Saturday, February 26, 2011

Back to Quilting

I am using this blog again. Quilting is my passion. I need a place to continue to meet and grow with other quilters. Stash manicure has become a favorite blog of mine and I was so inspired by it.

This is a quilt I have wanted to try for a long time. It was a silly story. The pattern was in an old Fons and Porter magazine. The pattern was never in a book so they allowed me to "buy" a copy. So they sent me a black and white copy for $5.00. Then I found that a friend from a quilting retreat has every issue of their mag. She copied me a color picture of the quilt. (I need color pictures). Later I found the magazine in a "quilt store" of used goods we have at our quilting retreat for a quarter. So now that I've spent $5.25 and have 3 copies of it there's no reason to not start it. LOL
I have always wanted to make a quilt with a colored background instead of a cream or white background. I found this great reproduction "double pink" that I wanted to use. Next I picked reproduction greens.

It has been a long process already. Let me show you the steps just for the "trees".

Cut strips
Sew them together into strip sets

Cut into 45 degree angle sets
Then repiece the angled strips into a diamond shape
Cut those into the "trees"

21 diamonds made 2 more to go. It will be beautiful but there is a lot of waste with this particular pattern. I will keep moving forward.

In the meantime I have what I call Ziploc projects. They are single quart size bags with a complete hand project ready to go. This is a wool penny rug. Looks like I have a Christmas theme going on this month. LOL

For me, finishing a little project gives me that accomplished feeling and then I can go back to the big project.

Off to creating.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Feedsacks for Sale

Below are listed 4 different sack on this rainy wet Friday in PA. All are full size sacks 36x44". All are in good condition. Remember these are vintage textiles and are sold as is.

Just email me with any questions.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

For Sale Friday

Here are my vintage finds for this Friday Sale. You can also purchase any unsold items from previous Fridays as well. Just emaill me.

There are over 100 buttons in this lot. $3.00 plus shipping.

This is a group of various brown vintage buttons $1.50 plus shipping.

These blue buttons come on their original cards. They are $1.50 plus shipping.

These are black/grey buttons on their original cards. They are also $1.50 plus shipping.

This is an opened feedsack measuring 33x40". The graphics are still very vibrant.
This sack is $8.00 plus shipping.

This sack is also opened and measures 33x40". The graphics are still vibrant on this one also. It too is $8.00 plus shipping.

Lastly these blue sacks have seen better days. They are stained but I have not tried to wash them so I'm not sure if the stains will come out or not. I have lots of these they are $1.00 each plus shipping.They ar still sewn in sack form with the cotton string.They measure 12x24" closed and would open to 24x24" with thestring removed. So if you have a good use to cut them up for they'll be great. Let me know how many you would like.

All the buttons can be purchased together for $5.00 plus shipping.

To purchase anything from this site just email me and I'll get a shipping total for you.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Feedsacks for Sale

Here are this Friday's offerings. Each ia approxiamately 36"x44".

$12.00 plus shipping.

$12.00 plus shipping

$12.00 plus shipping.

$12.00 plus shipping.

I accept Paypal check (with a wait until it cleasrs) or money orders. I will be posting vintage buttons next Friday.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Sale

Here are the Feedsacks for Friday. Each feedsack is 36x45. If there are any major flaws I will post them by the individual sack.

$12.00each I have 2 of these blue and grey strip feedsacks.

$12.00+ shipping.

$12.00 + shipping. This orange floral sack is still in sack form with string in tact.

$12.00 + shipping

$12.00 + shipping.

I can give you a shipping quote when you place an order. Email me to place an order.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Feedsack Club Reunion

The Feedsack Club Reunion for April has been cancelled. Jane is ill and unable to attend. I will be trying to come up with an alternative for next year if possible. Let me know if there's anything you would like to see or do.


My Email Address

I failed to add my email address to the listing. It is . Please email me with any questions.