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Showing posts from May, 2007

Take "5" - Project #3

I signed up for another class at my LQS and it was Take "5" and it was another kit so all I had to do was cut and sew! The top is almost finished...just have to sew on the borders and quilt.

Sign...UFO again.

Project started mid-January.

Hopscotch Two - Project #2

Since I don't really have an eye for color or a vision of any sort, I started buying kits.

I took my first class which was "Hopscotch Two." It was a very easy class and the top is finished for the most part. I think I still have to add the borders, but it's still on my list of "to-dos."

Project was started mid-January.

Photos to follow.

The Table Runner - Project #1

As I caught you up on my hookage (is that a word?) of quilting, let me finish the table runner drama.

It was the first meeting of the Thimbleberries Club and they give out prizes if you bring a finished project. I only had one, so I through some batting between the layers and just "stitched in the ditch" or at least that's what I thought I was doing. Looked terrible, but I planned that during "Show and Tell" that I wouldn't let anyone really see it!

I'd never done a binding and looked through some books and read some online resources and hacked away at it. Unfortunately, I sewed the binding incorrectly and it just barely covers the sandwich and it's way too narrow...I just gave up and pinned the rest and took it with me to show.

My name wasn't drawn for a prize anyway, so it's still sitting here...maybe next fall????

How I got hooked...

A little backtracking here to October 2006...all my children had moved out of the house. I now had three empty bedrooms. Hopefully, none of my children will come home now and the rooms are mine to use!!!

I had bought a really expensive sewing machine - a Viking Designer SE. I decided to turn one of the bedrooms into a sewing room. I've always had to use the kitchen table to sew and put the machine away each time. What a wonderful thought that I could leave it up all the time!

So, I moved everything out and painted the walls and decided to quilt a wall hanging to christen the room. The fact that I hadn't quilted before wasn't going to stop me. I searched online for wall hanging patterns and came across the Thimbleberries Club that I just had to join. I found a Local Quilt Shop (LQS) and drove the 40 minutes to investigate. Well, there was no room in the Club...I pleading and begged and they called to see if they could add another person. Two days later and several annoying …