Archive for December, 2008

Another snowy day

December 23, 2008

We haven’t gotten completely dug out from the last snowstorm, and now another one! And it looks like more to follow. A good day for puttering around in the Quiltorium. I made a bib for my granddaughter, Bella, for Christmas. I used to make these by the gazillions when I did arts & crafts shows, back in the dark ages, but have not done any for several years.



December 21, 2008

We’ve been beset by another 10-12″ of snow, fortunately no power outage here, though Iunderstand there is some not far away.

When I’m chain piecing my quilts, I often run into an instance where I need the piece that is in the machine and don’t have another set to sew, so instead of pulling it out and cutting the thread, I have a bunch of 1.5″ squares all cut and ready, and just pair up a couple and use them for “spacers” to sew something just to get the pieces out that I want.  Eventually those spacers end up as 3″ nine-patch blocks.  After a while, they really do accumulate, and I need to clear out the box to make room for more.  I really don’t know how many quilts I’ve made with them.  I just recently finished this one for a friend who is expecting a baby in March.

Welcome to the Quiltorium

December 2, 2008

Greetings from snowy Michigan. Winter is starting off with a bang here. Good quilting weather! This is the view from the Quiltorium.

I recently became the owner of a longarm quilting machine, and my quilt shop owner trusted me to quilt this top for her. It was made by her husband’s mother, probably in the 1960’s.flower-garden-quilt-002flower-garden-quilt-004