pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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August: Hot! Hot! Hot! (I think I said this same thing about July.)Lazy, "Dog Days" of summer.Vacation ending, school starting. (Even though I no longer teach or have children in school, my mindset still revolves around an academic calendar.)Time…Continue
Do you use a long-arm or domestic machine? Or do you send it out to be quilted? If you quilt your own how do you decide on which quilt pattern to use? Do you use stencils, embroidery machines or just free motion? Do you have a favorite quilter…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
July: Summer. Hot. Humid. Fourth of July Fireworks (in the U.S.A.). Beauty. O-o-o-h, A-h-h! Noisy.Picnics. Swimming. Vacation.Hopefully there is still time to work on some of our projects, be they official UFOs, current projects, or those we…Continue
Well, I picked up my two quilts today from a quilter. I wanted to hand quilt them, but didn't have time to get them done by the entry time. Now to get the bindings on. I've been working on the biggest one since I've been home. Looks like some long hours night.
But it's a good day to be working on some type of craft. Been raining all afternoon. Sure feels like fall weather here. Actually I've seen leaves turning already.
I'm just so excited about the upcoming quilt show next weekend Aug. 26 - 28th.
I just heard on the radio station, where my last show will be Sept. 24th, that there will be a confederate show going on. Not sure if it will be having a camp set up or not. But I know they will be telling stories of how it was back then. I know I will surely enjoy that!
Guess I better get back to binding!
I have been enjoying seeing all the patterns and information in "The Quilt Pattern Magazine". Plus meeting so many nice and kind people in Pattern Pastiche. I would say ladies, but I don't know if there are any gentlemen here or not. Everyone has been so helpful to me. And thanks for putting up with all my questions. lol My business agent "Labor Union Local 43", ask me one time how many more questions did I have. lol I'm always asking questions. How else are you going to learn if you don't.
I also signed up to be a tester. Can't wait do work with those.
I will post pics as I get my UFO's and future works also.
I hope to have more time later in the Fall to be here. Craft Shows right now. And just finished putting a bunch of corn in the freezer. This time of year is super busy for me. It does take a toll on me with having firbro and arthritis. But I don't give up. Sometimes I can't do anything when my hands act up. Winter time is the worst times for me. I will be here as much as I can right now.
My sister, Sally, and I went to AQS Quilt Week in Syracuse this past week. On Saturday, we had a class on free motion quilting on your domestic machine. They provided Janome 9400 machines for us to use for the class. They are lovely. There is even a light that pull out from the front so you can see in front of the needle as you are sewing. Very nice!
Long story, short ... there was a special for buying the machines used in the classes. For only $200 more, you could also get the Janome 4120QDC that was being used in another classroom. So my sister and I got the deal. She got the 9400 and I got the 4120. It replaces the little Brother I bought at Walmart for travel.
I was able to use it yesterday and am quite pleased with it. It has needle up/down and thread cutting. I missed these on my travel machine. It doesn't stitch super fast but is powerful enough to go over multiple layers without balking. It even came with a larger table and a hard cover. It is going to be an awesome travel machine.
Well I just spent an hour looking on the TQPM website for all the BWQ blocks - of the 27 blocks I found all but #21. I thought I was a better detective than that but alas I am not.
I really need to get busy on my quilt that needs to be finished for my niece this week so I will look again later unless someone out there can put me out of my misery and tell me what page block #21 is hiding on.
See you on the flip side.
Now My first rodeo but I'm behind the times again as I've been adjusting to a new life that has been ever changing of late.
But as it sits now today. I'm a single mother of 4 boys. Two I gave birth to.. and two who came to me later in life.
I live with my youngest son, Robert, my mother and an old family friend, Jamie. Which has been real fun considering one of my son's name is Jamie. :)
I am an avid, quilter, gardener and chef to my family. I love fairies, fabrics, colours, flowers, walking and the outdoors.
Recently lost over 40lbs and beginning to feel alive again for the first time in over 15yrs. And after a knee surgery about 4 yrs back I am finally able to enjoy walking again.
Now if it wasn't raining right now I'd be outside so instead I'm in the sewing room. Nursing a bad elbow (which I'm waiting on seeing the specialist again - got shots a year ago and was pain free afterwards... .. well there was those REALLY bad 3 days but right now.. give me the shots so that in 3-4 days I can finally get some work done around here!)
When I spotted the centre of this quilt on Pinterest in January I had to make it. But I have no need for a table topper. So I'm "growing" the top by adding a border each month. I forgot about the project in June so it wasn't until this past week that I started working on June's border. I figured I might as well add July's as well and be ahead of the game.