Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tatting Tuesday and some free fabric!!!

I went to Tatting on Tuesday and several of my friends were there that hadn't been there in weeks.  Some of them have been sick, one of them had a house fire and the other two had moved from their houses and combined into one (they are sisters.) It was so good to see all of these sweet ladies. I have really missed their smiling faces.  Everyone that comes to Tatting is not just a tatter. Everyone does all kinds of different crafts. Some do jewelry, scrapbooking, photography, crochet, knitting...you name it and I bet these ladies have done it.  Every now and again, we like to clean out our closets. So, we bring stuff up to the meeting and put it on the table and anyone that wants it can have it.  That's what happened last night.  Two of the girls that had moved and combined households had a clear out and brought stuff up to share.  Everyone got some stuff and I got some great stuff. I got several patterns and some fabric too.  I got two pieces of fabric that is patriotic fabric and is perfect for the tablerunner I just made.  I'm going to use some of it for the backing and I have some ideas in mind for another runner for the rest of it.  I'm very excited!!!  It's fun to get others castoffs to see how you can play with it! 

We met a new tatter last night too. She found us from Intatters and came to our meeting. She is a needle tatter and just started tatting in January. She said she learned to tat from the internet and books.  She's done a lot of great stuff and was excited to find a group of tatters to belong to.  We only have one other lady in our group that is a needle tatter.  Everyone else uses the shuttle to tat.  I tried needle tatting and didn't like it too much but I never had any lessons or saw anyone else do it.  Now that she is coming, we can share our knowledge. I can see how needle tatting is done and she can see shuttle tatting.  We are really excited to have her as a new member. 

Here's the tatting I finished this week.  I made a cross. I love this pattern. It is fun, quick and easy.
I use this pattern alot for crosses.  It's one of those patterns you can make it and not have to think about it too much.    With the same thread, I made my other favorite pattern. The Spinning Wheel Glass Mat.  I haven't done one of these in awhile and it had been on my mind the last couple of weeks.  I'll be making more crosses and more mats all summer.  Easy tatting and great gifts. 





Here's the stuff I came home with. Some patterns and some fabric.  Most of it is scraps but there were two patriotic fabrics in this that I'll be using.  You'll see it soon!



Tomorrow is my small quilt group meeting so I'll be showing you what my group is up to.  Until next time, happy sewing!

6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Pretty little mat. Tatting must be about the only thing I haven't tried, lol.

retdairyqueen said...

Your tatting is amazing Never quite sure what tatting was but I really like what you have made

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your Tatting Tuesday group sounds like a lot of fun! Just think of all the junk I could get rid of. ; )

I love your cross and your Spinning Wheel. I agree... they are great designs and wonderful gifts!

cq4fun said...

I love the spinning wheel especially. I'm so in awe of people who tat! Look forward to seeing those patriotic fabrics as backings and whatever you do with the scraps!

Deborah said...

Wow, you really got some good stuff! I really like that cross.

quilt32 said...

The tatting is beautiful.

I love to buy bags of scraps.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Civil War BOW

Civil War BOW
Barbara Brackmen does it again! A weekly Block of the week. Comes out every Saturday!

To Recall The Fight For Women's Rights

Civil War Quilts by Barbara Brackman

Getting It Done Challenge

Getting It Done Challenge
2013 is the year I want to get it done! How about you? Are you up for a challenge?

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012
Angela's Doing It Again This Year!

Friday Night Sew In

Handmade by Heidi

D9P QAL

D9P QAL
Disappearing 9 Patch QAL

Christmas with Lesley

April Get It Done Challenge List

  • Make 30 floating four patch blocks
  • Bind the scrappy half square triangle quilt-Done.
  • Quilt and Bind the Purple/Gold tablerunner
  • Put the Civil War blocks together-Top is Done!

Free Motion Quilting Challenge for 2012



A Few Scraps Quilt Along

Christmas Through the Year

Thimbleberries Sew Day!

