pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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Dates: Sun., Oct. 4 to Thurs., Oct. 8
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Sindy Rodenmayer’s Chocolate Stars is a beautiful quilt featuring 12 different pieced stars. The simple, four-color palette (plus the background neutral) makes it easy to customize this quilt to your liking. Consider hitting your stash and pulling together scraps in the colors you choose.
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October brings cooler weather and often a profusion of color in my area. The fall harvest is producing a cornucopia of abundance (hopefully). October is often the start of a decorating frenzy: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.Better get to work. …Continue
Does any one have a Christmas quilt pattern ...something different. Using about 4 or 5 different cottons. I would like to make a lap size or bit bigger quilt for my sister who is also a quilter. I can't seem to find 1 that is not…Continue
September...When I think of September I think about going back to school, both as a student, and later as a teacher. I remember cooler mornings where I need a jacket to go outside, but by noon it is so warm the jacket gets left in the…Continue
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August.Sometimes this month is known as the "dog days of summer." Not sure what that means, other than it sure has been hot in my area, and across a good section of the U.S.A. All I know is it has been good weather to stay inside where the air…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
July is the time for fireworks (here in the U.S.A.), travel, picnics, swimming, harvesting summer produce, and mosquitoes! (Sorry about that last one, but they are rather common in some places.)Can we find time to work on and finish up any of our…Continue
I learned something about myself while I was pulling fabric for next week's virtual retreat. It seems I don't buy teal fabric. I own almost none. I have a yard of what would be teal if it wasn't so minty and a yard that could be teal if it wasn't so green. There is also a yard of what I thought was teal until I put it next my focal fabric, I now think it's aqua. So what will I use since I don't have teal? Brown, of course! What would you do?
Thanks for asking about machine embroidery.
What I do is cut out my desired block size for my quilt then embroider a design of my choice to fit within this field, also make sure your block is at least 2 inches larger on all sides to allow for sewing your blocks together. When finished and ready for quilting I make sure there is some kind of quilting or outlining done on the embroideries so they do not pucker.
This has been a week of elation and deep depression.
We are going to go on retreat, (can hardly wait) then Thurs. took my Viking down to be fixed. Nothing was wrong but for me. I didn't know to just change settings and hadn't tried. It wasn't sick after all. Still we got a real good deal on the Viking Ruby.. still learning how to use it.. And, I love it.
That evening, the dishwasher of unknown vintage began making more noises and we shut it off. Fri. morning, it was worse. Went fishing and did a lot of sewing.
Sat we went up shopping and bought a new Bosch dishwasher. They will deliver on Tues.
We came home to a letter telling me why the spinal neurosurgeon won't do the surgery to relieve the cervical pain which is also causing all the shoulder and arm pain, and help stop the advancing deterioration of use. I still cry at times. I just can't imagine living with this pain, or be under the influence of heavy drugs for life. I guess it will all sink in and settle down after a while. Meanwhile I can use any and all prayers and good thoughts you can send my way.
My mother is a fabric hoarder. When she was making quilts she bought fabric by the bolt. When Daisy Kingdom went out of business in the 80's she drove a thousand miles to Oregon and bought hundreds of yards of fabric. Now nearly 90 years old, she no longer pieces quilt tops so she has a room dedicated to just fabric storage...shelves and shelves of bolts of fabric. Many still in their factory wrappings.
Mom won't share willingly. But each time I visit I manage to squirrel away a tote full of scraps or a couple of bolts. I always tell her what I've taken, because she WILL notice, but I never let her look. Much of what I get is not what I want to use so it gets donated. But I've decided to make the Grandmother's Legacy quilt using fabric I've hi-jacked from Grandma. So my Grandmother's Legacy quilt will be a fabulous mix of prints straight from the 80's mixed with a few solids from my own hoard. It's gonna be great! Maybe I'll make two...or three. That's what Grandma would do.
I woke this morning and my consciousness came back to my body - It had been off wondering the globe having a good old time. It came back and awarenss slowly awakened. I first thought I am awake - TYL - then became aware of the pain lifting its ugly head - so as usual I reached for that medication that allows the pain to recede to the furthest depths of my consiousness... I got my body up and out of the wonderful yummy bed as once awake the bed stops being that warm wonderful yummy place... I moved to my Lazy boy - picked up my computer and a great jumble of yummy thoughts came to my mind. It - no matter what happens - is going to be a great great day! I wish yummy wonderful thoughts to all those in need of them today and also to those not in need. Bring on the Heat!!! Teeheee
Hello to everyone out there, I am not to sure how to do any of this I've never done this before. I'll start by telling a little about myself and maybe someone could give me a little guidance. I retired in June of 2014 had hip replacement in October and am needing the other hip and a knee replaced so I don't do as much as I would like to. Well enough of the medical I would to be able to talk to others who enjoy quilting. I like to do machine embroidery on my quilts every chance I get. I just finished a quilt that I am donating to an American Legion post, so they can raffle it off to help make some
money to help veterans. Is there anyone in the Dekalb IL area with the same interest? Would like to chat with people
with similar interests.
Over the 4th of July weekend, my sister, Sally, visited me in NH. We visited 5 shops for Rox x Row. This coming week is AQS Quilt Week in Syracuse. My sister lives near there so that's where we'll be Wednesday and part of Thursday. Yesterday we visited five shops south of Syracuse. Today we visited four more west of Syracuse. Tomorrow is our day to go East and Tuesday we will go further west - all the way to Niagara Falls. Thursday afternoon we'll go south gain to a shop we missed yesterday. Friday is our day to go north. My sister will drop me off at my brother-in-law's place near Watertown. All told we hope to hit 28 shops while I'm here. I'm getting exhausted just thinking about it.