Some of my friends are wonderful pattern makers, and they design their own clothes. Others have their favorite pattern companies, but garment sewing is their love. I enjoy a more free-form of sewing -- recycling old t-shirts is the name of my game. And I love mending blue jeans.
Quilters are in a class of their own -- whether they are doing ART quilts, or some great new Eleanor Burns or Ricky Timms technique. You know who you are --
My sister Ronda loves, loves, loves flannel quilts. The kind with the ragged edges...and she makes them for every and any occasion. For birthdays, or anniversaries, or Christmas gifts. She chooses the flannel to go with the person or the occasion. And she has made HUNDREDS of them...
|Recently, she came to a Tuesday breakfast and I asked her to bring a "Sew and Tell"...|
|This is a flannel quilt she made for the high school auction. She took gray flannel to a screenprinting company -- and they printed the high school logo ($10 set up -- then $2 for each print). GENIUS...|
|Because Ronda has such a HUGE stash of flannel, it was no problem to come up with red and gray flannels for this quilt.|
|This is the full size quilt she is working on her her son, Cory. Turns out -- his feelings were hurt because his sisters got quilts (years ago) -- but he never did. Way to go, Mom!!|
|Can you see her signature quilt block? She has been a pig collector for many years -- and a TRUE Ronda quilt will always have a pig square. Somewhere. For no reason at all....|
And now -- it is exciting to report that she has found a NEW TECHNIQUE for her flannel. One that is almost as much fun as the ragged edge...
You ARE GONNA LOVE IT...