Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams

Quilting, rants and raves and I am sure I will talk to my grandson.

Episode 23: Just nattering !

Fast, short episode because I have been working on charity quilts.  Referred back to my recent posts on Word Press, specifically my latest quilt ... THE FABRIC TALKS TO ME.  Pictures on Flicker and Word-Press.  Also reviewed Alex Anderson DVD about learning to quilt.

Nonnie

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My borders are driving me NUTS!

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This is the quilt I reapplied the borders for the THIRD TIME... (Sorry it is such a crummy picture but I had to hang it out side on the clothes line in order to get any picture.  As you can tell picture styling is not my strong suite. )  Anyways I reapplied the borders three time... simple little 4 inch wide borders... Should be easy right....

NO, NO, NO!  I did not have my usual work area to stretch out the quilt to measure the borders so I measured by folding in  half and then measured (twice.)  I then cut the borders.  Dang if they were not too short by two inches.  I had more fabric so I remeasured and re-cut the fabric leaving extra.  I then marked the appropriate measurements and pinned from the center outward.   I sewed on the borders and then laid it on a bed.  The borders waved like a flag in a hurricane.  Had to rip them off again.  Remarked them using my old technique of marking them every 12 inches on border and quilt top, then matching all the marks at the 12 inches.  Sewed them on and FINALLY they are laying flat.

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I  had a blast this week sewing at CHRISTMAS IN JULY sew in at Elaine's Quilty Shop in Hadley.   The food was great, three different salads, and a wonderful banana cake for dessert.  We sewed from 10 am til 5 pm.  I corrected the above border and finally got it right and then sewed pinwheels using the MISSOURI QUILT SHOP technique.  They were so much fun... but boy are those bias edges hard to deal with.

I am making my pinwheels using 6-1/2 inch squares ( Yes, it will be a charity quilt.)  Once the pinwheels were made I squared them up to 7-1/2 inch unfinished blocks.  I will be posting pictures in the future.  I will probably design quilt top in a simpler pattern, then the ones I have seen on the internet lately.  Just playing with the idea.

Speaking of designing..... I think I am going to break down and buy myself an Electric Quilt 7.... I have been missing my EQ since the computer crash.

Well this is it for today... happy quilting.

Nonnie

( The pictured quilt is a lot cuter in person than picture indicates. )

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Episode 20: Busting my stash

Sorry, but I only post pictures on Word-Press. I save my bandwidth here for the podcast. To load your MP3 file, Right click, select SAVE TO TARGET OR Link and save to your computer. Just remember where you save your file to. I loose more files by forgetting.

Link to the blocks I make from my experimental stash fabrics.

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Color for Quilters by Amy Davidson

This post is just a podcast. I will be posting more photos on WORD PRESS BLOG. http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/ Nonnie’s Blog at Word-Press

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HAPPY QUILTING,

NONNIE .

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Color review of some of the literature

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Well I could post the podcast or I could post the show notes. I could not do both but if you follow my word press blog you will soon see a blog with pictures soon. I already posted pictures of the links to the books at wordpress.

Tonight I went to the guild and our speaker was Amy Davison a talented quilter, pattern designer from this area of Michigan. I will be devoting my next podcast and I am sure several blogs to her lecture. The topic: COLOR FOR QUILTERS...... honest I forgot she was giving this lecture. I must say it was one of the better more quilt based lectures on color I have ever attended. I enjoyed it and I learned a lot. I will let you know about the lecture when I get a chance to blog.

Check out her web site and patterns:

http://www.humblebeequiltworks.com/

Amy Davidson, Of Humblebee Quilt Works

NONNIE

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SHOW NOTES for episode 16: Charity Quilting

CITY QUILTS: 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired by Urban Views

Quilter's Academy Vol. 3 Junior Year: A Skill-Building Course in Quilt-making [Paperback]Harriet Hargrave (Author), Carrie Hargrave (Author)

Originally in this podcast I planned a QUILT DIARY, instead I plan to podcast after any sewing session of four hours or longer OR upon completion of a project. I am finding it difficult to podcast on a regular basis. I also feel I should not podcast unless I have done some sewing and my quilting time is limited. I hate being redundant or not having any project in progress. I think that leads to a boring podcast.

I sometimes feel I am talking to myself, because I rarely get comments. I really enjoy conversation with other quilters and had hoped to get more comments. Those comments always give me ideas for more blogging and podcast. So if you listen to the podcast please drop in and say HELLO and tell me what you are thinking and doing with your projects. THANK YOU, I think I am done WHINING .

More pictures of the ongoing charity quilting will be posted as I complete the projects on my WORD PRESS BLOG. I also hope to take pictures of the projects made by the other ladies in the group.

HAPPY QUILTING

NONNIE

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#12: Not a lot quilting going on …

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I am testing my new computer, not sure I like the sound quality. I keep hearing noises in the background ... that may mean I need a different head set. Let me know what you guys think. 

Not a lot of quilting being done.... although I do (droan on) explain what I have been doing. ( See post over at the blog. ) I bought fabric for a secret project not to be disclosed until I have it over half done. It is still perculating in my brain. I also talk about PIXAR fabric from JoAnn's.  

Learn to Quilt Accurately:

 

POWER CUTTING by Debbie Caffery

 

Power Cutting and Debbie Caffrey

Sally Collins, Precision Piecing Queen :

Sally Collins Homepage 

You Tube Preview 

 

C&T Publishing DVDs

 

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Casino, Quilts, Guild night and kids

Just a podcast tonight... you will be able to find pictures of quilts posted in the next couple of days on my blog on WORD-PRESS.

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MSU Quilt musem, podcasters and other topics

I will be posting links as times allow....

http://www.angelfire.com/art3/elainesquiltyshop/ Elaine’s Quilty Shop

http://museum.msu.edu/glqc/onlinenewsletter.html MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY QUILT MUSEUM

http://museum.msu.edu/glqc/programs_main.html SPECIAL PROGRAM AT MSU QUILT MUSEUM

http://museum.msu.edu/glqc/quilt_index.html QUILT INDEX

http://museum.msu.edu/glqc/quiltcare.html HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR QUILTS

http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/treasures/ Quilted Treasures

Some of these links I did not know they existed. I will have to explore them my self after I post this podcast. There are video and podcast interviews here of various famous quilters.

SEE YA ALL SOON, We are off to our holiday weekend.

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