Trying to Spiral

I spent most of today collecting all the items I had for the spiral surf quilt. I found most of it and now am reading the book “Simply amazing Spiral Quilts”, by RaNae Merrill. I am trying to figure out how I made the blocks in 2010 and as soon as I do, I can finish my quilt. this is from my stash and I am not sure how big I can make it. I will post my adventure with this quilt as I go. If you have any suggestions let me know because I really want to finish this one this year. Have a great weekend and let me know what you are working on.

Faith – what is it?

here is a definition that I love!!

I love my antique machines

I have several antique machines that I love to sew on. Some of them are treadles and others are handcranks. The handcranks are wonderful for my Granddaughter to use and she has been using them since she was 3 years old.
I have a goal of making a quilt on each of my machines that represent the year they were made and quilting the final designs on them using the same antique machine. I have seen videos of a lady quilting on her treadle. It totally fascinates me and I have got to try it sometime. You have to pedal fast and move the quilt as you go. I can see beautiful victorian feathers done this way but have not been successful in doing it.
Let me know if you use these machines in you quilting. It is so fun to exchange blocks with others who have antique machines. I have done this several times and would love to do it again.
Have a great week and God Bless you.

More photos are posted

I added more photos to the photos page. The slideshow is growing and now shows my original Hobby Quilter. I need to add a picture of the 18″ Nolting and now my new 24″ Nolting Pro. Hope you enjoy looking at them.

VERSES FOR THE DAY

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)

11” For I know the plans I have for you,” Declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you And not to harm you, plans to give you

hope and a future.  12 Then you will call Upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  13 You will seek me

And find me when you seek me with all Your heart.

WORK IN PROGRESS

I am working again on my spiral quilt.  I love the surf fabric and took a class at Road to California several years ago.  The spirals were taught by Renae Merrill and the quilt was called More fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys.  I sure hope to finish mine by the end of this year if not sooner.  We are a family with several surfers in it and all Californians.

New photos posted

I developed a new page of pictures of quilts I have done recently. I hope you enjoy seeing them. I love the colors and patterns and will add more pictures as soon as I find them. I have so many albums of quilts I have done that it is difficult for me to find them all.
Thanks for looking.

VERSE FOR THE WEEK

 

Lamentations 3:22-24 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Quilts of Valor” documentary available

“Quilts of Valor,” a 73-minute documentary starring national quilters Eleanor Burns, Alex Anderson, and Mark Lipinski and hosted by Marianne Fons, has just been made available to all public television stations nationwide by its producer, Iowa Public Television. To make sure this unique and compelling program is aired on your local station, contact your station’s programming department and ask it to schedule the show.

For help in finding your local station, go to  http://www.pbs.org. Contact your station via email, phone message, or personal note to let them know you want to watch “Quilts of Valor.”  It will be available May 22, 2012.

Wonderful Speaker at IEQG guild meeting Monday night.

Our speaker for the month was Grace J. Errea. She shared her progress in quilting from a new begginer to an amazing quilt designer, quilter and teacher.
She spoke about color, hew, values and how to use this knowledge to create wonderful quilts. Her work is amazing and her website is http://www.amazingquiltsbygrace.com.

You can see her work and learn more about her at her website. She had a trunk show and the quilts are outstanding. It truely made me realize I have more learning to do regarding color, value and all the rest. I hope you enjoy her quilts as much as I did.  One of my goals for this year is to do more work with color and make several quilts using different colors, hews, and values but the same pattern.  The difference is amazing and I do have much more to do and learn.

Today,  I am busy today quilting on my longarm and learning more about value.  I have several quilts to work on and with the little rain due today I am going to have a great quilt day.  I also have many UFO’s to work on and as I do, I will be sharing them with you.  Please let us know what you are working on and share any learnings you have.  This is how we all grow and learn in our quilt community.
Have a great day.

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