Friday, May 6, 2011

Garage sale finds

I only went to one large garage sale this weekend but I came home with some great fabric.  I love the large piece with the mosaic tile looking design.  I think it will make a great back for a quilt.  The shirts were good this weekend.  Lots of color.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Grandmothers Crochet

Here is a picture of a tablerunner that my Grandmother made.  She was born around 1886 and was 40 years old when she had my Father. Her oldest child and 44 when she had her 2nd child.  Wow!  That must have been quite a surprise.  She had started a crocheted bedspread but never completed it.  I ask and friend in TX to please make something from the pieces.  She made 4 tablerunners.  One for each of my siblings.  It is a real treasure.  She use to make crocheted gloves to sell.  Can you image the time it would take to crochet gloves to fit someone?  I am amazed.  Too bad I do not like to crochet.  Oh well, maybe my daughter will inherit her greatgrandmothers talent

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Customoers Quilts

Here are a couple of pictures of customers quilts I am working on.  The star Wedding Ring is Spectacular.  I will show you a full photo when I get the qulitng completed.  The second quilt is made from a pattern at Oh Fransson- Remix Greatest Hits is this version.  It is really wonderful in the Jane Sassaman fabrics.  I am so blessed to see all of these beautiful quilts that my customers make.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quilt Closet

Ok Charlotte, This one is for you.  I will have you know a customer called me "A Horder" last week.  I call it a "Collection".  These are completed quilts.  I have been quilting for 20 years and have given away lots of quilts.  I have no idea how many quilts I have made.  It keeps me entertained.  Have a great day.  Beth

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's a bird thing!

While I was working on the Wonky bird blocks I came across these little birds on Etsy.  Etsy is a website where people sell homemade items, vintage items, crafts etc.  I saw these little birds and had to have them.  they are about 1" tall.  They are loving living in my sewing room.  If you want the name of the girl from India who makes these let me know and I will hunt up her name.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Color inspiration

I was in Home Depot on Sunday and saw a display of paint chips.  I can not remember the brand but they have these cute little cutouts and a ring to put them all on.  I placed all of the chips on the ring and spread them out.  I think they are great.  I would like to glue them together so they will stay in place.  I feel time with the glue gun coming soon.  Look around for inspiration