Friday, October 24, 2008
We lived in Ketchikan, Alaska for almost four years. I learned so much about quilting there. There are many talented quilters there and a wonderful guild that does so much for the community. While we were there, I took a class to make this wall hanging. It is called Falling Leaves. I love the fall colors and I take it out every year. This class taught me everything I will ever need to know about paper piecing.
After I took this class, a group of ladies got together once a month to make paper foundation blocks. I had a lot of fun going from house to house and seeing all the lovely things that were made with fabric, needle and thread.
Posted by Karen at 10/24/2008 08:26:00 AM
This is what I have done so far on the my current paper foundation project. Three bear claws and they took a long time.
There are five pieces in each block. This is the larger one.
For the border the 1 1/4 inch strips are sewn together and then cut 3 1/8 inches. I can't wait to get to that part!
Posted by Karen at 10/24/2008 08:08:00 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Before I left Florida last month, my knitting sisters in Vero Beach gave me so many lovely gifts. They gave me this lovely yarn so that I could make some socks. I have never made any socks and I am actually afraid to try and learn. I will ruin them and feel awful that I messed up my gift. This is so unlike me because I usually am the first one to try something new.
Thank you knit sisters! You were always so nice to me and I miss you all very much.
Posted by Karen at 10/22/2008 09:01:00 PM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I started this runner last fall, but, I didn't get enough done on it to consider it of possible use soon enough for me. It is fall again, and I am back to work. The bear claws are paper pieced, making it a little daunting for me.
I have done a lot of paper piecing, but every time I take a break from it, I find that I am afraid to get back on the horse. I hope that I can make the plunge soon....
These are the different strips of fabric that I have chosen to make the bear claws and the stripped border. Thanks for sticking with me and I am hoping that now that we are back on line, I can get back to blogging more faithfully. I didn't realize I would miss it soooo much...
Posted by Karen at 10/14/2008 03:28:00 PM