Bingo

Bingo
Bingo during May For Me

Getting It Done Challenge List

  • March Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt-done 03-05-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt - done- 03-11-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the 2nd D4P Quilt
  • .
  • February Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red & White Christmas tablerunner-done

May for Me!

Autumn Block Party by the Quilting Gallery

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Christmas QAL

Photobucket

Year of the Pig Wednesdays

Pat Sloan

American 
Patchwork & Quilting Radio - Hosted by Pat Sloan.

Breast Cancer Site

Breast Cancer Site
Click here to give someone a free mammogram

Sew Cal Gal's AccuQuilt GO! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop

Christmas Quilt Show by SewCalGal



Verse of the Day

Moose on the Porch Star QAL

Little feet calendar

Random.org

Scrappy Challenge-Scrappy Saturdays

Positive Thoughts to Brighten our Journey

Little Miss Shabby blog

Free Motion Quilting Project-2011

Free Motion Quilting Project

Mystery Monday Button

mmbutton

Free BOMs over at Ellies Quilt Place

Amy's BOM Website

2010 BOM from Amy

UFO Challenge 2011

2011 UFO Challenge List

  • 1. 30's Sampler..I'm still working on this one!
  • 2. English Paper Piecing Baby Quilt-A Little of This A Little of That-flimsy completed 02-04-11, ready for quilting!
  • 3. Scrappy BOM - Flimsy completed 01-28-11, ready for quilting!
  • 4. Purple Stack and Whack- flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 5. Blue 9 Patches - flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 6. The Moose Quilt-still in pieces.
  • 7. Row By Row Quilt, quilted-binding is on but needs to be sewn down.
  • 8. Hexagon Magic- flimsy completed 02-01-11, ready for quilting!
  • 9. Santa Claus Quilt-ready for quilting.
  • 10. Hand Pieced Stars

2010 Finishes!!!

  • Nov 21-Oh, My Stars!
  • Oct 18- Boo Quilt
  • Oct 10 - Christmas Tree Quilt
  • Oct 10 -Turning Twenty (30's Repro) Quilt
  • Sept 25- Baked Alaska-quilt top for LQS
  • Sept 25 -Table Manners
  • Sept 20 - Dear Blanche
  • Sept 15 -Funny Flowers
  • Sept 7- Pink Toile Nursery Rhyme Quilt top for Carolyn
  • August 16- Plaid Teddy Bear
  • August 16-Red Heart Tablerunner
  • August 9 - Mother Goose
  • July 27-Autumn Braid Tablerunner
  • February 27- I Love to Fly-donation quilt
  • Feb 20 - Warm Fuzzies-Donation Quilt
  • Feb 7 - My Sewing Friends Quilt
  • Feb 1 - Nostalgic Garden Quilt
  • January 25 - Love Pillowcase for Alayna
  • January 12 - Pillowcases for Thomas Quilt

Quilting Bloggers

Whoop-Whoop Friday

Moda Bake Shop

Moda Bake Shop

Lynette Anderson's BOM

Loading...

Photobucket-Dallas Quilt Show 2011

Free Quilt Patterns

I'm a slow poke too!

The Dear Jane Quilt

Great site for Crazy Quilt Patchwork

RPQ

First Friday Freebie

Quilts For Kids Website

Quiltville

Linda-Quiltville block

Linda-Quiltville block

Fat Cat Patterns

Tipnut

Tipnut
Great tips of all kinds!

The Kind Hearted Pledge

Bargello Bowl

A Quiltville Mystery Quilt

Carolina Crossroads

Orange Crush

Double Delight - I want to make this one too...soon.

Carolina Christmas-I want to make one soon

A Tisket A Tasket BOM 2009

2009 Christmas Quilt for Patchalot Patterns

Christmas Sparkler 2008

Christmas Sparkler 2008
Free Pattern from Patchalot More.blogspot.com

My Word Cloud

Wordle: Untitled

My Rainbow

Your rainbow is intensely shaded green, white, and blue.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Charity Quilter

Charity Quilter

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway
Click here to comment and enter the giveaway. Last day to enter is Nov. 30th!