Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams

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

GRAND RAPIDS AQS QUILT SHOW -2015 (e55)


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HAPPY QUILTING,

NONNIE
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A QUILTING BLOG WITH NO QUILTING BEING DONE

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THIS QUILT WAS DONATED BY PAT SPETH TO GENESIS HOSPICE RAFFLE for a fundraiser.

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LINKS FOR BLOGS mentioned in this podcast :

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/podcast-list-updated-august-2015/

MY LIST OF PODCAST LINKS


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NEWEST PODCAST : ME BEING CRAFTY

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/pat-speth-trunk-show-and-lecture-at-evening-star-quilt-guild/

PAT SPETH LECTURE AND TRUNK SHOW


https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/cabin-fever-by-natalia-bonner-and-kathleen-whiting-the-book-i-had-to-have/ 

CABIN FEVER

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/irish-chain-quilts-by-melissa-corry/

IRISH CHAIN QUILTS

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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2 PODCASTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE !

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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VERY LATE PODCAST POST #50

Very late podcast post ... show notes to come ... in the future maybe .. . .

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49: Blathering a lot and review of quilt books

WIP … NURSE QUILT

 

… HEMMING MY PANTS

 

DD HOME for end student teaching …. Making quilts … tops to be posted

14 minutes --Progress in her workmanship

Raiding the stash

 

 

MORE FMQ for me

 

8 minutes …… accentuate the negative book review

 

Gradation

15 min …. Reversal

16 min …. Interruption

17min….  negative form 

19 min…. Piecing

 

22 min - - - books that teach me design principals and elements

 

SELF PORTRAIT of Nee Nee --design opportunities

33min - -  guided Art project

 

Accentuate the NEGATIVE by T Price

Quilting with a Modern Slant  by Racheal May

 

29 min- -  DD quilts with pictures …. Blathering on

 

38 min -- - - DAISY'S POST CARD

 

43 MIN - -  - Summer Post Card Exchange -- Quilt Cabana

 

46 min --- Frances of OFF KILTER QUILT new young writer's podcast

 

49 min - - - Oakland County Quilt Show .. Few quilts posted

   concentrate on FMQ  . . . . Link to Flickr post

 

53 min - - - Trampoline

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EPISODE 45: DO NOT DO IT

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IN no particular order in  this episode I talk about my September workshop and guild meeting with VIKKI PIGNATELLI.  I learned CURVED PIECING and how to frame a quilt instead of using binding.

Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibit

The OCTOBER GUILD MEETING with the Bag Auction and the raffle quilt.

My favorite Free Motion Quilting Craftsy Class

My Sheep Baby Quilt for Charlie and how it almost suffered a disaster.... hence the title  DO NOT DO IT!

MY MP3 experiment

Why my daughter had to go talk to my grandson's teacher .... We have our hands full.

I want to apoligize for singing... I PROMISE I WAS NOT DRINKING AND I WAS NOT DRUNK.

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HAPPY QUILTING

NONNIE
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Plagued by Uncertainty

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Plagued by Uncertainty

I have made several blocks for my husband quilt.  ( Of course the blocks are at home and I am not, otherwise I would have better pictures to show. I do hope to post more pictures later.)  I brought fabric to the retreat I am at and am now plagued by indecision.  The background fabric I had purchased is not MAKING ME HAPPY.  I am beginning to think it is too dark.  I bought it a couple of years ago with my husband's help. ( Long story, can I say LESSON LEARNED and I will never do it again!!!)  He picked the color and later painted the walls in the master bedroom to match.  Since then I have had frequent hints about when I am going to finish HIS QUILT.

I have made several blocks but have not gone too far in making the blocks that I feel I could still change my mind.  I am posting pictures of the original inspiration quilt and a magazine picture of the pattern that I was able to come up with.  You will notice the fabric I have posted is much darker  (medium value butter scotch) than the fabric in the inspiration quilt (mottled buff / beige.)  I have seen fabric close to the original fabric, just not very mottled. I HAVE NOT BOUGHT IT, YET !  For the leaves and boarder blocks I am planning similar but not the same colors... mostly darks and medium darks tone on tone, small scale prints.  I think very similar to the original colors and I have many fat quarters and left over fabrics suitable for these blocks.

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Flash used / ambient light

This fabric was purchased by my husband when we were on vacation and he came to get me out of a quilt shop. I had been trying to decide between two bolts of fabric. He came in, saw what I was doing and voted for this one. I did not realize at the time how much darker it was compared to the fabric I was planning to use for the focus fabrics. Now I am trying to decide if I should rethink the original plan use darker focus fabric. Or should I get the lighter background fabric as I think it would look better. The lighter fabric would still look good with the walls as it is a light version of the wall colors.

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Part of a block being made, here is where I stopped, as I am not liking the background color.   Other colors chosen will be various brown, greens, blues, reds, orange, rust, plums and pale yellows ... very similar to the original colors.

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Picture I have posted in an earlier blog post but it shows some of my original fabric selections.

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This is a copy of the original quilt magazine that inspired the raffle quilt made by my guild. My husband saw it and loved it...he bought $20 of raffle tickets...something that he had never done before. You can see the back ground fabric is plainer and more cream / buff color.   Original pattern was throw size,  the raffle quilt below was queen size.

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This is the picture of the RAFFLE QUILT my husband fell in love with. Again with the softer, plainer, cream/buff fabric. YES, I WILL DISCUSS THIS WITH MY HUSBAND, but I have to come to my own design decisions.  I will be making a KING SIZE quilt and the boarder blocks will be from OH MY STARS QUILT ALONG as I like them better and can hardly wait until I get to that part of the quilting.

Oh My Stars! (A Quilt-Along)

OKAY my questions to you are:  I want detail explanation of what you think and why.  Please no simple one sentence answers as I want this to be a conversation / discussion not just I want to be in on the give away. Random drawing of posted comments.  Cost is no object this will be an heirloom quilt.

1.   Should I go with the original background fabric ... I would probably have to chose darker fabrics from my stash to do the focal patchwork leaves and blocks.

2.  Should I go with the cream/ buff background fabric  I would then be able to use the original  brighter fabrics for the blocks.

3.  The real problem, should I honor my husband's selection of fabric since he is not a quilter and has little or no understanding of making a quilt or should I go WITH my own intuition that a different background would make a better quilt.  Knowing him he just wants the quilt done and would not really care about the fact I change my mind and went with different fabric.  He would be a little peeved to know I would be spending more money for new fabric since I have so much fabric as is..... BUT WHAT HE DOES NOT KNOW WILL NOT HURT ME or HIM!

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GIVE AWAY!

I have a new copy of  Quilter's Academy  Junior Year, by Harriet and Carrie Hargraves to be given away.

I have a slightly used but in really good shape ( I bought a duplicate) copy of EASY MACHINE QUILTING, 12 LESSONS (domestic machine, FMQ) edited by Jane Townswick.

Drawing WILL be the end of June or the first week in July and will be posted on my blogs.  I do not use random generator.  I put names in a hat and my grandson draws the name out.

TO enter post a comment here on Podbean, on Word Press or email me at Nonnie's Quilting Dreams.  Be sure you are not a NO REPLY commenter because I will not have a way to reach you for your prize.  You will have to check back for the announcement or listen to my podcast ( preferred by me) for the announcement of the winners.

Happy Quilting,

NONNIE

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I am in love with Pinterest and some reviews

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I will be doing a follow up post with show notes here and at Word-press.  I am seriously into pinterest and having a blast there... come follow me and see the wonderful on line quilt show I have discovered.

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Book reviews ... I will be posting links... Just ran out of hours today.

Nonnie

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