Posts Tagged ‘Quilting’

While getting my IV fluids today, I brought along my Craftsy.com project. In the 4 hrs it took to get me re-tanked, I got a lot done despite the fact that I forgot my thread. (found some embroidery floss in my purse) My son, Jon, brought my thread to me before he went to work so that I could continue. Here is what I got done and also a few pics I took of the room I was in.

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Hello to all family & friends once again! I am quilting again….finally. I am working on a project from a website called Craftsy.com. The project I am doing is the Block of the Month, which is a FREE video class on different quilting techniques. The project began in January so I am just a wee bit behind 🙂 I am trying to catch up and enjoying this course very much. Thanks to my quilting friends (& Sisters in the Lord), Arlene, Sandy, and Jean, for telling me about this project.
If you have never quilted, I believe that Craftsy has classes for beginners also.

Here are the blocks I have finished so far:

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I am getting ready to go to the quilt show in Paducah Kentucky. My sister-in-law and I leave tomorrow. The show starts Wednesday. I can’t wait to see all those beautiful quilts!

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I just took some pics of the items I will put in the quilt show this weekend.

The first picture is a Bargello Flag, next a close-up of the same flag.

Third, a pieced hearts wall-hanging, then a close-up of the same wallhanging.

Next is a landscape wallhanging titled “Land of Lincoln” with 3 close-ups of the detail

Five pics of an embroidered quilt (embroidered and pieced by my mother – quilted by me, my kids, and sister quilters)

This “Sunbonnet Sue” quilt was pieced and quilted by my grandmother c.1950

You have seen this quilt many times – it is my latest project “Stars and Stripes Forever”

Well, that’s it! I can’t wait til the weekend for the quilt show. Hope the weather cooperates.

Happy Quilting!

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Well, it was a perfect day to be outdoors today. Our quilt guild, Quilters at Heart, had a quilt frame set up under the shade trees at Postville Courthouse for their annual 1800’s Craft Fair. We were working on a quilt obtained at an auction by one of our members. It is a hand-pieced Grandmother’s Flower Garden. We don’t know who made it or how old it is. Maybe one of you quilt bloggers can date it by looking at the picture I took. If any of you has an idea please leave a comment or email me at darlayow@gmail.com.

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Grandmothers Flower Garden

Our quilt frame was set up near some of the musicians. (You can see the quilters in the distance behind the banjo-players hat) It was hard to sit still. The music was lively and I wanted to do a jig! (If only….)

A little boy stirs a bubbling pot of apple butter over an open fire. M-m-m-m.

There were rug weavers, one with a loom, one with an old wagon wheel!

An old treadle sewing machine, and a teepee with a fire burning inside.

A blacksmith was busy with his wares. And, as you can see, Abe Lincoln stopped by to watch. Actually, the real Abe Lincoln frequented the Postville Courthouse because he was a lawyer for the 8th Circuit here. He rode here on horseback to try cases.

A wood-carver stopped his work so I could snap his picture.

In the picture above a woman is spinning yarn. Below a man proudly shows his hand-dyed yarns; the dyes are all from natural products cooked over an open fire. One of the cauldrons had cedar brewing for a brown hue. Those yarns were a feast for the eyes.

Such a lovely display of herbs and vinegars. The herb lady graciously let me take her picture. She holds up a bowl of fragrant herbs.

I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The smells and sounds, the happy children, and QUILTING! It just doesn’t get any better. 🙂

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I am excited to go to an 1800’s Craft Fair today at the Postville Courthouse here in Lincoln. Our guild quilts on a frame there out on the lawn every year at this time. Usually it is so HOT! But today it is in the 70’s. Perfect weather for quilting, sun shining, nice breeze. I love to handquilt and it is so much fun to do it with other quilters. I will try to get some pics to post.

Well, I better get ready. I have to be there at 1:00.

Happy Quilting!


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I have been busy handquilting

I am handquilting the quilt top I just finished.

I hope to have it done in time for the 2008 Railsplitter Festival in September. I have also been working on that 10+ yr old quilt I started hand-piecing a loooong time ago. It is a Jacob’s Ladder. I machine-pieced the remaining 32 blocks for a total of 42 blocks.

I took 4 blocks and arranged them 3 different ways:

More later

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