WWQP Bulletin Board

Thursday, July 17, 2008

West Mi reporting

Hi Everyone, Just had to comment on Kathi's quilt. It is
beautiful. Your hand quilting is fantastic!
Milli, got a chuckle out of your post about the air being blue.
Hope you get lots of enjoyment from it now that the air has
It has turned hot and humid here the last few days. Not my
kinda weather. I like cool and dry. We have been blessed with
rain in due season so far this Summer. My flowers are doing great.
I've managed to get a lot of machine quilting done this Summer. I
did 6 things in June and have done 3 so far this month. I have two more
things ready to put on the frame.
We've had a bat in the attic the last couple of weeks. Yesterday morning
when I went in to quilt he was hanging near the ceiling. I called DH to come quick
with the broom. The bat is dead but in the process the light bulb was hit and
smashed into a billion plus pieces. I'm still in the process of trying to get it all
cleaned up.
Does anyone know anything about Dot in OR and Lorraine in VA? I so enjoyed
reading their posts.
Hugs to all, Mayme


my comments on the triple Irish chain. In a word, it's breath taking!! How I wish I could hand quilt even close to as well as you do. Please, oh please, plan to come to Grace's retreat and reserve some time there for a class. We can all bring muslin, batting, needles, thimble and a hoop. That's easy. Teaching us might not be so easy. I've been wanting to do an Irish chain. I have a ton of scraps and fat quarters to use up.

I set out to hand quilt the little wall hanging I made for my hand surgeon (also a quilt collector) and discovered that my most recent vision correction is as bad as I have been suspecting. Can't thread a "large eye" size 7 between even with one of those cheap wire threaders. The depth perception is just about nil. These are the most expensive glasses I've ever had and I've been unhappy with them for months. I am going back to good old Wal-Mart where I've had good service in the past and have another opinion. I hope the crappy correction can be replaced. Then only a small part of my hand quilting problem will be solved.

Jane in NC

Triple Irish Chain Quilt

Ok...so I'll admit to bragging a bit, but I'm really pleased with the way the HQ is coming out on my Triple Irish Chain. It's almost finished, but I couldn't wait to post it.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I've come in from outer space to touch base with you all. So much as been going on but I just flip from one thing to another in this heat. I have enjoyed reading your news and loved the new pictures. Lots of inspiration there.
Just too hot to be clever these days. I'm looking forward to Fall already.
We bought a new lounge for the front porch and my husband and I put it together today. He's 87 and I'm 82. The air was blue!
Milli in MA

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Serger Instruction

I had cause to get out my seger today, along with the book, Sewing with Sergers, the Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing by Gail Brown and Pati Palmer - Book 1. "Mono-filament" nylon is okay to use and the size recommended is 80. "...serger thread is slightly finer in size than conventional all-purpose thread." That is because 3 or 4 threads are used. I also noted that the book says most sergers are threaded from right to left, starting with the lower looper. Anytime one of my threads comes undone I make sure I re-thread the eyes of the loopers and the needles, at least, in this same right to left order. I can tell you I have had troubles until I have correctly done this.

Sister's Quilt Show

Here's a link to my pictures, not quite as many as I used too...