pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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Flying Balloon Zoo: On the Fence? I was on the fence with this one as well. I am a tester for TQPM and when this pattern came up for testing I was undecided as to whether to sign up for it. I had a few other projects on the go and wasn't sure if…Continue
I somehow got an "Instruction Manual for Model PW-201 Thompson Mini Walking Foot Sewing Mahcine"and if any of you have one and need a perfectly preserved manual which includes parts list etc.Just send me your address and I'll be glad to mail it to…Continue
Started by Marion Jonker in Members' Discussions Aug 13.
I finally got the Photo loaded of the Tug Boat quilt I made from the April issue I think for my Sister's Great Grandson. In the Photo's I hope I did it right. Carol Morgan in Delaware Continue
Ok, so I am sitting here at the computer, taking a break from crawling around on the floor marking a quilt so I can start quilting it. It is hot outside and humid and I am putting off turning on the air conditioner.So as I sit here procrastinating,…Continue
Found this manual at a thrift shop - if anyone has this machine and needs the manual, please write me and I'll be glad to send it to you. best wishes, MarionContinue
Tags: needle-turn appliqué
I believe I have found the one thing that I hate the most about quilt making: ironing yardage of fabric after it comes from the washer and dryer!
I am in the process of ironing 10 (ten) yards I recently purchased for a current project. Even though I was able to cut it into three segments, that is still a lot of yardage to iron.
And yes, I have to wash it. Terrible thing, you know, to be allergic to some of the chemicals used in your avocation.
Is there something you hate about quilt making?
Well I am looking for a piece of border print fabric today. Since I haven't been able to find it, I did the dreaded . I started taking fabric out of a 5'x2' closet that has stretched out into the room. Now covering an area about 5"x8"x6" high. Some of it is in boxes. Some in ziplocks. But most just stacked.
Here is a picture of what I have removed so far.
I am trying to work through a pile of UFOs that have been resting on my flannel board for ages. A number of them are tops that I have pieced as I have been testing patterns for The Quilt Pattern Magazine as well as other designers. So far this year I have removed and quilted thirteen items. Admittedly most of them have been table runners, table toppers or small wall hangings, but they are now finished!
Today I removed the top three pieces and laid them aside briefly so I could see what was under them. These three are lap sized or larger and will require a larger area cleaned up on my cutting table before I can get them pin basted for quilting.
Under them I found three table toppers that had been pieced and were waiting for the appliqué pieces to be added before they are ready to quilt. In the pile of fabric I have stacked on and next to my cutting table, I found the section that went with these three tops. I normally do not put the fabric away until the top is finished, or at least until the piecing is done and the binding is made and the top is ready to quilt. We will discuss piles of fabric at another time.
However, the pattern was not with the fabric. Nor was it in my pile of paperwork. And since this was not a TQPM pattern it was not available on my computer. One of the benefits of TQPM, I could have gone back to the issue it was in and downloaded it again.
Luckily, after a little more digging I found one of my plastic storage containers that had the fabric I was using to make bias for the stems. It also contained my bias tape makers. And on the bottom of the container I located the directions for the tops with the applique templates.
Now, I just need to make more quarter-inch bias for the stems, get everything cut out, find matching thread, and then I can have a nice relaxing hand appliqué project to do in the evenings.
Question: Do you…Continue
I have been trying to use up scraps of batting lately as I have been quilting table runners and smaller projects. Today I was going to baste a table runner that measures 40" x 22". I have a piece of black batting that would be perfect, only it measures 44" x 21-3/4". Not enough of a difference to piece some more onto it as I will often do.
Guess this one goes back into the pile and I will have search for some more appropriately sized piece(s).
Just finding time to share a little of what I do as a quilt designer, teacher, retreat coordinator, wife, mom and Nana.
I am currently teaching at our amazing local quilt shop Quilter's Haven quiltershavenllc.moonfruit.com. Below is the class I will be sharing. This is one of my original designs using the traditional "School House" Block. Also, is a banner I put together to compliment my quilt. Then, I put a twist on another "School House" quilt with a primary theme with a number of learning factors, such as colors, letters, shapes and soon to be numbers. Just need to get it quilted. Stop in at my website and blog and I hope you enjoy what I love to do! I am hoping to be more diligent in my posts and keeping you up to date with what I do. Be sure to checkout my up-coming retreats.…
Just wanted to share with you all a video clip of my dear Husband that aired on our local television station.
It was a early (and cold!) Saturday morning when we made our trek to the station for this live interview.
Hope you enjoy. And if you are so inclined, please visit our website and see all of the beautiful ornaments we have to offer.