Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

 Free Patterns 

I think I'll begin this December making a CHristmas Gift Quilt... pattern call ALL WRAPPED UP.... found at Free Patterns section of Moda's website.  

Second good idea shared from Aunties Quaint Quilts....  a good use for binding clips!!

binding clips.

Looking forwrd to

Two Lovely blogs ....

"I have learned the secret to being everything through Him who gives us strength."   Phil.  4: 2-13      Name:   SEW BLESSED !!

Another Inspiring Blogger....  Pigtails and Quilts !!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Crazy Quilt Stitches from Pin Tangle

Just what I was looking for.... a Crazy Quilt stitch on the last TUESDAY of each month!!!  Here is my link to the ning group to post pictures as I learn!

100-Patch Quilt Tutorial is also listed on

A charms quilt of 2" squares

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Unspoken Truth About Color

I've been associated and welcomed into the Fiber Artists of Hope group curated by Jeanette Thompson.  Last years exhibit entitled "The Unspoken Truth about Color: A Dialogue in Art Quilts about Racism is featured in a recent Quilter's Newsletter.  Get a copy and enjoy a good, thought provoking read!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

So....what is Polyester?

I'm always learning....I never heard of Fortrel until today.....  So....what is Polyester? - We said they were two sisters (Polly and Esther) wearing kinda cheap, sweaty, clinging stretch fabric..quite colorful...  And everybody in my neighborhood wore some polyester.   So my mother sewed this quilt with polyester leftovers.   My mother must have made this quilt back in the 60's.... Ugly but cute!    Polyester is easy to care for (mostly machine washable) and keeps its shape and color well. The disadvantage of polyester is that it does not "breathe," which means it retains body heat and moisture and its not as comfortable as some of the natural fibers. Depending on the manufacturer, polyester fabrics have different names, many of which you will recognize - Dacron, Fortrel, Kodel and Trevira are among the many. Polyester may be offered in the form of knits, jerseys or cotton and silk-like fabrics.  

You is is smart.... you is important!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Why I Quilt and browse the web . . . .

"I am not creating something else, I am revealing who I

 am."   by (Catherine Moore) 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Owens Art Place Museum ~ Guthrie OK

The take down and closing of the museum exhibit.... I took the time to re-measure and document several pretty family quilts.....there is a book in the making....

ABOVE: Quilt judged in the 2010 Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show...
BELOW:    Outstanding (lots of closeup photos) of the Harriet Powers Quilt !!!

It's called.... returning quilts to the sender... the wonderful kind ladies who shared their treasures...

 The ever-famous Britches Quilt......heavily padded and warm to the body and soul!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Browsing around in Small Blog Land

Ten or more lady-friends listed comments last week..... I felt special!

and Fresh Sewing Day!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Oh... such Beauty..... Inspiration for a Quilt Feature!!

As long as I see beauty in this... God's great universe.... I shall quilt!

This was sent to me by a dear lady.....  one of the few friends with which we share the same January 9th Birthday....   I posted our pic last year...yippee!!!   Reminds me of Psalm 91:4, He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain." 
There is absolutely nothing to fear about tomorrow; for God is already there.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hello and Goodbye December YR 2011

I'm thankful for the FRESH START button from Lillysquilts.... 

It's a wonderful Thursday..... I'm planning nice things and cold weather outings for myself and a girlfriend or two!!

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