A wonderful quilty day

A wonderful quilty day

Post by nosp » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 14:30:45



Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58 blocks
for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the size I want
it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because I want to
surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also managed to get
in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG quilt.  It is
almost done only a few more days of work on that one before I can begin
the binding process.
   My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
over running the place.
   I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other day.
   I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit more
space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
   Oh so much fun!!!
And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
   And it even got better after that!
  I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go on
a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about all
of these things I just had to share it all with you.
   It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
   I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over again.
juliasb
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A wonderful quilty day

Post by Kitty » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 11:38:16


Smiling with you Julia :)  What a great day!  (you tired me out tho)

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> Oh what a wonderful day!

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A wonderful quilty day

Post by KCK » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 12:42:23


Julia,

Your post made me smile as well!  Come to think of it, your posts
*often* do that.

Okay, you've got my attention regarding the flannel quilt.  Maybe I'm
just hopelessly nosy (or nebby as Mickie says), but all it takes is
someone telling me I'll have to wait to see something to make me eager,
so hurry up!  <grins>

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"juliasb wrote ...

Quote:
> Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58
blocks
> for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the size I
want
> it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because I want to
> surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.

 
 
 

A wonderful quilty day

Post by Queen of Squishie » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 21:37:48


Sounds glorious!

Karen, Queen of Squishies
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Quote:
>    My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
> over running the place.

 
 
 

A wonderful quilty day

Post by nosp » Tue, 30 Sep 2003 02:37:47


   I just finished block #70!!  I have about 20 to go.  I never give an
exact number until I am sure it all comes out the size I want it.
Depending how gear I get today who knows, I may even get those done
before to long.
   I am thinking though, that I should take a break since I just made a
few mistakes and know to stop while the getting is good and let it rest.
  So maybe, if the weather continues to warm a bit I think I may go out
and transplant tulip bulbs and get the flower beds ready for the winter.
Still thinking about that though.
juliasb

Quote:

> Julia,

> Your post made me smile as well!  Come to think of it, your posts
> *often* do that.

> Okay, you've got my attention regarding the flannel quilt.  Maybe I'm
> just hopelessly nosy (or nebby as Mickie says), but all it takes is
> someone telling me I'll have to wait to see something to make me eager,
> so hurry up!  <grins>

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A wonderful quilty day

Post by Kate Dice » Tue, 30 Sep 2003 00:01:32


Quote:

> Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58 blocks
> for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the size I want
> it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because I want to
> surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also managed to get
> in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG quilt.  It is
> almost done only a few more days of work on that one before I can begin
> the binding process.
>    My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
> over running the place.
>    I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other day.
>    I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
> another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit more
> space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
>    Oh so much fun!!!
> And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
> friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
> two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
>    And it even got better after that!
>   I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go on
> a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about all
> of these things I just had to share it all with you.
>    It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
> trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
> stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
>    I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over again.
> juliasb
> --
> come and journey with me...
>      from darkness into New Life
> http:\\www.nwlife.com

Sounds like you have had a wonderful time!  I'm glad to hear it.  The
new project also sounds like fun - if a little mysterious!  ;)

Oh, and don't worry about going to sleep - you are allowed to sleep in a
silly grin!
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A wonderful quilty day

Post by Nell Reynold » Tue, 30 Sep 2003 14:07:08


Julia, I don't want to know how long it is taking you to finish quilting
your GMFG, because that is too far in the future for me to worry about now.
What I want to know is A) does GMFG stand for Grandmother's Flower Garden?
B) If so, how big are the individual hexagons?  C) What size quilt?
For about two years I have been taking a box (it originally held 25 - 9" x
12" mailing envelopes) full of GMFG components along on my trips.  While my
partner drove, I basted cloth hexagons to paper hexagons, sewed six together
around yellow centers, etc.  Knowing this would be a looooong term project,
I purposely did not set myself a deadline.
I am working toward twin bed quilts for my 3 granddaughters.  The hexagons
are 1 1/2 inches on a side, making each leafless flower about 7" x 8".  I
now have 41 flowers pieced, and petal-colored basted hexagons for another 25
or so flowers.  I have another box full of green basted hexagons and maybe
100 various white, beige or other neutral background hexagons.
My question for you is:  Will I live long enough to finish three handmade
quilts?

