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Tractor Supply

Red and BlueRed and BlueI'm always amazed and often surprised at the unusual ways and places quilting inspiration comes to me.

My husband and I went shopping at Tractor Supply to get a few parts for a project he was working on.  I picked up a container of Orvus soap, my favorite for laundering quilts.  Orvus is low in phosphates and is very gentle.

While wandering through the aisles, I spotted a bin containing packs of Farmer's HAV-A-HANK!  Each pack contains three red and three blue 18"x18" handkerchiefs for $5.00. 

Apple Cores

I have about fifty million things to do and instead of attacking my to-do list I decided to use my Accuquilt Machine and cut out a bunch of apple core pieces.  I am so excited to learn about the Curve Master Foot that I want to have pieces already cut out that I can practice on. 

I especially want to be able to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt, and hope the foot will help me, but I think practicing with Apple Cores first is a wise choice.

It's crazy....I'm even dreaming about sewing curves!  Can't wait until I get my foot!

Happy Quilting,


Curve Master

I am glad my daughter is such a tech savvy person.  For the last few days I was having trouble with my computer.  I couldn't get it to do what I wanted including getting online!  I have it easy......one phone call to my dear daughter and a few minutes later she had it fixed....and here I am. Yippee!

I love quilts with curved pieces but have found the curves can be difficult to sew the curves by machine.  I do very little piecing by hand because it takes a long time but I find it easier to sew curves accurately by hand.  That, or I avoid them altogether!

Back to School

This was our first week back to school after summer break.  I was a little worried about going back since I have been out of school since the first week of February due to my surgeries and recovery.  It didn't take long to get back in the swing of things.  It felt very good to be able to go back.  I love being in my classroom with my children and think this is going to be a very good year.  I still have some work to do on my room but I am happy to have made it through the entire week.  I look forward to seeing my students and fellow teachers again on Tuesday.

Fabric Scraps

It's that time of year again.  The beginning of the school year brings very busy days of classroom preparations, teacher institute days, meeting my new class and fabric scraps!!!  Yes, fabric scraps.

We're back to school this week and while saying hello to everyone and being greated by the friends I haven't seen in so long, I found out that I will again be getting bags of fabric scraps from my friend's friend who makes doll clothes.  I get very excited about scraps and when they are scraps from other sewers they are often fabrics that are different from my own fabrics.  These wonderful treasures add to the variety in my scrap quilts.

What a nice way to begin the new school year.

Happy Quilting,

Missing Quilter

A quilter friend of mine is going to make a signature quilt for his church's anniversary celebration.  He is currently in a rehabilitation center after a recent surgery.  Since my recent illness, I know what it is like to be recovering from surgery.  When he told me about his project and voiced concern that he wasn't going to be able to cut the pieces in time for the celebration, I offered to cut the pieces he needed using my AccuQuilt machine.

Quilt Pattern Floor

My husband and I were watching one of those Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement shows and I found the floor they were creating to be very interesting.

They were using different colored hexegon shaped cork tiles.  They were making an interesting pattern on the floor that reminded me of a Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt!  How fun to be able to put a quilt pattern on the floor.

Apparently these cork tiles come in many different shapes and colors.  I am anxious to check them out!

Happy Quilting,

Fabric Hunt

Usually, if I need a specific color for the backing of a quilt, I can turn to my extensive stash and find what I need.  Like anything else, there are exceptions to this too.  I was looking for a specific shade of brown with a little bit of teal.

Lo and behold, I walked into a Jo Ann Fabric store one evening and found what I thought would work well.  The fabric was one of Jo Ann's Premium fabrics and the store had two bolts in stock.  I bought two yards to take home and compare to the quilt top.  Imagine my excitement when I realized the fabric would not only work well but was actually perfect!!!  To add icing to the cake, I had a 50% off one cut of fabric coupon to use!

How to Make an American Quilt

I was very tired by the time I got home today.  I worked in my classroom for a few hours, visited for a while then ran a few errands.  I was very happy that we were having leftovers for supper so I didn't have to cook.  As I finished putting things away and sat down for a moment, my husband said, "You're going to be happy!"  He clicked on the TV and showed me that he taped a movie for me.  He found and recorded How to Make an American Quilt with Winona Tyder, Maya Angelou and Anne Bancroft.  This 1995 movie is one of my favorites. I used to have a copy on VHS but haven't seen it in years.

Happy Anniversary

     My husband and I celebrated our thirty-third wedding anniversary last week!   We were happy to just spend the evening together.  My hubby picked up dinner so I didn't have to cook and we watched a movie together.  We've been through alot this year and I am very grateful to have him by my side.

     I got alot of rest and a little sewing done this weekend along with a little bit of yardwork between raindrops!

     I'm waiting for orders to come in from Keepsake Quilting, Clotilde and JoAnns.com! Even when I can't get out to go shopping.....the shopping comes to me!

Happy Quilting!

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