Wednesday, October 31, 2012

B'quiltin Quotes

Hooked on One Inch Squares!!!

Why Oh Why.... ???  !!!   Another tedious journey  (teee-jus jur-nee as the old church saints used to say)    I am machine sewing One-Inch Squares.... reallly they are left over 2-inch squares from my Cathedral Window (hand-quiltin) and I sew and cut down to desired five inch square!!!

Add one five inch set to #2, #3 and #4.... there I have my larger square.....   it will all go together beautifully.... some future year!!

Snackin on Nerds !!!!

Hallo-ween Hallow Everybody

Trying to do a play on words... it is 10-31-2012 !!!

Weekend beautiful sunset in NW Oklahoma City, OK
 A good, healthy oatmeal (apply cinnamon) breakfast at the workplace!
 Friday Movie Night.... upcoming good flicks!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Big Friday and Big Tuesday.... November 2012

I've the waiting.....

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky invites your guild members to submit quilts to represent your group in a special juried regional exhibit called Quilts of the South Central US. We are inviting current guild members in a region comprised of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to submit quilts that represent their best work. We would like to have two images of each quilt by October 20, 2012, for the jury to select from for the exhibition. We encourage you on behalf of your guild to select representative quilts that are original designs or adaptations of a traditional design.

Quilts of the South Central US will highlight the work of quiltmakers who are the mainstream of quiltmaking today, and will open here at the National Quilt Museum in the spring of 2013. The jury will select approximately 18 quilts. Notification of acceptance into the exhibition will be by November 2, 2012.

Blog-land..... blogs-ville !!
has a block of the month.... I thought really neat us of  Half Sq Triangles....

Triangle Star Block a Month Join Now!

Every month for 11 months you will receive enough fabrics and the pattern. We do have the pre cut branches, swag and twig if you would like to purchase them. If not the fabrics will come with the block a month. We will stay within the same color way as the picture shows. These are not the exact fabrics!

Quilt measures 73 x 73

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hand Quilting on the BED!

Now... for a quilt story.....

These are the two "unfinished quilts" of  Dorothy Hughes !!!  She was known as a wonderful/beautiful quilter.....  I saw her "sewing on the bed"... she talked of her actual technique of pinning and reaching underneath... sitting in a small-kid chair - relieve the strain on her back!!!  Pulling and rolling the quilt atop the bed until it was finished.   On that day... I remember she had a heavy-wool antique quilt that was being repaired for her friend.

I've looked at the hand stitiching on the 9-patch quilt.... it really is rather ragged.... which makes me believe that she did not quilt it herself... but was finishing a top for a friend.  

The other is a hand-stuffed-puffy dresden plate of just six large (24" blocks)....they were done separately.  Each one is identical - perfect.  But the border fabric is an add-on of a different off-white tone fabric ???  hmnnnnnn kind different.

Since it is unfinished ...  I think I'll take the six dresdens and make them into pillow-tops !!!   Since this is a memorial feeling I have for my BESTIE FRIEND's mother......  I hope it will be treasured as I give the pillows back to the family.

I love my Life (always ~ a'quiltin and etc) !!

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.....

The great state of Oklahoma!  aka My workplace!

ps... those eyebrows could us a little help-I think!
 Last Month was so hard... and I was so tired....
yep.... got an Iphone 4
 Yippee..... attended the Langston Gala..... future leader turned 4 this year!
I created a monster.... yes literally... I paid for the bloody outfit prancing into my sewing room!

 My final camera click was just outside of my mother's --- she's 86yrs old/young--- the nursing home "St Ann's"

They are so seasonal..... I luv it and  wish I could do the same for my house!!!!

I was feeling a little witchy !!!! hahahah   That's quite an African-American NOSE... wouldn't u say!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Stitch-Witchery.....

Here are six finished-  SEMI-FINISHED..... in need of a binding......  

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