Archive for December, 2008

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Quilting with Words

December 30, 2008

Add meaning to your quilts with the power of words.

Quilting with words is priced as by the square inch. Here are prices for some standard sizes.

Lap 46×60 $100.00
Twin 60×80 $175.00
Full 91×96 $310.00
Queen 92×108 $350.00
King 121×121 $500.00

Add meaning to your quilt today!

Please email me to get a specific quote for your quilt.

debgeyer@satx.rr.com

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Bring in the New

December 30, 2008

My first goal for 2009 is to finish up Work in Progress. That would be Dressed for Dinner and Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.



I’d also like to start a Thimbleberries quilt, Winter Memories– start being the key word here. I don’t know that I will be able to finish it this year. It is a combination piecing and applique pattern.

I’m also going to challenge myself to do that River Walk art quilt I was thinking about last year. I’ve learned a lot in the last year that I would like to incorporate into it. I’m also thinking that means I should spend some time at the River Walk collecting inspiration too, right?!! Sounds like a good idea to me!

And lastly, I’m going to post monthly about techniques that I am learning from The Art of Manipulating Fabric. I’m not going to create a finished piece each month with the technique, but I will just do some practice pieces and post photos of those.

****Edited to add: I forgot to mention I also plan to learn to make T-shirt quilts this year… another reason to hang out at the River Walk: collecting t-shirts!! ;-)****

I am looking forward to 2009. It promises to be a quilty year!

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Bring in the New

December 30, 2008

My first goal for 2009 is to finish up Work in Progress. That would be Dressed for Dinner and Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.



I’d also like to start a Thimbleberries quilt, Winter Memories– start being the key word here. I don’t know that I will be able to finish it this year. It is a combination piecing and applique pattern.

I’m also going to challenge myself to do that River Walk art quilt I was thinking about last year. I’ve learned a lot in the last year that I would like to incorporate into it. I’m also thinking that means I should spend some time at the River Walk collecting inspiration too, right?!! Sounds like a good idea to me!

And lastly, I’m going to post monthly about techniques that I am learning from The Art of Manipulating Fabric. I’m not going to create a finished piece each month with the technique, but I will just do some practice pieces and post photos of those.

****Edited to add: I forgot to mention I also plan to learn to make T-shirt quilts this year… another reason to hang out at the River Walk: collecting t-shirts!! ;-)****

I am looking forward to 2009. It promises to be a quilty year!

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Do You Need Binding?

December 28, 2008





I can finish the edges of your quilt with a professional quality binding. I construct double bindings. They are machine stitched to the front of the quilt and then turned and either machine stitched or hand stitched to the back.

Pricing is based on the linear inch and can include, or not include the hand stitching. Here are some prices for some typical sizes:

  stitched to front only machine stitched to back hand stitched to back
Lap 46×60 $32.00 $43.00 $60.00
Twin 60×80 $42.00 $56.00 $79.00
Full 91×96 $57.00 $75.00 $105.00
Queen 92×108 $60.00 $80.00 $112.00
King 121×121 $73.00 $97.00 $136.00

Please email me to get a specific quote for your quilt.

debgeyer@satx.rr.com

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Ring Out the Old

December 26, 2008

I took some time today to review my goals for 2008 to see how I did with them. I did stick to finishing up a few of the goals but completely lost sight of a few others.


One of my main goals for 2008 was to learn how to applique and to finish the Dressed for Dinner quilt that I started in January. I did find an applique process that I like and am comfortable doing but I did not get the quilt finished. It is a little over one half done and will be added to my goals for 2009.


I had wanted to work on one small piece every month based on techniques in the book The Art of Manipulating Fabric. It is a great book with lots of cool things to do with fabric. I completely dropped the ball on this goal. I’ll be considering over the next few days if I want to try for this again next year.

The other plan that I completely lost sight of was to create one art quilt based on inspiration from the San Antonio River Walk. Again, I’ll be considering over the next few days if I should add this to the docket for 2009.

The quilts that I did finish in 2008 are:

Goose Chase

Staying the Course

Antique Stars

Considering all it was a great year.

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Ring Out the Old…

December 26, 2008

I took some time today to review my goals for 2008 to see how I did with them. I did stick to finishing up a few of the goals but completely lost sight of a few others.


One of my main goals for 2008 was to learn how to applique and to finish the Dressed for Dinner quilt that I started in January. I did find an applique process that I like and am comfortable doing but I did not get the quilt finished. It is a little over one half done and will be added to my goals for 2009.


I had wanted to work on one small piece every month based on techniques in the book The Art of Manipulating Fabric. It is a great book with lots of cool things to do with fabric. I completely dropped the ball on this goal. I’ll be considering over the next few days if I want to try for this again next year.

The other plan that I completely lost sight of was to create one art quilt based on inspiration from the San Antonio River Walk. Again, I’ll be considering over the next few days if I should add this to the docket for 2009.

The quilts that I did finish in 2008 are:


Goose Chase

Staying the Course (a collaboration with Debra and Rian)

Antique Stars

Considering all it was a great year.

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2008


This is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. It is a hand carved, hand painted wooden Saint Nicholas. My brother-in-law brought him to us from Russia. I think he is precious.

And he carries from me to you wishes for a safe and joyous winter holiday!

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2008


This is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. It is a hand carved, hand painted wooden Saint Nicholas. My brother-in-law brought him to us from Russia. I think he is precious.

And he carries from me to you wishes for a safe and joyous winter holiday!

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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

December 22, 2008

I love surfing gardening blogs. They are full of beautiful photos, great ideas and educational fodder. While surfing this week I came across a group of blogs that participate in the Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. One day per month, the 15th of the month specifically, these gardeners list and/or show photos of the flowers that happen to be blooming in their garden that day. It is interesting to see the many different gardens around the country throughout the year.

Even though my blog is a quilter’s blog, I am only an amateur gardener, and I am very late in joining… it’s already the 22nd… I am going to join in the fun of Garden Blogger’s Bloom day with this first post of the blooms in my garden for mid December.

My garden is located in San Antonio, Texas and is located in hardiness zones 8-9. Most of my currently blooming plants are container plants which I do move to cover during our brief freezes. And here they are:

Begonias
Cyclamen
Impatiens


Loquat tree

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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day- Decmber

December 22, 2008

I love surfing gardening blogs. They are full of beautiful photos, great ideas and educational fodder. While surfing this week I came across a group of blogs that participate in the Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. One day per month, the 15th of the month specifically, these gardeners list and/or show photos of the flowers that happen to be blooming in their garden that day. It is interesting to see the many different gardens around the country throughout the year.

Even though my blog is a quilter’s blog, I am only an amateur gardener, and I am very late in joining… it’s already the 22nd… I am going to join in the fun of Garden Blogger’s Bloom day with this first post of the blooms in my garden for mid December.

My garden is located in San Antonio, Texas and is located in hardiness zones 8-9. Most of my currently blooming plants are container plants which I do move to cover during our brief freezes. And here they are:

Begonias

Cyclamen

Impatiens

Loquat tree