My first assignment for my retirement is ……

I am thinking of retiring this year and already I am getting assignments . . . My assignment if I choose to accept …. make three    (?) quilts to be used as window shades . . . (to block light) for daughter’s pre-school class room. She raided my fabric stash to find my hoard of fabric I was saving for something… I guess this is it. She has since gone on line to buy more fabrics … We will be adding some bright solids / tone on tone to get enough yardage … not sure how yet.

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I am thinking I will using the people panel on the top and bottom of the shade. The small blocks and the larger animals will be fussy cut then framed. I will be using the stripe fabric as some of the frames. I will also use solid fabric and tone on tone in bright fabrics from my stash to make the frames.

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I am thinking of splitting the sun, branch and caterpillar fabric and framing it with the bubble fabric on the other picture. I will put them at the top and bottom of the shade.  I will center the main panel….  using the food and butterfly fabric around it to get it to size.  If I need more blocks I will do raw edge applique of the caterpillar and butterfly… maybe some food.                 .

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Not sure what I will do with these fabrics … They are on hold.  Looking for more book related fabric that is appropriate for the project.  I have Dr Suess fabric but I was saving it for a special grandchild…. so we will see.

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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SLOW going on my FMQ

IT has been really slow going with the FMQ I have only been able to work on it an additional hour or two. I hope to get time to work on it tomorrow. Right now I am editing another podcast. I have finished the CRAFTSY class BEYOND BASIC FREE MOTION QUILTING with Ann Petersen. I learned a lot from Ann’s class and applied what I learned to this project.

Close up of MACHINE tacking method.

IN these close up pictures you can see a MACHINE TACKING METHOD. Quilters have hand tacked quilt tops for ages. I did similar technique, but using machine. The batting says that the quilting can be 10 inches apart. I did some thread painting or free style embroidery which tacked the quilt top. I think it added details to the top but maintained the lightness and puffiness I wanted in the baby quilt. I opted not to do continuous line quilting as I felt the quilt was getting over quilted. I feel the free style tacking added to the design of the quilt panel by adding cute details. I still have half of the quilt to FMQ, and then add borders to get it to the needed size….. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

CLOSE UP of the FMQ details

and then……

Captain America went trick or treating in the rain, sleet and snow… nothing will keep him away from his CANDY.

Captain AMERICA came to trick or treat… but it was so cold he had to have winter coats and hats on….. He changed his mind endlessly all day Halloween cause he could not make up his mind which SUPER HERO he wanted to be… Iron man, Superman, Bat Man ( never Robin) or Flash. He put on all the costumes and kept changing all day long. My hubby took the pictures as he walked them around the neighborhood this year. I stayed home where it was nice and warm.

Happy QUILTING,

NONNIE

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TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS of SHARING A COMPUTER

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I have been contacted by several listeners wondering where I have been. Nothing tragic, nothing going on other then working my tail off, and am too tired to do much quilting, therefore, there is not much to talk about.

My 4 year old grandson has also discovered the computer. He not only plays pre-school computer games but has learned about streaming videos. He wants to watch his favorite DINO DAN show all the time. He also wants to play PBS children games. I wondered who was eating up the band width allotment every month and I now know who. My darling hubby to keep the boy quiet, puts him in front of the computer, and allows him to play the games and steam the video.  Needless to say we run out of our bandwidth and have to pay extra for more bandwidth.  ( Yes, hubby pays for the extra.)  I do not approve, but I get out voted by a crying boy and hubby who lets him have his way.

What this results in is, I never get to get on my computer and do my recording of the podcast when grandson is at home.  I have the old desktop and we have loaded it with various kid game for my grandson to play but now that he can actually use the computer he wants to play it all the time and I never get to use it any more.

I think we have created a COMPUTER HOG.  I will be back to podcasting soon as he starts pre-school next week.  I have several topics I hope you will be interested…. FREE MOTION QUILTING with Patsy Thompson,  the lecture at guild by LENORE CRAWFORD  ( I have been given permission to post the pictures I took.)

http://www.lenorecrawford.com/ …. Lenore Crawford’s Blog

I also wanted to talk about the AQS QUILT SHOW in Grand Rapids, MI … Pictures can be seen on my blogs, on Pinterest

Anyway this is it for now, hope to podcast soon.

NONNIE,

Christmas has come to our house; GdS discovers he likes to decorate!

Christmas came to our house and my grandson helped decorate the tree for the first time. He was very picky as to where he wanted to put every decoration. He also wanted to know where each decoration came from, and who gave it to my daughter. We have many homemade decorations as we had liked to craft when my daughter was young.


DD & GdS decorate the tree.

We are starting my grandson in that same tradition, he made an advent chain so he can keep track of how many days till Christmas. Next project, elves from paint sticks. Pictures to come.

Learning to be gentle with the old decorations.

Christmas Tree in the Lobby - 60 feet high


Happy Christmas/ Quilting,

Nonnie