Thank you for your comments on my quilts. Sometimes I don't feel like quilting for days. Right now I'm sewing all my scraps into 12 1/2" blocks. I press open the seams. I use them for scrap backings. They are very popular!
Viki I finally had my 5th neck surgery and am able to write a little before the pain gets so extreme that I can't write but I am still working on all of the squares first. you know how it goes when you start a piece then run out of fabric it is very frustrating. I am just cutting and filling in small light , med, and dark boxes right now. I have 2 pictures to work with right now my picture which, I will start with first then move towards the brothers. I'm concentrating on the contrast of the pieces right now.
Wow, a hundred quilts...that is amazing. I looked at your work and its great. I'm kind of a newbie to this, and I am a collector not a quilter but the diversity and sheer quantity of quilts I have had the opportunity to see online is remarkable. Pretty interesting site too!
Well start saving... Juki's just come out with the new TL2200QVP, has auto up/down, thread cutter, 18" reach,gear driven, quiet, and a second handwheel within reach if you need it! I can only afford a Bailey right now (15") and it will go on my homebuilt frame. Hope to get it next mo. Since I no longer earn a living, I have a tight budget for "frills"llol.
Viki, have a nice time helping sis. I know she's been through a lot. Anyway, a small hiatus from sewing will give you a whole new perspective when you get back to it. Those yoyo's look like they're a lot of work, but good stashbusters. Is a yo yo quilt very heavy?
Sorry to hear about your sister's dilema, but you also have to recognize that she also knew he was dying, and should have insisted on taking over the finances weeks before. He was probably drugged up near the end and can't be blamed totally for not getting her into the loop.Oddly enough, l'll bet most of us are under-insured.Now you've got me thinking, 'cause l don't want to stress our daughter financially if something should happen to us, especially if it means long term care.
Viki, Thanks for your comments about my quilts. I'm glad you like them. I had a lot of fun making them, because I LOVE working with African fabrics... they're so intense and colorful! I thought about doing the mystery quilt in Africans, but decided it would wind up being too "busy", so I'm going to use batiks instead. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this challenge!
Thanks, it was a panel that I pick up and had wonderful thoughts and plans for. So instead I just quilted around all the different parts, slapped a sleeve on it and said 'Here, it's fall, hang this one behind your chair'.
reading....again! lollol..nasty habiti have :)) ..but found this & thought that you might find it interesting too. it is about the side effects of exercise etc w sfids. tony (?)might find it of more interest than you or i..there is a link to the full paper at bottom of graph.
hope you're havin' a good one & getting lots done. i am off to do some more on my applique, w a wee bit a wine to go w my native american flutes :))