Saturday, November 26, 2011

QIP: Disappearing Nine Patch

Time to bind

I finally have my disappearing nine-patch off the quilt frame and ready for binding. After sewing my two and a half inch strips together for the binding, I pressed them in half. I used to just hold them with my finger and then I thought, oh, this cover is soft let's try pinning it. It really worked nicely and saved my fingers from the steam.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Disappearing Nine Patch

Here it is the completed disappearing nine patch, I call it "Contemplation". Contemplation because I have thought on the fabrics for years, not for them to go into this particular quilt but in quilts for other people. Once I got the fabrics home and prepped, I thought they were so pretty I didn't want to cut them.To get over this I decided to cut a piece from each fabric so when this quilt was completed, all the fabric would already be cut and I'd be on my way to making many more quilts. Some of them have been waiting to fulfill their destiny for over seventeen years.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You!

I'd would like to use this weeks post to thank all of the Veterans, men and women, who have served and those who are currently serving to protect our freedoms. Because you made the choice  to serve you make it possible for every American citizen to have the opportunity to live a life determined by their own choices. To you, the American Solider, it is with great gratitude that I say thank you!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Twitter and IQF 2011

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The super bowl of quilting, International Quilt Festival, is happening this weekend in Houston, Texas. I had plans to be there but due to some conflicted scheduling I was unable to attend. This would have been my first quilt fest. I was disappointed that I couldn't be there, but you know what they say, stuff happens.

I've been following @QuiltFestival on twitter and being apprised of all the goings on in real time via this 140 character or less tweet sensation. I found out through a tweet from@QuiltFestival that IQF had a twitter board at the show and by using the hash tag quitlfestival my tweet would show up on the board to be read by all the festival goers. So I tweeted away and this tweet; "My tweet is @QuiltFestival even when I'm not. #QuiltFestival Isn't technology grand!not only showed up on the board but it was also retweeted by @QuiltFestival itself! To twitter and IQF, thank you for making it possible for me to be a part of this event. Even though I couldn't actually be there, I could still share in the excitement. Until next year when I will be there in person this (my first memory of IQF) will carry me through.