Quilter's Life

Hydrangea Basket

HydrangeasHydrangeasI recently finishBlossomsBlossomsBackgroundBackgrounded quilting this beautiful Hydrangea Basket wallhanging. 

The woman who made this quilt paid close attention to every detail. The basket is actually woven from slender tubes of fabric.  The leaves and vines are neatly appliqued complete with embroidered veins and each deWoven BasketWoven Basketlicate Hydrangea Blossom is a seperate piece with a beautiful glass bead center.

Baby Quilt

It felt really good to work in my studio for a couple of hours after school today.  I'm having a difficult time getting things done lately because I still get tired easily but little by little I'll get back to normal.

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope you are enjoying a day of family, friends, good food and fun.  I hope you are able to spend some time today doing things that make you happy and reflecting on things that you are thankful for.

Thanksgiving Week

My adorable second graders have shared with me once again.  I am glad they are learning to share but do wish they would not share their illnesses!  "This thing" that is going around has knocked me for a loop.  All I have wanted to do is sleep. Sleep. And sleep some more! My sore throat is gone and I'm only coughing at night now. Enough whining now,  I am certainly glad I am feeling better so I can enjoy the upcoming holiday.

Veterans Day

Our music teacher put on a special music program at school last night to honor veterans in the area.  The students paid tribute to all who have fought for our country.

I was happy to see that so many stores and restaurants had special offers over the weekend for veterans.

I hope you were able to find a way to show your appreciation to a veteran too.


Grades are done, report cards are finished and parent/teacher conferences are completed! This weekend is mine. 

I do enjoy meeting the parents of all of my students and discussing their progress but it takes alot of preparation and some long days to hold all of those meetings so I am happy to have the weekend to "recover".

Tomorrow morning I plan to sleep late then get up and attack the day.  Now I'm going to go dream about which project I'll work on tomorrow.

Happy Quilting,

Election Night

I hope all of you that are of age and in the US remembered to vote today!

While watching election results on the television, I finally finished the repair-work (by hand) on a friend's quilt top.  Now I can think about how I'm going to quilt it.

I'm trying to stay awake to see the final election results but I don't think that's going to happen.  Since I finished my work on the quilt top I was repairing, I leaned back and got sleepy!  I think I'll have to wait until tomorrow to catch up on the progress of the election. Smile

Happy Quilting,

Time Change

Spring ahead....Fall behind.  It's time for us to change our clocks again.  I don't know why I feel like I should stay up an entra hour because we will be setting our clocks back tonight, but I did!!!  Of course I'm tired and will have to sleep in tomorrow morning.Smile


TiesTiesI am on a mission to collect enough neckties to make a quilt.

This is the beginning of my collection.  These ties were found at an estate sale for a very reasonable price.

I have seen a few very interesting patterns for quilts made from a variety of neckties.  I even saw a Bow Tie Quilt that had each Bow Tie made from a different necktie!!!   I am not certain which pattern I will follow or if I will create one of my own but I figure I'd better start collecting ties now in order to find enough for an entire quilt.

If you have a favorite Tie Quilt, I would love to see it.  I hope to have many different designs to choose from.

Fat Quarter Star

StarStarMy sister brought this Fat Quarter Star to me when she came to visit.  The reproduction fabrics are beautiful and the bundle fascinated me.

I did not want to undo the bundle but "had to" figure out how the pieces were folded to  look so cute!   While walking through one of the quilt shows, we saw other fat quarters displayed in these cute little star bundles and the vendor was kind enough to show us how it was done!

Each fat quarter is folded in the same manner you fold a flag for storage!  The triangular pieces formed are then turned, stacked and tied with a ribbon or string.



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