Monday, January 18, 2010


Grammy's Quilting is moving! I'm working on moving my blog over to a Mobile Me site. This will allow me to have my web site, gallery and blog all together. Pop over and check it out.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Baby Memory Quilt

This has been a full weekend.

I started with a lovely meeting with my friendship group. We are starting a quilt that we'd like to enter in a local quilt show as a group quilt.

Then I delivered the quilt made with baby clothes. I only posted a little picture on Monday, but here is the finished quilt. I used as many of the clothes as I could. Only one or two items escaped the quilt. The mommy is very happy with the results. I am too. I tried many different designs. Because I really like on point quilts I wanted to try one, but too many of the little designs could not be put on  point. Back to the drawing board, or rather back to EQ6. This is the design I finally used. Not as original as I would have liked (this is the perfectionist in me speaking), but I think it turned out nicely.


 Twinkle Toes had a dance recital yesterday. She was a gingersnap.  There is something wonderfully sweet about a group of 3 and 4 year-olds dancing on stage.

I'm going to Road to California today to take classes with Marilyn Badger. I'm very excited about hands on longarm classes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Monday, January 4, 2010

What's On My Design Wall?

I can't show the whole project, because it's a customer's quilt and she hasn't seen it. It is a quilt made from all the clothes from her grandson's first year. So, basically a T-shirt quilt. It has been a challenge due to the size of the clothes and the thick embroidery.

I'm almost done. After I give it to her I'll post a picture of the entire quilt.

Remember to check out Judy's blog over at Patchwork Times to be inspired by all the design walls. (sorry there isn't a link. I don't know how to do that when I'm posting from my phone)

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Saturday, January 2, 2010


Well, I went out this morning and finished the last part of the Mystery Quilt. As with all classes there were parts I liked and parts I didn't, but I did learn things.

I learned that I like symmetry more than I thought I did. It bothered me that the center sashing was going to be quilting differently in the vertical space than the horizontal space. So, being the queen of my own quilt, I quilted them all the same.

I learned that it can be fun to quilt traditional designs in a non-traditional way. Those funky Baptist Fans were really fun to quilt, and they went fast. The squiggly crosshatching was also very easy, and much less stressful to quilt that regular crosshatching.

Lastly, I learned that when quilting is pretty dense it bothers me that there are empty spaces. When I was stitching the serpentine design on the last outer border, it bothered me that there was empty space between the arcs. I put in some squiggly lines similar to what I did in the bear paw blocks. I bothers me that there are empty spots in other places, but not enough for me to go back and quilt them.

Now I have some new quilting designs in my pocket. Thank you, Cindy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Part 4 Is Done

Part 4 is finished. Cindy is about ready to post part 5.

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Part 2 and 3

I've finished the next two parts of the mystery. More to come.

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Happy New Year

I'm working on the Not Quite Traditional New Year's Day Mystery Quilt. I've got part 1 stitched.

While I'm waiting for part 2 to be activated, I got some split pea soup cooking in the slow cooker. The dinner menu is: split pea soup, biscuits, and salad. Easy, yummy, no stress dinner, a perfect way to start the new year.

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