My mom and dad spent a year and a half working among the Indians in and around Mexican Hat. During that time my mom discovered Blue Bird Flour. It comes in cotton bags. She recently gave me a few.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Makes me so proud!!! Madeline, made this quilt for her community project hours for school... She learned to sew her scraps, and make this beautiful quilt, which her mother then hand quit led and are donating to basics... I'm so proud of her! InFact, her brother had done the same thing a couple years earlier! Beautiful people, beautiful work! Thank you Madeline!
I am very happy to let you know that the quilt my mom and I have been working on is now finished! I am attaching a few photos of the quilt. This is my very first quilt and I am very excited and happy about the results. I am so glad that this quilt is going to such a good cause. (bumblebeansbascis.com)
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
My nieces, Mary and Rachel love to come and sew with me. Mary is 6 and is pretty handy with a needle and thread. I let her play in my scraps. She likes to make little pockets and pillows. Rachel plays in my same bin of scraps on the design wall. Like their aunt they like bright colors. So when I began playing in the bin of scraps it seemed fitting that the quilt should hold one of their names.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
My quilting is not perfect but I an happy with it as a first attempt. It is certainly a step up from my stitch in the ditch and straight line quilting. I still have to add the binding which I am pretty certain will be white.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
The quilt has been donated to a 'quilt sale' here in Wolfeboro, NH. The proceeds go to support the Carroll County Childrens' Advocacy Center located here in our town. They do such important work, and on a shoestring budget. Our guild has adopted them, and will continue to support them.
Thank you Lynn for sharing this with us! A good deed! I love it!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
When you last saw this quilt, it didn't have borders. Now its done.
I won the box of Victoria's Collection of Aurifil 12 wt threads from last year's Quilter's Take Manhattan where I attended on a "home ticket." I used those threads to quilt this mini with Aurifil 50 wt white in the bobbin and in the background. Everything was done free motion except the "wiggle stitch" in the borders. That was done using my walking foot on my Bernina.
I also really love the back of this quilt. I had some home dec fabric from a sample book with little cherubs on it and combined several different colors of the same print to make the back.
And I labeled it!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I have made a few small quilts to hang in the bathroom at church. I rotate them occasionally. About a year ago one was stolen on a rummage sale day. I should say, it disappeared. In theory, someone could be "borrowing" it for an extended time. But I really don't expect to ever see it again. It was a word quilt with three words: Faith, Hope, Love. (I should have included "honesty.") Anyway, I finally made a replacement quilt. It's not as elaborate as the other one was, but it looks fine in the bathroom. It's about 12" x 16".