Nell in Austin


Quote:
> Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58 blocks
> for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the size I want
> it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because I want to
> surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also managed to get
> in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG quilt.  It is
> almost done only a few more days of work on that one before I can begin
> the binding process.
>    My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
> over running the place.
>    I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other
day.
>    I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
> another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit more
> space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
>    Oh so much fun!!!
> And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
> friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
> two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
>    And it even got better after that!
>   I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go on
> a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about all
> of these things I just had to share it all with you.
>    It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
> trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
> stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
>    I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over
again.
> juliasb
> --
> come and journey with me...
>      from darkness into New Life
> http:\\www.nwlife.com

 
 
 

A wonderful quilty day

Post by Maureen Woznia » Tue, 30 Sep 2003 21:39:11


Ooh! sounds like so much fun.  I did manage to get a couple of blocks
cut out this weekend and dyed a fat quarter, but that's about it.  I'm
jealous!

Maureen

Quote:

> Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58
> blocks for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the
> size I want it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because
> I want to surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also
> managed to get in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG
> quilt.  It is almost done only a few more days of work on that one
> before I can begin the binding process.
>   My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
> over running the place.
>   I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other
> day.
>   I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
> another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit
> more space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
>   Oh so much fun!!!
> And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
> friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
> two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
>   And it even got better after that!
>  I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go
> on a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about
> all of these things I just had to share it all with you.
>   It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
> trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
> stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
>   I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over again.
> juliasb

 
 
 

A wonderful quilty day

Post by nosp » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 02:24:20


You will live long enough to finish your Grandmother's Flower Garden
Quilt :).  And your flower choices sound great!  I wish I was your
granddaughter and I was getting one of your quilts.  But then that would
make you to old and I don't want to be responsible for that :).
   I have made several over the years now.  Each one I used a different
size hexagons from small to much larger. The ones on this one are about
4" across. They are on the larger size because of the effect I wanted to
achieve.  I did one a couple years ago as a baby quilt for my
granddaughter. That one I used very small hexagons, only about 2"
across.  So the size is pretty much up to you and the way you want it to
appear when finished.
   I have not paper pieced my quilts. I tried that method on the first
one I did and it was clumsy for me to work with so I found just matching
each piece and stitching them together worked much better for me.
   The one I am doing right now is a King Size. The other two were a
baby quilt and a full size.
   On this one I did all the piecing a few years ago and then put it
aside in my UFO box.  I wasn't confident to finish it when it came to
binding it.  After doing the smaller quilts I feel much better about the
process. IMHO that is the most difficult part of the project. and will
take almost as long to do as the hand quilting.
   Because of the design and looking now at the time spent on this one
compared to the baby quilt I believe they are taking about the same
amount of time to complete. The smaller pieces still require just about
the same amount of work and quilting as the larger ones. So IMHO size is
not making all that much difference.
  I will be glad when I am finished with this one though. I have not
decided what I will be doing with it yet but I know that it will always
have a good home here.  Have fun with your GMFG
juliasb

Quote:

> Julia, I don't want to know how long it is taking you to finish quilting
> your GMFG, because that is too far in the future for me to worry about now.
> What I want to know is A) does GMFG stand for Grandmother's Flower Garden?
> B) If so, how big are the individual hexagons?  C) What size quilt?
> For about two years I have been taking a box (it originally held 25 - 9" x
> 12" mailing envelopes) full of GMFG components along on my trips.  While my
> partner drove, I basted cloth hexagons to paper hexagons, sewed six together
> around yellow centers, etc.  Knowing this would be a looooong term project,
> I purposely did not set myself a deadline.
> I am working toward twin bed quilts for my 3 granddaughters.  The hexagons
> are 1 1/2 inches on a side, making each leafless flower about 7" x 8".  I
> now have 41 flowers pieced, and petal-colored basted hexagons for another 25
> or so flowers.  I have another box full of green basted hexagons and maybe
> 100 various white, beige or other neutral background hexagons.
> My question for you is:  Will I live long enough to finish three handmade
> quilts?

> Nell in Austin



>>Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58 blocks
>>for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the size I want
>>it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because I want to
>>surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also managed to get
>>in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG quilt.  It is
>>almost done only a few more days of work on that one before I can begin
>>the binding process.
>>   My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
>>over running the place.
>>   I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other

> day.

>>   I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
>>another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit more
>>space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
>>   Oh so much fun!!!
>>And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
>>friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
>>two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
>>   And it even got better after that!
>>  I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go on
>>a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about all
>>of these things I just had to share it all with you.
>>   It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
>>trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
>>stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
>>   I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over

> again.

