Just thought I’d toss this one in for fun. It’s a quilt I made last year for my sister but I didn’t get any pictures until this year when we were at her house for Christmas. This is probably my favorite quilt block pattern and doubly special because it’s an original design by one of my best friends.
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
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Your family is so blessed to have you making them such lovely quilts!
Another beauty. So glad you got the photos to show us.
Awesome, just awesome.
so how does one get adopted into your family? What a blessing!
Need a sister? House-broken, college-educated, got a job. How about a cousin in Virginia? A long lost aunt?
If was running short, I'd adopt you in a heartbeat! My husband's family is very large and all the kids have hit the marrying age--another nephew in June, a niece later in the summer (date still to be determined) and a third nephew with what appears to be "the one" but still fairly early days yet. One of the reasons why I've drastically reduced my quilting business is so that I can get caught up on wedding quilts!
Wink: already done the wedding thing! So I'm house broken, employeed, college educated. No major expenses to adopt me!
Man--you are RELENTLESS! How are the drapes coming along?
Did I tell you I discovered I'm about 6 yards short of the fabric I wanted to use for the kitchen?
Bummed. but no excuse not to START the guest room's. But I've been pouting.
That sounds like me! And why do we always want to start the project that we CAN'T?
You poor dear! I'd be pouting too! My mother would say a little birdie is going to land on my lip and peck it away! Hope you figure out a way to "make it work".
Ok, 6yards short of what you think you needed. Details on what you are using where and dimensions of windows please! Putting on my thinking cap ;) Cathy
Doing drapes for family room. Have rich cotton Damask I bought for another house but never finished. Those windows were 8 feet and now I'm in house with 9 foot ceilings and a wider distance. Finished length needs to be 108 inches. Originally just wanted six panels of solid color to frame each of three paned windows. Thinking about using coordinating print to do either a panel at the top or at the bottom. But haven't really adjusted the vision in my mind. Going to have to redo the measurements to see if it is even a viable alternative. That's a project for March. I'm on a business trip that started January 21 and will end February 28. BUT: I did bring my sewing machine with me! Just been too busy to get it set up.
Just a thought. If you have enough for 6 panel lengths, how much would you need to have if you split the difference and used a band of a plain fabric just a tone darker at the top and bottom? Would the large grommet style work? It would be a sharp clean style. Effect would be like a wide band at top and bottom. Depends on how much you would need to add, but it would look like you were adding for interest rather than just short of fabric. Cathy
Interesting idea. hadn't thought of doing the band at both the top and the bottom. The damask is deep grape, so the bottom band at a minimum would have to be something deep enough to weight it I think.
I'm on an extended business trip (January and February), and I may take time tomorrow or Friday to look at the math for that. I have colored pencils with me, and can take some time to play with proportion.
Thanks for the suggestion! You have me thinking.
Edited 2/11/2009 11:13 pm ET by CHL
That's a doozy of a business trip! I hope you're getting some "fun time" in interesting places, and the weather's not too weird!Kharmin
not as interesting as it sounds. it's for the General Assembly (meeting of the state legislature here in VA). I'm a corporate lobbyist. (yes I know: one of THOSE). But I'm a different sort of lobbyist than you see on TV. ANYway. Due to sagging economy hard decisions have to be made about the budget. So it's a very busy session. Not a lot of free time. Though I DID bring my sewing machine with me! GRIN!
Wow, how interesting. For me at least, giggle. I've begun to spend too much time on the computer in the evenings, and you are doing such big things and still find time to sew. I'm inspired and will get some work done in your honor. Thanks for sharing.
If you can incorporate your hem into the bottom band, game over! That should give you enough weight. It was just a brain wave thought. Like I said, if you can divide the difference into the top and bottom. Sketching and figuring out the proportions would have been the next step for me as well. Just like a colouring book for adults, tee hee. Cathy
I love this one!
Another beauty!! I be a willing adoptee also!! ha ha I sew and do machine embroidery but quilting is beyond and above my ability...........I just drool over other people's beautiful creations!
Such a Happy Quilt. Thanks for sharing. Cathy
I agree with Cathy - this is a Happy Quilt! Another great job, Annie! Lovely!
Again--thanks everyone! I'm taking a brief break from quilting to work on a treadle sewing machine for a client. I don't do a lot of cleaning and servicing of machines, but it makes a nice change and there's something extremely satisfying about taking a machine that needs a bit of TLC and seeing what a dramatic change a few hours can make.
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