Monday, December 30, 2019

Off the Floor ~ Quilt on the Frame

Commissioned to design and quilt a retirement gift quilt to a college friend!  December 2019


Much a-do .....  This. is the best time in my life as I am quilting -- a work of love?  #bquiltinstudiolove 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Finding Fabric - A Welcome Collision

Browsing thru a book again..... Carol Sterbenz spoke of Inspiration...... as a collision of what I desire, the talent I possess and my imagination!

 ... So you may know I'm the ultimate garage sale // yard sale // Estate Sale shopper... Any antique store that can be browsed.... I'll find it.    So I collided with a fantastic fabric find....  Unusual stuff, kinda of an eclectic looking white lady was dismantling collections of stuff.   When I picked up two - three sets of fabric tossed carelessly in a box -- she said "the big pieces are $3.00 each... $1.00 for the rest.   It's from Africa".

When I continue to show like interest and browse around.... I keep a careful eye on who else walks up on the driveway and might see the fabric.    So... I go back... and the sale is made.   She was overcharging on several little items.  I put them back --- paid out $6.00 and literally ran!   I sensed she knew she had understated..... kinda wanted to change price....   But I ran.  BARGAIN OF THE YEAR I'D SAY

This was over six yards..... and yes quality.  Not smelly, not stained.  Strength in the fabric content.   Definitely not a JOANN waxy fabric from China.... I know my fabric feel!!  It actually has a pinkish tint surrounding the pale yellow and green....  again - not the commercially printed deep orange/yellow/green at Joanns Fabric Store.  

I'd say authentic since my brother and son have given me fabric from their visits to the African continent/Military travels!

Blessed & Bquiltin ~ 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

OTF. Off the Floor and On the Quilting Frame

Yes.... its another finish.  This will be exhibited at the Oklahoma State Fair 2019

backside.. oh so pretty....

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

OTF = On the Floor OTW (on the way) 2Finished

Quilt Maker:  Marjorie
St John Centennial Quilter
Date:    August 2019

Pieced T-Shirt Quilt filled with Musical Notes
Measurements:   86" x 93 inching

Happy Children's WIP WEDNESDAY


I was given a couple of Children's Church Choir t-shirts in order to create a quilt to be hung in upcoming St. John Centennial Quilt Exhibit in November 2019

Our small group of quilting' ladies received a small ton of SMOKE Tainted.....  that is the home of the quilt lady really, really smelled of smoke.   So the small ton of fabric was received gratefully... washing and ironed!    And WOW..... a real assortment of fabric did we receive!''

So here's to happy.  Orange is my sister's favorite color!!!   Here's to Tana DeNise !1  Hope to finish piecing the top this week.....   zip a pretty backing and move it to the quilting frame!


Bquiltin ~ Sewin’ Peace & Contentment


Quilter's Story Line

I've been clearing out... rearranging more so.   I stopped to read thru a Quilter's Book of Days I purchased in early 2002 or so.

A reading caused me to reflect on the quilting process.  The It's A Finish posting I've begun to make.  It is indeed something methodical, an evenly paced ~ skill based positioning of the needle into the three layers.  Texture happens right before my hand and eyes.   Graceful but not always perfect swirls I begin to make often moving from left to right across blocks that are completely at my mercy.

Thus, and indeed QUILTIN' THE QUILT becomes a very special process, stitch by stitch I can see a transformation of fabric, batting and backing stretched even and flat.  And a-ha !  The final roll and fold and clamp is in sight.   (Minus a few thread breaks or bobbin re-winds). I'll blog what I learn about thread weight and tension on my Coronet longarm as time goes on.....

Hoping your find the same joy in holding the finished product of an official QUILT.   A label, the binding and a hanging sleeve prepares the quilt for the owner and upcoming quilt show!

Bquiltin ~ Sewin’ Peace & Contentment


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Final Stitch 2019 - Quilt Number 020

 Quilt Stats:
Size :      62" x 76"
Hugs & Kisses Quilt Pattern
Machine Pieced by Owner: Donna V.  (June-Aug 2019)

Bquiltin ~ Sewin’ Peace & Contentment


NE Oklahoma City Quilt Exhibit

Bquiltin ~ Sewin’ Peace & Contentment


Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thankful Thursday

August 8, 2019

Who' da thought ... I'd get to know you this-a-way ... Dear Lord!

Thankful and happy --- amongst my evening Moon Flower blooms!

Final Stitch 2019 . Quilt Number 019

As I am gaining mastery and continuing my longarm quilting adventure.......  I intend to document posting of   FINAL STITCH !!

Quilt Stats
58" x 68"

So here it is.  8-7-2019:  (just the facts madam!)

quilting adventure.......  


Happy Stitching !!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019: Facing Loss and Counting Gain

Mental and emotional barriers go up...… as I try to release the tensions in creative ways... with the help of the Lord.... my strong tower

Nine - - Nineteen

Jauary 9 --- 2019        

9-19. . .  is what captures my mind.   I dreamed of Big Mama's house in Chickasha OK -- all thru the night.   I need to go see me mom today.   Hubby and granddaughter have plans for the evening.   

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