>>juliasb
>>--
>>come and journey with me...
>>     from darkness into New Life
>>http:\\www.nwlife.com

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A wonderful quilty day

Post by nosp » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 02:47:18


I have been back at the sewing machine this morning working on finishing
up just one more project. Binding the folded stars that I made earlier
this summer.  I decided to make them as table pads and give them with
the candy dishes in the quilted gift bags I just finished.  I finished
binding 4 so far this morning (need to complete 8).  I want to get these
gifts finished up and then put away until the holiday so I have a bit
more space in here. So at least for this morning the other quilting
projects are on hold... However I know I will be back to work on both
the flannel quilt and the GMFG by later this afternoon.
juliasb

Quote:

> Ooh! sounds like so much fun.  I did manage to get a couple of blocks
> cut out this weekend and dyed a fat quarter, but that's about it.  I'm
> jealous!

> Maureen


>> Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58
>> blocks for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the
>> size I want it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because
>> I want to surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also
>> managed to get in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG
>> quilt.  It is almost done only a few more days of work on that one
>> before I can begin the binding process.
>>   My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
>> over running the place.
>>   I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other
>> day.
>>   I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
>> another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit
>> more space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
>>   Oh so much fun!!!
>> And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
>> friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
>> two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
>>   And it even got better after that!
>>  I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go
>> on a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about
>> all of these things I just had to share it all with you.
>>   It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
>> trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
>> stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
>>   I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over
>> again.
>> juliasb

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A wonderful quilty day

Post by Colee » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 10:57:02


Julia --

Sounds like a wonderful day.  I just came back from a three day weekend of
cross stitching with about 22 other women.  It was the most wonderful and
relaxing time.  And Sue took a picture of me with my first quilt so
hopefully that will be posted soon.

Love in Stitches,

Coleen


Quote:
> Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58 blocks
> for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the size I want
> it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because I want to
> surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also managed to get
> in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG quilt.  It is
> almost done only a few more days of work on that one before I can begin
> the binding process.
>    My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
> over running the place.
>    I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other
day.
>    I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
> another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit more
> space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
>    Oh so much fun!!!
> And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
> friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
> two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
>    And it even got better after that!
>   I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go on
> a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about all
> of these things I just had to share it all with you.
>    It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
> trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
> stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
>    I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over
again.
> juliasb
> --
> come and journey with me...
>      from darkness into New Life
> http:\\www.nwlife.com

 
 
 

A wonderful quilty day

Post by nosp » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 15:24:19


Oh what fun that must have been. looking forward to seeing the pics.
juliasb

Quote:

> Julia --

> Sounds like a wonderful day.  I just came back from a three day weekend of
> cross stitching with about 22 other women.  It was the most wonderful and
> relaxing time.  And Sue took a picture of me with my first quilt so
> hopefully that will be posted soon.

> Love in Stitches,

> Coleen



>>Oh what a wonderful day!  I spent the morning piecing together 58 blocks
>>for my flannel quilt. I need to do another 30 to have it the size I want
>>it.  I am not going to say much about this one yet because I want to
>>surprise all of you (and myself) when it is done.  I also managed to get
>>in a little (lot) more of the hand quilting on my GMFG quilt.  It is
>>almost done only a few more days of work on that one before I can begin
>>the binding process.
>>   My studio looks like one BIG s***pile right now and threads are
>>over running the place.
>>   I also finished quilting all 17 of the gift bags I made up the other

> day.

>>   I even managed to move a box of goodies for the puppy quilts to
>>another space so I could walk around in here some.  I needed a bit more
>>space to start pulling out other goodies to finish up.
>>   Oh so much fun!!!
>>And to make the day even better Jerry and I went out to share in a
>>friends 50th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful joyous occasion. To see
>>two people so much in love after 50 years is such a good feeling.
>>   And it even got better after that!
>>  I finally finished making some special arrangements for jerry to go on
>>a retreat that he has been wanting to make.  I am so e***d about all
>>of these things I just had to share it all with you.
>>   It is going to be hard to go to sleep tonight because I am having
>>trouble taking the smile off my face.  I have been walking around here
>>stitching and humming to myself all afternoon.
>>   I just glanced over at the 'finished' box and am smiling all over

> again.

>>juliasb
>>--
>>come and journey with me...
>>     from darkness into New Life
>>http:\\www.nwlife.com

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A wonderful quilty day

Post by Shstringfell » Fri, 03 Oct 2003 20:27:22


Quote:
>And Sue took a picture of me with my first quilt so
>hopefully that will be posted soon.

Yes, Colleen, I plan on posting that pic, but I'm not quite sure where? The
person that had volunteered to post it for us has and impenatrably (is that a
word?) unspammed email address and has not replied to my post on the newsgroup.
Hopefully, I can figure something out so you all can see the beautiful job
Colleen did on her quilt!
SueS