Thursday, April 28, 2016

Giveaway -- Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars

My amazing sister, Barbara Cline has done it again!

Here she is having fun with all of us sisters and Mother. Can you spot her with the black handled scissors on the left?

She has written her 4th quilt book, this one called Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars.

I enjoyed watching Barbara piece together some of the quilts in this book at our annual Heatwole Sewing Retreat in 2014.

She sat in the far corner of our cabin and ...

... worked tirelessly while some of the others went out thrift shopping.

A nostalgic moment.

Barbara made this quilt from Father’s pants. Mother's comment was, "He never wore jeans."

It's amazing how all the quilts in this book can be made from one simple triangle unit.

Just look at these quilts, all made with this one triangle unit. I think the quilts look complicated, but really when broken down to this one unit, they become very easy.

Barbara has also furnished different color options for each quilt and included "Life Lessons" through out the book.

Thank you, Barbara and C&T for allowing me to give away a copy of Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars to one of my readers. (U.S. winner will receive a printed copy and an International winner will receive a digital copy.) For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post. Comments will be open through Thursday, May 5. I'll pick a winner on May 6. Be sure that you are not a no-reply blogger or leave your email address in your comment.

Now hop on over to the other particapting blogs to see more of this great book and more chances to win a copy of your own.

Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars Schedule

C&T Publishing- April 25 

Julia Graber - April 28 

Connecting Threads - April 30 

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Resting Place II

On my design wall this morning is
"A Resting Place II." It has squares instead of diamonds for the background. It too is small, 8" x11."
Our PTQ ladies worked tirelessly to complete a top to be quilted and ...

Red clover

Patchwork Times  Ems-scrapbag Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts  Linky Tuesday

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Resting Place

Life ...

Our neighbors have some very picturesque buildings.

After a busy day, the track hoes sit silent and still.

... as a Quilter
The start of something new.

I couldn't decide what to name this small quilt so I asked for suggestions over on Facebook. There were so many good ideas that it was hard to choose; but someone mentioned "The Resting Place." And I liked that but just thought this is one of many resting places so I changed the 'The' to 'A.'
A Resting Place
8" X 11"

Commercial cottons fused to background and heavily quilted.
Stitched with Superior' Fantastico thread and other thread.
$75 -- SOLD
My Quilt Infatuation Feature Creations by Nina-Marie A Quilted Passion

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunrise, MQA Meeting, Lost Quilt

Life ...
Occasionally I get up early.

Talya, the birthday girl. I got her a nice card with a large 5 on it. 

And then when we got to her house for her party I found out that she only turned 4!

... as a Quilter
We enjoyed a guest, Marietta J. from the coast for one night.

She along with the other MQA board members came here for a meeting on Saturday.

I wish I could find my other bunk bed quilt like this one that I made back in the 1980s. If you see it somewhere, please let me know!

It is made from a lot of scraps from my old dresses and Amy's dresses.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Life and a Quilt for Delta Joy

Life ...
I love to hear the singing of children playing church.

This is one reason among many that I don't enjoy gardening! But I am going to look forward to some pretty dragon-wing begonias in a few weeks.

Whenever the rain stops and the land dries up, the men are kept busy in the fields.

... as a Quilter
I finally finished a quilt for Delta Joy. I had this "rail fence" top finished for a couple years and it was only just recently that I decided it would make a nice grandchild's quilt.

So I pieced her name in big letters and framed it with borders and strips to make a back for her quilt. Now it's reversible.

Delta's momma hung it across the balcony railing and Delta couldn't get up there fast enough to get it down. She was claiming the quilt for her own!

I am thankful for a handyman of a husband. My little featherweight quit sewing and I couldn't figure out why. When I packed it up I found a tiny little screw on the table so I picked it up for safe keeping. When Paul had time, he looked at the machine and found the problem and sure enough he needed that little screw to make it sew again.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Magnolia Sewing Circle

I so much enjoyed our day at sewing circle this month. 

The hand quilters have started quilting this donated beautiful sampler top.

There were 18 comforts that were tied at our annual March comfort knotting.

Now they needed to be bound and finished.

Some of the ladies prepared the edges of the comforts for finishing.

Others finished the comforts by machine sewing the binding and edges.

There were a total of 18 comforters finished and are now ready for charity.


I enjoyed a visit from Marleen Berry Hanson the other day. She is from Columbus but grew up in the Shenandoah Valley near Luray and that's just not far from my home stomping grounds.
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