happy Sewing to all, prayers for all, also.
I think this is the best place to post my goals for January.
I will continue to work on the fabric room.. first goal there is to get the table cleared so I can sort thru containers to find out just what I do have, and better organize.
I will finish one Quilt of Valor in January.
I will continue to fight the computer and get photo's down loaded and posted.
Sewing chevrons is an ongoing project.
I will eat less sweets and more raw fruits and vegies.
2014 was quite an adventure.
I broke my ankle in January, had surgery on it in February, and recovered well with some physical therapy. Falling was an awful accident but fortunately it worked out OK.
For my birthday in July, I went to Maine Quilts 2014. I took three classes and loved every minute of the experience.
In September construction started on our addition with the rebuilding of our existing roof with a steeper slope. The new metal roof is almost done - I hope this week but probably next. The drywall is up and will be sanded on Friday and ready to prime and then paint. Baseboard heat will be installed on Monday. The end is in sight. Here are before and after pictures so you can see how big a project this has been.
I had the crazy notion that I could make a quilt for everyone on my gift list this year. Unfortunately, reality is sane. I now have 12 gift quilt tops that need to be layered and quilted. I have to remind myself that I did completely finish another 12 quilts. All of these are lap size or larger.
2014 also saw me stepping up to test patterns for TQPM. I have found the experience to be rewarding. It is nice to think that my work may save someone else from having trouble with a future pattern from TQPM. The staff have been very generous with expressing their appreciation. And who could forget our marvelous Virtual Retreat. My brother-in-law certainly won't - he loves his Buttoned Up quilt.
I have so many plans for 2015. I need to get busy with finishing my 2014 projects so I can get started on new things. My major goals are: 1) Move into my…Continue
Now I have to go back to the original post and find the spot that makes me remember what I wanted a long post for.
ROFL, I may just have had a mouth ready for chat.
Thank you Ladies, for the help. Old dunderhead here finally figured it out.
I have been working on a number of different projects lately and have been using up the remainder of a bolt of white that I purchased a long time ago as my background or neutral. When I decided to make another block for TQPM EQ Creativity Call, I went to pull some of that white I have been using, only to discover I did not have enough of the original bolt left for this block. It was sitting there with some more white fabric remnants, so I grabbed another piece of white and took both over to the cutting table. However, when I placed both pieces side by side on the cutting table, under the brighter lighting I have there, I soon discovered that they were not the same white.
I began to look at some of the other remnants of white I have purchased over the years. They all look white, until I place them side by side. Hence my question "Why isn't white - white?"
I have run into this problem before, not only with white, but with other colors, be they solids, tonals or multicolored printed designs. If I run short and go back to pick up some more (that is assuming you can even find it again) often times the next bolt is not the same color as what I have. Those dye numbers can be very illusive things.
Oh well, I will go ahead and use the whites that I have on hand. Working mainly from my stash and being on a tight budget, requires one to make do with what one has on hand. All of those shades and tones of white will add character to my quilt. As long as I remember not to put a piece of "snow" or "ivory" in it as those whites are definitely a totally different hue of white.
Today I shipped four packages with gifts for Christmas to my husband's four siblings. It is such a relief to have finished those projects. There are pictures of all of them in my photo album of finished quilts. Here is a link: http://patternpastiche.quiltpatternmagazine.com/photo/albums/finished-quilts
Of the 42 projects I wanted to complete before the end of the year, I now have the 10 that needed to be shipped complete. I have another 18 tops already done. I plan to layer up 3 of them this afternoon for quilting. One of those is a test quilt that will be in the January 2015 issue of TQPM. The other two are gifts.
In the meantime, the weather is nasty out - high today was 36˚F or 2˚C. It has been rainy and cloudy. We made a quick trip to the post office but other than that we are staying in side with our wood stove going.
The construction project is continuing even in this weather. I can't imagine working outside today. Fortunately, they have the roof up so they aren't getting rained on but the air is still frigid. The framing is going up for the interior walls. I really want to see the stairs go in - that will really pull it all together. Right now, step ladders are being used to move between the various levels. There are a total of four levels. The bottom is the basement. Up half a flight of stairs is the new entry and the garage. another half flight gets one to the level of the existing house and our 'transition' room that contains the stairwell and connects the existing house to the new section. Finally, another half flight takes one up to the new addition. See the picture below for reference. The window opening above the white truck is in the new section where my sewing space will be. I'll share the space with my husband and his photography stuff.…Continue
As progress continues on our addition, I am plugging away on my gift to do list. I have only 1 quilt left to quilt that needs to be shipped. It is layered and I will start on it this afternoon. I finished another top today - this one is for my brother-in-law and features foundation paper pieced airplanes. He got a degree in aeronautical engineering at Embry Riddle University so planes are an easy choice for him. The one I'm quilting is my design made completely with batiks from Connecting Threads. This one is for my sister-in-law who took care of first her mother and then her father at the end of their lives. She spent fifteen plus years caring for her parents. She happens to be an RN so was a natural choice but her heart is bigger than anyone else I know. My husband saw the design in EQ and thought it was for her. I was just playing with designs and fabrics and hadn't planned for it to be hers. When my husband said that, I knew I had to make it for her.
Reality is that I have way too many quilts to finish so I have prioritized them. I will finish all of those that will be shipped plus one for my aunt I will visit in Schenectady NY with my brother. I will also finish my brother's (G) and his wife's (B) so they can take them home with them. The rest will at least get finished tops - I'll quilt those for my sister's four grandchildren before I finish others.
In the meantime, our addition has a second floor and the walls are up. The rafters are probably two-thirds done. It is really looking like something. The picture below is from about a week ago. But now I'm concerned that it won't be finished enough for G & B to stay in when they come. That's almost five weeks away so maybe I'm silly to be concerned. Time will tell ....…Continue