Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The blog is BACK!


It’s been a while since I’ve posted.   I’m hoping to start putting my “Once-in-a-while-not-very-often” Newsletter on here, there are some definite advantages to do doing this:

1)    I can attach pictures, and they’ll be right in line with what I’m hoping to tell you.

2)    I can link to YouTube videos, other sites, and other blogs – sharing the brilliance of other quilters and letting you know when I have a YouTube update (which may or may not be quite so brilliant), too.

3)    Prior newsletters will be easier to find if you decide that there’s something that you need to find again.

One definite disadvantage is that I'll have to change the names of my children so that I can still tell stories about the goofy things they do.  Poor Don, there's no hiding that he's married to me, that he CHOSE me, and is still with me...   Bwhahahahaha!!

My plan is to update the blog, then let you know on my personal and business FaceBook pages   Wheatridge Studios on FaceBook (Like and Follow!that there’s been an update.  If you still want an e-mail letting you know that I’ve put out an update, I’ll be doing that with a link to the blog.  If you use a blog roll (don’t ask me what that is, I’ve never used one!) you can be notified that way, too.   

I'm hoping to have the next update at the end of January or the beginning of February. 

In the mean time, check out this video - it's a clue to what I'll be talking about in the next blog post  How quilting fabric is made

Keep on working on those quilt tops - I'll be back to quilting in February.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

1053 - Jan's American Beauty

Jan wanted this American Beauty quilted like the one at "A Heart Like Yours" quilt shop in Spokane that I had done a couple of years ago.  After talking on the phone with her, I've made some changes, mostly to the outer border.  I used Anne Bright's "Victorian Gates Border and Victorian Gates Double Swirl.  That outer border fabric is pretty busy, but this gives a nice surprise when you're up close to the quilt.

1052 - Ami's Baby Quilt

Ami wanted a variegated thread to help fill in the open spaces on this baby quilt.  I used a purple King Tut from Superior Threads.  The color changes happen every inch, so you really have to look for the subtle changes in color.  "Daisy Mae" from Anne Bright was the design used.

1051 - Mary's Single Irish Chain

Another from Mary's UFO closet, this Single Irish Chain was made using Eleanor Burns' method.  Anne Bright's "Sun Valley Zinnia" was Mary's choice to quilt this. 

1050 - Mary's

Mary  has been cleaning out her UFO (UnFinished Objects) cabinet, so she couldn't give me a name on this.  I used "Anne's Favorite" (Anne Bright) to quilt this.

I did a lot of "Stand and Stare" on this quilt - not to decide the quilting (my usual reason) but to figure out how this was put together.  I do love a puzzle!