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Thank You!

How wonderful to receive all of your sweet birthday wishes. I had an enjoyable day of sewing and junking, and am looking forward to the weekend celebrating my birthday and Mother’s Day with my family. The drawing for the May apron is tomorrow, and I wanted to talk about my reason for adding rules about who…

Spring Apron Giveaway Winner

And the winner is . . . . Commenter #19, Joyce Carter Congratulations, Joyce, and thanks to everyone who participated. Because I enjoy making these aprons so much, I’m going to make the apron giveaway a regular feature on QisforQuilter.

A Sad Day

She was a shepherd/lab mutt puppy from the Humane Society — our first and only dog. I was really hoping she would make it to her 17th birthday, and she almost did. Lucy was such a sweet dog, and we will miss her. It’s time to make another mourning quilt. Lucy Gray 4/1/1997 – 2/6/2014

We Have a Winner!

Wake Up!  It’s time to find out who won the quilt. And the winner is .  .  .  .  . Number 8.  Congratulations, Joyce!  I hope you enjoy the Dean’s Cloth Book doll quilt.

Vintage Apron Panel – Adapted

Although it’s a little difficult to make out in this busy print with it’s unusual color scheme, this is actually a Christmas apron panel.  It was another interesting gift from my friend, Patty, who has a wonderful Etsy shop, Petalier, where she sells her beautiful quilts, along with vintage sewing-related items. The panel was mostly…

No wreaths or dogs or camels — just trees

Usually I make lots more shapes in the Mirro collection, but this year it was all about trees.  Here is a cookie sheet just ready to go in the oven — there were 11 more just like this.  I go through a lot of sprinkles and sugar, as you can see from my sloppy decorating…

Veterans Day and a Victory Apron Winner

First I wanted to show you these little soldiers which were recently sold by Monki Vintage on Etsy. They are made out of 6″ dowels, and my first reaction when I saw them was how cute they were, followed immediately by “I could make those.” Thanks everyone for participating in the giveaway, and now for…

Marjorie Louise Dellasega (1912-1995)

Tonight we are raising our glasses to toast my mother, Marjorie, on the 100th anniversary of her birth.  She was the youngest of four, and the only girl.  As a child, she always wore these gigantic bows in her hair, and I think her closest aged brother, Bill, must has added the ribbons to her…

Reflections on Blogging

I just realized, after being away these past 6 weeks, that I have lost my enthusiasm for blogging.  There are things I want to spend more time on that are not especially blog-worthy, and that have nothing to do with quilting.  I may be back at some point, or I might just pop in now…

QisforQuilter Etsy Shop is Open

First of all, I want to thank everyone for all of the nice comments on my Baby Aster quilt top instructions.  I added the two suggestions from Joyce and Mickie to state the dimensions (good catch, Mickie), and put a level of difficulty (great idea, Joyce).  The kit is all put together and ready to…

Quilt Kit Instructions

This past week I have been working on the doll quilt kits, prepping and cutting tons of tiny pieces of fabric.  The one thing I have been putting off is writing the instructions, which is a struggle for me.  In this first draft, I tried to come up with a format I could use for…

Vintage Doll Quilt Kit — Rob Peter to Pay Paul

Last year I mentioned in a post that I was thinking of selling kits to make doll quilts with vintage fabric, and talked about what the kits would include. Several readers commented that my plans seemed overly elaborate (with pre-cut blocks and a sample block). Let me just say right now that everyone who said…

New Year’s Eve

Even though I’ll probably never host a New Year’s Eve party (several times I’ve actually gone to bed before midnight), I would love to be able to send out this adorable invitation. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2012.