Episode 140: Me, again.

3 07 2014

I’m back. Hope you are, too.





Episode 139: In Which I Actually Discuss Quilting!

11 05 2014

I don’t have any recent pictures, so may I walk you down memory lane?

 

One of my first quilts, from Barbara Brackman’s Fabric and Fabrications. I’d wager I made this in 2008 or 2009:

IMG_2512You see how modern it looks? It looks that way on accident.

 

I think this next top was my second quilt I ever made. I used templates I cut out of cereal boxes.

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And because it’s about time to celebrate my podcastiversary, here’s one of my first quilt tops I ever talked about:

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I’ve gotten better since then.

 

 





Episode 138: Another Rambly One (You’ve Been Warned)

11 04 2014

Not a lot of quilty talk, but lots of talking nonetheless. Big fun!

kirksville selfieMe in Kirksville, MO, one of my recent destinations.





Episode 137: The Thankful Episode

22 03 2014

Last week I received one of the most amazing gifts I’ve ever been given–a quilt from quilty friends across the world. The quilt was engineered by Daisy of Lazy Daisy Quilts, who put out the call for squares from twilters everywhere after she heard about my mother’s cancer. She wanted to a way for our wonderful community to offer comfort in a time of difficulty. For a nice, well-lit photo of the quilt, go to Daisy’s blog, here:

http://ldq.outlandishthreads.com/?p=705

These photos don’t do this beautiful quilt justice, but to give you an idea …

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Daisy did the piecing, quilting and binding, and Pam from Hip to be a Square donated the fab backing.

Everyone who contributed:

Sonya Sowell, Darla McFarren, Kelley Koszegi, Mary Ann Cox, Sandi Harrah, Kati Rozsnyo, Jen Lanak, Carole Wool, Tina Rose, Carole McDowell, Gretchen Firestone Tanesha Nurse, Ethel Sews, Diane Rincon, Amy Herin, Daisy Fraser Wreath, Stephanie Harris, Nonnie Palmer, Jaye Lapatchet, Valerie Root, Emily Hinkel, Laura White, Zina Clark, Pam, Sandy Hasenauer, Sandi Colwell, and Katie Ringo.
Thank you one and all!

And finally, Will’s shoe drawings:

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Episode 136: The Pretty Late, Really Long Episode

4 03 2014

I’ve had this episode ready to go for several days, but have been too lazy to post it. That’s the end of winter for you. I just want to hibernate. But it will be spring soon!

Here’s my off-kilter Irish Chain:

Irish Chain

And in case you needed a little color in your life, here’s a picture of Will’s new shoes:

WILL'S NEW SHOES

Yowza!

See you soon!





Episode 135: Artsy Fartsy

7 02 2014

First, I finished the Circle of Geese quilt. Yay!

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And here’s my first little piece of applique made from my own pattern–Sister Rosetta Tharpe:

sisterrosetta draftHope you have a great week!





Episode 134: Keep up with the Kona!

29 01 2014

circle of geese topCircle of Geese top! Not the most beautiful picture in the world, but that’s par for course, now isn’t it? Next up: the quilting. Eek! I’ve been practicing drawing a paisley pattern for outside the geese. Maybe little circles inside?

And here is my unsuccessful, but still cool, unfinished New York Beauty block. Just call me Miss Paper Piecing USA, cuz that’s who I am, ladies.

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See you next week!








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