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Friday, October 11, 2013

Proof I am a quilter

Lily Pad Quilting wants proof that I am a quilter, well I have already packed everything up so I can't show you my stash or take a picture of my quilting room dining room to show you all of my machines (yes, I do use all of the them!)  I went through some old photos to see if I could find proof.  I'm sure some of you have already seen these pictures, so just bear with me!

Here is my first proof, I pulled my quilt out to the front yard and worked on my quilt during my yard sale!
I go to sewing bees with my friends.
 I am learning how to hand quilt, I can quilt by hand, but I need more practice.  It's actually a lot of fun!  I have helped with two quilts.
 I have learned how to quilt on a treadle!  This treadle is not mine, but if you have not seen my videos of me quilting on my treadle, you can see them here:
 I love to do my piecing on my hand crank sewing machine.  This is at a quilt along at church.
I am so addicted I even take my hand crank on vacation with me and sew in my hotel room!
 This is one of my machines, an old Dressmaker Special, this one is electric.  My grandmother's quilt is hanging behind it.
 I was quilting this quilt until Cupcake demanded attention from me.  Another one of my grandmother's quilts is hanging behind this machine.
Pippi found a spot to sleep under a pile of quilts and blankets.
I love to finish other people's quilts like this Drunkard's Path/Devil's Puzzle Box that Pat finished.  This one is going in my new sewing room after I move.
 I participate in quilt alongs like Lori Holt's Barn Quilt.
 I'm also a copy cat and had to make Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trip around the world quilt.  It is still a WIP.
 I designed my mom's Dresden Plate Block I made for her last year.  I saw a picture of the butterfly block and figured out my own version.
I even wrote a quilting poem!  Here is a post about the poem:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-quilters-hands.html
Here is a post from January of what my sewing room er dining room looked like with all of my machines.

I packed up six tubs, one suitcase and five boxes of material, not to mention the material I used to wrap breakables in!  I don't even know how many boxes of quilting books, magazines and patterns I packed!  The first room I am going to set up when I move will be my sewing room.  At church I have a prayer quilt ministry and a quilt along where I teach my friends and their daughters how to quilt.

I love quilting!  Have I given enough proof that I am a quilter?  Will I need to go to jail now? (see the linky party about my reference)

To see who else has to go to jail check out the Linky party at Lily Pad Quilting!

Your quilting friend,

P.S.  I have already delivered five sewing machines to MO, and I still have eight here!  I'm moving in three weeks!

Check out a great hand stitching linky party at Kathy's Quilts!


Frances said...

Hi Missy, lovely post about your quilting, thank you for sharing.

kate steeper said...

Ive 2 quilts that have to be finished today , both for windows. Its move the furniture for the winter weekend . Then its back to my hand machines and i may risk life and limb with the knee bar electric ..lol

Val Spiers said...

You are definitely guilty of being a quilter. I just love your barn quilt.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I can see your love of quilts, isn't it wonderful to spend time hand quilting. I also am envious that you have quilts that your grandmother made. They are gorgeous, wish I had that quilt history in my family.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I can't wait to see and hear about your move ! I think I've seen a post or two about you being a quilter! LOL, well maybe about a hundred or so posts.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cute. Love the scrappy trip. Another one I am waiting on. Great pics.

HalfDozen said...

Beautiful work and machines too.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Guilty as charged! Go to jail!
LOL....what a lovely post...good luck!

Little Quilter said...

Love it Missy !

donna said...

What fun. Thank you so much for sharing Missy.

Barbara said...

That's all the proof I need! Pretty quilts.

Connie said...

Wonderful post Missy and I love your machines! Beautiful barn quilt....need to finish mine. Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

Great post and you are most definitely a quilter.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Loved your post~ and you most definitely are guilty~ or quilty!! :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great post!!! wonderful pictures of you....a quilter!!

Christine M said...

Yes Missy. I definitely think you are guilty of being a quilter. Your quilts are all lovely.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That's plenty of proof!!

Karin said...

Beautiful shots..

Quilter Kathy said...

You are a quilter FOR SURE!
So fun to see all these quilty photos!

Belinda said...

Loving your vintage machine!! And of course, you are definitely a quilter!

Prima Donna said...

Totally enjoyed this post. I don't think I have any photos of me actually quilting or sewing. Guess I need to remedy that soon...just in case I have to someday prove I'm a quilter.LOL

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I just adore your Barn Quilt, Missy!!! Gorgeous colours and design.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

No doubt in my mind you would be convicted as a quilter! I love the picture of you working on your quilt in the front yard. Every freeing moment used to quilt!

Nancy said...

Definitely a quilter, Missy. You have some beautiful quilts in your home! Thanks for sharing them and your machines, too. Very fun.

LynCC said...

You are absolutely convicted! I love the photo of you working outside during the yardsale. :) And your vintage machines are fabulous. I'm trying to talk my dad into letting me have Grandma's treadle machine, but it must have much sentimental value for him still. maybe some day. ;D

shez said...

wow gorgeous quilts,yes you are a quilter.xx

Jann Olson said...

Yup, you are a quilter and a darn good one too! Good luck with the move.

Jacque said...

What a fun post, Missy! Love the photo of Cupcake, and your design for your mom, too! Thanks for partying with us!

debra @ frugal little bungalow said...

LOVE that photo of the kitty between machine and quilt!

Fun post altogether & Lovely Quilts!

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