Friday, July 25, 2014
Bracha has thought of a new idea: a baby play mat/quilt with toys attached.
There are lots of projects laid out on the table to look at...
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Have a good, safe weekend!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We had a wonderful meeting yesterday. Bracha had a wild and crazy nine-patch to show.
The pieced back is just as exuberant as the front!
The ladies keep making more and more fabric baby balls. Good thing we have grandchildren--gives us a good excuse to make all kinds of stuff!
Bracha has started making pentagon balls too.
Sahra brought her first baby quilt to show. This one was so fun and liberating to make. She bought the happy zoo print and thought she would put it together with something tame...like light blue. Instead, she ended up combining the zoo print with some wild green stripes and lots of black with white dots. The back and binding are made from a cow print. I think this was a very successful combination, and it demonstrates the idea of "listening" to your fabric and hearing what it really wants.
Our newest (and youngest) member is little Yitzi. All the ladies have just fallen in love with him. And his mother Rivka is so fun and creative. She brought Yitzi's bear to share with us. It made me want one too!
Am almost finished with the quilting on my Oh My Stars quilt. Am doing big-stitch quilting with white perle cotton. When I finish the quilting, I'm going to put red ties in the centers of the stars. I think that will perk it up a lot!
I want to welcome all the new ladies to our group. Thanks for joining us in the adventure!
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Sunday, June 8, 2014
I'm pretty tired even without being woken up by a baby. Have had lots of studying to do for my LAST EXAM, which I took this morning. Won't know for about 3 weeks whether I passed or not. But if I pass this one (Science) and the one from last week (English Comp. II), then I will be DONE with my degree. Someone asked me yesterday what I would do when I was finished with school. I thought about it a little and said, "I guess I could clean the house". I don't remember the last time I did THAT. My family was HAPPY to hear it.
We've had some wonderful quilt meetings in the last couple of weeks. Our local group is up to seven members, which for us is amazing. And the meetings are really lots of fun. In my next post, I hope to upload some pictures, so you can get an idea of what the ladies are up to.
But right now I need to go put my feet up and take a nap. Hope you have a more energetic day than me!
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
www.make-it-do.com. This seemed like the perfect pattern to for those adorable 1930s reproduction fabrics. It was easy to make, using the "corner square" technique, and came together very quickly. Now I just have to decide how to quilt it...perhaps by hand with perle cotton and big stitches? I've come to enjoy quilting with the perle cotton and the results are so nice looking. What do you think?
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
After four very rambunctious boys, my daughter-in-law finally gave birth to a baby girl. I think the whole family breathed a collective sigh of relief!
They are calling her Tali and she's as sweet as sugar.
I have been in quilting and blogging retirement for months now, due to being in school, but now that we have a new little girl in the family, a baby quilt is in order. So I have taken off a little time from studying to pull out the bin of 1930s reproduction fabrics.
Can you see the stars? I love it when the pattern begins to emerge!
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