Whether you are a master quilter, a beginner or still just thinking about starting to quilt, we're glad you found onemorequilt. No matter what your level of quilting, it is our hope that you will share your tips, techniques, pictures, stories, successes, mistakes, questions, answers, advice, ideas, favorite tools/notions, and love of quilting will all of us. We can all learn from each other and perhaps, if we're lucky, enjoy a laugh or two along the way!!
Our winter weather this year has been relentless. It has been our worst winter in over thirty years. Although I'm not a real fan of being outside during harsh winter weather, winter doesn't usually bother me too much. I walk the dog a few times a day and spend most of the remainder of my time indoors. The ridiculous amount of snow we have had and the long string of below zero and in the teens temperatures are really starting to take its toll.
Two years ago, my sister mailed a quilt top to be quilted and a few other items in a box to me. I got a box with some packing materials but otherwise empty. Although the package was insured and the USPS (United States Postal Service) did pay the insured amount, we felt they did not put their best effort forth to locate the missing quilt. It was very sad and my sister said she planned never to mail a quilt or quilt top again.
This teal ribbon fabric is part of the Blank Fabric Inspiration Collection. Every cancer and many special causes have their own color. We are all familiar with pink standing for Breast Cancer. Teal is the color for Ovarian Cancer.
Today is the 2-year anniversary of my surgery for Ovarian Cancer. I am very fortunate. My family and doctors are fantastic, my surgery was successful, and my cancer was low malignancy.
Another of my friends lost her sister. She kindly brought a couple of boxes of fabric to me that her sister had left behind. I cherish the treasures I inheret from others and try to put them to good use as I believe they would want.
While I was going through the boxes, I found a WIP (Work In Progress)!!! Her sister had started to make a 9-Patch Quilt. She had cut alot of 3½" squares and many were already matched up for the blocks. She had also already pieced some 9-Patch Blocks so I continued to sew the fabrics together as she had matched them up. I ended up with thirty, 9", 9-Patch blocks and a bunch of leftover squares.
I assembled the 9-Patch Blocks in five rows of six blocks each. I sewed a 3" frame around the assembled 9-Patch Blocks then made a border with the leftover squares and finished with a plain outer border.
I used a neutral backing and quilted with a sturdy over-all pattern. I attached a label and this keepsake was complete.
It gave me great pleasure to present this finished quilt to my friend this weekend. I hope it brings warmth and comfort to her as she cuddles up and enjoys memories of her sister.
The quilt with the six inch tumblers is twenty rows of twenty-three tumblers. This means 460 tumblers make up this quilt. Each tumbler is different thanks to the donations of scraps from some of my friends. So....keep cutting!!!
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Snow, snow, and more snow!!! We got several more inches of snow today. For the most part, I stayed inside and got alot accomplished. If it were a weekday, we may have had another snowday away from school. I know I will probably be crying in June when we have to extend our school year to make up for the days we have missed for the snow and/or horrible cold, but, I have been enjoying the extra time at home.
My sister is often after me to do something for myself. I guess like "the shoemaker's kids never have shoes"....."the quiltmaker doesn't have quilts"!
I finally finished one of my Tumbler Quilts and got it on the bed.
My daughter-in-law let me know that a Joann Fabrics store in our area is closing. They are having a liquidation sale and she and her sister found some great deals. I drove out there and found some wonderful deals too!!! All fabric is on sale by the bolt only but at 40 to 75% off it was well worth the visit.
While shopping, I found out that two stores within 45 minutes of my home are closing (both having liquidation sales). A super store is being built to replace the two smaller, older stores. I am very excited about the opening of the new store and can't wait to see what kind of Grand Opening festivities they are planning. I love shopping at new stores while everything is fresh, new, clean and orderely.
Sometimes, while trying to keep strips or completed rows organized for a quilt in progress, I will put them on a hanger. Putting them on a hanger keeps them in order, in clear view and neatly pressed. The only problem with this method is that the pieces sometimes slide off of the hangers, especially when moving them from one place to another.
I found the perfect solution!!! Huggable Hangers!
When my friend came over for our sewing day she brought me a Christmas gift. When I opened the box, I was delighted to see this awesome clock. After she left, I immediately hung it in my studio. It looks great! It certainly is the perfect clock for a quilter.
Happy New Year!
As much as I hate how time seems to be flying by lately, I love the beginning of a new year. I love the feeling of a fresh clean page and new beginnings. I enjoy making New Year`s Resolutions and setting new goals, even though some of them unfortunately are not completely achieved!