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Showing posts from September, 2012

Fall Swap

My most recent swap was with the ladies in the on line Quilt With Us group. We had an interesting swap where your swap partner sent you some fabric and you made a fall inspired wall quilt using that fabric. I received the beautiful wall hanging from my swap partner Brenda C. 

This is the quilt I sent to Brenda. It's my fall Pixie. 
 The leaves were made from the fabric that Brenda send and some copper of course. 
We were to include a poem, verse or something with out quilt. This is on the back of my Fall Pixie. 

The Pixie was colored with water color pencils. First time I've tried that on fabric I think and it worked out very well. You use as little water as possible thou.

A Fun Day At Quilt Guild

Yesterday was our monthly meeting of the Music City Modern Quilter's Guild and we had a wonderful workshop (and a great lunch) and learned how to do the cathedral windows block by machine. I've always loved this pattern but thought it had to be done by hand. Not that I have the mental block I once had about hand work but I do save my hand work for my Grandmother's Flower Garden lap quilt that is an on going project of mine. I joke and say I'll have it completed by age 60. So yesterday I learned the quick way of doing the cathedral windows. Jan was our teacher and she did a great job and we all enjoyed this technique. This is what I accomplished in class and hope to finish this up in the next few days. I plan on this becoming a table runner. 

Picked up a few new Christmas fabrics last week and can't wait to start working on several table runners using these. 

I am in a UFO swap and my swap partner sent me two blocks.  These sweet traditional blocks sat on my machine for a…

Playing With Buttons

I've had a fascination with buttons since childhood. My mom would always let me pick out the buttons for my outfits she would make and I would stand in front of all those buttons and look and look till just the right one caught my eye. I still love buttons. I like so many have the button jar of any old buttons I see or save from old garments. They are comforting in a way just to look at. A good while back I saw an episode on how it's made on buttons, then I understood why some cost so much. 

So a few days ago I sat down and played with some of my buttons. 

This gave me a few other ideas that I'd like to try.  Class on the button bracelet listed on the classes tab.

Need to improve my dancing skills

Well my non rain dance didn't work too well, but it did hold off till 2 hours before the show was over before the storm tried it's best to take my tent away. Lucky me I had 2 good friends there to help hold it down. We all got pretty wet and I just want to thank them again for being there. Thanks Becky & Edna! Prior to that thou it was a good day, good music and we had a good breeze to keep us cool.