A while back a family contacted my Dad about getting some antique pieces out of a house that was about to be torn down. He helped them get out what they wanted and they let him otherwise have whatever he wanted from the house. In a dresser he found a bunch of unfinished dresdens, material, and lots of newspaper clippings. The lady that hand pieced the dresdens name was Lois and she passed a while back. She must have loved quilting etc as I found and put in a 3 inch binder clippings from the paper of quilt patterns dating back to the 1930s, and 1940s. So over the winter with the instruction of my knowledgeable neighbor, I hand appliqued the center and the dresdens onto the background. Some of the material is flower sack. I machine pieced the squares together as well as the borders. My neighbor did the long arm quilting for me. This was my first quilt. I would have hand quilting this but I wanted to make sure I had at least one quilt long-arm quilted by my neighbor so I thought my first quilt would be best. Because my neighbor is a member of the local quilt quild, I was able to enter this quilt in their show they host every other year and it won best in show. ...now I have the quilting bug!.
Starting to make some Christmas gifts. These are so easy to make. Find the middle of towel and hot mat. Gather stich the middle of towel. With RTO sew them together in the center and double stich. Sew on a button in the front of hot mat. Pull tab over button to hang on railing.
Just saw Jenny's Pumpkin Spice tutorial and love how the pumpkins look. I wanted to do something quick, so I chose one type of pumpkin and put 3 together for a table runner. I haven't done much applique so my pumpkins have stems but no leaves. Still practicing my quilting! Measures 15 x 40
I seen these on a YouTube video and I just had to make at least "one". They made up so fast, and with all the nice scraps I have, I couldn't resist in making (more)!! They only took about 5 minutes. It took longer to pick out the fabric, ha ha ha!!. I would change the bottom with a heavy metal washer, so that they can stand easier. Of course cover it with the fabric first.