Archive for February, 2008

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Bow Ties

February 29, 2008

A little baby quilt pieced by a friend of mine, Jan. Isn’t it darling?

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I quilted Wonky Feathers on it.

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Ironing Overseer

February 28, 2008

I forgot to show you who stands and watches over all of my ironing.

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“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be (pressed). I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.”

Well, he said something like that anyway.

QuilterSA

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Ironing Station

February 25, 2008

Libby asked quilters to post a photo of their ironing boards.

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Well here is mine… in all its pressing glory. As you can see, my space for pressing overlaps with the kids’ school area. I get to enjoy perusing the United States and its geography while I do my pressing. I actually learn a lot from it. And if I get tired of the US, the World map is just above it.

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Robbing Peter

February 22, 2008

It is incredible how our brains work. I am especially impressed this morning with how it can store away information and even if I think I have forgotten it, my brain can pull it up and use it without my having to think about it.

I took a class with Sue Patton in November of 2005. I was a new longarm quilter and I had a lot to learn. Sue’s class was great and I was exposed to a lot of new techniques and ideas. However the techniques were way over my head. I couldn’t see myself ever using half of the stuff that she was showing us and I assumed I never would do it. It was beautiful, but beyond me. So I put her book away on the bookshelf and I thought that I filed the techniques in the delete file in my brain.

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Apparently those ideas were only in the archives because this week, 2+ years later, I’m working on Robbing Peter to Pay Paul. I’ve gotten lots of practice and a few more classes since that class with Sue and I am starting to develop my own “style”. As I was working this morning I started wondering where some of these techniques I am using came from. And then I remembered Sue’s class. Some of what I was doing came from Sue’s class! Her techniques had worked their way into my style without my realizing it. Thank you Sue! and Sherry! And Sharon! and Pam! and Dawn! And all of the quilting teachers out there that share their time and techniques. I appreciate it!

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Oops! White thread on red… should I have stopped and picked it out?

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Another QOV

February 21, 2008

Beth of The Jury is Still Out pieced this quilt for Quilts of Valor. You might have seen it on my borders page too. And while it still needs a binding the quilting is done; more wonky feathers!

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Mr. Turkey

February 17, 2008

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Mr. Turkey is just about finished. All I have to do is the button for his eye, 3 buttons on his vest and his legs and feet. I put some cording on for his legs and feet to give them some dimension and I am going to satin stitch over the cord with black.

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Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2008

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Here’s wishing a sweet Valentine’s Day to you and yours.