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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Silent Sunday

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bold By Design

There hasn't been a whole lot happening in my sewing room lately, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been having some quilty fun. This week a few friends and I made the trip to the Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY to see Bold by Design: Art Quilts From the Collection of Jack Walsh.  What an amazing display of quilts!  Photography wasn't allowed, but there are a few photos on the museum's website, so click over and take a look or better yet, visit in person!  The exhibit is on display until August 17th.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Silent Sunday

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

That's Me!

Our guild is in the process of making a banner that will be used to identify our group at various public events.  The banner will be made up of blocks contributed by guild members, so each member has been asked to make a block that represents their personal quilting style.  My first thought was to make a nine-patch, my favorite block, but I thought I should be a little more creative than that.  I'm not really a fan of Sunbonnet Sue or applique for that matter, but I think this block represents me well.  Sunbonnet Sue is steeped in tradition, but as you can see by her dress, she's not afraid to show her modern side either!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Camp Is Over and Done!

Here is my Summer Camp quilt all quilted, bound, and ready for late summer picnics!  I really enjoyed every minute of Gyleen Fitzgerald's online summer camp.  If it wasn't for having to finish projects for my guild's upcoming exhibit I would sign up for the next session, but I better focus on the tasks at hand rather than starting something new!  However, if you are looking for a fun new project sign-ups for the second session of summer camp are happening now!  Find all the details at http://www.colourfulstitches.com/xcart/product.php?productid=64&cat=8&page=1

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Silent Sunday

Monday, July 7, 2014

What Do I Do With It Now?

I was playing around with some 2 1/2" batik squares and came up with a fun design.  I'm not sure if it looks like a sun, flower, or some sort of explosion, but I like it.  Now to figure out how to quilt it...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Silent Sunday

Friday, July 4, 2014

Can You Spot The Mistake?

 Here's the backing for my summer camp quilt all loaded on the frame and ready to go...or is it?  Wait.  Something doesn't look right.  Can you spot what I almost did?  Right!  The right side of the fabric should be facing down, not up!
Ah...this looks better!  That was indeed a very close call!  I can't imagine what I would have done if I had quilted my quilt with the wrong side out!

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