Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Getting back on tract - well maybe

I can't believe two posts in less than a month.  I finished a quilt top and sent it off to the longarm quilter and will post a photo when I get it back.

In the meantime I had a sampler framed amd I am very pleased with it, but can't decide where to hang it.
 

It is by Appleseed Prim and stitched on 35 ct. Confederate Grey linen.  I have also finished this sampler by Sampler House stitched on 40 ct bisque linen with one  strand of silk.
 

I have another sampler that I am really wanting to start, but I have a major problem with my right arm and will see a doctor about it next week.  In the meantime I have pulled out this unfinished project that was started in 2012 and plan on finish it up.  I can't decide if I want to make some additional blocks and set it like the pattern or just use what I have done and do a straight set with sashing and call it a finish.  The blocks have yet to be trimmed to size and are just put up and I am sure that there will be a lot of switching of blocks to get the colors right.

 

I am also wanting to get back to my English Paper Quilting.  I have two projects in the works - 

 
 
 

I guess that is about all new with me other than getting old and hating it!!  Have a great Thanksgiving.

Until next time

Pat

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Small Quilts - A Book Review

Have you noticed that a lot of the well known quilt designers are jumping on the small quilt bandwagon?   Some have been doing them for several years with great success.  If you are anything like me you have a stack of large so called bed size quilts.  Well I have decided  that I am scaling down by finishing up my large projects that I have started and then concentrate on smaller projects.  I have made small quilts for several years and get many compliments on them.  I love to scatter them  around my home in my everyday decorating.

Well Moda must have noticed that people like them and has published "Mini Marvels"
 
It is a wonderful  addition to your quilt library.  There is something for everyone and most projects would look good whether you choose modern or reproduction fabrics.  The patterns are concise and easy to follow and can be easily hand quilted if you so desire.  And as a special perk the proceeds from this book benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  So why don't you go out to your favorite quilt shop and purchase this book.  And don't forget buying from a small business or designer also benefits the quilting industry. Just say'n ........

This is my first time to use this mobile app so maybe I will be better about posting.  You can also find me on Instagram as Bedfordquilter.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Beginnings

 

I am finally back to posting and want to wish you a Happy New Year. 

On January 1, 2015 my DH lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  It was unexpected at the time as he was doing well.

I am slowly getting back into my sewing room.  My  design wall  has looked like this for months.

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A group of friends did a swap for these 4 patch half square triangles. This little quilt was inspired by a reproduction of an antique quilt from the book “Small Blocks Stunning Quilts” by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms. I hope someday this will adorn a great grandchilds crib. It makes me smile.2015-01-17 002 2015-01-17 002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year the American Quilt Study had a challenge to reproduce a small quilt from the mid 1800’s.  My friend Sarah proposed a private challenge following the same rules.  This is my reproduction.  I really enjoyed the challenge and searching for the “just right” fabrics was so much fun.  The photo of the original is in the book “Crib Quilts and other Small Wonders” by Thos.K. Woodard and Blanche Greenstein.

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I have also been doing some needlework. This is a reproduction sampler from Little House Needleworks.  The frame I wanted was different, but could not make contact with a frame store that carried it.  But I am satisfied with the frame I chose and I just love the fabric it is stitched on.

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I have made some progress on AW 1662 by Scarlet-Letter.

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I have read several good books over the last couple months and I highly recommend them if you like historical fiction.

My Name is Resolute by Nancy E Turner

The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

These is my Words by Nancy Turner and the sequels

Sentence of Marriage by Shayne Parkinson and the sequels

Until Next time

Pat

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth of July

 

Yardstick Hanger

Hope you all have a wonderful day however you spend it.  Stay safe.

Pat