Sunday, September 29, 2013


Becky MacDonald brought in her quilt top to pick our a border.  It is a fun quilt using a Kaffe Fassett pattern and his fabric too!

Martha Stone from Wellfleet made this baby quilt for one of her favorite nephews!

Lynn was in Adele's class Wednesday and showed us this quilt she made for her Granddaughter!

Joanne Barker made this jelly roll quilt in class with Willie on Tuesday!

On Wednesday Joanne made this pillow in class with Adele!  Two projects well on their way to completion!

Wednesday night Ruth had this antique quilt to show her class!

Wednesday night Terry Curry had these two quilts back from being quilted to show everyone!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Rhiannon Reynolds is pictured here with her latest quilt - a tee shirt quilt she made for a friend's parents!

 Mary Ann Karpinsky is ready to layer her latest applique quilt!  Click it for more detail!

Ellie Johansen brought in her pieced quilt for the fall to show us!

Everyone's been busy making quilts!  Do you have a lot of quilt tops laying around waiting to be finished?  There is still room in the Machine Quilting Class on Saturday, September 28th!  This Saturday from 10-4.  I took this class from Betty and highly recommend it!  Especially if you are a last minute kind of girl like I am!  Like Oh no the baby shower is this weekend and I have to finish this quilt!  Of course you can't beat sending it out if it is a large quilt, but you'd be surprised at what you can  
do with your own regular machine! It's actually relaxing.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jelly Roll Tuesday!

Do you have jelly rolls that you don't know what to do with? Or don't have jelly rolls but have 2 1/2 inch strips?  Then you need to come to Jelly Roll Tuesday being offered by Carol Jones one Tuesday a month at Tumbleweed!
Here is the first jelly roll quilt that will be offered on Tuesday, September 24, from 10 - 1!

October 22nd will be the day to make this one!

This one will be on November 26.
You can sign up for one, or two, or all three! They are quick and easy!

New fabric:
Dwellings from the Contempo division of Benartex

 Some Cosmopolitan, also from Contempo
Nantucket from Quilting Treasures

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Quilts By Trish DiNatale and Carol Dyson

Trish DiNatale and arol Dyson, from Reading, have been getting together for over 20 years! 
They started with play dates for their children and now they get together to quilt!

Some of their quilts are on display at Tumbleweed this month!

They both enjoy hand quilting and some of these are hand quilted!

Stop in and see them in person!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Baby Quilts

Lately I've found myself making baby quilts lately!  It seems to happen in cycles, no babies for long periods of time and then a lot of babies!  Here's some of the latest that I've made.
Here's a gender neutral beach fabric quilt!

This one is for a baby girl that is going to have an Alice in Wonderland theme room!

I could only find enough Alice print in my stash for a border and a 1/2 yard of Alice word fabric for pinwheels!

The color is bad on this photo.  The fabric is gray and cream.  It does look better in person!

My niece made the elephant button picture!

A tuffet (Amy Butler's Gumdrop Pattern) is always good for a baby's room!

Another gray and yellow quilt with a bit of turquoise thrown in!

And the babies keep coming!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Speaking of fashion, Jessica and her daughter Jessica came in to show us the vest daughter Jessica made for fly fishing!  Those lucky fish are in for a fashion show!  
Here's the back!  

Ruth's Granddaughter, Mikayla (on the right) and her friend Emily spent a few days at her house and made lots of things!  Here they are modeling tops they made!  
Ann Lovendale helped her Granddaughter make this quilt while she was visiting!  Can you tell what colors they both like from this picture?

Shari Sears made these baby quilts using skull fabric for Jeanne Carey's new Grand Twins!  Click to see the fabrics better!

Willie made this baby quilt to save for when she needs a scientist themed baby quilt!  

Kathleen Bacchiochi made this baby quilt for her son's and his wife's first baby!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blast From The Past

I was up in Boston on Friday helping my niece move into her dorm and was able to stop in to the Museum of Fine Arts nearby.  They were having a special exhibit of fashion from the "Hippie" time period!
Complete with juke box with late sixties, early seventies, music!

Look at these two dresses!

Click this one for a closer look, the dress is appliquéd and quilted!  

This one was pieced crazy quilt style and also had some appliqué with hand and machine embroidery!  What fun!!

Here's what was said about this crazy quilt dress:

I don't remember anyone wearing anything like this Little House On The Prairie outfit,

but the shape does look like an exaggerated version of my bridesmaid gown for my Uncle's wedding!

I swear I remember having shirts made with this print!  

I had a similar style gown for another wedding I attended.  Remember how popular plaid couches were back then?  Rich's jacket kindof blends in!

Here's a better look at the gown!  It laced up and tied in the front.

Here's my sister Kathy with her similar style gown for her prom!